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    Member CRAFTSMAN
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    grove city,oh.

    what if

    I installed brackets on my 80 malibu that lower and relocate the lower arms on rear axle.Something I never checked is how much farther forward the axle moved from its stock location.Now I think I have damaged my trans.I think that on launch the yoke is botteming out on the trans output shaft?Any thoughts?

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    Senior Member RACING JUNKIE lively's Avatar
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    Nov 2004
    IF THE BRACKETS LOWERED and happened to pull the rearend foward at the same time--it could very easily bang into the trans at launch--it could be tipping the nose of the rearend down and at launch it drives foward under power while raising up :shock:
    set the car on the tires and measure your wheelbase longways / sideways and diagonaly to see if everything matches properly to the original measurements
    then raise all the tires off the ground[ keeping it level side to side] and do the measurements again
    if anything is crooked it will show :evil:
    check your new brackets for tightness and ripping in the welds/ fasteners/ and brackets--i have seen new stuff FAIL alot :idea: :idea:


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