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Author Topic:   Front lower A arms
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 53
posted July 09, 2005 02:05 PM  
Just noticed that the LF lower is level and the right is going uphill to the tire. Is this right? If I make it level what will it change on the car handling wise? My ride height in the front are about 7" both sides.

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posted July 09, 2005 03:09 PM  
I just changed it now my rides are 6 3/4 left both front and rear and 7 1/2 front and rear. RF A arm is not in as bad of an angle still uphill LF still even. I still beleive the rear need to be higher am I right and can I do it without taking the front springs back out?

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posted July 09, 2005 08:49 PM  
No jacks but can add spacers if needed.

Dirt Freak

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posted July 11, 2005 05:54 AM  
Just did some reading on this this weekend,
according to the Steve Smith books, the rf lower a-arm ball joint center should be 1/2" to 1" higher than the inner pivot point.

If this ball joint starts out lower, when it moves thru it's bump, that tire will change from positive camber, o camber and end up in negative camber.

All cars, and driving styles are different.
But this should get you close.
Setting ride height procedure.
1. Get RF ball joint 1/2" to 1" higher than inner A-arm pivot point.
2. Set LF 1/4" lower than RF.
3. On dirt rear needs to be about 1-1/2" higher than front with the RR slightly higher than LR


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