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Old 05-24-2011, 07:12 PM   #1
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Hit a bump in my upgrades

So far I have the exhaust, cai, and tuner. These are the other things I wanted:
-lowering springs and ball joints
-4.10 gears and deferential
-sequential taillights the plug in ones

I'm getting new tires in July however I don't know what upgrade I should save up for next... Any ideas. Bc the lowering springs and ball joints might be expensive... I want gears but do I need a deferential... So much on my mind need guidance... Anybody ???
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Re: Hit a bump in my upgrades

you will need a differential if you want a positrac rearend
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Re: Hit a bump in my upgrades

I would hold off on the differential, but that is just my two cents, I would lower it first
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I'd do the 4.10s w/ the locker diff first. Go before show IMO!
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Add the tlock don't waste money getting the same parts installed twice
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Re: Hit a bump in my upgrades

I would put in the go stuff first you can always look good later, besides with the go stuff first you would have what we used to call a sleeper thats all go and no show.
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Gears,lowering spring will cost a lot more u need shocks,alignment
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Re: Hit a bump in my upgrades

You'd probably spend about the same between each area - suspension or drivetrain.

By the time you buy springs, shocks/struts, CC plates, ball joints, bumpsteer kit and an alignment you'll be anywhere from 500-1000. Depending on new/used parts, and whether you install everything yourself or have it installed.

Gears/tlok, friction oil, and install will be 500-800.

So it's basically show or go, as others have said. Since you already have the tuner, adjusting the speedometer won't be an issue.

Keep in mind the gear/tlok install is critical as well as the alignment for the suspension. Poor effort in either will result in issues and ultimately cost you money.
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Re: Hit a bump in my upgrades

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you'd probably spend about the same between each area - suspension or drivetrain.

By the time you buy springs, shocks/struts, cc plates, ball joints, bumpsteer kit and an alignment you'll be anywhere from 500-1000. Depending on new/used parts, and whether you install everything yourself or have it installed.

Gears/tlok, friction oil, and install will be 500-800.

So it's basically show or go, as others have said. Since you already have the tuner, adjusting the speedometer won't be an issue.

Keep in mind the gear/tlok install is critical as well as the alignment for the suspension. Poor effort in either will result in issues and ultimately cost you money.
so with gears and tlock you will need to adjust the speedometer?
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so with gears and tlock you will need to adjust the speedometer?
Yes. If you go with different gears than you have
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I'm going with suspension. But I wanna do it all. Lowering springs, shocks and struts, ball joints, what else can I do to improve suspension make me a list...????
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Re: Hit a bump in my upgrades

^this and a rear sway bar.

Also if you plan on dropping the car 1.5" or more, get a bumpsteer kit. Don't try and save money skip it, you will need. The change in geometry with a near 2" drop is too much for an alignment alone...you'll need the kit to compensate for the physical changes.
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I want a smoother ride stock suspension sucks
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