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how rough /bad would a 72-73 camaro base model camaro with 454,a th400,a 9" in an non truiangulated 4-link ride?any help is apreciated!

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how rough /bad would a 72-73 camaro base model camaro with 454,a th400,a 9" in an non truiangulated 4-link ride?
If you choose the proper shocks & correct rate rear springs...I say the ride shouldn't be that bad.

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how will it handle?it will be driven on the street alot.i had a guy on nastyz28 say "stay far,far away from that car".
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how will it handle?it will be driven on the street alot.i had a guy on nastyz28 say "stay far,far away from that car".
The wider the rear tire....the greater the tendency for the rear to "wallow" or sway on the road depending on the condition of the road. If you could get the 4 link properly triangulated it would be a much better ride....and probably safer as well.

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thanks for your replys mr.david f. i only want to run a 16.5" rear tire.ill see what i can do when i when i get the car!!
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thanks for your replys mr.david f. i only want to run a 16.5" rear tire.ill see what i can do when i when i get the car!!
. Best of luck to you with your Camaro. If possible.....post some pics of it when you get it.

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. Best of luck to you with your Camaro. If possible.....post some pics of it when you get it.

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Cant believe I missed this one I say go for it you fella cant beat a fat tire car and you will be the talk at the cruzins.What do you want to get out of the car,do you want a car that corners well or a fast straight line.You say non triangulated is it a wish bone or pan hard.S+w will tell you a pan hard is the way to go but I like the diagonal link.If it is a pan hard make sure it is not a short style.

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the wider the rear tire....the greater the tendency for the rear to "wallow" or sway on the road depending on the condition of the road. If you could get the 4 link properly triangulated it would be a much better ride....and probably safer as well.

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Cant believe I missed this one I say go for it you fella cant beat a fat tire car and you will be the talk at the cruzins.What do you want to get out of the car,do you want a car that corners well or a fast straight line.You say non triangulated is it a wish bone or pan hard.S+w will tell you a pan hard is the way to go but I like the diagonal link.If it is a pan hard make sure it is not a short style.
last time i looked at it it was on jack stands and doesnt have any shocks so i couldnt see the 4-link very well,but its just like the drag cars.it will be built to handle cuz its going to be a "street/strip" car mostly street
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Cant believe I missed this one I say go for it you fella cant beat a fat tire car and you will be the talk at the cruzins.What do you want to get out of the car,do you want a car that corners well or a fast straight line.You say non triangulated is it a wish bone or pan hard.S+w will tell you a pan hard is the way to go but I like the diagonal link.If it is a pan hard make sure it is not a short style.
I have ladder bars on my camaro with a panhard bar. My bar is only about 14" long. It doesnt handle to bad. I have had it together like this for 15 years.

What is bad about a short panhard bar. I was told to just keep it horizional. Dont make it at an angle.

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post #12 of 18 (permalink) Old Oct 6th, 09, 01:28 AM Thread Starter
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well looks as though after thinking(bad for my health) i wont be getting the camaro cuz it needs aloooootttt of work that i dont have the time for as im about to start school also im 18,id love to have it but i cant afford it.even my pops said he didnt want to hurt my feelings but he said it needs to much work for me to do by myself as im not experienced enough for some of the things that need to be done.
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Alex, is this car for sale in the FW area? If you want me to check it out and give you my opinion, no prob, I live in Arlington.
You may want to check out the cruise-in at the Albertson's at I-20 at Little road. It's up to 100+ cars every Friday night.


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Alex, is this car for sale in the FW area? If you want me to check it out and give you my opinion, no prob, I live in Arlington.
You may want to check out the cruise-in at the Albertson's at I-20 at Little road. It's up to 100+ cars every Friday night.

thanks but thats not it its at a speed shop on mansfild highway its also a 72-73 camaro
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well looks as though after thinking(bad for my health) i wont be getting the camaro cuz it needs aloooootttt of work that i dont have the time for as im about to start school also im 18,id love to have it but i cant afford it.even my pops said he didnt want to hurt my feelings but he said it needs to much work for me to do by myself as im not experienced enough for some of the things that need to be done.
Keep searching...I bet you can find a Camaro in better shape.....you'll probably find it when/where you least expect it .

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