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VS struts in VL

Discussion in 'VL Holden Commodore (1986 - 1988)' started by Abrowne70, Apr 17, 2009.

  1. Abrowne70

    Abrowne70 New Member

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    Hey guys,

    Just wondering if its possible to put VS or newer struts and brakes into my VL.

    Makes it alot easier to install VT brakes and i imagine they would be better struts aswell.

    Cheers
     
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    no not possible vr onwards have a different strut design compared to vb-vp commodores
     
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    so not even with lower control arms???
     
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    no not even theyre slightly longer and different you need to look at stuff from vb-vp
     
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    it is doable...i have herd/seen it done to a vb and a vl once before. needed to modify the strut top and use teh vr/vs lower control arms and something to do with the steering rack...however i do forget what else they did (if anything else) but like i said it can be done and pretty sure it wasn't that hard to do
     
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    i need to change my struts in my VL as well, so i can put VE 20s on it whats the best strut to use?
     
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    VN_Luke ƃuoɹʍ ʇsnɾ sı sıɥʇ

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    you 'can' do it, but you'll end up with epic neg camber and increased track due to longer control arms.

    something custom will have to be made somewhere along the way to cater for this.
     

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