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  1. HELP!!! too many suspension and brake choices

    Suspension Questions Chassis, Brakes, Shocks, Etc
    I have filled shopping carts multiple times with various suspension and disc brake kits but am soo nervous about making a mistake on what to choose or other things I have failed to consider. Any advice or recommended vendors are greatly appreciated. I have a 57 210 Beauville 9 person wagon...
  2. Rear Wheel Clearance Issue

    Suspension Questions Chassis, Brakes, Shocks, Etc
    Need some help/advice with my 57! I have 20x10 wheels in the back, wrapped with 275s. I had to use wheels spacers to keep me clear of the rear fenders and the leaf springs, ended up working fine with no issues. Last night I installed 3" lowering blocks under the rear leafs. Upon initial...
  3. Stiff ride and body cracks

    Suspension Questions Chassis, Brakes, Shocks, Etc
    I installed new leaf springs and shocks in my 57, and it was nice and level. I drove to town and and besides the much stiffer, bumpier ride i also noticed thst my rear end sagged again. Ive retightened everything, so im confused as to why it would sag again. Also, ive notived a large crack in...
  4. Center Bolt for Leaf Springs?

    Stock Chevy Discussion 55-56-57
    I have a '57 3100. I need the Center Bolts for my leaf springs. 2 for front. 2 for rear. Any ideas? Thanks.
  5. Drop spindle vs. Mono springs

    Suspension Questions Chassis, Brakes, Shocks, Etc
    I am planning out a suspension plan for my 1957 Chevy truck 3100. Does anyone know if they make drop spindles for this truck? I can't find any, I have found some for passenger vehicles but not the truck (using CPP's big disc conversion front kit). If drop spindles are not available for the 57...
  6. Disc conversion only vs. IFS?

    Suspension Questions Chassis, Brakes, Shocks, Etc
    I am planning out some chassis work on my 57 chevy truck. I have a limited budget and my end goal is to create a truck that is comfortable to drive at modern speeds. I don't plan on driving it everyday. My question is if an IFS is a must for this truck to be safe at speed or if you can get by...
  7. New Suspension Guy

    New Member Introductions
    Hello all, My name is Chase and I am new to the tri-five forum. I work over at Ridetech and have also been involved with cars since before I can remember. I will be on here to help [email protected] answer any suspension related questions you may have. I look forward to contributing...
  8. 57 front end rebuild kit

    Classifieds Section - For Sale Items ONLY!
    includes drag link and full kit, originally from ecklers and never used. for non power steering vehicles. link to the part is as follows http://www.classicchevy.com/chevy-front-end-rebuild-kit-except-original-power-steeringand-without-coil-springs-1955-1957.html $220 for whole thing...
  9. Ball joint type

    Stock Chevy Discussion 55-56-57
    Hi, I'm a new user, my grandpa has a 1957 Bel-air 4dr sedan with post, just recently got car running and driveable, next on our list is to rebuild front end, and have questions bout the ball joints, what is the difference between low dome and hi dome ball joints, not sure which one's we have
  10. 56 3600 questions

    Trifive Trucks Suburbans & Panel vans
    :bowtier::bowtier:I have a couple of questions about my 56 3600 3/4 ton long bed. First I am looking for ideas to soften suspension. Can I switch to 1/2 ton frt axle ,springs ,spindles etc. I am also looking for info on a 3 speed overdrive trans I have I think came out of 62 Bel Air, and need...
  11. Best source of suspension rebuild kit or parts?

    Suspension Questions Chassis, Brakes, Shocks, Etc
    I'm cleaning my frame and suspension components, for painting and then I'll need all the rebuild parts (ball joints, bumpers, bushings, etc). What is the best source of these parts, preferably in 'kit form' for price... I would prefer US mfgd parts... Any suggestions appreciated. I also...
  12. What is the best rout to take on lowering front end on 57 Chevy 210 sedan

    Suspension Questions Chassis, Brakes, Shocks, Etc
    Best way to lower a 1957 Chevy sedan I am new to this site, first post. I have a 1957 Chevy 210 sedan 2 door. I am in the process of doing suspension upgrades. In the rear it has been mini tubed, and I have purchased a 4 link setup with adjustable coil overs. I still need a rear end and a disc...
  13. 57 upgrades!

    Suspension Questions Chassis, Brakes, Shocks, Etc
    Had a buyer come up from Texas yesterday and take away my 50 coupe. It was bittersweet, hate to see it go but it freed up some funds for the 57. Suspension and wheels are gonna get ordered this week. Gonna go with Boss 338 18/20 for the wheels. Probably 255/35/20 and 235/40/18 for the rubber...
  14. TCI airride suspension

    Trifive Trucks Suburbans & Panel vans
    well i took my cab and frame to sandblast and got back a pile of $h&t. i'm throwing in the towel while i can. not sure if i'm supposed to post this here or not but anyone in the Arlington Washington area looking for a screaming deal on the TCI mustang II IFS air ride front suspension? i have it...
  15. WTB Air Ride kit for 1957 210

    Classifieds Section - For Sale Items ONLY!
    Looking to buy a level 1 ridetech kit (or similar) for my 57 210.
  16. advice on where to start

    Trifive Nomads, Sedan Deliveries & Station Wagons
    floorboards or engine mounting first? just dont really know how to jump in on this project first...floorboards need replacing, motor needs mounting, and of course body work and everything else
  17. Agonizing over full suspension upgrade...

    Suspension Questions Chassis, Brakes, Shocks, Etc
    So, here I am, one more day agonizing over what route to go with my suspension rebuild / upgrades. My current suspension is shot (saggy leafs, exploded bushings, etc) so i need to address this. I have drop-spindles up front, lowering blocks in rear (i want to lose those, but maintain the lowered...
  18. New CPP Tubular Upper Control Arms

    Classic Performance Products
    Hi, guys. This is mainly for CPPTECH. Hope he can help. I just received my new tubular upper control arms from CPP (p/n5557TCA-UK). They look like really nice pieces. I've got two questions, though. First, I want to change the ball joint grease fittings to 90 degree. What are the threads? I...
  19. TriFive IRS - anyone try using CTS stuff?

    Suspension Questions Chassis, Brakes, Shocks, Etc
    Should my wife get a TriFive as a daily driver, I like the peace of mind in having a more modern suspension and braking package that the aftermarket frames have. I’ve poked around through different websites and posts and a thought occurred to me. Most of the IRS packages I’ve seen are C4...
  20. C4 upper & lower control arms in 55 chevy

    Suspension Questions Chassis, Brakes, Shocks, Etc
    Does anyone knows if stock upper an lower c4 control arms will fit my 55chevy? or i will need to make some mods? thx and Good Vibes!!!
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