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Old 05-26-2009, 09:12 PM
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Help with a arm

I need help with narrowing a arms on a 85 chevy truck, any one know who does this kind of work or how to do this, i only need to go 1 to 1.5 inches narrower. thanks

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Old 05-26-2009, 10:08 PM
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What are you trying to accomplish?
Narrowing A arms will cause more problems than they will fix.


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I put a 51 chevy truck on a chevy 85 frame with a 5 inch lowering kit, and the front tires stick out 1 inch, and im afraid the tire will hit the fender if i hit a pot hole , if narrowing the a arms is a bad idea then i will take the lowering kit off and go with a 3 inch on instead. what do you think, any ideas!!
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Old 05-27-2009, 09:25 PM
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Are you thinking of narrowing both the upper and the lower, or just the upper because it is causing the tire to lean outward at the top?
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I would narrow both upper and lower
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Old 05-27-2009, 09:38 PM
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Back to what Mikey said, very hard to do and keep good suspension geometry.
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You might check with companies that specialize in lowering the 73-87 trucks for tubular control arms.
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Do you know of any i have looked with out any luck.
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Not offhand, check your local magazine rack for Truckin' or Sport Truck or a lowrider specific magazine.
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Thanks i will take look
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Different wheels ?More offset might get ya just enough.
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