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Re: TAKING ORDERS!! 5/5/19 New Quick Steering arms-- Different than any others. And Adjustable
Posted by: Ron62 ()
Date: May 05, 2019 03:39PM

Just ordered. Cant wait to try them !!

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Re: TAKING ORDERS!! 5/5/19 New Quick Steering arms-- Different than any others. And Adjustable
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: May 05, 2019 05:12PM

Thanks Ron!

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Re: TAKING ORDERS!! 5/5/19 New Quick Steering arms-- Different than any others. And Adjustable
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: May 06, 2019 08:42PM

playerpage Wrote:
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> Very nice, but I'm pretty sure I want you to
> install them and not me. I'll just add it to my
> list of things to get if and when I get through
> the current issue.


Seriously, if I could do them, ANYONE CAN!

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Re: TAKING ORDERS!! 5/5/19 New Quick Steering arms-- Different than any others. And Adjustable
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: May 06, 2019 08:51PM

Regarding the arms.
I had never driven anything with quick-arms before, so I was not sure just what to expect.
I did notice it requires just slightly more effort. But not much really.
As for "Quick Steering"?
It did not feel any quicker per se, but what I did notice in the little driving I have now done with them (about 5 miles around our curviest roads) is that I found myself entering these familiar curves with the same amount of steering that I usually do, and then backing off because I am tighter into the turn than I need/want to be.

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Re: TAKING ORDERS!! 5/5/19 New Quick Steering arms-- Different than any others. And Adjustable
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: May 06, 2019 09:34PM

Great!

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Re: TAKING ORDERS!! 5/5/19 New Quick Steering arms-- Different than any others. And Adjustable
Posted by: john.jackson ()
Date: May 06, 2019 09:37PM

Mel,

You might want to check how many turns of the wheel from full left to full right.

Stock Corvair is 5 turns I think.

Factory quick steering box and arms are 3.25 turns lock to lock.

I have a set of John Fitch steering arms to install in the 67 coupe.

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Re: TAKING ORDERS!! 5/5/19 New Quick Steering arms-- Different than any others. And Adjustable
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: May 09, 2019 07:05PM

Thanks John, my turns are correct.
I just have never driven a car with quick arms and was kinda expecting a more dramatic change.
The car drives the same, just less steering input is needed to go where you want it to go.
I have 15" Corvette Rallye Wheels on my car.
The offset/backspacing is not what most consider to be correct for our cars.
It is off by about .5" I think it is.
The makes for a full 1" difference from stock when both sides are added together.
Now I am wanting them for the Coupe!

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Re: TAKING ORDERS!! 5/5/19 New Quick Steering arms-- Different than any others. And Adjustable
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: May 15, 2019 05:06PM

Also tested the "turning circle".... stock for cars is 39 ft.

31ft!!

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Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 04/02/2021 06:55PM by MattNall.

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Re: Parts have arrived!
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: June 04, 2019 07:09PM

20 more sets hopefully by the 15th.. trying a new bender..



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Re: Parts have I....
Posted by: Ron62 ()
Date: June 05, 2019 08:22AM

Thanks Matt !!

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Re: Parts have I....
Posted by: Ron62 ()
Date: July 06, 2019 02:03PM

I recently installed a set of Matt's steering arms on my Stock 67 110 PG Coupe. The car has a rebuilt front suspension. All components from Clarks. I am running 15x7 Wheels with 205/60-15 tires. The backspace im running with this setup is 4.75 The steering box has been adjusted also.

Following Matt's instructions, the arms were basically a straight forward install. Once I got everything installed and adjusted the Toe I took the car for several test drives. Since the install, I have put 96 Miles on it with combined twisty New England back roads, city roads and Highway with speeds up to 90 MPH. The car handles everything very well. Corners are tighter and the cars handling feels more responsive. The turning radius and lock to lock are greatly reduced. I have not noticed any wheel scrubbing or any significant increase in steering effort. I had my wife drive it and she came to the same conclusion as I did.

Overall I would say Matt has produced a very good product. My only issue is due to the lack of a steering stop, and depending on your tire and wheel size you may get a tire rub on a hard full turn to one side or the other. This is an easy fix which I will be addressing shortly.

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Re: Quick Steering arms-- Different than any others. And Adjustable
Posted by: joewryan ()
Date: November 17, 2019 03:02PM

I bought a set and installed 2 weeks ago. They went on my 65 Corsa with no problems. Very happy with them! They make the turning radius so much shorter and much more responsive steering! Thanks Matt!

Valencia, CA

1965 Corvair Corsa Vert

1954 Corvette Vert

1999 Land Cruiser Behemoth

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Re: Quick Steering arms-- Different than any others. And Adjustable
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: November 17, 2019 03:40PM

Thankyou Joe!

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Re: Quick Steering arms-- Different than any others. And Adjustable
Posted by: aeroengineer ()
Date: November 18, 2019 07:36AM

.... So the turns lock to lock (with the standard Steering box) are the same as the QSA with QSB (3 1/4)- correct?

What is achieved when you use the QSB and these arms? eye popping smiley ggg...

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Re: Quick Steering arms-- Different than any others. And Adjustable
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: November 18, 2019 08:13AM

aeroengineer Wrote:
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> .... So the turns lock to lock (with the standard Steering box) are the same as the QSA with QSB (3 1/4)- correct?
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> What is achieved when you use the QSB and these arms? eye popping smiley ggg...

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Most likely 2.5 turns... but no steering stops and TR end is lowered.

Great in Autocrosses... for those with 20" biceps!! GG

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Re: Quick Steering arms-- Different than any others. And Adjustable
Posted by: solo2r ()
Date: January 23, 2020 08:06AM

My alignment shop gives a readout of before and after specs. That would show if He is correct or too much time on His hands!

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Re: Quick Steering arms-- Different than any others. And Adjustable
Posted by: kenzen ()
Date: March 14, 2020 11:40AM

Just installed my steering arms and hit a snag - the arm brings the tie rod end too close to the rim and it rubs, but only the passenger side, and just slightly. I tried to grind the tie rod end a bit since the casting was sloppy, but its not quite enough - I may get more daring after typing this. Is there "small head" tie rod ends avail, or some other style that would give me some clearance. I'm only looking to gain little clearance. I'm running a 15 x 7 wheel, not sure of the offset.

Ken

kenzen
66 Monza Coupe 110/PG
Bel Air, MD

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Re: Quick Steering arms-- Different than any others. And Adjustable
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: March 14, 2020 03:12PM

Use another spacer on that side for testing.. really shouldn't make a difference in "feel".

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Re: Quick Steering arms-- Different than any others. And Adjustable
Posted by: kenzen ()
Date: March 14, 2020 03:48PM

I just picked up 4 3/8" thick bushings which would add 1/8" compared to having the provided spacers. I can add in additional 1/8" spacers as necessary. I'll get in there tomorrow AM to try it.
Thanks!
Ken

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66 Monza Coupe 110/PG
Bel Air, MD

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Re: Quick Steering arms-- Different than any others. And Adjustable
Posted by: martyscarr ()
Date: March 14, 2020 04:43PM

I'm very pleased with my new arms from Matt, I think anything to improve Ackerman is a win grinning smiley

Marty Scarr

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