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Old 08-07-2017, 06:17 PM   #9
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Thanks for the input.

The hope is not to make mods that will make the car handle better. Those are always welcomed though. The hope it that I will be able to drive my car to the track, do 3 days or racing and be able to drive it home with not having to do repairs other than the needed maintenance items.

Bearings I do plan to swap out on a regular basis. Hope that those are fairly easy to tell when they are starting to go bad so I will inspect them after every session. Have my eyes on a 20 tone press from Harbor Freight so I can do my own pressing and save shop labor. Might just do a replace after every 3-day weekend kind of thing?

For the ball joint, with having the CFM control arms I would think it would be some what easy to put a longer stud on? Have a rod that is a little longer and flairs out to make good contact to the knuckle and the top of the Heim joint? I am not that lowered though. The Koni Springs are about 1.0" lower than stock. I have though of pairing them with the H&R Race springs which is 1.5" lower than stock.

Do you have full poly bushings on the front? With the C-F-M Control Arms and all Poly bushings and motor mounts I have not notices much of any issues like you mention. But again I am still running a street tire compound.
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