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How much material is needed to grind off for spindle clearence ?
I bought a used set from a member and these are not clearenced by Tony.
Can someone give/measure the dimensions of the "slot" needed?
I`d like to know that so I can grind it or take it to local shop and after grinding send it to powder coating for better looks and it would save me alot of trouble/effort.

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Pete
 

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do they NEED to be ground down?? I dont think mine are....
 

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In this pic (courtesy of NORCAL SS) looks even with the ball joint mount but I'm not positive. I'm sure someone that has them will chime in... I also would like to know.
 

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im going to be tightening up the suspension over the next couple of weeks. I assume that since ive been driving with the non shaved (bald!) a-arms i would see where the contact has been so that would be where to grind it down, no?
 

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This is what NorCal SS says:
1) disconnect lower strut mount from a arm and pop out strut
2) pop off sway bar off a arm
3) jack up the lower control arm till you see the spindle touch the a arm
4) notch accordingly until the spindle clears the a arms
5) if your higher than 31.25 you dont need to worry about this.
 

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it hits at 31.5 also.
 

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thread must be pretty old thats why trying to get info out here.
 

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This is what NorCal SS says:
1) disconnect lower strut mount from a arm and pop out strut
2) pop off sway bar off a arm
3) jack up the lower control arm till you see the spindle touch the a arm
4) notch accordingly until the spindle clears the a arms
5) if your higher than 31.25 you dont need to worry about this.
just do this and you'll be good
 

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I would, but this is my DD and I want as little down time as possible.
And since these arms were bought used, they are in little rough shape and I would like to repowder coat them before I put them on.

Pete
 
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