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Old 03-29-2010, 11:19 AM
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moving IC inboard for pos. camber gain during bump, better UCA angle.
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moving IC inboard for pos. camber gain during bump, better UCA angle.
Help me here. I'm drawing a momentary blank with UCA.
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Hmmmm........

Just looked and I don't see any clearance issues with the control arm and the frame. I think I could make a new cross shaft for the lower control arm with the pivot center moved up 1 inch.
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Hmmmm........

Just looked and I don't see any clearance issues with the control arm and the frame. I think I could make a new cross shaft for the lower control arm with the pivot center moved up 1 inch.
I think you have to lower the upper/inner shaft axis....same affect as raising the upper BJ pivot center....but there is no room to do that and have the control arm clear the frame with car off the ground....

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Moving the upper joint and/or pivot positions does not really "solve" the geometry problems caused by lowereing the front. Raising the inner pivot of the lower arm does.
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Moving the upper joint and/or pivot positions does not really "solve" the geometry problems caused by lowereing the front. Raising the inner pivot of the lower arm does.
How in hell to do THAT??
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When you lower a car with shorter springs the LCA angle changes but it changes to an unfavorable angle when you lower it a lot. That's where the drop spindle comes in, geometry is unchanged. Now, if you don't have a drop spindle, raising the lca inner mount and using a shorter spring achieves a similar thing, it moves the suspension up. It also achieves a better UCA angle on a corvette without messing with the spindle height. The only issue is, how do you do it, the cross shaft is tight against the crossmember so it's either notching them or fabricating a sleeve with threaded ends, weld that somewhere mid plane of the crossmember and use bolts to secure the a arm without a cross shaft, the bolts will go through the bushings. This is how many unibody cars have it and it. I don't see a stepped cross shaft working there.
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I know it didnt drop the car, but not sure about the reason, I know he tried to explain it.
I fixed it for you...

I once asked norval how he knew something he was doing would work...his response "because it looked strong"...my opinion for the 2 cents it may or may not be worth...the guy was a hack, every weld got ground down, his dash wiring job looked like a colored bowl of spaghetti, everything got covered (hidden) under that thick black paint and he had more excuses than carters got little pills. my favorite was the 'bolt in" cage, he said he might have to remove it to pass a Canadian auto inspection...but the big blower sticking out of the hood blocking his vision passed inspection? ..........hack.
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HotrodUSA just started making a dropped spindle for C3's.

$1700 per set!
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