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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-09-2004, 09:03 PM
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Yes i searched... like always... but alas i couldnt find it. I am looking for some people to post what they have done to their cars to make them handle well. Im realling hoping to hear from the autocrossers. I want it to handel like a sports car. All right experts wow me [img]smile.gif[/img]

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-09-2004, 09:26 PM
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FRONT HO BAR!

God I love that mod
post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-09-2004, 09:38 PM
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Monroe Severe Service shocks...can't believe the instant difference.

Oh, and jumping from 15 to 17 inch wheels is huge too. - JM.
 
post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-09-2004, 11:12 PM
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Here's my set-up:
Bilstien on all 4 (stiff)
Eibach springs (1/2 coil cut up front)
BMR rear arms
Rustic Racing Tubular front arms
PST front bar
PST polygraphite bushings (front end)
HO rear bar
Kuhmo V700 and Hoosier R3S04
(the rubber makes a HUGE difference)
post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-10-2004, 04:15 AM
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Hotchkis:
Springs
LCA's
Front & rear sways
Bilstein 1104/0929's
ZQ8's
Moog F.E.

I need stickier tires!
post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-10-2004, 05:57 PM
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Well I already have the impala 17's on it so im good there. I dont want to lower the car too much (i know i cant have both) I want to find a happy middle ground. It doesnt have to be the best but i dont want it to feel like a total land boat.

Brian
post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-10-2004, 09:17 PM
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Quote:
Originally posted by Rustic:
Here's my set-up:
Bilstien on all 4 (stiff)
Eibach springs (1/2 coil cut up front)
BMR rear arms
Rustic Racing Tubular front arms
PST front bar
PST polygraphite bushings (front end)
HO rear bar
Kuhmo V700 and Hoosier R3S04
(the rubber makes a HUGE difference)
how much did all those run you total?
post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-11-2004, 10:12 AM
DPSE
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Hotchkis springs
Bilstein stiff Shocks
HO Front and Rear sways
BMR rear control arms (trailing arms)
and 285/40R17 Mich Pilot Sport Z's
Handles great
post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-11-2004, 10:33 AM
bengston
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Everything stock except for Torsen T2, ZQ8s, Airlifts, Monroe SS shocks, and Spindle Extenders. The car is almost neutral and retains the comfy ride of a stocker. I need one more thing to complete it and make the spindle extenders a little more digestable, and that is a tubular upper A-Arm with a different mount angle.

I've got extensive posts on everything I've mentioned.
post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-11-2004, 02:01 PM
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If it's helpful to you, I have what some would call the vintage Herb Adams rear bar, F-body front bar (by performance parts warehouse) setup. What further enhances the handling is the above listed in conjuction with the GM body bushing mod, Bilstein shocks (0929 & 1104), Metco rear lower control arms, 9C1 heavy duty springs all the way around and air bags in the rear by Airlift. I also have the front A-Arm mod with the 5/8 ball joints. I found this mod extremely helpful considering the streets of New York are pretty sh***y. The end result is an extremely confident handle without loss of comfort. Many praises to Scott for this mod, I followed it to the letter and I'm very happy. [img]smile.gif[/img]
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