67 front end rebuilt - sits too low
Hi guys, I need your help. This is what has been done to my 67 RS for the past month:
- Savistke uppers with tall ball joints
- Ebay specials lower control arms
- New front shocks
- Moog 6308 springs
- 3rd gen steering gear box
- New tire rods etc.
- disc brakes in the front
- the springs were installed within 1/8" distance from alignment top hole.
The spindles came with the kit and are supposed to be stock height. I compared them to my drum spindles and they are identical.
The tire to fender distance is now: 2 fingers on the RH and barely 0.75 on the LH side.
If you look at the attached pictures, the lower control arms are almost at the same level as my Hooker headers!
Did I mess it up by putting Savistke control arms with the ebay lowers? Should I put my stock lower control arms back? Or did I do something stupid like installing the lower control arms on the wrong side?
The car never sat that low. A good bounce on the LH side will rub the tire against the fender.
The lower control arms are not yet torqued to 75 ft lbs. I wanted to lower the car off the jack stands to do it.
Any advice will be appreciated.
The reason I went with cheap lower control arms was their cost (almost the same as rebuilding my old stock ones with new bushings, powder coating etc.)
Thanks in advance,
'67 Camaro RS, 383, 3.73, TH350, Comp XE268, Harland Sharp rockers (1.5:1), Stealth intake, Edel. 750cfm, 9.4:1CR, 487X heads, Hooker headers, AeroFlow Chambers, Comp. Eng. SF, traction bars.
Last edited by darom; Feb 12th, 12 at 11:08 AM.