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Old 12-01-2010, 05:38 PM
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where do you live at? do you have any pics of the bottom of your car? take it to network alignment in mesa on main st. have a free suspension and alignment inspection done and ask to take pics while it is up on the lift. take alot from all different angles. post them here so we can see what is different or wrong. i just replaced all of my front suspension and steering components. i got lots of pics to compare yours to if needed.
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Originally Posted by Boogie123 View Post
Is there anything that can cause one side to sit higher than the other? Maybe a bent piece?

My car seems to squat in the back-driver side and the front-pass side has way to much gap between the fender and tire. I replaced the rear shocks and springs last week and it made no difference. It really seems like somethings got the front passenger side cocked up. I'm really hoping this isn't frame issue.
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Old 12-02-2010, 12:43 AM
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Originally Posted by my-roc View Post
where do you live at? do you have any pics of the bottom of your car? take it to network alignment in mesa on main st. have a free suspension and alignment inspection done and ask to take pics while it is up on the lift. take alot from all different angles. post them here so we can see what is different or wrong. i just replaced all of my front suspension and steering components. i got lots of pics to compare yours to if needed.
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I'm in the-middle-of-nowhere Louisiana. There's only a few shops around and none have anything like that. I've compared the two sides and I don't see anything out of the ordinary. At the moment, my car has no sway bars. I wouldn't see how that could effect it but is it possible?
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Old 12-02-2010, 01:17 AM
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being i don't know what you know or how much. i have pretty much replaced every part i can on my car. not much of "mods", but lots of upgrades. i recomend that ya get all the parts on it that are spose to be on it. one thing can affect the other. read up on the purpose of the sway bar and what it does. get both sway bars on it with good new bushings. also sway bar links. look up the process at autozone.com.
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Old 12-02-2010, 10:55 AM
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Sway bars are going on very soon. I have a rear and front sway bar I just need the links for the front. Should have them on by this weekend.
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Old 01-27-2011, 08:07 PM
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91 and 92 camaro ,, one is v6 and other v8,,,,,want to know is there any difference in the a arms,,k member,,,spindles................
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Old 01-27-2011, 08:18 PM
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nothing at all
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Old 02-09-2011, 05:00 PM
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Re: Front Suspension 101

hey guys hopping some one can help me out have the same issue with two different cars one is an 87 firebird with rebuild suspension and the other is a 91 camaro with rebuild suspension. the issue is like this when making a right turn there is no problem but when making a left turn the cars do a rocking motion and feel like the wheels are rubbing. but when i look the tires have about 2 inch clearance. both have had an alignment and still have this issue. any one have any ideas.
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Old 04-17-2011, 09:36 PM
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Re: Front Suspension 101

does any-1 know why when I drive and turn right . I hear a loud Clunk noise on my right side? All replys would be great ..
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Old 06-02-2012, 02:49 PM
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Re: Front Suspension 101

Quick question: are iroc control arms and spindles the same as a standard car. I have a bent rf and need to know how specific I need to be in my search. Thanks for any help. Greg.
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Old 06-02-2012, 05:10 PM
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Originally Posted by grego93536 View Post
Quick question: are iroc control arms and spindles the same as a standard car. I have a bent rf and need to know how specific I need to be in my search. Thanks for any help. Greg.
"Standard car" doesn't express what your thinking.You mean a v6 campared to a v8? Call Autozone or any parts store.Aways get a 2nd and 3rd opinion.Ya never know if the person is giving you what you actually need. Tell them what ya have,they will tell you what you need. Since ya don't know, don't be lazy, look it up. There is so much data on this site and you can do an internet search for parts.You'll get better info that is more complete.The spindles should be the same,but you always must be specific with every part ya get.Lots of homework for ya in the future if you want to own a 3rd gen. I would guess that ya don't know even if your spindle is bad. It is a solid piece of metal.They don't go bad.Good luck.
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Old 07-29-2012, 12:08 AM
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Re: Front Suspension 101

They do when you hit a curb Had to replace the A-Arm, spindle and rim once.
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Old 07-29-2012, 01:44 AM
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going bad and breaking them are not the same.
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Old 01-11-2013, 11:29 AM
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Re: Front Suspension 101

Just a question, is the complete front end kit from hotchkis a good investment?
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is there anyway you could pm me a copy of the color pic?
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Old 05-06-2013, 01:44 PM
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Re: Front Suspension 101

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1: ball joints - connects control arms to spindles

2: center link - connects inner tie rods to idler and pitman arms

3: control arms (A-arms) - supports springs, houses endlinks, ball joints, and control arm bushings

4: control arm bushings - connects control arms to frame

5: endlinks - connects control arms to sway bar

6: idler arm - connects center link to frame

7: pitman arm - connects center link to steering box

8: spindles - connects control arms to wheels and struts

9: sway bar - controls body sway

10: sway bar bushings - connects sway bar to frame

11: tie rods, outer - controls alignment and steering, connects to spindles. Outer tie rods have the grease fitting on the bottom of the pivot.

12: tie rods, inner - controls alignment and steering, connects to center link. Inner tie rods have the grease fitting on the side of the pivot.

13: tie rod sleeves - adjusts alignment, connects inner and outer tie rods
hey guys i need some help i recently replaced my lower ball joints, bushings, sway bar ect. well last night i was driving and the ball joint literally striped out i know its hard to believe but it did, but anyways now i need to replace the whole control arm and since i live in no were New Mexico there's no one around so if anyone can give me a good website were i can order new control arms that would be great thanks (1991 RS)
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^Video on how to replace a lower balljoint..hope this helps ..also please subscribe to my channel for free for tons of thirdgen vids
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^Video on how to replace a lower balljoint..hope this helps ..also please subscribe to my channel for free for tons of thirdgen vids
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Old 01-19-2014, 10:11 PM
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Re: Front Suspension 101

I know this is an old thread but It is great. Does anyone have a link or where I can get some info like this on rear suspension? Thanks.
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