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Author Topic:   chevelle vs metric
Dustejr73
Member
posted October 01, 2003 06:38 PM
I dont know the answer but I bet if you direct a question to custom performance, he would know.


Dustejr73
Member
posted October 03, 2003 10:02 PM
not sure of the weight, but I know that geometry on the 68-72 is MUCH better than the metric.


CUSTOMPERFORMANCE
Member
posted October 04, 2003 10:15 PM
I have not weighed the small metric and chevelle 68-72 stub for awhile but the difference in weight is not as much as you think. i will try to weigh them both here soon so you all will know the actual #. Richard


boas51
Member
posted October 05, 2003 05:58 PM
Boas51, I think that you come to this website just to disagree with everyone else.


DWorks_05
Member
posted October 05, 2003 11:58 PM
What he is trying to say is that the Chevelle front clip works better to most modified drivers. That is what everyone is trying to get their hands on.


CUSTOMPERFORMANCE
Member
posted October 06, 2003 12:49 AM
Yes you have to use the stock lower mounting points and steering points but the difference between the 2 stubs is the angle to which the lower control arms are in relation to center and how from center they are, and that difference is what I beleive to be the reason the older frames work better. The older chevelle stub you can use almost any spindle with correct balljoints and have a good setup. The relation of the tie rod c@c on the draglink/centerlink is almost dead on centered with the lower mounting pivots of the lower control arms to the balljoint center. The mid metric tie rods in relation to c@c of balljoints isnt even close and takes much more work at correcting bumpsteer.

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boas51
Member
posted October 06, 2003 08:51 AM
68-74 Nova and its counterparts, 67-69 Camaro and Firebird.


scrogham92
Member
posted October 06, 2003 05:40 PM
When using the old chevelle front stub with the pinto spindles it makes the bumpsteer horrible. I run the metric front and everything is perfect with no adjustment to be made on the tie-rods. For the huge money difference I will stick to the metric frame. YOU will have to sacrice 1 to 1.5 lbs. per side for the light weight stuff, but will save about 500 bucks. You make the choice.


tilley88
Member
posted October 06, 2003 06:05 PM
2300+ Dirtworks happen to use Chevelle stubs and most of 'em use Pinto spindles. Same with Shaw. You tellin me they don't know what they're doing?


CUSTOMPERFORMANCE
Member
posted October 07, 2003 01:17 AM
With the right balljoints and tie rods whether its stock tie rods or heims and tubes the bump can be very good on the chevelle frame with pinto spindles. If trying to use all the stock stuff that came with the chevelle and just swapping the spindles you will run into some problems.