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ekbeanctr
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Posts: 173
From: Middlebury, IN USA
Registered: Dec 2000

posted 07-21-2001 11:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ekbeanctr   Click Here to Email ekbeanctr     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Need opinions on which is better, Global West or Total Control with Coil Overs. The car will be a cruise in car and and an Autocross car, maybe a little road racing. I would like it to really handle well. The rear is getting fiberglass springs. It now has a 3.50 9" with Disc Brakes in the rear.

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CandyApple 65 Fastback
Versaille 9" Rear End
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Pro-T Rob
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Posts: 29
From: Monroe, LA - USA
Registered: May 2001

posted 08-03-2001 12:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Pro-T Rob   Click Here to Email Pro-T Rob     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

I'd like to hear some comparisons and reviews as well from folks who have first hand knowlege of either kit. TCP had my vote hands down until someone mentioned that adjusting the adjutable control arms for camber actually screws up the geometry of the setup.

Need a pro opinion on this.

Pro-T-Rob

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Mpcoluv
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Posts: 389
From: Charlotte NC usa
Registered: Apr 2001

posted 08-03-2001 07:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mpcoluv   Click Here to Email Mpcoluv     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think the problems arise when both control arms are not the same length. You can always tack weld the adjustments.
I would be glad to pay less for a fixed length control arm.

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69maverick
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From: Thomaston,CT.
Registered: Jan 2001

posted 08-03-2001 07:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 69maverick   Click Here to Email 69maverick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I know of a guy who on his 66 he had TCP on it and took it off a month later and went to the coil overs! I didn't get the chance to talk to him directly but the shop doing it said he wasn't happy with the Replacement type ones!

P.S. You can take the stock ones replace the bushings with a better one. I was told not to use poly. its to hard. And you can weld a brace across the bottom of the arm to stiffen it up. I put a few pieces in a few spots and it alone made the front feel sounder. on my Mav. My next change will be strut rod bushings.

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jkilroy
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From: Vicksburg, MS
Registered: Dec 99

posted 08-03-2001 08:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jkilroy   Click Here to Email jkilroy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you plan on actual vintage racing then stay away from the TCP coil-over stuff. You can't move the spring from the factory location and still race in Vintage events. The Global West Del-A-Lum bushings are the absolute best, and I like the fixed length aspect of the Global West arms. TCP has a forthcoming rear coilover setup that is very interesting, uses a torque arm and watts link. Probably sheds 100+ pounds and you know that those rear coils would have to ride smoother than leaf springs. Once again, a NO NO if you want to vintage race.

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Jay Kilroy
68' Fastback GT 390
"No such thing as a cam thats too big"

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Mpcoluv
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From: Charlotte NC usa
Registered: Apr 2001

posted 08-03-2001 01:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mpcoluv   Click Here to Email Mpcoluv     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 69maverick:
I know of a guy who on his 66 he had TCP on it and took it off a month later and went to the coil overs! I didn't get the chance to talk to him directly but the shop doing it said he wasn't happy with the Replacement type ones!

P.S. You can take the stock ones replace the bushings with a better one. I was told not to use poly. its to hard. And you can weld a brace across the bottom of the arm to stiffen it up. I put a few pieces in a few spots and it alone made the front feel sounder. on my Mav. My next change will be strut rod bushings.


So did he go to the TCP coil overs? And keep the TCP arms?

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ekbeanctr
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Posts: 173
From: Middlebury, IN USA
Registered: Dec 2000

posted 08-03-2001 04:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ekbeanctr   Click Here to Email ekbeanctr     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the feedback. I ordered the Global West Front End today. I talked to Doug at Global West, very helpful with any questions I had and knew his product very well. NO backorders either, they had everything in stock. Total Control stuff is 3-4 weeks wait. I can hardly wait to get started now. I already have the Disc Brake conversion here just waiting on all the other stuff.

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CandyApple 65 Fastback
Versaille 9" Rear End
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jkilroy
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From: Vicksburg, MS
Registered: Dec 99

posted 08-04-2001 07:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jkilroy   Click Here to Email jkilroy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
When TCP says 3 or 4 weeks they actually mean months. At least that is what happened when I ordered a set of subframe connectors.

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Jay Kilroy
68' Fastback GT 390
"No such thing as a cam thats too big"

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