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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old Sep 19th, 18, 03:26 PM Thread Starter
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Building my 69 subframe just for it back from powder coater .. I have the hotchkis TVs kit and ls1 f body brakes front and rear. Car is a street car and won’t be auto crossed. My question is this. I have the g mod and am running stock arms for now. Will I benefit from going with the pro forged tall upper ball joints and tall outer tie rods or should I just stick with factory lengths for now ? I do plan on getting some tubular arms but not right now as the budget is getting spread thin on restoring the entire car

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Re: Suspension help

I don't know the answer to your question but I saw this...might be able to sell the sway bar and get some money back...

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/pts...699837736.html
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The tall upper ball joints might bind if used with the Guldstrand mod. I did both with a homemade ball joint wedge to relieve the angle. Tall tie rod ends will be beneficial and recommended.

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So you would think since I have the g mod so just add the tall outer tie rod ends and use factory length ball joints

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Yes.

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So you would think since I have the g mod so just add the tall outer tie rod ends and use factory length ball joints
Yes, do this. You donít need the tall uppers at this time. But get the tall outer tie rod ends.
If you were to combine the Guldstrand mod with .9Ē tall uppers, you would very likely have binding because those ball joints come close to binding alone. You could probably go with .5Ē tall, but would have increased bump steer over stock that the tall tie rods canít correct. Increased caster will help you more than tall ball joints

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Interesting, what is the part number if anyone knows for the tall outer tie rod ends?
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Search pro forged tall outer tie rod ends

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Search pro forged tall outer tie rod ends
Thanks, found them. I was just not sure if there was specific brands everyone liked.
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Re: Suspension help

Howe, Proforged, and I think Afco make tall ball joints. Proforged makes a tall outer tie rod end but I dont' know if the others make them. Howe makes a threaded shank tie rod end and perhaps it could be used to make an adjustable height outer tie rod. The steering arm would have to be drilled out and threaded & without a taper, I dont' know how well it would last before coming loose.

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