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Old 09-07-2012, 03:28 PM   #1
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I've heard many say that u can't set it up for both drag and corning. I would like to set mine up for corning but how much will that affect my 1/4 time?
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Old 09-07-2012, 10:41 PM   #2
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Re: suspension

a proper cornering car will not transfer weight as much and lay flat as possible in the corners..also the camber would be set up to a slight negative degree (like 2 degrees)...for a drag car for the best times you'd want a zero camber setup...and a suspension that'll transfer weight to the rear when you launch

if you want a decent cornering car i can give you a nice buildup if you want...do you want a budget build or top end stuff?
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Re: suspension

If you go all out either way it will be hard to do the other...

If you go with a good adjustable setup you can be OK at either. I'm at a crossroad of going full drag or keeping some handling in place and debating it myself. I have an OK suspension setup for either direction but it's getting harder and harder.
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If you go all out either way it will be hard to do the other...

If you go with a good adjustable setup you can be OK at either. I'm at a crossroad of going full drag or keeping some handling in place and debating it myself. I have an OK suspension setup for either direction but it's getting harder and harder.
yes the downside is you'll never be truely great at one if you build for the other
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Do we have some info here on ME for adjusting your suspension? Or maybe explaining some of the terms?
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Yeah I would like a nice budget build for corning car bc I don't really ever plan on dropping a v8 or a turbo set up in lol and the v6 isn't much of a drag motor
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Yeah I would like a nice budget build for corning car bc I don't really ever plan on dropping a v8 or a turbo set up in lol and the v6 isn't much of a drag motor
but it's a great cornering car when done right...let me write up a good build

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good budget build

-cut springs (good for any build really if you wanna save a few hundred)
-sub frame connectors off of a vert (or new full lengths if you have around $75)
-rear sway bar off of a GT (94-04)
-front strut tower brace off of a 94-95 GT (needs a little modding)
-rear shock tower brace (just make ur own if you can weld or pay a shop to do it..usually run around $30 to build)

now for brakes...no need for a big brake kit unless this sees heavy autox action

-SS brake lines (i run Goodridge Gstop lines)
-Hawk Ceramic Pads
-flush and fill your brake fluid (i'd upgrade it all to 5.1 fluid *not 5.0* if you flush it fully)
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Sounds good luckly I already have sub frame connectors lol what about shocks? And what exactly do u mean by making ur own rear strut tower also I've seen in other threads u recomend 1.25 off the front coil and 1 off the rear correct?
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my cutting sizes are always for coupes...im wanting to say 1.25 and 1 will still work fine on a vert. i just noticed ur a vert so an upgrade for you would be full length sub frame connectors
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Old 09-08-2012, 08:48 AM   #10
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How can I tell if the sub frame connetors I already have are full length?
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Old 09-08-2012, 09:36 AM   #11
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Im not trying steal this post but I have a problem when I have my car in park and I turn the wheels left or right I can almost see the car like pick up a lil bit
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Old 09-08-2012, 11:10 AM   #12
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Im not trying steal this post but I have a problem when I have my car in park and I turn the wheels left or right I can almost see the car like pick up a lil bit
check all the connection points on the front...

@op...a full length would look like this running 90% of the car front to back...a standard length is about half a long

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Old 09-08-2012, 11:22 AM   #13
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I don't believe what I have are full lenght .. I tried getting a pic but it didn't turn out .. for the rear sway bar it bolts up directly and fits inbetween the differntretal and the gas tank correct
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I don't believe what I have are full lenght .. I tried getting a pic but it didn't turn out .. for the rear sway bar it bolts up directly and fits inbetween the differntretal and the gas tank correct
yes...i can't remember if verts have one or not from factory...i know they got some extra stuff over a coupe to handle the body flex that they have
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Yeah I didn't even think about that .. will it affect the overall cornering of my car or will the parts just be more expensive?
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Yeah I didn't even think about that .. will it affect the overall cornering of my car or will the parts just be more expensive?
no most parts will cost the same...just make sure if you decide to buy lowering springs that you get vert rated springs (which are a bit stiffer to handle the weight difference)...if i recall a vert is around 300-400 lbs heavier.
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Old 09-08-2012, 11:57 AM   #17
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Will the struts off a gt still work or do I have to get the ones off a vert gt
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Old 09-08-2012, 12:12 PM   #18
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i wouldn't use struts off a GT..i'd just buy those new. i dislike used struts or shocks (unless they are basically new)
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I meet the strut tower braces u were talking about? Or is that considered the same thing lol .. sorry I'm new to suspension I mostly just know motors lol
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I meet the strut tower braces u were talking about? Or is that considered the same thing lol .. sorry I'm new to suspension I mostly just know motors lol
well i was gonna say we dont run struts but shocks. but i didn't wanna confuse you moreso lol...but now that you say STB then yes a gt one will work. if you can find a 94-95 GT they came with them stock. with a little modding it'll fit your car with no issue
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Old 09-08-2012, 12:47 PM   #21
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So my car doesn't have them? Also how much modding would need to be done?

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Sorry that was dumb question I was thinking about something elese but when I looked them I knew exactly what they were lol .. another question is if I cut the springs will the shocks need to be replaced?
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Old 09-09-2012, 01:26 AM   #22
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i've run stock shocks on lowered stangs with no issue..however depending on your mileage i'd just upgrade...look into tokico blues
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Old 09-09-2012, 07:52 PM   #23
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Yeah the only thing I'm nervous about is cutting them
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Old 09-09-2012, 10:48 PM   #24
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not hard...and if you mess up then you can always buy those lowering springs you were gonna buy anyways
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