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    Default bump steer kit and sleeves worth it for a mild driver?

    Im rebuilding the front on my 69 camaro. I installed tube a arms and 2" droped springs. The cars a driver and will probley not be raced on a track or anything isit worth it to include these in the rebuild?
    Also they are expencive for what they are ,They look simple..has anyone built there own?

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    Do you have bumpsteer now?

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    Bump Steer kits are necessary only if you HAVE bumpsteer. If you are running stock spindles and the tube arms didn't alter any geometry points you shouldn't have any issues with bump steer. Getting it on the road will be your only proof and you will know if there is any bump present.
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    Thanks. well I have not gotten to drive it yet. but now you mention it i dont feel much or any in any of my cars.
    I just want the best. How about the billet adjusting sleeve ,will it do anything better than stock for a street car?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chevnut55 View Post
    How about the billet adjusting sleeve ,will it do anything better than stock for a street car?
    I doubt anybody (on this and similar fora like it) will feel the difference. On the track it might contribute to a faster time around the track but not noticeable without a lot of other changes.

    They do look good though!

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    Billet tie rod adjusting sleeves are NEVER a bad idea!! Even for a driver....stock ones are vevy weak in design compared to a solid chunk of billet!

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    Bump steer kits are a bit tricky to set up.

    We have Tall Outer Tie Rod Ends for the 1st Gen - these are bolt-in with no modification and no guesswork required. Just install, align, and enjoy. We have billet aluminum sleeves to go with them, too!

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