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[C2] Tubular Front "A" Frames Are They Worth it?

 
Old 07-23-2017, 02:58 PM
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I am thinking of buying a set for my 65. I am curious if you guys think they are worth the $.
I am looking for better handling so I can occasionally autocross.
I currently am running Ride Tech adjustable shocks and stock springs which I was going to stay with instead of spending the extra money on coil overs.
In the back I have a Muskingum Brake 330# composite spring with Ride Techs.
I have been checking out Global West.
Curious to get your feedback.
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Originally Posted by woodsdesign View Post
I am thinking of buying a set for my 65. I am curious if you guys think they are worth the $.
I am looking for better handling so I can occasionally autocross.
I currently am running Ride Tech adjustable shocks and stock springs which I was going to stay with instead of spending the extra money on coil overs.
In the back I have a Muskingum Brake 330# composite spring with Ride Techs.
I have been checking out Global West.
Curious to get your feedback.
I'd forget the tubular bits and focus on tires, shocks and alignment. You already have the shocks, so simply put on the stickiest tires that fit and crank in some negative camber at front and rear and you're set to go. I've been autoxing my stock 67 for a dozen years, currently with 235-45-17 Kumho max summer tires on 7" rims, and think that tubular A-arms wouldn't have added an iota to the fun.

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I am currently running Michelin Diamond Backs 215/70/R15 on Bolt on knock offs. I want to keep running that set up. It will mainly be street driven. I am looking for a performance upgrade.
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I found out that if you want to run a 335 tire with 9 inches of backspacing on your C1 track car, you have to build your own. LOL Mock-up on the right, CM lower under construction on the left. I built the mock-up out of black pipe (actually 5 separate mock-ups) until I worked out all of the clearances I needed with full compression and 30 degrees of turn.

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