Do i need to change my Long steering arms? - Team Camaro Tech
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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Jan 28th, 02, 02:52 PM Thread Starter
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I was helping a friend rebuild his front suspension and noticed his steering arms were shorter than mine. After reading on davids page I discovered that mine were the manual arms. My car came with power steering. Do i need to change the arms, or what affects can i expect by leaving them on. I drove the car or about a year and it didn't seam to handle bad. I will be running the ZR-1 17x9 wheels on the front with 255/40, so maybe the longer arm will help with the rubbing I'm sure I'll come across. Any ideas?


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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old Jan 28th, 02, 04:09 PM
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Tony Huttmer of http:www.racehome.com has had the same problem. He is using the same size tires I think, and the outer tie rod end hits the rim edge.
A short arm clears much better.

As far as I know the long arms are not used on normal PS systems. But my page info is based on observation and speculation. Not any hard and true specifications.
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Thanks David-
I think my car was originally a manual steering car. Some of the spare parts that came with the car was a manual box. Go figure. I guess i better start looking for some short arms.

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