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Author Topic:   Big car spindles on metric?
fast_crew
Member
posted May 04, 2003 09:51 PM
Thinking about changing to camaro spindles on our metric street stock. I was wondering what needs to be done to fix or adjust the bump steer afterwards.


c21
Member
posted May 05, 2003 10:56 AM
Does anyone know how much taller the camaro spindles are? My car is an 82' Cutlass. I'm thinking about this too. But, I'm plugging different numbers into my suspension software to find out what it will do first. I'm guessing that the camaro is about .5" taller overall? Looks like if that's true, it would raise my roll center 1" after I reset the ride heights. That may be a good thing.

Randy

CUSTOMPERFORMANCE
Member
posted May 07, 2003 09:00 PM
Small metric car spindles are about 7 3/4 inches tall and the bigger fullsize metric spindles and some camaros are 8 3/4 tall. About 1 inch overhaul taller.


MOD75D
Member
posted May 07, 2003 10:24 PM
I HAVE THIS SET UP ON MY 79 REGAL.WE HAVE TO RUN STOCK UPPER AND IT SURE PUTS THEM POINTING UPPWARDS AT AN ANGLE THOUGHT THEY WOULD BREAK LOL USED 76 CHEV TRUCK LOWER BALLJOINTS HAD TO WELD IN WITH BACK UP NUT ON BALL JOINTWORKS WELL GOOD LUCK TO YA



Winland Racing
Member
posted May 08, 2003 02:11 PM
I put 75 malibu spindles on my metric. I have not raced yet so I do not know how different it will be. I can tell you that I had to relocate my upper rf balljoint and shim it slightly to get any camber on my rf. I was able to get 3.5 negative after slightly grinding my exaust manifold and control arm and using longer bolts.
Be prepared to do these or other modifications if you change spindles.
WR