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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old Apr 9th, 07, 09:30 AM Thread Starter
 
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Hi All,

I have the right side of my front suspension off and blasted. Getting ready to powder coat everything and buy all new bushings, etc.. a couple questions:

- Do I need or should I get the offseet upper control arm shaft?

- Moog or TRW are the best. COrrect? If not, what brand should I get?

- Springs. 250 Small Block, M21, Factory Air car. I know I'm different but I want the front a little higher than it is now. ANy suggestion? Not real high but higher than the worn springs I took off. What has everyone used?

- FInally: where to buy everything? Quality, brand name and does anyone have any discounts currently?

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Moog/trw replacement parts are the industry standard.

You only need offset shafts if you have camber problems, either too many or not enough shims and trouble getting the correct alignment.

I would imagine standard replacement springs for a 6 w/AC will put it where it should be, but springs are really a crapshoot, you just never know til they are on.





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I bought my Moog parts from Summit. No tax if they ship out of state and only $8.95 handling no shipping.

Link for david Pozzi site. Scroll down to link for Moog spring chart.http://www.pozziracing.com/camaro_sp...fo.htm#SPRINGS

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You may want to buy from PST (performance suspension technologies) or PSC (performance suspension components) as they have complete kit prices etc.

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Ok. I checked the 2 sites. Which would be better? I know one squeeks. Which one? Can it be avoided?

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I've had PST polygraphite bushings on the front of my 68 since '99. Haven't heard any squeaks, but not sure if I could hear them over the 2-chamber Noisemasters.

Looks like that PSC place just sells Energy Suspensions polyurethane bushing. Those will definately squeak.


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I used all PST polygraphite bushings and replacement steering components (complete front end kit from PST) 10 years ago on my previous 69 coupe w/327 and absolutely loved it. No squeaks and handles A LOT better. Oh yea, I was very hapy with the KYB Gas-A Just shocks too. I plan on ordering the same components from PST for my current 69.

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Another 6 cylinder car????

Welcome to the dark side.

I have Hotchkiss small block springs on the front & the car sits nice & low without any suspension travel issues. KYB shocks make for a fairly firm ride, but tolerable.

I opted for tubular control arms, but stock arms & shafts will do ya just fine unless as mentioned previously by JimM you have camber problems. Moog parts used elsewhere.

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Oops! Should have read 350 small block but I'm acyually looking at a 6 cylinder right now to restore with a perfect body!
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