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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old May 3rd, 10, 10:06 AM Thread Starter
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Heidts control arms ?

Building a 1969 camaro convertable. are heidts tubular upper and lower control arms worth the cost? What is the advantage of the Heidts over stock? Or is another brand better. I am not wanting to lower the car just wanting to build a better driver.
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Re: Heidts control arms ?

It'll look better

Seriously. For handling, there are other, much cheaper ways to accomplish the improvements.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old May 3rd, 10, 08:28 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Heidts control arms ?

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It'll look better

Seriously. For handling, there are other, much cheaper ways to accomplish the improvements.

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Could you share them with me lol
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Re: Heidts control arms ?

Use the search, its at the top, in the red bar...
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Re: Heidts control arms ?

They do not change the front end geometry which is the reason you can only get so far with a stock setup. They do have nice bushings and all but you can do that to your stock arms plus new ball joints and get the same benefits for $150.

The Guldstrand mod is free and will give you more adjustment on the front end which is where you'll gain improvement. Just search "guldstrand" or "g mod" or read this:
http://pozziracing.com/first_gen_sus...y%20discussion

Or here's an article centering around Dick Guldstrand. He helped develop the chassis on the '67 Camaro for Trans Am racing and is part of the reason the car was so successful in the early years.
http://www.popularhotrodding.com/tec...ech/index.html

That said, you'd be surprised at how much better it'll handle just doing a complete poly suspension rebuild, slightly lower coil springs, and fat front sway bar. There's more you can do but those add up to less than the cost of those control arms. If you're not ready to buy larger wheels and modern Z rated rubber on it though you'll only gain so much.

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