Anyone ever use a truck arm type rear suspension on an F body? If they do away with our NASCAR Track, I am really thinking about building me an SCCA road race car un the unlimited class. I'm going to build it with a NASCAR style cage just like all my other cars, but the suspension will be quite different.
My thoughts are to do away with the front T bars and lighten the K frame like we do on the cars we run now. Without the bars loading, I may be able to lighten it up some more. It will be mounted straight to the frame as well. Engine mounts will be an engine plate so the change wont effect anything and we already use custom oil pans from Kevko. I'll be using tube lower and upper control arms with bearings and races. The upper will have a perch and use shims to adjust caster/camber. It will have arm adjustments to change the front roll center as well. Not sure of the lentght of the arms at this time though as it does effect the camber curve during dynamic use versus static settings It will use a 7" adjustable coil overs as well.
The rear will be a NASCAR truck arm. Pretty light weight and adjustable for wheels base, forward bite and axle lead. I doubt we will need the axle lead though, but it's part of the mount. The rear will be supported with 9" adjustable coil overs.
Both front and rear will use a race car type adjustable sway bars as well.
It should make for a nice ride, but I just aint sure about the truck arms. I already know the front works though. It's not too far off from what we run right now. I guess it should work though, after all NASCAR runs it on it's road courses with pretty good success.
Got any comments on this set up ?? Post them up. :chug