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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old Feb 19th, 14, 12:58 AM Thread Starter
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Speed Tech or Detroit Speed

Going to rebuild my suspension, and cant decide what to go for. I kind of like Detroit Speed and their caster adjustment, but then again they re over 100$ more then Speed Tech. I am (think) going to stick with stock lower for now with new delrin bushings. This is on a 69 by the way.
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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old Feb 19th, 14, 04:37 AM
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Why do you feel a need for more caster? You can do a great job with bushings and maybe something like the global west cross arms.

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I am afraid them will get me in trouble with the Norwegian Road Authority.
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post #5 of 20 (permalink) Old Feb 19th, 14, 11:08 AM Thread Starter
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Why do you feel a need for more caster? You can do a great job with bushings and maybe something like the global west cross arms.
I am not sure if I want more or less caster. I guess both arms will improve cambergain alot, but Speed Tech has built in 4degrees caster, Detroit Speed has inserts that can be changed to adjust caster. That is one of the things I ws hoping to get some oppinions on in this thread. Car will be used 98% on street/cruising and maybe a trip to the trac once/twice a year.
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I am not sure if I want more or less caster. I guess both arms will improve cambergain alot, but Speed Tech has built in 4degrees caster, Detroit Speed has inserts that can be changed to adjust caster. That is one of the things I ws hoping to get some oppinions on in this thread. Car will be used 98% on street/cruising and maybe a trip to the trac once/twice a year.
Neither arm will do anything for camber gain. For camber gain you need G mod, tall upper ball joint or tall spindle.

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post #7 of 20 (permalink) Old Feb 19th, 14, 01:24 PM Thread Starter
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am going to use a tall spindle. I didnt think you should do the G mod with the tubular controll arms. I am not going to build a race car, just want to get a more up to date suspension.
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am going to use a tall spindle. I didnt think you should do the G mod with the tubular controll arms. I am not going to build a race car, just want to get a more up to date suspension.
Lots of folks do the G Mod with tubular arms. You generally don't want to do more than one of the G mod, tall ball joint and tall spindles, but any of them can be done with tubular arms.

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post #9 of 20 (permalink) Old Feb 19th, 14, 11:27 PM Thread Starter
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My plan is to use the CPP C5 front brakes with their tall spindle. As I was asking in my first post, is there a big difference in quality, wheel clearence or anything else that tell my which one I should buy?
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I have the Speed Tech arms with a tall upper ball joint. Very nice quality. I think all the big name brands are well made, I haven't heard any complaints yet.


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FWIW, SpeedTech does sell a high clearance UCA if you're looking to stuff a big tire up front.


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FWIW, SpeedTech does sell a high clearance UCA if you're looking to stuff a big tire up front.
Nothing extreme, either 235/255 or 245/275 on 18s. Roads around where I live are not very good
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Nothing extreme, either 235/255 or 245/275 on 18s. Roads around where I live are not very good
I have 245/40/18's on the front of mine but my backspacing was off by .25" on the front rim. Luckily the SpeedTech LCA's have a built in steering stop to keep me from scrubbing on the subframe. 275/40/18's in the rear.


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I don't believe anyone mentioned it yet, but you may want to look into ridetech. They make a really nice setup, all very high quality at great prices. Try matt's classic bowtie's for the lowest price.
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Jostein, What are your plans for you car? driver, auto cross, drag or a mixture of them?

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