Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
'68 front lower control arms & springs
Have my Camaro at a friend's shop. He tore the front end apart and one of the lower control arms was bent too badly to put a bushing back in.
I looked around and found some tubular lower control arms at Summit for $25x a pair. They have some positive caster and a 2" drop.
I thought as long as I have the control arms off I should probably put new springs in. Talked to the guys over at SC&C and they said a 600# hotchis spring would be a good choice, but those springs only come in 2" drop, and I think 4" drop might be a little much. I saw at Summit that I can order a spring rate x height x width, but I have no idea how big I need.
I would like to do the AFX kit for the uppers that SC&C has at some point down the road, but right now I need to buy more equipment with that money rather than put it into the Camaro.
a couple of questions:
1. is there a better cost effective lower control arm? I'm not super concerned about tubulars more cost, and a stock replacement was around $200.
2. what size are the springs for stock height for the front of my car.
btw, my car is a factory air car, with small block and aluminum heads for front end weight.
Also, 16" wheels, not sure of the tire size.
68 camaro, sbc 385 (going together), holley 4150 750cfm, 4 spd, gm HEI, performer RPM intake