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    1. #1
      Join Date
      Sep 2004
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      Santa Barbara, Ca
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      First Gen steering arm clearance with Ridetech spindles

      Hey guys,

      Is this something I need to worry about? My stock steering arms are out at the powdercoater, so I canít check anything right now. Iím running a 17x8 front wheel with 4.75Ē backspacing. The plan was to just run stock steering linkage, but now Iím wondering if the Tru Turn system is required for these spindles to work.

      Thanks

      Andy

      1967 Camaro RS
      Magnacharged LS1/T56
      543 rwhp, 516 rwtq
      Sold

      1968 Firebird
      LS427/570 and T56 Magnum
      swap in progress




    2. #2
      Join Date
      Jun 2009
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      From Wasilla, AK. Now portland, OR
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      You don’t have to run the tru turn with the spindles. It’s mainly for bump steer correction and some clearance to run a wide front rim.
      1970 Elcamino ls3/t56, ricks/vaporworx, sc&c afx ,forgeline zx3, kore3 z51/ls1
      1969 Camaro ls1/t56, ricks/vaporworx, ride-tech,forgeline ga3,
      1996 civic the car that makes it all possible

    3. #3
      Join Date
      Sep 2004
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      Thanks. I guess the question is whether my wheels/tires will hit. I don’t consider my 17x8 / 4.75” BS wheels to be big, but I feel like the tie rod was already pretty close. Tru Turn would be awesome, but then it seems I’ll likely introduce header issues.
      Andy

      1967 Camaro RS
      Magnacharged LS1/T56
      543 rwhp, 516 rwtq
      Sold

      1968 Firebird
      LS427/570 and T56 Magnum
      swap in progress



    4. #4
      Join Date
      Aug 2007
      Posts
      233
      I mocked up the ridetech spindle stock steering "short arm" arms and stock linkage with a 17x8 4.5 bs and had plenty of clearance, when I installed the truturn it got closer to the rim on my setup, but the new tie rod (rod end) is smaller so it helps.

      Not really a good comparison but I just took a picture so you can see the stock arm kicks in more.