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Author Topic:   Moving upper and lower control arm mounts
Deal Racing
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 24
posted November 29, 2005 09:55 AM  
I need everyone's help. I just bought a monte carlo and I stripped it bare. I noticed that the uppers and lowers on each side have been moved. Is this good? Also, on the uppers the drivers side is pointing left and the passengers is pointing right. I am looking for anyone's input. I need to know if I need to have it changed before I start reassembling. I am new to racing and if people do move them, then what can I measure with everything off to see if they are right? Thanks in advance!!

Raceman17
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 177
posted November 29, 2005 10:59 AM  
Well the reson why are were moved is to get better numbers for the caster and camber. This is not unusual. The only way that I know of is to mount the suspension up and set it at ride height. Try to get the caster and camber numbers that you want. If you can do that then they are proabably ok.
Just a suggeston.
Later

Deal Racing
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 24
posted November 29, 2005 12:49 PM  
Anyone else???? Does the majority of you leave them in the stock location or move them?

Raceman17
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 177
posted November 29, 2005 01:14 PM  
Are they the stock factory mounts (uppers of course)?

Deal Racing
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 24
posted November 30, 2005 05:47 AM  
yah they are the factory mounts they just cut them and moved them. Like I said The driver's side points left and the passenger side points a little right????

Raceman17
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 177
posted November 30, 2005 07:00 AM  
If you are refering to the front side of the mount then that is how they sit on a stock chassis. They could have been moved left or right to get the correct camber. But if they are pointed in the direction you say (front of each mount) then it probabaly is good.
Later

Koolaid
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 96
posted November 30, 2005 02:07 PM  
Like Raceman said - about the only way you are going to know if you want to keep it or not is to know what #'s you want for caster and camber and mount everything up and see if you can achieve them.

Stock the upper mounts have a decent angle on them - definately not straight.

If you are new to racing you might want to keep them as-is and give it a try - invest in a caster/camber gauge, use setup sheets, and keep good notes of the changes you do everytime you go out.

  

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