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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-24-2003, 07:36 PM
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I need some recomendations on drag springs for my 94 9C1. Its going to be a street/strip car. I don't really care how it handles as long as it is some what streetable

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

BTW This is my first post so Hi to everyone.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-27-2003, 09:12 PM
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Get an aribag setup for your springs. that way you can just fill the bags when at the strip and then deflate them when you want to drive around regular.
post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-28-2003, 01:18 PM
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Stock Caprice (Civilian) springs and proper shocks.
 
post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-28-2003, 03:15 PM
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I agree with the other guys. If you want to get downt he track quickly, then an airbag will definitely help. Otherwise the car might waste a bunch of energy pulling the left front off the ground instead of pushing the car forward. It looks bad ass (or so I'm told) but it's not the most efficient way to get down the track (Ask me how I know)

the Stock SS springs aren't bad, but I really believe that the ultra soft civi springs are the best. My WEAK 170hp 305cid TBI Caprice with intake & exhaust pulled some 2.2 sixty foots with the stock front bar still attached, stock almost everything, 2.56 gears, no posi, 215/65R15 bald tires, and really cold air at a good track a few years ago. I'm leaving those springs in the car for when I really start working on it
post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-28-2003, 11:24 PM
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Hmmmm, I like the sound of this... Should I replace my rear SS springs in my 9C1 with ultra wimpy ones in my L99 before I go to the track? Can somebody explain why bags (effectively making the springs stiffer) help but putting in wimpier springs also help? This is good stuff...
post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-01-2003, 12:05 AM
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ttt... anyone?
post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-01-2003, 12:18 AM
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In summary, you want soft springs and shocks in front (although a "90/10" shock that allows weight transfer but then settles quickly is better....but probably NOT a good idea whatsoever on the street!). In back, you want it to "give" to the point it plants but no more. Given axle twist, this is why you need more rate (i.e. an airbag) in the right rear.
post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-01-2003, 01:42 AM
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Ed, care to share why you think 90/10s would NOT be good for the street? They'd definitely be a lot better than HALs set on 0-2 [img]smile.gif[/img] [img]graemlins/.gif[/img]

I think that FE1 springs up front with a coil cut and stock SS springs in the back would be able the best budget springs available.

I'll be keeping the stock FE1s all around with a lot more weight in the front for my Caprice so they won't need to be cut. 90/10 (maybe adjustable) shocks will go up front with adjustable rear drag shocks for the back.
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