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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Aug 17th, 03, 08:53 AM Thread Starter
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Well I bit the bullit and bought a set of MOOG offset shafts for my car so that I won't have to run a bunch of shims b/c of my spindle extenders. Just eye-balling the offset shafts and the sketch of how much the extenders lengthen the upper A-arm, it looks like maybe an 1/8" to 3/16" of extra shims vs what it was stock should get it. And if I remember right it was only like 3/16" to begin with, (a thin and a thick??).

Now I need to gently remove my new poly bushings and redo everything. No big deal...

I might cut my new heavier coil springs when I install the shafts but probably should wait until my BB is in my car to check actual ride height.


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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old Aug 17th, 03, 09:17 AM
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Nice to hear you are making progress! [img]smile.gif[/img]
I think while the spacers move the upper A arm up, the spacer is angled inward due to the angle of the top of the spindle.
This should move the upper ball joint in. There may not be a need for a lot of a arm length compensation.

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old Aug 17th, 03, 12:28 PM Thread Starter
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Yes, David.

I figure like 3/8" to 7/16" at the most so with the offset shafts should be just about stock with respect to shim count upon alignment..

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