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Re: 99 Grand Am aluminum control arms
Thursday, July 06, 2006 10:46 AM
Nice find Lenko!! I would have thought the same as CTS




Jason
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Re: 99 Grand Am aluminum control arms
Thursday, July 06, 2006 11:11 AM
I'm going to pick up a set of control arms, knuckles, brakes, axles, etc.... the works... from the wrecker soon. $500 for the lot. A bit pricey

I need to sell my junker car first tho.





Re: 99 Grand Am aluminum control arms
Thursday, July 06, 2006 11:50 AM
your selling your trailer cav ??







Re: 99 Grand Am aluminum control arms
Thursday, July 06, 2006 1:26 PM
Hell no... I've got a 95 Sunfire... was an insurance write-off, but the bags didn't pop... just a slight hit in the front, put the frame off a bit. A bit of straightening, and the parts I've collected, and it's good to go.

You interested?





Re: 99 Grand Am aluminum control arms
Thursday, July 06, 2006 2:11 PM
Now this would be awesome with the alum. CA and the F-body brakes with a re-drilled 5x100 stud pattern on the hub. Good work Lenko
Re: 99 Grand Am aluminum control arms
Thursday, July 06, 2006 4:18 PM
Can't help you on the 5x100 pattern... I'm going with the N-body front to match my N-body rear.





Re: 99 Grand Am aluminum control arms
Thursday, July 06, 2006 4:26 PM
you can redrill them if you wanted

nah , i was wondering what ever happened to to trailer cav , havent seen anything since it was a shell when you got it







Re: 99 Grand Am aluminum control arms
Thursday, July 06, 2006 6:07 PM
Eh....just bought rims. Its gotta be 5x100 for me. I've got a mill and a radius plate vise so I'll just redrill. That would be so awesome if the alum. CAs work, if they do then this swap will be a go for me.
Re: 99 Grand Am aluminum control arms
Thursday, July 06, 2006 7:03 PM
Arent the rotors from the C4 that some sell 5x100? Wouldnt that work somehow too?



Re: 99 Grand Am aluminum control arms
Thursday, July 06, 2006 9:27 PM
The Vette has a different rotor offset and diameter, don't think you could make it work, too different.
I don't see why you couldn't redrill the hubs and rotors for 5x110, but I haven't looked too closely either (as I have the N-body IRS too).

The N front and rear are freeking awsome with the setup I'm running. I still haven't pushed my setup to the limit. For instance, the freeway off-ramp where I live. I can take it at about 45mph in my GAM or 40mph in sister's base Cavy before it starts sliding out. In my sunny I took it at 60mph the other day and it still wasn't sliding. Getting afraid of taking it any faster!
I'll try for 65 when I fix my car (computer bracket busted a rivet and with no splash shields (on order) it started rubbing the wheel; was only a matter of time before the wheel won).

It is so much fun to have someone riding your ass on the freeway, then take off up that ramp at 15+mph faster than they can take it!
And being able to stop on a dime. Still haven't gotten the wheels to lock up yet either, love those tires. Freak people out riding with me cause they don't think I can stop in time.



Re: 99 Grand Am aluminum control arms
Friday, July 07, 2006 1:55 AM
Man, I wnat the N-body IRS swap, and if this works Lenko its going on there too!!




Re: 99 Grand Am aluminum control arms
Friday, July 07, 2006 9:46 AM
Jawn i have a set of ProThane bushings uninstalled. i'll let you take em to swap into the aluminum arms instead of taking them out of your existing ones. i'll take your J set up instead and if you want a bare set of J arms, i have those also.



Re: 99 Grand Am aluminum control arms
Friday, July 07, 2006 11:47 AM
I'll have to look for some tomorrow at the junk yard........ anyone know if its just the '99 Grand Ams, or do the 98-99 Malabu's and 99 Alero's have these also? I'll check a known 99 Alero today





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Re: 99 Grand Am aluminum control arms
Friday, July 07, 2006 12:24 PM
there was quite a list on gmpartsdirect.com

under "control arm assembly" then "sport suspension, lower, right" for part number 22609744:

Oldsmobile Alero
1999-2003
1999 Sport Susp, (RP ...
1999 Lower, Right, w/Spor ...
1999 w/Sport Suspension, ...

Pontiac Grand Am
1999 Right, Lower, w/Spor ...
1999 Right, w/Sport Suspension
1999-2002 Sport Susp 1999 Arm ...

under the 1999-2003 link for the Alero, it had an RPO code of FE3.
here's what I found for RPO FE2, P/N 22609742:

Chevrolet Malibu
1999 Lower, Right, Aluminum
1999 Right, Aluminum

Oldsmobile Alero
1999-2003 Cast Alloy Right 199 ...
1999 Lower, Right, w/o Sp ...
1999 w/o Sport Suspension ...

Pontiac Grand Am
1999-2002 Cast Alloy Right Rid ...
1999 Right, Lower, w/o Sp ...
1999 Right, w/o Sport Sus ...









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Re: 99 Grand Am aluminum control arms
Friday, July 07, 2006 1:15 PM
GMpartsdirect.com usually needs some interperting to get the message correctly.
The 99 Alero and GAM had Aluminum control arms for both FE2 and FE3. The Malibu did not. And it was only 99.



Re: 99 Grand Am aluminum control arms
Friday, July 07, 2006 1:19 PM
so 99 is the ONLY years to get them?

I need to replace my front bushings as well, so I'm interested in a pair.


Desert Tuners

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Re: 99 Grand Am aluminum control arms
Friday, July 07, 2006 1:44 PM
Hmm.... went to Ebay to find some ball joints....

http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220000169507&sspagename=ADME%3AL%3ARTQ%3ACA%3A1&rd=1

How can it be both J-body and N-body? I was told they're larger on the N-body.





Re: 99 Grand Am aluminum control arms
Friday, July 07, 2006 1:52 PM
do you want those bushings i have Jawn? swap for your existing bushings already mounted in your J arms??



Re: 99 Grand Am aluminum control arms
Friday, July 07, 2006 1:54 PM
I know that gmpartsdirect can be messed up, but the balljoint they have listed for my car ('02 Z) is good for all 3rd gen J's, and 92-98 GAM's.

P/N 22157023 came up for 99+ GAM's and Alero's.


Desert Tuners

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Re: 99 Grand Am aluminum control arms
Friday, July 07, 2006 2:37 PM
so with these can i still use my Jbody tein SS'??



Re: 99 Grand Am aluminum control arms
Friday, July 07, 2006 3:44 PM
listening



Pete ***RIP John Lingenfelter***
2002 Flame Yellow Sunfire GT B+M shifted 5 Spd
Just looking for mods and prey


Re: 99 Grand Am aluminum control arms
Friday, July 07, 2006 3:49 PM
if they'll bolt right into the car and match up to the knuckle like the stockers, I don't see why not.


Desert Tuners

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Re: 99 Grand Am aluminum control arms
Friday, July 07, 2006 4:33 PM
this is kinda cool



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98' Pontiac Sunfire SE

Re: 99 Grand Am aluminum control arms
Friday, July 07, 2006 6:00 PM
purplezed wrote:

do you want those bushings i have Jawn? swap for your existing bushings already mounted in your J arms??


Sure, works for me I'll even help ya install stuff if you want... seeing as I have the compressor and air tools and all....





Re: 99 Grand Am aluminum control arms
Friday, July 07, 2006 6:08 PM
How much of a differeance is the N body to j body ball joints?






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