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    I never said there was negative post it just always seems that when someone needs help somebody always has to have something negative and not positive post on the original posters problem.
    That's all
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    Your quote "Constructive help instead of a more negative then positive posts."
    This entire thread has been positive including pointing out the danger of that lower ball joint not being fully seated, helping you focus on the right area and what matters VS what does not is how you learn.
    BTW I don't know if it's on my side but could not open or enlarge that SPC attachment and tried it on 2 computers, I wanted to see more about those plates because they take up valuable C/O travel
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    Dude,take it easy,your making like I directed it to you.

    And about the ball joint,look at the picture I posted IT'S SEATED.

    I made that clear for anybody reading the thread that thought it was not.
    It's a Howe ball joint,the machined lip in the picture,at that angle made it look that way.
    Josh from ridetech thought the same thing till he scrolled down and saw the close up picture.

    About the instruction,it doesn't show clear on my phone either.
    It can be looked up on the website with the part number 94344

    Actually,I'm very grateful I'm getting the information.

    I posted that because some people will post and not contribute to solving any of the problem,IT WAS NOT DIRECTED TO YOU.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 79T/Aman View Post
    that tire is about 25 1/2" tall the car was designed to use a 27 3/8" tall tire with 3" of gap between the tire and fender, the way you want to run it the frame has to be 4"+ lower than stock, can't expect to do that with a few bolt on parts and I bet any other A-body you see running that low have dropped spindles.
    Yes,drop spindles do need to be used with this set up if wanting to have a lower stance as I want, unfortunately speedtech does not say that in there instruction.
    They should.
    I know they use a 1.00 drop AFX spindle I just found out thru a fellow member,so I probably will have to go to a 2.00 drop spindle to get this low of a stance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 79T/Aman View Post
    are the instructions that say you need the plate for the coil overs or for the SPC arms? IMHO if SPC made the lower A-arms too thin to be able to use either a std. coil or a coil over they really screwed up their design.
    The 1" lower feature of the SPC lower arm would only apply only to a conventional coil spring not a coil over.
    I have the SPC lower arms on my 67 Firebird. The arms are designed to use with OEM style coil/spring set up. As you're aware, the spring spreads the weight of the front end over the area at the end of the spring, thus distribute the load. In a coil-over with the T-bar mount set up, the weight of the front end is focused on the T-mount, so that area of the arms needs to be reinforced.
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    BTW I don't know if it's on my side but could not open or enlarge that SPC attachment and tried it on 2 computers, I wanted to see more about those plates because they take up valuable C/O travel[/QUOTE]
    79T/A MAN,I Removed the .250 plate today and got a ride height measurement of 13.5,bj and bushing pivot almost inline.
    As a note also the washer in the picture is .312 thick,half the diameter of the tee bar.
    I have my tape set on it to get a accurate,and easy measurement of the 5/8 tee bar centerline.

    Here are some pics of it now,and how close the bump stops are and were the a arm tube would hit the frame

    I might just make a new upper bracket for my application,with a 3.00 raised mount instead of the 2.00 that the speedtech chicane has.
    My friend that teaches a class at a local high school has a cnc plasma cutter,I can reverse engineer these to work for me TALLER and a bit wider on the base of it pretty much start from scratch and s#$t can the speedtech chicane,or i was thinking I could fabricate a tube that welds to the flat part of the frame,and raises the chicane up some.
    Would really like to run the 5.2 shock.

    Second picture of the wheel is WITH the plate.

    I did want to ask you what thickness do you use on your arms you make.,I called some of the vendors and they didn't want to say.

    Thanks for your help,it's been great.
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    So I'm confused... are you not happy with the ride height or was it a question of what coilover to use
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    Quote Originally Posted by raustinss View Post
    So I'm confused... are you not happy with the ride height or was it a question of what coilover to use
    Ryan,actually,there's more into setting this up Then the look of the ride height,it's more getting the sweet spot of the shocks recommend ride height,lca pivot location,etc. for MY APPLICATION.
    Are you interested in a slightly used chicane bracket?!! Lol.
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    No I want brand new chicane brackets lol or global west version ???? Was just wondering if it was a ride height issue why not get AFX spindles . Also you can get shorter bump stops
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    Cost is one factor,the other is I have these part s
    and I'm getting tired of buying new parts then selling them off for something else,shorter bump stops won't help,that would not be good.
    I really just need to either raise the upper mount or lower the lca pocket,which I don't won't to do on brand new arms.

    Here's a pic of the brackets not really used up,someone will get a good deal.
    Waste of $235.00 TO ME,there nice brackets,but won't work for me.

    The picture shows the mock up of 13.5 ride height,the upper hole is the recommended 14.5,for a 5.2 stroke shock,
    I see it as if 8m not using a longer shock,doing the raised upper mount was in vain.
    I'll get it I just need to take my time and think it out as one member posted this is not a bolt on deal,there's more to it the just cutting out the upper spring pocket and welding that bracket in.
    On another not I've spoke with Tony at ABC Performance and he's helped me understand some of this too.
    I feel I'm on the right track,I'll keep everybody posted on the outcome.
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    Tony is crazy smart ....knows his stuff , super cool and if you drive to his house to pick up parts . He might just take you out in that wicked chevelle of his
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    5.2” stroke shock provides the same wheel travel as a 2.9” stroke shock. You can put a 10” stroke shock in there and the wheel will still only move roughly 5”.

    Are you ok with the ride height in the first pic? (should be with 13.5 center-to-center dim)
    If so use a 4.1 stroke shock and a +1” upper eylet.

    I’m looking at it on a phone, but the bumpstop looks about right. If there’s 1.5” between it and the frame that provides roughly 3” of compression travel at the wheel.
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    Britt,that 4.1 shock with the +1" upper eyelet what are the spec?
    Comp,ride height,ext. And the min ride height and ext.



    Thank you.
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