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Old 11-30-2005, 07:36 PM
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Ball Joint spacers

Does anyone still make the "C" type ball joint spacers for the front of a 55 chevy? I've seen another style that goes on above the upper ball joint, but am unsure if they will cause the car to have a higher stance when parked. Thanks for any info.

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ball joint spacers

Neither one of these spacers will change the heigth of the vehicle,they will give you more travel,so you can use heavier springs or spring spacers to get the heigth you want. I did put ball joint spacers in a 64 nova,raised it about three inches, because the coil spring is on top of the upper control arm. The nova had a nice"gasser" stance but it was a ***** to keep the front end aligned.
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I've seen 1 inch rubber coil spring spacers. Can you get thicker ones to give more lift?
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The spacers that mount on the top of the spindle introduce more angle into the upper control arm to increase negative camber gain in turns to prevent the tire from rolling over and to keep the tread flatter on the road surface.

If you're trying to get a little more height in the front end, call these spring experts and order a set of longer springs. You might want to install shocks with a longer travel also, so you don't run out of shock rod travel.
http://www.eatonsprings.com/
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Yes Duke, those are exactly what I was thinking of. The first time I saw them was in an article in Hot Rod Magazine. I believe the owner of the car was Rick Delgado (not sure of the spelling) His 55 sat pretty high. I don't think the article mentioned installing longer springs but I may be wrong.
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heres a lot of info, including a pic of the car you are talking about.
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heres a lot of info, including a pic of the car you are talking about.
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