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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 11-07-2016, 04:00 PM Thread Starter
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Rebuild recommendations

My 95 SS has 205,000 miles and I want/need to upgrade/refresh the steering and suspension and brakes. What I would like to end up with is like new or some better than new performance at a reasonable cost. I want to keep running the wheels off this car until the drivetrain gives up and then decide what comes next. I'm still on the original front rotors and have had to change the ball joint on the passenger side once along with the idler arm a couple of times. Everything else up front is as from the factory. I have replaced the rear rotors once since new.
I'm asking for your recommendations for suppliers, products, and upgrades that have worked for you and were economically feasible for a daily driver type car. I forgot to mention that I did at some point put new Bilstien shocks on the front at some point in the past and still have the rears waiting to go on.

95 DCM SS. One owner. Air pump delete. Tri-Y\'s & cat delete pipes. TB bypass. Powder coated intake by Noble Coatings. Home plate delete. Other wise stock for now.

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As far as the hard parts, I would stick with either Moog or Proforged parts ONLY.

I would also strongly consider going with new bushings for both upper and lower control arms while it is apart. I used Energy Suspension Poly bushings when doing this and also upgraded to larger 5/8" ball joints. The larger BJs are not needed and the parts are harder to find needed for this upgrade.

Consider replacing the intermediate shaft with 1 from a jeep. Lots of info here on that mod and members that sell them ready to bolt in. How are the springs? Original? Then I would consider some replacemnt or quality lowering spring set which could greatly improve handling as well as the stance.

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