Product Technical Information
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Camaro / Firebird / Nova / Chevy II
Camaro, Firebird & Nova Steeroids Header Clearance
Camaro / Nova / Chevy II General Notes
Other Kits vs. Steeroids
C1 Corvette Steeroids
Other Kits vs. Steeroids
Steeroids C1 Tie Rod Bracket Orientation
Tie Rods seemingly don't fit? It is possible to install the Tie Rod Bracket upside down & backwards.
Please see this document on proper Tie Rod Bracket Orientation
C1 Corvette Crank Pulley Information
The power steering pump and bracket supplied with the kit is designed to work with a crank pulley that has a second groove that measures between 1.3” and 1.5” from the face of the harmonic balancer. A pulley diameter ranging from 5” to 6.75” will work. Important information to know about the crank pulley: - Crank Pulley must be for a short style water pump - Crank Pulley must have two grooves - Does not need a 2 groove water pump pulley but will work with one - May require water pump pulley shims. May require crank pulley shims Suggestions for crank pulleys are as follows: - Trans Dapt 9481 aluminum
C1 Tech Support Notes
Crank Pulley Not Included With Kit: There is no crank pulley included with the kit. This kit is installing onto a 50 year old car with an unknown set of pulleys and water pump, so there is no way for us to make a 'standard' kit for so many variables. Please see “C1 Corvette Crank Pulley Information” document on crank pulley specifications to determine the correct crank pulley for the vehicle.
Alternator / Generator Clearance Issues: If the Alternator / Generator is located on the driver’s side of the car there will be a clearance issue with the power steering pump. The customer will need to relocate the alt/gen to the passenger’s side using Corvette Central brackets 301162 (Mounting Adaptor Plate - Right Generator/Alternator with Headers) and 302015 (Alternator Support Bracket - Right). The customer may not need both brackets, the customer will need to double check.
Exhaust Notes: This kit was designed to work with the original ‘Ram’s Horn’ style exhaust manifolds. If you have changed over to a different exhaust / headers, you will need to purchase our Header Upgrade Kit. This kit includes additional brackets and u-joints that route the u-joint assembly around the exhaust.
Fuel Pump Clearance Issue: The fuel pump diaphragm drops down on the original 265. It is a lot thicker and hits our Passenger bracket. Later 283 or 327 pump would not be a problem because they are thinner. Bracket may need to be clearanced with original 265 pump. Installation Time Not including removal of the stock system we estimate 6-8 hours.
Alignment Settings: Normally you can get between 1.5 and 2 degrees of positive caster. In order to get 2 you may need to add shims to the upper control arms. Normally this adjustment is a threaded screw out where the upper ball joint would be. So you have to max out that adjustment and then add shims.
Motor Mounts: This kit is designed to work with front motor mounts. If the customer is using side motor mounts there may be some modification required to make the u-joint assembly fit.
53-54 Corvettes: The passenger side bracket mounts to the V8 motor mount and the 6 cyl engines on the 53-54 has a different mount that will not fit. If you change to a V8 it could work if you used the front motor mount. If you did a side mount it will require modification but you can make it work if you still have the front mount on the passenger side. We are not sure about what would be required to make our bracket work with the 6 cylinder.
Misc. Notes: For early Chevy cars (like a 61 Chevy) the kit will not work because things are completely different. Earlier 49-54 Chevy is similar to C1 except the frame is different (steering is the same, but frame is different) so our mounting brackets do fit, but we may need to supply different tie rod sleeves.
Exhaust Manifold/Header Fitment For all C1 Corvette Steeroids Kits
Alignment Specifications For all C1 Corvette Steeroids Kits
|1953 - 1962 Corvette||Camber||Caster||Toe|
|0 to -.25 deg. Neg.||1.5 to 3 deg. Pos.||1/16 to 1/8” toe in|
(0.131 to .264 deg. total)
C2/C3 Corvette Steeroids
Corvette C2/C3 Header Clearance
Corvette General Steeroids Info
Other Kits vs. Steeriods
Recommended Alignment Settings for 63-82 (C2/C3) Corvettes with Steeroids
1963 - 1982 Corvette
||Camber - Front||Camber - Rear||
||Toe - Front||Toe - Rear|
||0 to -.25 deg. Neg.
|| 0 to -.5 deg. Neg.
||2.5 to 5 deg. Pos.
||0 to 1/8” toe in
(0 to .28 deg. total)
|1/8” toe in
(.28 deg. total)
||-1 to -2 deg. Neg.
||-.75 to -1.5 deg. Neg.
||2.5 to 5 deg. Pos.||0 to 1/16” toe out
(0 to .14 deg. total out)
|1/8 to 1/4” toe in
(0 to .14 deg. total)
Other Kits vs. Steeroids
Mustang Headers & Exhaust Clearance
Mustang Steeroids General Tech Info
Other Possible Applications for Steeroids:
Many customers have asked us which other Ford cars the Mustang Steeroids kit will fit. So far, we have not tested this kit in our shop on any Ford applications other than the Mustang years specified. If you wish to try the kit on a different application, you will be responsible to determine if the kit will fit before you install it as we cannot give a refund for a kit after it has been installed. THIS KIT WAS DEVELOPED ON A MUSTANG. To date, many customers have installed our kit on Rancheros and Cougars with success (sometimes there are minimal clearance issues), but we have not fitted a kit to these vehicles. Regarding the Falcon, we have a customer who installed our kit on a 1960 model. The main issue uncovered was adapting the u-joint assembly and lowering the rack. The u-joint assembly we provided with the kit would not work. He purchased a 6″ shaft and double u-joint from us for the column and made his work fine. This requires a support bearing to secure the u-joint assembly. He ordered a column through us which worked fine in his Falcon.
Suspension: Shark Bite
Ride Height Adjustment
A common question is how much ride height adjustment you will get out of the kit. This amount, of course, varies between different vehicles. There is a total of 4″ available adjustment. Typical lowering amounts are 1 1/2″ to 2″ inches from stock height. Unfortunately, the old, stock springs may have sagged from years of use so a 1″ lowering from our kit may actually wind up being even or higher than the worn springs ride height. If you are looking to lower the vehicle more, there are further options available. You can cut the spring, just like many people have done to their stock springs. The great advantage of doing this with our kit is that there is still ride height adjustment available. Cutting springs used to be a very delicate game because you had to get it right the first time or you would need to start over with new springs. With the Shark Bite and Vector Series coil over kits, you can cut the springs for extreme lowering, and still have the ability to raise it back up again while it is still on the vehicle – no disassembly of the suspension is required. If you do cut a coil, be sure to cut the TOP of the spring. If you cut the bottom it may not fit against the shock any more!