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Same here!
 

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Mine was done the old fashioned way, but I could have had these nice shiny bits without the extra holes.
 

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Shaun is a lot smarter than me but I'm not crazy about the fact that the bolts are above the centerline of the control arm shaft. It looks to me like the control arm shaft now has leverage and can pull away from the shock tower in hard maneuvers possibly snapping the bolts.
 

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OMG can things get better???
 

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For those afraid to drill holes and commitment! I love and buy SoT stuff! Maybe just buy the templet and drill the holes?
 

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I did a Texas Hill Country buzz in my 427 Windsor 73 Mach 1 with Shaun's street tuned coil over front end with rear 4 1/2 mid-eyes. I now have 1300 miles on the combo and could not be more pleased. My youngest son joined me today and was reaching for a handle...
 

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Very interesting. I also discovered where Ketell is lurking these days.
 
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How much?
 

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You see, I find this funny as there's a thread where a bunch of people crap all over the SPC setup that does the same exact thing and will somehow tear right off blah blah blah. But the SoT copy, well, that's golden. BTW, in the TCP catalog guess what shows up...
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You see, I find this funny as there's a thread where a bunch of people crap all over the SPC setup that does the same exact thing and will somehow tear right off blah blah blah. But the SoT copy, well, that's golden. BTW, in the TCP catalog guess what shows up...
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Your money, your choice. Rather simple.
 

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Eh, its your money. I did the Shelby/Arning drop using a template last weekend. I also installed new blueprinted upper arms, and roller perches from Open Tracker Racing while I was at it.
 

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I feel REALLY stupid right now... but from that picture... I have NFC how those work?

Do they bolt to the tower then there's an offset bolt to relocate the arm? If yes, I'm assuming you have to use one of their A-arms because that thing is way to thick to go between a stock arm and the tower? To get the right caster/camber after the shelby drop, I barely have any shims on my car.

Sorry, but I don't get how these are better than just drilling a couple holes.

*That said, I have multiple SorT parts incorporated into my front suspension right now, I just don't understand this product?
 
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I feel REALLY stupid right now... but from that picture... I have NFC how those work?

Do they bolt to the tower then there's an offset bolt to relocate the arm? If yes, I'm assuming you have to use one of their A-arms because that thing is way to thick to go between a stock arm and the tower? To get the right caster/camber after the shelby drop, I barely have any shims on my car.

Sorry, but I don't get how these are better than just drilling a couple holes.

*That said, I have multiple SorT parts incorporated into my front suspension right now, I just don't understand this product?
To me it looks like it replaces the entire bearing/mount and the bolts for the arm enter thru the sides.

The Shelby drop are the two holes visible in the pic, that’s the top side of the mount and bolts to the car.

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Yep, I feel stupid. I totally understand now...
 

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You see, I find this funny as there's a thread where a bunch of people crap all over the SPC setup that does the same exact thing and will somehow tear right off blah blah blah. But the SoT copy, well, that's golden. BTW, in the TCP catalog guess what shows up...
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The idea has been around for a while. The complaints about SPC and TCP was that maybe they weren't robust enough. Shaun's looks like a stouter piece.
BTW I have never heard of SPC or the TCP units failing however.
 

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Nor I. I actually have the SPC units on my wife's 65 because I didn't want to be the guy that drilled into the perfect original body on that thing, and TCP wants $800 a side, so wasn't going that direction. Only problem I had with the SPC units was that the weldment near the ball joint plate encroached on the roller perch mount. A little grinding on the roller perch ear fixed that quite nicely.
And I'm not slamming Shaun's gear. It looks great. I'm sure it's perfectly functional as well. That thread I mentioned had a of talk about how horrible an engineering idea that design was in general. I didn't think it was then either. Never bother to chime in on it until now. I'm sure you see the irony. Which, BTW, is the opposite of wrinkly. ;) And the fact that he weight relieved it like an airplane part doesn't hurt either. Reminiscent of 'The Art of Engineering' Cobra.
I had a very talented mechanical engineer tell me "you never want to pivot the dampening forces in a suspension design" when I was showing him some IRS concepts I was considering. So I showed him the production cars that do exactly that. And he is a car guy too. No one knows everything. Keep an open mind. (y)
 
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