I have a 1968 chevelle ss clone with a 454 .

Asked by Aug 20, 2013 at 10:22 AM about the 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I replaced everything in front end with new parts , tubular a-arms 2 in drop spendols up
sized to a 1 7/8 in sway bar and big block coil springs and all other parts are new , after
having it aligned it drives horrible  turning steering wheel seems to bolt off very hard and
hitting rough roads wants to bounce bad HELP

2 Answers

90

when you lower the suspension you changed the entire geometry of it. i would think your factory alignment specs. would not be correct on a lowered car ?? Any work done to the gear box ? adjust the worm gear ? or worn out rag joint ?

2 of 2 people found this helpful.
17,105

Did you change the motor mounts? Are they in correct or is the engine aligned? Did you replace the entire steering geometry? Is there proper clearance for the wheels and tires? Dropping the front end puts more weight on the suspension. Do you have power steering? New parts there? If you go to a larger motor, you need to replace everything, including the frame cross members. Car makers put in what only is needed for the weight of the manufactured car at the time.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Chevrolet Chevelle Experts

  • #1
    Squatt
    Reputation
    700
  • #2
    LouB
    Reputation
    280
  • #3
    18TandSVT
    Reputation
    250
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Camaro
531 Great Deals out of 31,312 listings starting at $1,450
Used Chevrolet Corvette
127 Great Deals out of 16,232 listings starting at $3,000
Used Ford Mustang
460 Great Deals out of 42,893 listings starting at $1,488
Used Chevrolet Nova
166 listings
Used Dodge Charger
447 Great Deals out of 35,210 listings starting at $2,000
Used Chevrolet Impala
551 Great Deals out of 33,419 listings starting at $1,499
Used Pontiac GTO
6 Great Deals out of 417 listings starting at $4,995
Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,126 Great Deals out of 57,849 listings starting at $995
Used Chevrolet Bel Air
233 listings starting at $72,995
Used Pontiac Firebird
8 Great Deals out of 741 listings starting at $2,987

Used Cars For Sale

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.