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Author Topic:   Metric Stering arm and idle arm???
dirtracer14
Member
posted February 13, 2002 06:53 PM
What is the shortest steering arm i can use on a metric chassis? I went to the heim tie rods now it would be nice to get it all straight. Thanks


neverenoughbrew
Member
posted February 13, 2002 07:00 PM
Weld spuds (acordingly) on you center link to mount tie rods to in front of center link to straighten things out and help bump steer

[This message has been edited by neverenoughbrew (edited February 13, 2002).]

dirtracer14
Member
posted February 13, 2002 07:05 PM
We can only run tie rods on outer from what i was reading i will check and see if thats legal. I did try and press out the stock center link to get it more in line but then they hit? Thanks


CUSTOMPERFORMANCE
Member
posted February 13, 2002 07:45 PM
most tie rods run at the same angle as the lowers are. when you use the heim outers you have to space them down at the spindles arm.


dirtracer14
Member
posted February 13, 2002 08:05 PM
Hey rich its not the up and down its the side to side i was just tring to get them a little more in line with the centerlink I will be on the live chat later maybe we can talk about it there. Thanks


speedy79
Member
posted February 14, 2002 12:49 PM
I had a 66 elcamino here so i took the arms of and they are to small on the splined end and to big on the taper end. i did kinda mock it up how i was tring to do it and looking i dont think it will work.. oh well worht a try ....Thanks guys
(if it aint broke dont F$^& with it )


speedy79
Member
posted February 15, 2002 07:03 AM
I have the nova lowers,pinto spindles on my mid metric car and have 2-3 degrees camber gain on the rf on compression and 1.5-2 degrees gain on lf under extention. It has to all work together as a package. The upper a mounts, ball joints etc all have to work together.


speedy79
Member
posted February 17, 2002 10:32 PM
I don't know all that about caster and camber gain, but I do know that it has worked for me for the last two seasons on two different cars. It makes the car feel more stable in the front though.