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Old 10-10-2018, 03:06 PM   #1
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bad handling / driving characteristic after Camaro subframe ! What is wrong ?

Hy all..

this summer i was able to put a few hundred miles on my truck.

Unfortunately i am quite unhappy with the handling respectively with the driving characteristic.

THe truck is bouncing very hard , even with the installed air ride ( front / rear).

In Corners the truck is pushing over the front axle…..

Last week i was at a Football Stadion ….at the parking area the Ground was partly asphalted and partly filled with pepple Stones …

finally there were a lot of pepple Stones on the ashpaletd parts as well.

so after the Football game i left the parking area .. and it was really horrible because the truck was pushing over the front axle like hell ...because of the pepple Stones.. it was like driving on ice (almost :-) )


My Chevy 51 pickup has a Camaro subframe installed. The wheels were aligned by professional shop.

We have installed the subframe like that..

--> Original pickup - frame had have been widened , the Camaro subframe inserted directly into the frame..

Details pls see at the attached pics…

I guess with this Setup the geometry is off..


I hope some of you can give me a Feedback, what the reason could be for the miserable handling


i hope my Explanation is more or less understandable ...i am from Germany and my english is limited :-)

Hope to hear from you soon

Thanks a lot
Achim
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Old 10-11-2018, 06:37 AM   #2
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Re: bad handling / driving characteristic after Camaro subframe ! What is wrong ?

Couple of things I can think of from doing camaro sub frames in street rods in the 80's.
I assume it is all braced and welded. No bad flex in the frame.
Is the frame good and square and the suspension in the frame square?
What did you use for shocks?
What did you use for steering? Stock or a rack? If you modified the steering did you test it for ackerman angles and bump steer?
Did you put a front sway bar on it?
What alignment specs did it end up with?
Lastly post some more pictures of the truck and the over all setup.
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Old 10-11-2018, 02:29 PM   #3
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Re: bad handling / driving characteristic after Camaro subframe ! What is wrong ?

Hy Jimmy;

see the answers below…..

Couple of things I can think of from doing camaro sub frames in street rods in the 80's.

I assume it is all braced and welded. No bad flex in the frame.
A: everthying is welded , i dont think that there is any bad flex..

Is the frame good and square and the suspension in the frame square?
A: visual the frame Looks to be in a good shape…, i Need to double check if the Frame is square…

what do u mean with the Suspension is square ????


What did you use for shocks?

A: I have no idea, it´s no Name - brand , latest at the Weekend i will take some pics of the front setup

What did you use for steering? Stock or a rack? If you modified the steering
did you test it for ackerman angles and bump steer?

A: everything is stock

Did you put a front sway bar on it?

A: it does have the original Sway bar

What alignment specs did it end up with?

A: i will scan the paper of the results of the shop which has done the alignment

Lastly post some more pictures of the truck and the over all setup.

A: More pics are coming soon :-)

At the front i have installed slam air - bags…. i drive the car with around 60 - 65 psi (front and rear)

I am also thinking About to remove the front air - bags and to try original coil springs and original Shocks

CU
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