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Old 05-05-2019, 11:32 AM
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SPC adjustable upper control arms. They make two versions for the C3. I bought the "race" version, which requires periodic greasing. They come as a pair, but both are assembled as either right or left (I forget which), so the first thing you have to do is completely rearrange one of them.

They are on the car, but I don't have any miles on them yet.
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Old 05-09-2019, 07:51 PM
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Thank you everyone. I love this forum for all the knowledge. So I pieced together Moog ball joints and tie rod ends, Energy Suspension sway bar links and Proforged aluminum sleeves all from JEGS. It was about $20 more than Rock Auto but it’s easy to return things to JEGS and they do a military discount. I’ll buy from somewhere that does even if it costs a little more, within reason.
Im still looking at replacing the right front caliper and swapping the rubber hoses for stainless steel. The left front is already sleeved so it’s good.
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Old 05-09-2019, 08:30 PM
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Originally Posted by cjkirby55 View Post
Thank you everyone. I love this forum for all the knowledge. So I pieced together Moog ball joints and tie rod ends, Energy Suspension sway bar links and Proforged aluminum sleeves all from JEGS. It was about $20 more than Rock Auto but itís easy to return things to JEGS and they do a military discount. Iíll buy from somewhere that does even if it costs a little more, within reason.
Im still looking at replacing the right front caliper and swapping the rubber hoses for stainless steel. The left front is already sleeved so itís good.
What I wouldnít give for more free time and an unlimited budget.

Did you replace the sway bar bushings too, or just the links?
Energy suspension has regular bushings and greasable versions. You just need to look on their webpage or catalog to find the right P/N for your size sway bar, then you can buy it from Summit, Jeg's, your local speed shop, or whoever you prefer.
I put the greasable ones our car to try and keep thing moving a little more freely.

Thanks for the tip on the Military Discount. I'll have to call them and see if it applies to military retirees too.
-Chris
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Old 05-10-2019, 11:31 AM
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I installed Wilcox Deluxe kit 4+ years ago. Great price and quality.
Me too, about 7 years ago. Interestingly this was my first rebuild on the car after I got it.
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Old 05-14-2019, 12:03 AM
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I am doing the sway bar end links. I got the Energy Suspension ones.
Van Steel said they would do a 5% mil discount also.
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Old 05-14-2019, 12:03 PM
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At the chevy dealership I worked at I would add a little extra positive caster on both sides of all the vettes. Including mine.They would handle better without any tire wear.
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Old 05-14-2019, 01:56 PM
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At the chevy dealership I worked at I would add a little extra positive caster on both sides of all the vettes. Including mine.They would handle better without any tire wear.
Do you have the toe, caster and camber specs?
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Old 05-14-2019, 02:26 PM
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https://tech.corvettecentral.com/201...ignment-specs/ Here is the link.

. The specs are too generous and could cause issues anyway . On the front go -.50 degree neg on the right front. .00 to .25 positive on the left front. Total toe 1/16 th in. Caster .50 degree more positive on the right side or she will pull.NO negative caster on either side. Rear neg on both sides camber .50 or a little more if you want to super handle on turns. 1/16th total toe rear is good also.If your 300 lbs stay in the car when they do it. It's all driven by ride height.
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