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Author Topic:   3rd / 4th Gen Camaro ?
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Total posts: 982
posted November 21, 2005 08:34 AM  
Ok, I love my leaf car, but I am sick of it loosing forward bite as the springs loose arch. I'm considering going to the long torque arm suspension used in the 3'rd generation Camaro. There's an abundance of parts available for these around, but who has the low-down on making them hook up? Is this a better rear suspension than the leafs? Do the fourth generation bodies use the same set up? Our track rules are pretty wide open referring to suspension as "stock." IMO that means stock parts for the type of car you are running. Any advice would be appreciated!

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 375
posted November 21, 2005 02:43 PM  
rear supension on the 3rd and 4th are identical the front is different, the 3rd uses a true modified strut frontend with a steering box while the 4th 92 and newer uses a upper and lower a-arm with a strutish shock type deal mounted on the top of the upper a-arm, kinda like the old amc eagles and pacers, the 4th also uses a rack and pinion. if you have the choice go with the 4th gen car it's a better designed front end but either one will work as well if not better than a leaf we have a few around here that are built full tube (they are being outlawed for 06) they are just a k-member welded to a tube chassis but they were bad fast on dryslick, these cars can work just as well without going thru the hassle of building a full tube chassis, i've seen guys plate the frame, channel out the stock unibody and insert tube and the ones that i have built we layed the tube on top of the factory unibody

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posted November 25, 2005 04:31 AM  
any others?

Larry Seals
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posted November 29, 2005 05:47 AM  
What about the short wheelbase on those cars?Is it legal?


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