TALL BALL JOINTS

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TALL BALL JOINTS

Post by shiftbyear » Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:40 am

I was wondering if there is any advantage to using a tall ball joints on a GM A body (Chevelle). Also are the alignment specs different when using a tall ball joint? Thanks
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Post by Calypso » Sat Jul 28, 2018 11:49 am

If increased camber gain would be an advantage in the application, then yes.

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Post by Alan Roehrich » Sat Jul 28, 2018 12:22 pm

shiftbyear wrote:
Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:40 am
I was wondering if there is any advantage to using a tall ball joints on a GM A body (Chevelle). Also are the alignment specs different when using a tall ball joint? Thanks
http://proforged.mycarparts.net/product ... 4403767819
We use them in drag racing to prevent radical camber changes during suspension travel.

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Re: TALL BALL JOINTS

Post by shiftbyear » Sat Jul 28, 2018 3:35 pm

Thanks, for the replys

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Re: TALL BALL JOINTS

Post by Geoff2 » Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:10 am

I had 0.9" taller upper BJs in my GTO. Street car, no noticeable difference except for a lighter wallet.....

Plus, the brand I used had an ill fitting grease boot that did not cover the bJ & allowed dirt to get in.

Bear in mind that if the car has been lowered, it will probably negate any benefit from a taller upper BJ.

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Post by psychomotors » Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:34 am

Geoff2 wrote:
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I had 0.9" taller upper BJs in my GTO. Street car, no noticeable difference except for a lighter wallet.....

Plus, the brand I used had an ill fitting grease boot that did not cover the bJ & allowed dirt to get in.

Bear in mind that if the car has been lowered, it will probably negate any benefit from a taller upper BJ.
Lowered with springs or lowered with spindles?
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Post by Geoff2 » Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:51 am

Lowered with springs. If lowering with spindles then longer BJs might help.

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Post by pdq67 » Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:28 pm

I have a pair of, "Pro-Motorsports", 1-15/16" tall spindle extenders on my lowered '67 Camaro.

Some say that they raise my car's front roll center too much such that it might raise one wheel off the ground in an extremely sharp turn.

I really want 1-1/2" taller stock type forged spindles but nobody makes them. They only make taller, but 2" dropped type and I don't want dropped spindles.

There is an aluminum spindle out there though, but a pair of them are expensive!! They are taller, but not dropped..

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Re: TALL BALL JOINTS

Post by psychomotors » Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:49 pm

Geoff2 wrote:
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Lowered with springs. If lowering with spindles then longer BJs might help.
Thanks for clearing that up. I may or may not lower mine with spindles. I'm gonna have to wait till the car is actually done ,which will be a while yet. If I remember correctly( back to 97) mine sat just right with the top of the tire just inside the lip of the fender.My Nova has been apart since 97.
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Re: TALL BALL JOINTS

Post by Krooser » Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:50 pm

Tall ball joints are used on dirt cars to fine tune the front suspension.
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Re: TALL BALL JOINTS

Post by pdq67 » Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:30 pm

Maybe just for the early A/F//X cars, 2" dropped forged spindles can cause the tie-rod end to end up inside the inner rim roll. And sometimes, it doesn't fit...

Might contact somebody like SC&C and ask them.. http://scandc.com/new/

Or David Pozzi's great site and read it... http://pozziracing.com/

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Re: TALL BALL JOINTS

Post by pitts64 » Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:42 pm

Contact Marc at SC&C.. He's one of the best!!

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Re: TALL BALL JOINTS

Post by pdq67 » Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:15 pm

pitts64 wrote:
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Contact Marc at SC&C.. He's one of the best!!
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