The C2 or C3 Corvette front cross member is notorious for the flimsy vertical attachment on the cross member where the upper a-arm bolts on. This weak point allows the upright to settle and flex inward, adversely changing the suspension geometry. In addition, the front cross member lower control arm attachment point is a focal point for fatigue and cracking of the mount.
With the Shark Bite spreader bar, Corvette owners can spread the sagging vertical mounts back to their proper upright position in minutes. This spreader bar fits on existing tapped holes in the Shark Bite upper a-arm alloy cross shaft. Installation takes about ten minutes, with normal hand tools - and once in place the bar can be easily adjusted to greatly stiffen and re-align the entire cross member / upright suspension attachments. The front suspension will then be back to where it was designed to be positioned, and will resist flexing associated with cornering.
Shark Bite spreader bar kits come complete with durable black powder coated left and right fittings, mounting hardware and aluminum spreader bar with spherical rod ends. Fits all 1963-1982 Small Block equipped Corvettes with the Shark Bite aluminum upper control arms.
|Model Year||1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982|
We are SpeedDirect and we are devoted to making iconic American cars drive as good as they look. Steeriods rack & pinion steering systems upgrade your Corvette's power or non-power steering, while the Shark Bite line of suspension products includes adjustable control arms and front or rear coil-over suspension.