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Old 02-03-2012, 08:24 AM   #1
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Shocks/struts/springs

I'm looking to install all three, but looking for anyone who has experience and any advice on brands that have worked for them. Thank you.
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Re: Shocks/struts/springs

It's not a simple question to answer without knowing what you want from the car. Is it just going to be a DD driver? Will it see heavy track duty? If so, what kind, autox, road course, drag strip, etc.
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Old 02-03-2012, 08:35 AM   #3
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It will be a daily driver and see the 1/4 mile. It's in the process of having a built short block and kenne belle supercharger being installed. 20 inch rims, just want to lose that gap and give it an aggressive stance.
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Re: Shocks/struts/springs

I would suggest H&R Springs with Tokico D-spec dampers. Also, depending on how much you lower the car, you will need some type of camber adjustment, either thru camber bolts, caster-camber plates, or slotting the strut mounting holes. The other item that is of note is that it's a "good idea" to replace the rear panhard bar with an adj. panhard bar to center the axle under the rearend, but that is not an absolute must.

I personally prefer H&R Springs. I like the drop of the H&R Race Springs which is about 1.5in, but the Race springs have a pretty harsh ride on rough road. There is also the H&R Super Sport springs which aren't as hard, but they drop the car a little more ~Front 1.7” Rear - 1.9”.
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Old 02-03-2012, 08:58 AM   #5
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FRPP K Springs 1 1/2" all they way around... That way you still have weight distribution

And I'd go w Koni srtr less expensive and gives you exactly what you are looking for

And you will most likely need camber bolts to align the front wheels

Panhard bar only if rear end gets out of alignment

W this set up you will save money allowing for LCAs which is needed for hard launches...
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Are the camber plates or bolts hard to install???
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Are the camber plates or bolts hard to install???
No both are simple... Cc are not needed for your application ... Go w the bolts... Takes two seconds to install
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No both are simple... Cc are not needed for your application ... Go w the bolts... Takes two seconds to install
That's seems strange that you get the same adjustment from the $25 bolts vs. $200 caster plates. I understand the $340 for the Caster/Camber plates, obviously you can adjust camber as well. But whats the advantage of dropping the extra $175 for caster plates?
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Cc not needed on the setup I suggested...
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Cc not needed on the setup I suggested...
I understood what you said, I was just curious about the difference. Does anyone know?
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I think it allows for more precise alignment adjustments
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I think it allows for more precise alignment adjustments
According to AM - the bolts have 1.75° and the plates have 1.8° of adjustment.
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