Originally posted by BRUISER-42:
<STRONG> Eric, I'am not quite sure what you have against the high angle arm? It is far superior to the arm your pushing, and Avalanche offers a less expensive arm that works as well.</STRONG>
<IMG SRC="smilies/confused.gif" border="0"> I think you're misunderstanding me when I said "angled in too far." I was referring to location of the TRE relative to the ball joint, ie. Ackerman angle. I saw a pair of Parts Mike arms and the TRE was actually closer to the center of the vehicle than the ball joint <IMG SRC="smilies/eek.gif" border="0"> There was several inches of clearance between the TRE and the tire. The ones I got from Roggy are sweet, they provide as much ackerman as possible.
I'm guessing you're referring to the way you cancel out the machined angle on the knuckle? I actually think it's very cool that you do that, even the GM arm corrects for that angle. After looking at those knuckles long and hard though I saw no mechanical advantage to the surface angle on the knuckle (helps for compression, hurts for tension) so when I machined my knuckles I machined them perpendicular to the wheel mounting surface, thus no corrective angle is necessary.
$150 IS a lot of coin for that single piece of steel.
That said, I'd like to stop by your shop sometime Clifton <IMG SRC="smilies/beer.gif" border="0">