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Offline wideopen231

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aluminum lower steering arms A-Arm setup
« on: May 21, 2014, 02:19:53 PM »
 Thinking about going with aluminum lower steering arms.Wondering if anyone on site is running them.I know Parks sales them as does M-W. Figure if they where as questionable as some think(other sites most RED folks) they would not sale them. I have moly one for the upper arm and its pocket milled but still heavier and figure it gets more abuse. Yea I know Parks sales a titaniuym one also,later on maybe.
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Re: aluminum lower steering arms A-Arm setup
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2014, 03:58:44 PM »
Whose spindles??? every manuf. uses a dif bolt pattern and some machine a cross to take the mateing shear load along with the bolts.

I have made alu arms for NHRA fuel cars before--- no issues , just use 7075- t6

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Re: aluminum lower steering arms A-Arm setup
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2014, 05:19:34 PM »
Not sure whos spindle I got them second hand. I will be getting new bushing shortly maybe something needed to get correct will tell me who's. Pattern not issue already made a set plus a moly top that is pocket milled some.
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Re: aluminum lower steering arms A-Arm setup
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2014, 09:16:32 AM »
can you post a pic???

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Re: aluminum lower steering arms A-Arm setup
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2014, 11:42:33 AM »
Chris I use them on mine and have had no issues . I also have aluminum spindles .

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Re: aluminum lower steering arms A-Arm setup
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2014, 03:05:26 PM »
Yea Bill I was going to go the aluminum spindle route. Found deal on wheels and spindles 275.00 with the tires. I figure to swap them later on. Heck would believe that Parks told me that for bracket car the steel would be better.Yea Mr super lite himself. Guess he figured we race in corn fields around here.LOL

  Think I'll go with the aluminum steering amrs and update spindles later. Right now it looks like car will come in  well under 1600# with me in it ,so with extra cubes I might get to where I can be fast like you. Almost one cube per pound now that I think about it. Hemi may have aluminum block but billet heads,rocker shafts 22# and 4.5 crank make up for that little savings quick. Going to do some machine work on block in week or so.MAybe 5 or so pounds there to be removed ,Billet heads are worth some looking at also.
 
  Friends think Im nuts when I get happy about removing cpl pounds from car. Civilians just don't get .

 DREracer I would have to disassemble front end for pics right now and with my shop that means pulling front end out of corners of garage,but then same deal when I pull rearend,except its  diaganol corner.Might get some later in week.
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