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Squintz Palladoris 03-11-2012 11:08 AM

My LCAs for Smaller Diameter/more rear spacing wheels
 
I've been messing with this project in my spare time which I have not had alot of recently. Finally the finished product is on the car.

When I first wanted to tackle this project I was trying to design a nice LCA to work with the stock style shock. I didnt really like it. Thanks to Brett from BMR for kick starting my brain into not over thinking stuff, I decided to go with a different length shock which made the control arm MUCH easier to build. Plus it opened up a large array of choices in shocks.
I chose the Ride Tech Triple Adjustable coilovers:D

http://www.horsepowerjunkies.com/gal...0/IMAG0131.jpg

http://www.horsepowerjunkies.com/gal...a/500/LCA1.jpg

Coilover Resevoir
http://www.horsepowerjunkies.com/gal...a/500/Can2.jpg

http://www.horsepowerjunkies.com/gal...a/500/Can1.jpg

Special Thanks to my good friend Tim Bradham at TBC Race Cars in Fayetteville, NC for use of his equipment and facilities. And the beers I took from the fridge :)

MANNYS2SS/RS 03-11-2012 12:58 PM

Very Nice are you able to use 15" wheels

Squintz Palladoris 03-11-2012 01:21 PM

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Originally Posted by MANNYS2SS/RS (Post 4626619)
Very Nice are you able to use 15" wheels

I will need a brake package to clear a 15" wheel. But I am 95% sure a 15" will clear with no issue. More likely to hit the trailing arm with a 15" than hit these LCAs.

I have some V6 brakes which will work with a 16", but may keep the brembos on there and run a wide 17" with a Big DR. Havn't decided yet. Just depends how much rear spacing/tire I can fit in the stock wheel well and if I can decide on using a radial over a bias ply.

blazzin1 03-11-2012 01:39 PM

Looks AWESOME Squintz, very professional!!!! If you're not careful, you're going to have a large group of people knocking on your door wanting you to make some for them too!!! Are those your own custom trailing arms too? Congratulations, looks like a success to me!!!

Squintz Palladoris 03-11-2012 01:45 PM

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Originally Posted by blazzin1 (Post 4626737)
Looks AWESOME Squintz, very professional!!!! If you're not careful, you're going to have a large group of people knocking on your door wanting you to make some for them too!!! Are those your own custom trailing arms too? Congratulations, looks like a success to me!!!

Thanks Blazzin. The Trailing arms and Toe links are from LPE. I did use the same clevis bracket on the LCA's as the trailing arms, purchaced from the shop that builds them for LPE.

I would love to build these for anyone who wants them. Unfortunately I just dont have the time to devote to it. I also had to modify the stock upper shock mounts to make these shocks work. They are spherical bearing mounts both top and bottom. This way I can mount them shaft down for less unsprung weight. I have a pic around here somwhere of the upper mount. Lemme dig it up.


Edit: Here it is
http://www.horsepowerjunkies.com/gal...0/IMAG0125.jpg

bigsquirrel 03-11-2012 02:33 PM

Impressive.

Nessal 03-11-2012 04:00 PM

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Originally Posted by bigsquirrel (Post 4626881)
Impressive.



You can say that again!:w00t:

BMR guy 03-12-2012 08:03 AM

That came out nice Squintz. Testing with a set of control arms now that look very similar to those ;)

hypurone 03-12-2012 08:54 AM

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Originally Posted by BMR guy (Post 4629774)
That came out nice Squintz. Testing with a set of control arms now that look very similar to those ;)

PM sent :popcorn:

Darth_Emma 03-12-2012 09:02 AM

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Originally Posted by BMR guy (Post 4629774)
That came out nice Squintz. Testing with a set of control arms now that look very similar to those ;)

:popcorn:

speedster 03-16-2012 03:45 PM

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Originally Posted by BMR guy (Post 4629774)
That came out nice Squintz. Testing with a set of control arms now that look very similar to those ;)


So when are they going to be available ? :)

Camaro427 03-16-2012 09:46 PM

Great fabrication job on the control arms. How much longer did you make them and what are you rear camber settings?

Squintz Palladoris 03-16-2012 09:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Camaro427 (Post 4658415)
Great fabrication job on the control arms. How much longer did you make them and what are you rear camber settings?

Thank You Sir:D. They are currently at stock length but are adjustable. Camber is at -0.07* right now. I will need to shorten them up a bit to get it to 0* at the current ride height.

Camaro427 03-16-2012 10:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Squintz Palladoris (Post 4658500)
Thank You Sir:D. They are currently at stock length but are adjustable. Camber is at -0.07* right now. I will need to shorten them up a bit to get it to 0* at the current ride height.

A thought on a second version might be to modify the control arm like you did with the trailing arm. This will give you a serious amount of flexibility. Just a thought. You sir are seriously talented and have done a great job.


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