BERGMAN AUTO CRAFT - INTRODUCTION

Bergman Auto Craft

  1. biomedtechguy

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    I thought that may be the case, but I had to ask.
    I AM VERY glad to see that the UCAs you offer are a version of the ones I chose (without much guidance). I use my car for cruising, drag racing on Test and Tune night, and for the week of Cruisin the Coast. In the future, my wife and I may do some "power tour" type stuff. We don't put over 2,000 miles a year on them.
    I've had the complete front suspension and K member since 2018 November? or thereabouts. If I had the right circumstances, I'd do the installation myself, BUT I don't, AND I am next in line for "big" jobs at a shop I trust, that has done work for me before. They don't want to take jobs that take more than 1-2 days max, because of the possibility of the guys getting sick and the car being stuck there disassembled. I believe that will turn around soon. Our GTO follows the Roadrunner (just like at the drag strip :poke::p:D) so he's got a lot of work to do.
    THANK YOU for answering my questions, and what I may do is look to replace what I have with what you offer or what you have in development. The only other UCAs I would consider are the Hotchkis, but the price is still high.
     
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    I’m not a fan of the Hotchkiss arms as they remove the anti dive which is a built in mopar feature. I also don’t see the need for heims in the upper arms. I don’t know if anything has changed, but last I checked they needed removal for adjustment.
     
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      I still retain a stock front suspension other than relocated upper shock mount. Do you offer lighter than stock components? I have aluminum strut rods that I have not installed yet. After the 1st surgery I dropped 200 lbs with the Jenny Craig diet.....LOL. I'm thinking lighter tie rods,idler arm and centerlink.

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      • biomedtechguy

        biomedtechguy Accelerati Rapidus Maximus FBBO Gold Member

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        That car is SO "classic 60s Mopar muscle car"...
        Gen 2 Hemi...check
        Roots style blower...check
        What else do you need?
        NUTHIN'!
        :thumbsup: :lowdown::moparsmiley:
         
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        • themechanic

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          I own a El Camino. I looked into the Hotchkis, SPC, Ridetech and QA1 suspension upgrades and went with a package from Ridetech. A lot of the GM guys have SPC upper arms and like them. I just prefer a complete system designed to work together.

          @biomedtechguy you can get more info on https://www.chevelles.com/forums/ and YouTube.
           
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          • BergmanAutoCraft

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            I don't offer lighter than stock components. My philosophy to offer parts/solutions I've used from open track events, auto cross and lots of driving.

            My favorite non mopar suspension is Detroit Speed hands down.
             
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              Thanks for your reply. It was just a thought as I am limited to 8.50 anyway:thumbsup:
               
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              I bought a set of your leftover XV torsion bars for my 1970 Charger, sized 1.15. I previously had 1.0 bars and KYB shocks.
              Along with the new torsion bars, I put in Bilstein RCD shocks. The car actually rides better with this setup and has less brake dive.
              I have welded in frame connectors and torque boxes, reinforced K member and gussetted lower control arms. Stock UCAs with the Moog K7103 bushings. Front anti-sway bar is a solid 1 1/4, rear is the MP HD leafs and a 3/4" anti sway bar from a 1983 Imperial.
              The car is a great performer as far as I can tell. I don't drive it too hard though. I would like to look into road course and autocross events.
              A guy at DodgeCharger.com commented at how my extreme front spring rate was beating the hell out of the car and that the Bilstein shocks are a poor match for the 1.15 bars. He cited math and stats to support his beliefs.
              I'm not calling the guy a liar but the car feels pretty dang good to me.
               
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              They are lots a variables and subjectivity. If it rides better, you've proved the spring/shock match is good. Comparing your t bar rate to modern performance cars, its still undersprung. I'm not sure where this individual is getting their info. At XV the 4 post rig testing was done to determine what is optimum for these cars. Nobody ever invested that much time or money to figure this out. Sounds like a good setup, and especially if you are happy.
               
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              • Kern Dog

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                Yeah, I tried to tell the guy that the car rides similar to our 2015 Challenger R/T with the suspension package "Super Track Pack". He kept reciting math of spring rates versus vehicle weight.
                I know that sometimes real life can defy math or logic....My car rides and handles quite well.
                Thank you for your response.
                 
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                Fuzzy dice and Linda Vaughn sitting next to you.:thumbsup:
                 
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                  And his hair is normally purple! :D
                   
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                  • biomedtechguy

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                    That's ONLY in October, and only at Cruisin the Coast!
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                    • HEMI-ITIS

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                      Can you get me a linda that's 25,Vaughn is too,,,,,,,,,,,elderly to ride with me:rofl:
                       
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