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Re: N+W+F-Body Front Suspension Swap - How To
Tuesday, March 18, 2008 5:42 PM
I don't have the rims yet. But the rims I do want are not dual drilled. So I kinda want to be able to rotate them when needed.

I'm sure there's a machine shop that does this. I think it would be the least amount of hassle out of all my options.




Re: N+W+F-Body Front Suspension Swap - How To
Tuesday, March 18, 2008 5:51 PM
as said, most aftermarket rims will work, and you should be able to find a machine shop to do it for you.



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Re: N+W+F-Body Front Suspension Swap - How To
Wednesday, April 02, 2008 6:30 PM
UPDATE for me.

I measured my stock J axles to my new Macautoparts N-body axles and the results were..........................................

They are the same length. J=N

Now I must get back to my swap.


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Re: N+W+F-Body Front Suspension Swap - How To
Sunday, April 06, 2008 7:32 PM
does anyone know how to take off the stub shaft on the pass side axle?



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Re: N+W+F-Body Front Suspension Swap - How To
Monday, April 07, 2008 5:39 PM
Pry the mofo off is how you do it. . Finally past my roadblock, all thats left is rotor and caliper install


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Re: N+W+F-Body Front Suspension Swap - How To
Thursday, April 24, 2008 11:13 PM
I did this swap today, took about 6 hours or so, looks pretty sweet, the wheel alignment is REALLY bad, so it will go in tomorrow.


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Re: N+W+F-Body Front Suspension Swap - How To
Friday, April 25, 2008 8:18 PM
Well little update for people, I did mine today and if you use W-Body calipers with the N-Body Aluminum spindles you will need to drill the holes out on the spindles out quite a bit (probably 1/4") to fit the bolt through it for the caliper bracket. Kinda sucked.



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Re: N+W+F-Body Front Suspension Swap - How To
Sunday, July 06, 2008 5:06 PM
Has anyone had any problems with malibu GSP axles (new)? I replaced my axle, and it seems to be bad already!!! >:o!!!!!



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Re: N+W+F-Body Front Suspension Swap - How To
Friday, July 11, 2008 1:05 PM
so to be clear 16'' wheels wont be big enough?? 17 's are a must yes??
Re: N+W+F-Body Front Suspension Swap - How To
Friday, July 11, 2008 2:41 PM
i was looking around and saw the w bodies have 10.9'' rotors. anyone know if the 10.9'' rotors will work with the camaro caliper? im just all about having 16's i have a 2nd gen and 17s are too big.
Re: N+W+F-Body Front Suspension Swap - How To
Friday, July 11, 2008 3:13 PM
16" wheels clear the W/F body setup..... at least the ones I have (cop/taxi car steelies)..... and the OEM wheels from the Mont. Carlo, Impala, GP (not the mesh ones), and Grand Am all clear..... as far as aftermarket, I'm sure there are plenty that also clear (Fetter has some 16"s that clear his Baer (?) kit)






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Re: N+W+F-Body Front Suspension Swap - How To
Sunday, July 13, 2008 5:58 PM
I'm glad I came back to check the progress because now I know that the 99+ Nbody axles will work, so all I need is braided fron lines, 99+ ball joints, axles and tierod ends. This is so cool, I will upgrade to the 12" W rotors and F-body calipers later cause I want to get the remaining parts for my Neon rear disc setup first.
Re: N+W+F-Body Front Suspension Swap - How To
Friday, August 01, 2008 10:48 PM
If anyone is wondering the arp # for the wheel studs it's 100-7708.




Re: N+W+F-Body Front Suspension Swap - How To
Sunday, August 03, 2008 5:20 PM
Hey guys, I have an extra set of ball joints, tie rods, and one n-body axle that are all brand new. Please make offers on this stuff if you want them as I want to try to lose as little money as possible.



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Re: N+W+F-Body Front Suspension Swap - How To
Thursday, August 28, 2008 12:16 AM
Back from the dead!

I have a question that may have been answered. Joshua claimed that BSA part # 513137 had both 5x115 and 5x100 patterns on the hub. So if that is true could I simply re drill a set of F-body rotors to 5x100 and still be able to use my 5x100 wheels? Hub bore is not even close to an issue as I have to use hub rings as it stands now.

Can anyone confirm that that hub really has both 5x100 and 5x115?








Re: N+W+F-Body Front Suspension Swap - How To
Thursday, August 28, 2008 12:26 AM
Bah found my answer.






Re: N+W+F-Body Front Suspension Swap - How To
Thursday, August 28, 2008 4:40 AM
ProfessorJ wrote:

Bah found my answer.


and that is?


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Re: N+W+F-Body Front Suspension Swap - How To
Thursday, August 28, 2008 7:22 AM
The hub is 5x110 and 5x115.






Re: N+W+F-Body Front Suspension Swap - How To
Thursday, August 28, 2008 7:38 PM
that sucks! unless you want to run cobalt wheels......




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Re: N+W+F-Body Front Suspension Swap - How To
Friday, September 05, 2008 4:22 PM
Still have the nbody tie rod ends and ball joints if anyone wants them



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Re: N+W+F-Body Front Suspension Swap - How To
Friday, September 05, 2008 6:26 PM
How much for the ball joints and what brand?




Re: N+W+F-Body Front Suspension Swap - How To
Saturday, September 06, 2008 3:00 AM
$40 for the ball joints, they are XCP brand.



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Re: N+W+F-Body Front Suspension Swap - How To
Sunday, September 21, 2008 1:44 PM
ProfessorJ wrote:

The hub is 5x110 and 5x115.


Ahh man...really!?!? Autozone.com shows them as 5x100 or atleast they did. I never did ever get to even touch one since all the stores wont order unless you pay and screw that. Damn.....


Doesn't the J-body tie rod ends work on the N-body knuckle???
Re: N+W+F-Body Front Suspension Swap - How To
Sunday, September 21, 2008 1:48 PM
Yes, but they're technically too small.



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Re: N+W+F-Body Front Suspension Swap - How To
Friday, December 05, 2008 6:44 PM
Hmm....so to ask for the 4xxxx time, if you have N-body aluminum control arms and trim them down to J-body specs, then the N-body stock axles fit perfect?
Sorry to beat the dead horse
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