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Author Topic:   upper control arm mount
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 2
posted December 13, 2005 07:56 PM  
When mounting after market upper control arm mounts on a metric frame what is the proper location or is it that important to get it just right? Thanks for any help.

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 37
posted December 13, 2005 08:11 PM  
You'll probably want to set the car at the ride height that you intend to race it at, then put the caster/camber guage on and set the mount so that you'll be able to get the desired caster and camber when you are done. Make sure that you have a couple shims between the a-arm and the mounting plate before you mount it, so that you'll be able to make adjustments both ways (never know when something might get bent a little and you can shim to compensate).

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 337
posted December 14, 2005 01:49 PM  
Psssst!!! Pssssssst!!!! Watch your wheel base measurements too. I didn't and,....

What I did was cut my uppers loose and welded them back after getting the camber caster that I wanted. Be advised that I run big impala spindles, and the TALL upper and lower ball joints with aftermarket tube upper control arms. I was having to shorten the right and left uppers and got tired of that so,...anyway, I forgot to double check the wheel base lengths and ended up a little off on the right side.

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