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Nothing to address here. We are using the standard Shelby drop spec. and our regular length coilover UCA's. Geometry works great, tires tell me so :cool:
Interesting. I'd think the lowered upper ball joint position would negate the Shelby drop.
 

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Interesting. I'd think the lowered upper ball joint position would negate the Shelby drop.
Without running the simulation I'd WAG the Shelby drop still helps the camber gain as evidenced by much more even tire wear.
 

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Interesting. I'd think the lowered upper ball joint position would negate the Shelby drop.
That is at -3 degrees camber as you stated earlier.

What is tire wear at Shelby specs?

Or do you have new alignment specs for these spindles?
 

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That is at -3 degrees camber as you stated earlier.

What is tire wear at Shelby specs?
We don't use the Shelby specs with radial tires. Those #'s from the 60's were for bias ply tires.
 

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Do you have different alignment specs for these spindles?
 

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Do you have different alignment specs for these spindles?
From our testing we'd suggest the same alignment specs for these drop spindles and regular height spindles with our suspension.
 

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Interesting. I'd think the lowered upper ball joint position would negate the Shelby drop.
Now I’m confused.. for both @Shaun and @rpm

My understanding is that this new drop spindle moves the pin up 2in, but the overall height of the spindle, from upper ball joint to lower ball joint, is still the same?

I understand that the steering arm was modified.

Just more of a question.

Ok thanks.


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Now I’m confused.. for both @Shaun and @rpm

My understanding is that this new drop spindle moves the pin up 2in, but the overall height of the spindle, from upper ball joint to lower ball joint, is still the same?

I understand that the steering arm was modified.

Just more of a question.

Ok thanks.


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