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Well, someone is bound to try them but I wouldn't. McGaughy's are great and until I get some proof, rather than just words from a tech, I won't be recommending the BellTechs. At first glance, I'd almost say that they got their hands on a McGaughy's spindle and updated their crappy one.

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hmmm i wonder if they will let you trade in the old belltech spindles for the new ones

that would be cool since people seem to have so many problems with them

i have the older style and for now i will have to use them unless i can find some money to buy some mcgaughy's
 

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The problems w/ LCA's is the bumpsteer they create. Bothers some people.....

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http://autorepair.about.com/library/glossary/bldef-043a.htm
The tendency of a vehicle to suddenly veer or swerve to one side when hitting a bump or dip in the road. The condition is caused by uneven toe changes that occur as a result of the steering linkage or rack not being parallel with the road surface. This causes the wheels to change toe unevenly as the suspension undergoes jounce and rebound.
DJM lca's do reveal an increase of bumpsteer over stock. Def. not bad at all but it does bother some.

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Does a stiffer anti-sway bar help any with bumpsteer?
Actually by stiffening the sway bar it creats more of a bumpsteer feel. I recently noticed that my installer over tightened my sway bar end links, according to DJM, and when I loosened them as DJM requested I noticed a much more comfotable ride and some less bumpsteer.
 

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When you tighten the end links stop when the bushings just BEGIN to compress. If you tighten them to the point they begin to distort you've overtightened them. Lots of people overdo this.....not only does it damage the bushing life, it can bend the end links, increase bumpsteer, and decrease benifit of the sway bar.

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Bottomed what out? The threads on the end link? Simply put, like I said, if you tighten them to the point the bushings begin to distort you've overtightened them.
 

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Yeah the treads on the endlink, They are way over tightened. I just went to look and one bushing is busted already. Guess I know what to buy in the morning :pow:
 

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I installed 2" drop arms on my bro's 98. It has a lot more bumpsteer than it did stock. I installed a aftermarket sway bar and it reduced some of it but it's still noticably more than stock.

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cool, I have my 4inch drop installed and waiting to do my front and I was just wondering about the sway bars, I bought helwig anti sways for the front and rear, The rear is great with the 4 inch drop and sway bar. THis is my first truck I have had a z28 and mustangsin the past and I like that feeling of good handling. You guys have some nice rides and this is all new to me and I love hearing your guys input on your trucks thanks.
 

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$200 for a belltech spindle is not bad at all even if they stole Mcgaughy's design. As long as I don't increase turning radius and you don't have to mess with the balljoints, I'd be willing to give them a try.
 
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