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Old 04-26-2010, 12:15 AM
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55-59 chevy IFS

Hi everyone, im starting my build on my 1957 chevy truck and im looking at getting IFS kit from performanceonline.com they sale a 1 piece crossmember that looks like it would be the easiest to install. My question is before I spend the money all $2800.00 of it, has anyone had any experience with them? All the feedback I get would be greatly appreciated.

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That kit from Performance online looks like a Heidts super ride, I think they have good stuff. When I did my 57 3100 I used a FatMan Fabrications stage II front end it's been in for about 12 years. It's had a bushing squeak since day 1 and rides a little harsh, I think if I was going to do it again I would use a second generation Camaro clip (Firebird, Nova) with the steering box mounted in front of the front wheels.
Check out the 55 to 59 Chevy pickup thread here on the Hotrodders forum, lot of posts and reading and info.
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I guess I might be too old to figure it out, but it just blows me away when I see you fellows talking about spending this kind of money on suspension, brakes and steering from some jack-leg organization that may or may not have a clue about such things. Too many horror stories through the years. Geez. Buy a complete '78-'86 GM G body and use the front and rear clips from it, then sell everything that's left on craigslist to recoup some of your purchase money. Then, when you need parts, you just belly up to the counter and tell them you need a geewhiz for a '82 Monte Carlo.
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I'm using theirs, a few builders I know swear by them. !/4 in steel on the crossmembers not 3/16s, quality parts and I think you may be able to save close to a grand. Check them out. Good people to deal with, small enough to still keep a good customer relationship. Out of lake Chino Valley, Az. They've had a few magazine write-ups, you can se some of them on the website. I have no financial dealings with them, I like to see folks get a good value for their money. Dan
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I guess I might be too old to figure it out, but it just blows me away when I see you fellows talking about spending this kind of money on suspension, brakes and steering from some jack-leg organization that may or may not have a clue about such things. Too many horror stories through the years. Geez. Buy a complete '78-'86 GM G body and use the front and rear clips from it, then sell everything that's left on craigslist to recoup some of your purchase money. Then, when you need parts, you just belly up to the counter and tell them you need a geewhiz for a '82 Monte Carlo.
So it is your position that none of the IFS "kits" offered from organizations such as TCI, Heidts, etc are worth it?
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