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    Question: How much longer are Corvette A arms than Fiero?

    The reason I ask is, instead of buying expensive tubular arms, I was wondering if used Corvette C4, or C5, would extend out far enough not to have to use 2" wheel spacers on the front.

    Anyone have a set of Corvette arms they could measure against a standard Fiero's, to see how much longer they are from the ball joint back to the centerline of the frame mounts? I know they are probably wider at the mounts, just by looking at them, and that the mounting points on the frame would have to be modified to accommodate them.

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    Re: Question: How much longer are Corvette A arms than Fiero?

    jntramey;

    I looked into this as well to save me doing the additional work but I found that the mounting of the control arms would be fairly extensive work given the Fiero uses a main mount on the crossbar and a secondary rear mount up against the frame on the front. You would need to build a cross bar that accepts the Corvette lower control arm mounts which pretty much puts you back to making a full custom front suspension like I ended up doing. If you are talking about the rears, the same thing will present itself where you will need to modify the rear cradle to accept the Corvette control arm pivots.

    You might be better off to get in touch with RCC to get their extended front control arms and coil over conversion package as they use stock Fiero pivot locations and replace the top hat and shock mount for the front suspension.

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    Re: Question: How much longer are Corvette A arms than Fiero?

    Thanks Don.

    I was sure hoping I could find a suitable substitute like Corvette, etc. that I could use by just modifying the mounting points on the frame. :-\

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    Re: Question: How much longer are Corvette A arms than Fiero?

    Have you looked at any of the A-arms from AFCO? Check under Circle Track then Front Suspension for generic sizes. They have others too.

    http://www.afcoracing.com/

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    Re: Question: How much longer are Corvette A arms than Fiero?

    Quote Originally Posted by wment
    Have you looked at any of the A-arms from AFCO? Check under Circle Track then Front Suspension for generic sizes. They have others too.

    http://www.afcoracing.com/

    wm
    Bookmarked now, thanks! ;D

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    Re: Question: How much longer are Corvette A arms than Fiero?

    iv got compete suspension from a gen 2 viper for sale ill send you photos and measurments if your intrested

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