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    Turbo70Camaro Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Just got my upper control arms and steering rebuild kit in a timely manner ( week and a half). Mind you my uppers were custom built for my application and fit perfectly.

    Thank you Dave
     
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    Awesome! Also great to have Dave back on the boards to share his knowledge and info!
     
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    Thanks a million Jake, it took longer for Fedex to deliver them than it took for us to make them :crazy:
     
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    Love to see some pics! :) I remember you trying to fit them to your turbo and I'm curious to see how the fit/fix worked out
     
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    Started to assemble the ball joints and stuff but I have a question, do I use the installed shims on the control arm bolts like the factory had them ? or do I mount the arms with no shims at all.
     
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    I would start with no shims, then put an angle finder on the wheel to see how close you are on the camber, and let the alignment guy shim it as needed.
     
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    That's what I did on mine they both had a small shim on both sides
     
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    Thanks guys, another question. On the tie rods is their a general rule of how much exposed threads their are out of the adjusting sleeves, is their a minimum.

    I need 19.5" end to end on the drivers side and it seems that the outer tie rod is showing alot more thread then the inner and I dont want to force it in any further (getting real hard to turn).
     
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    the threads should be equal, unbolt the outer tie rod from the spindle thread in the outer tie rod into the sleeve until it bottoms out now make sure the inner is bottomed out too, at this point you can start to turn the adjuster sleeve back to spread the tie rods apart until you get to the needed 19.5 length this way the tie rod sleeve is always centered.
     
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    Next up the steering components.
     

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