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Speedy Goomba
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Post by Speedy Goomba » Fri Dec 16, 2005 4:59 pm

I'm looking for someone who can make a Ball joint Stud (not the entire ball joint).
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Post by bsnova » Fri Dec 16, 2005 5:40 pm

Have you checked out Howe Precision ball joints?
http://www.howeracing.com/Suspension/In ... Joints.htm

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Post by Speedy Goomba » Fri Dec 16, 2005 7:10 pm

yeah i bought them. Just looking to have a longer stud made.

i bought their tallest studs (.5" taller then stock) looking for something thats 1.5" taller then stock.

I should have them towards the end of next week. One of the interesting parts about those ball joints is the fact that they move with 20lbs Less resistance then stock style joints.
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Post by bsnova » Sat Dec 17, 2005 9:31 am

Not sure what you are attempting to do but hear are spindle extenders.
http://www.pro-motorsports.com/default.asp

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Post by Speedy Goomba » Sat Dec 17, 2005 1:16 pm

building the car as a stocker, so i cant use those. 2" is too much.

What i'm attempting to do is allow as much suspension travel as i can before my shocks top out.

Currently the shocks allow 1.5-2" more travel then my suspension has.
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1.46 60 foot(footbrake)
7.03 @ 94.65
3215 lb. '67 Camaro

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c181/SpeedyGoomba/

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Post by bsnova » Sat Dec 17, 2005 7:18 pm

When you say stocker do you mean "stock eliminator"? That is what I run. How much suspension travel do you currently have?

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Post by Speedy Goomba » Sun Dec 18, 2005 12:44 am

Stock eliminator.

4-1/4" currently, and with the Howe Ball joints i'll have 4-3/4".

My goal is as much suspension travel as my shocks will allow. They'll allow roughly 6" without any changes in the ride height.
11.15
117.42MPH
1.46 60 foot(footbrake)
7.03 @ 94.65
3215 lb. '67 Camaro

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c181/SpeedyGoomba/

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Post by bsnova » Sun Dec 18, 2005 12:34 pm

Are you having problems "hooking" the car?

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Post by Speedy Goomba » Sun Dec 18, 2005 2:26 pm

Its not that the car isnt hooking, it does hook, very well i might add.

However i plan to fine tune this suspension up until the point where its My advantage, when others spin i will hook. 135+ track temps, and i want this car hooking, ice cold track, i want to stick like Glue! Bald spots, ect.

Lets not get into the method behind the madness, most of the time its just madness :D
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11.15
117.42MPH
1.46 60 foot(footbrake)
7.03 @ 94.65
3215 lb. '67 Camaro

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c181/SpeedyGoomba/

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Post by devilbrad » Sun Dec 18, 2005 3:01 pm

I would start researching some off road prerunner suspension set ups and websites. Those guys all use heim joints for tie rod ends. Let me go dig up some links.
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