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 Post Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:04 pm 
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Ideas, I see pros & cons for most those available ( except the best) no brainer if moneys no question.
I drive it on the street, but it will see the strip.

rear has 9" ford with south side machine lift bars ( old) hey they did get rid of the wheel hop with a 4 speed.
currenly OEM front suspension. only comp engineering shocks F&R

I want simple & dont want to break the bank, noticed the other day the rubber upper bushing on pass side is gone!!

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 Post Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:25 am 
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The most affordable thing you can do is replace the stock bushings with Delalum bushings. it doesn't alter the geometry, but it takes the slop out of the stock suspension.

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 Post Posted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:49 pm 
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Thanks. but if upgrading??
sugestions...I have looked at QA1, global west, Spohn,e any help appreciated.
I would like to upgrade with the ability to change later. Are these the only options. I want to get the consensus here without the biased you tube product push.
What is everyone running & pros & cons, what does everyone like, dislike
thanks
in advance
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 Post Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:38 am 
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i have the ultra cheap speedway upper front a-arms. They are junk. I welded a reinforcement bar across them to keep them from bending which works good but they require alot of shims to get the alignment right. DO NOT BUY THEM. I have the Spohn lowers. They seem to work good. I just ordered a set of the global west drag race uppers (TLC-88). They are not here yet but i hope they work out good and allow me to get rid of alot of the shims that these junky speedway arms require.

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 Post Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:15 am 
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Don't overthink the front. Stock arms are fine. The idea is loose movement and sufficient travel. I went 8.80's with my 70 Chevelle with stock rubber bushings, stock control arms, and single adjustable Strange shocks up front with Moroso trick springs. 1.21 60' time.

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 Post Posted: Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:32 am 
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MOOG makes replacement A-arms, upper and lowers


I bought all 4 for around 300 shipped for my Cutlass.

They come with already installed MOOG problem solver bushings and ball joints

The uppers even come with the upgraded shaft.

Why use 40 year old rusted, pitted, cracked, looks like crap arms when you can buy brand new for less than fixing up your old ones.

They come with a nice coat of chassis black on them already too

Best of all they are Made in the USA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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