Hothkis X-tend upper LCA's, put them in or no? - Chevy Impala SS Forum
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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-03-2004, 04:22 PM
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I got the complete Hotchkis X-tend kit that has the upper and lower control arms. I've already got the lowers on, but didn't put the uppers on because I was told that they would be too stiff for normal driving/not necessary. They are also adjustable. Any suggestions? I'd like to put them on, but if they'll negatively affect handling/performace I'd rather not.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-03-2004, 04:27 PM
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You think that stiffer arms will screw up handling more than a wrong pinion angle? I would definitely put the uppers on.
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-03-2004, 07:52 PM
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You Definately need to put the uppers on..

As stated before, the wrong pinon angle is much worse than the bushing stiffness..

Also, you can do what I did and NOT Install the Polly Bushings on the Axle, I still have the OEM Rubber mounts on the pumpkin and havent had ANY of the afore mentioned binding issues in my Impala. [img]graemlins/.gif[/img]
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-07-2004, 09:53 AM
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Thanks for the info. They're just sitting in a box here so when I get my 3.73's installed, I'll bring them along as well as my extended yoke and see what they suggest.
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