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I want to center the wheel in the well and reduce deflection. I've searched the archives and I have some questions. It seems the global west are the best for no deflection but do they make an extended piece? And where do ya get 'em?The BMR's seem to be the bang for the buck leader but they have so many different ones, which would be best for my application? Also should I get uppers and lowers or just the lowers? I'm not going to be autocrossing the car.

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Cons to extended arms:
Might need longer driveshaft (maybe $$$)

Stretching your 5th brake line (maybe $$$)

Moving even MORE weight in front of the drive wheels on a front-heavy cat

You MUST change the uppers (double the $ and more than double the work of stock-length)

Can't use global west (the ONLY arms that use spherical and del-a-lum bushings for NO deflection or bind).


Pros:
Your wheels look centered. That's it.


Note GW is working on extended arms, so at least one objection will go away soon. But given you'll need uppers and lowers you're looking at a huge cost to go extended with GW hardware.
 
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Good info Knightshade

I actually want to center the wheel because I want to run a bigger tire. So add "better clearance" to the pros column. I don't care about looks. It's function that is driving me.

From what I have read most extended length LCA's keep the DS within tolerance so no DS required.

The Brake line issue is a concern so I may need to look at that more closely.

Front heavy. I don't care. I can just add more weight to the back like a sub or something. He he. :cool:

Cost. Not a big issue but I am looking for ways to accomplish the same result for less.

Thanks again for the info.
 
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I actually want to center the wheel because I want to run a bigger tire.
How big of a tire are you wanting to run? Never heard of anyone NEEDING to center it for tire reason...

IIRC, the wheel IS centered in the well, just that the opening is not centered.
 
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Originally posted by Wayne Bengston:
</font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />I actually want to center the wheel because I want to run a bigger tire.
How big of a tire are you wanting to run? Never heard of anyone NEEDING to center it for tire reason...

IIRC, the wheel IS centered in the well, just that the opening is not centered.
</font>[/QUOTE]305/45/18 almost 29" I don't think it'll fit without centering.
 
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305/45/18 almost 29" I don't think it'll fit without centering.
Going off-roading?

There are far better tire choices for what I think you're looking to do here (wider tire, in 18"?).

A 29" tire (remember, you need to match tire diameters front and rear) is gonna look horrible on an SS/9C1.....
 
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Originally posted by AutocroSSer:
There are far better tire choices for what I think you're looking to do here (wider tire, in 18"?).
I'm going to need something that will stick and have street manners. The best tire I've found for this purpose is a Nitto drag radial. I've run them all year round with great success on other cars. Even at 80 mph in the pooring rain. I have 18 X 9.5 wheels and if you have a better suggestion I'm all ears but I doubt you'll find it. I'd like to run a 295/40/18 but I can't find ANY tires in this size. Currently I'm running 285/35/18's with stock 308 gears, no posi, and traction is constantly a problem. The tires are Sumitomo HTRZ II's with 220 UTQG. 410's and posi are planned soon and I need a way to hook off the line. Any suggestions besides adding 500lbs in the trunk???????????
 
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Originally posted by Wayne Bengston:
Why not try the 285/35/18 Nittos?
They will definitely do better than what I have but I think I'll need a little more tire. My Camaro with 373's and full drag suspension won't hook at all on drag radials. Mainly because the TC hits like a ton of bricks but I'm just trying to compare cars I own. I really hate singing the "I ain't got no" traction blues. :(
 
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Originally posted by tekprodave:
</font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by Wayne Bengston:
Why not try the 285/35/18 Nittos?
They will definitely do better than what I have but I think I'll need a little more tire. My Camaro with 373's and full drag suspension won't hook at all on drag radials. Mainly because the TC hits like a ton of bricks but I'm just trying to compare cars I own. I really hate singing the "I ain't got no" traction blues. :( </font>[/QUOTE]You can always install a racelogic traction control system... I'm organizing a group purchase here:

GP on TC
 
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Originally posted by boedean:
You should check out the Kaotic Kustom's LCA's. He is offering quality built extended arms at reasonable prices. Here's the link...

http://impalassforum.com/noncgi/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=18;t=001054

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Yeah, Mark sent me a PM and said they are developing a set with the del a lum bushings like global west. If he can offer a comparable set with extension at a fraction of the cost then that would be something to check out for sure!!
 
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Originally posted by Knightshade:
[/qb]You can always install a racelogic traction control system... I'm organizing a group purchase here:

GP on TC [/QB]
Interesting....but nah. That's not what I'm looking for at this time.
 
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