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C5 Control Arms vs C6 Control Arms offset with c6 craddle. Pics wanted!

 
Old 01-17-2019, 07:37 AM
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Doing a c6z diff swap this winter and wondering which control arms I want to go with. Does anyone have pictures of the difference in offset between the C5 arms and the C6 arms with the c6 craddle on a c5?
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Old 01-17-2019, 09:51 AM
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Ill try to find mine, C5 arms centered the wheel better. C6 offset like an inch more to rear of wheel well opening. C5 arms and c6 cradle fit a 28x10.5 slick better than all C5 parts too
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Here is mine with c6 cradle and c6 arm with on my first setup.
Push the rear back roughly 5/8 to 3/4.

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I had that setup dragracing running low 10's and the torque ripped the top bolts out from the c6 rear from the tranny,i went back to my c5 rear.if you need the adapter plate and off set mounts let me know i will sell them
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Originally Posted by DRIVER456 View Post
I had that setup dragracing running low 10's and the torque ripped the top bolts out from the c6 rear from the tranny,i went back to my c5 rear.if you need the adapter plate and off set mounts let me know i will sell them
Did you have the ECS or DTE brace that reinforces the connection between the trans and diff?
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Originally Posted by Turbo-Geist View Post
Did you have the ECS or DTE brace that reinforces the connection between the trans and diff?
no i did not
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Here was mine with a C6 lower control arm and C6 cradle:

"The 6060 swap with a C6 cradle and control arm moves the tire location back. I now have 3/4" clearance between the tire and rear fender with a 28" tall slick. The car still needs an alignment, but I'm not sure if I'll gain anymore and these slicks will have some growth at 160mph."

I like a centered look so I went back to the C5 lower control arm.


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Here's where it will rub on the rear fender as posted by another member in one of my build threads:

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here you go, like i said they still rub on huge bumps when i have a passenger... its also way i try not to put more then 1/2 tank in the car... but no harm no foul, just a little paint rub. ill eventually trim it all away.

in the pics the car is on a jack, when its down you can't see any of these areas unless your really looking..





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Bret is in the process of making both lower control arms and conversion brackets to let you keep the c5 cradle with tr6060 swaps in order to keep the tires centered
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I have a 6060 in mine with a c5 diff. Jason at Texas Drivetrain machines the tailhousing from a t56 to fit a 6060. Bolted up like stock.
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Originally Posted by neutron82 View Post
Bret is in the process of making both lower control arms and conversion brackets to let you keep the c5 cradle with tr6060 swaps in order to keep the tires centered
Yeah I’ve been speaking with him but I already have the diff, cradle and trans.


Thanks for the pics guys!
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I believe he said that the control arms alone can solve the problem, you might ask him... I have c5 arms on mine and it is pushed back a tad but not as bad as the swaps I've seen using c6 arms

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Originally Posted by neutron82 View Post
I believe he said that the control arms alone can solve the problem, you might ask him... I have c5 arms on mine and it is pushed back a tad but not as bad as the swaps I've seen using c6 arms
I’m itching for Brett to give me the green light so he can do this on my c5.
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Like others stated if you want a centered setup use c5 arms.
Mine will go back in to get the wheel back in the middle.
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Anyone have pics of the c5 LCA's bolted to the c6 cradle? I thought it wasn't possible, but if it is, I'd like to try it.
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Driver456, How far off is the rear end from lining up with the C6 cradle after you install it all in the C5? Or how much offset is the offset mount? Looks like about 2"
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Here's mine with a 305/35-19 Nitto NT05R and C6Z TR6060/Rear/Cradle/Arms. Ever so slightly offset to the rear.
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I am making my own offset mounts. Can anyone give me the height and the amount of offset of the mount. It looks like about 2 7/8" high and about 2" offset.

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Here's mine with a 305/35-19 Nitto NT05R and C6Z TR6060/Rear/Cradle/Arms. Ever so slightly offset to the rear.
that looks great! unless you tell someone they will never know
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Originally Posted by C5 LS7 View Post
Driver456, How far off is the rear end from lining up with the C6 cradle after you install it all in the C5? Or how much offset is the offset mount? Looks like about 2"
sorry man,i don't remember, it was awhile back,i went back to the c5 cradle and rear.you also have to modify the exhaust
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