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PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2020 12:50 pm 
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Just wanting some recommendations on strut rods and upper control arms for my 65 valiant, race car. I plan to replace the struts and the Upper control arms and will start looking for parts soon. I want to eliminate any binding and help the car with lift and weight transfer. So I figure I will go to a Heim joint style UCA and strut. Would you go with an aluminum strut? Any brand rcommendations? Same with the UCA recommendations?

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2020 3:07 pm 
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I bought heim joint end uca's for Grüne Hölle..
I got them from Reilly Motorsports.. RMS


Good parts.

I have stock stuff in Ruster.
Weight transfer is probably more in the shock tuning and rear springs and if you go to a stick things might be different still.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2020 4:48 pm 
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That is the ones I was looking at also. Heims have to help with free movement too.

Then it will be shocks... Then it will be springs.....Then and then..... :D :D

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2020 11:16 am 
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Reilly makes excellent stuff. If they don't make UCAs any more, go to Firmfeel next.

You can get alum strut rods + heims (mancini?) and they are strong enough (even for my 64 Dart), but not super beefy. Actually, PM or email me because Mark C donated a set of alum struts to me and they are yours if you want them. Brand new.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2020 2:48 pm 
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RMS still shows adjustable (Heims) upper control arms for $349 a pair

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2020 6:31 pm 
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Those should be the ones to get then!

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