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Old 12-13-2011, 06:14 PM
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Is rollerized front suspension worth the effort and money? Now that the big block is installed in my Fairlane I'd like to optimize my suspension to take full advantage of the increased torque and horsepower. Rear suspension is leaf spring with Caltracs and Competition Engineering adjustable drag shocks. Planning on front suspension rebuild over the winter, but wasn't sure if rollerizing the control arms was really worth the added expense.
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Get the rollerized spring perches. That is the biggest bind in the whole setup. Originally Ford used a metal bushing, but then went to rubber.

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Is rollerized front suspension worth the effort and money? Now that the big block is installed in my Fairlane I'd like to optimize my suspension to take full advantage of the increased torque and horsepower. Rear suspension is leaf spring with Caltracs and Competition Engineering adjustable drag shocks. Planning on front suspension rebuild over the winter, but wasn't sure if rollerizing the control arms was really worth the added expense.

Who makes the rollerized front suspensions?
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I tried the roller perches and lower control arms and it didn't make any difference in my 60 ft times. Probably because my stuff was so wore out being 40+ years old.
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Worked with them on a friends Super stock mustang.
Fund a 4-6 hundreds in 60' times, but this was on a really well
Sorted out car with a small tire and a equally small 289cu motor
So anything he could do to get the car to rotate help.

If remember they were a pita to keep dirt out of
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We used Open Tracker peices on my Dads 67 Comet. Did the 'whole' deal at the beginnig of last season and overall has been worth darn near a 10th on his 60' times. Open Tracker were good people to deal with.............
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Got a friend who's done the whole bearing/heim joint deal on his Mopar. There is a tremendous difference in how his car reacts, compared to the stock bushing stuff.

The biggest bind is the stabilizer bars that connect the lower arms to the front frame of the car.
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