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Old 02-07-2012, 06:00 PM   #1
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Convertible suspention ?

I've been looking at the steeda g-trac but it's REALLY expensive I get the whole setup an I've read one person say the steeda springs are junk....anyone with a Vert know what the best suspension setup is? I wanna make sure my car is set up to handle the power before I give it a lot of power. Aiming at the 400 range right now, maybe more in the future when I have more $. Let the opinions roll....all are welcome!
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Re: Convertible suspention ?

What are your goals for the car? It's hard to build a good all-around setup unless you are willing to sacrifice a little on everything.

A good starting point is rear control arms, new shocks/springs, c/c plates, bumpsteer kit, and oversized sway bars.
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What are your goals for the car? It's hard to build a good all-around setup unless you are willing to sacrifice a little on everything.

A good starting point is rear control arms, new shocks/springs, c/c plates, bumpsteer kit, and oversized sway bars.
I'm stuck...I was wanting to build a n/a engine and try my damnedest to get 400+ out of it. But now I'm thinking I'll just build it and put a turbo on it at some point. I don't want a drag car. I want a nice POWERFUL muscle car that will stomp on some ricers if the need arises and gain some respect from the cobra owners who think its just a measly little 2v

Somewhere in between 400-700

700 is high side, would like to be able to achieve that but not necessarily have it in the car as a everyday thing, like be able to get 700 on (x) psi but only run it on (y) psi

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I'm stuck...I was wanting to build a n/a engine and try my damnedest to get 400+ out of it. But now I'm thinking I'll just build it and put a turbo on it at some point. I don't want a drag car. I want a nice POWERFUL muscle car that will stomp on some ricers if the need arises and gain some respect from the cobra owners who think its just a measly little 2v

Somewhere in between 400-700

700 is high side, would like to be able to achieve that but not necessarily have it in the car as a everyday thing, like be able to get 700 on (x) psi but only run it on (y) psi
What do you think of the steeda g-trac?
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Don't know a thing bout the g-trac.

For anywhere near even that base power level you are going to need to spend some money elsewhere as well. 31 spline axles, a good locker, etc... not to mention transmission work to handle the added power.

I'd recommend tubular K-member on front, tubular control arms, coil-overs, full length subframe connectors, and the same rear work I spoke of earlier as far as control arms, etc...

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Just looked it up, $500 for springs, c/c plates, and a strut tower brace seems like a waste to me. Being a convertible you are going to need some good stiffening, but there are better systems out there.
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Re: Convertible suspention ?

maximum motorsports has some very good suspension components, though they are a little bit on the high side when it comes to price.
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I just pieced mine together, but don't have the front upgraded quite to where I want it to be...yet. Anyway I like my steeda competition springs as they offered a good drop, but not crazy and my car hugs the road. I went with maximum motorsports cc plates and full length subframe connectors and tokico blue shocks/struts. The main diff I felt was with springs and the connectors though. Not sure about the whole g-trac kit, but you can always do it in stages and sure it might cost you a little more but it also allows you to see the differences the individual mods make.
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I just pieced mine together, but don't have the front upgraded quite to where I want it to be...yet. Anyway I like my steeda competition springs as they offered a good drop, but not crazy and my car hugs the road. I went with maximum motorsports cc plates and full length subframe connectors and tokico blue shocks/struts. The main diff I felt was with springs and the connectors though. Not sure about the whole g-trac kit, but you can always do it in stages and sure it might cost you a little more but it also allows you to see the differences the individual mods make.
My only thing with that is I don't want to take my front end apart and do shocks struts cc plate....then take it apart and do k member a arms coil over and all that shiot I just wanna get it all done...
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Hmm not sure then. What about the Eibach kit? Comes with springs/struts/shocks and larger sway bars I think. Its not crazy expensive to my knowledge? I'd still recommend getting MM's sub-frame connectors...especially if your wanting to get 400-700rwhp as the chassis will tend to want to twist and the stockers are not intended for that type of power. They only cost me about $150ish as i ordered directly through them. I'd think as long as your not auto-crossing it the K-member/A-arms option would not be necessary although it's always nice to loose 40lbs. PA racing makes K-members and A-arms if you don't want to go with a coil over kit (like me) as there K-members have the option of spring perches.
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Hmm not sure then. What about the Eibach kit? Comes with springs/struts/shocks and larger sway bars I think. Its not crazy expensive to my knowledge? I'd still recommend getting MM's sub-frame connectors...especially if your wanting to get 400-700rwhp as the chassis will tend to want to twist and the stockers are not intended for that type of power. They only cost me about $150ish as i ordered directly through them. I'd think as long as your not auto-crossing it the K-member/A-arms option would not be necessary although it's always nice to loose 40lbs. PA racing makes K-members and A-arms if you don't want to go with a coil over kit (like me) as there K-members have the option of spring perches.
Def gonna get the sub frame connectors...looking at k member simply because I either wanna do LT headers or turbo....both are recommended to have k member for. I like how steeda has a 4 step kit that had everything included except k member. But it's expensive and I'm not sure it's the right setup and don't wanna spend that money if I don't have to.
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Yea an aftermarket k is really going to make the header install a lot easier. I need one just to swap in the 4.6 but Think I would do it regardless.
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