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Old 09-04-2015, 04:26 PM   #1
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Suspension bundle worth it?

Friend of mine is selling this Team Z kit.. Is this worth it? Good products? Better than my stock rear suspension?

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Old 09-04-2015, 05:31 PM   #2
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How much he want for it? And i was always under the assumption that u need leave the rear upper control arms stock until u reinforce ur torque boxes


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Old 09-04-2015, 07:35 PM   #4
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i think the torque boxes are fine up to a certain horse power. if i had to guess, i would say about 400 hp before requiring an upgrade.
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I'm closer to 330 so I'm good there
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I wouldn't run aftermarket UCAs without reinforcing the torque boxes. As for the parts. Team Z is a great brand, if the focus is drag racing. It all depends on the goals of the car.
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It's a daily driver, see's the drags strip a few times a year, definitely not a autocross car, but I do want it to at least take corners better or the same as it does now
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I'd skip it.


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Suspension bundle worth it?

Theres guys with stock hp levels launching at the strip and ripping the torque boxes right out ive personally seen it done cuz guy had uca's along with the lowers and a sticky tire and all he had where stage 1 cams, should of heard it made me cringe lol... Now if ur not ever launching hard in first or if ur just spinning then it dont matter what u do but when u start putting the power down it becomes a problem with uca on stock boxes, only my lower boxes are reinforced because my rear suspension dont use the upper ones


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Just go Torque Arm like I did. No more uppers


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Torque arm alone and I can remove uppers?

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To install a torque arm, it requires weld in subframe connectors and something to control the lateral movement of the axle (i.e. Panhard Bar or Watts Link). Also really want to have lower control arms and heavy duty rear springs. Then you get to remove the upper control arms, as well as the quad shocks.
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That's actually the setup that relocates the uppers to a more optimal angle for launches. Setups like this are very good for drag racing where you need to retain a 4 link for a class that requires it. You will not be taking corners with any sort of confidence with this setup tho, as with any 4 link really. You want to do the rear suspension on the "cheap" and you go with a single Heim jointed upper control arm in a reinforced box and a panhard bar and a good set of lowers also with reinforced boxes. This is called the "poor man's 3 link" and it isn't exactly super cheap tbth.
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I'm thinking mm subframes, lca for starters then maybe a torque arm... What's everyone's opinions on aluminum driveshafts? Other Than they look nicer than the rusty stock one
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More of a looks thing or to replace a messed up stocker for the DS.

Also recommend Steeda Subframes for traditional ones, they're actually better than the MM ones are oddly enough. Steeda LCAs are also just as good from my experience and cheaper.

Torque arm needs a PHB in before or at the same time or its not usable.

There is also the Steeda 5 link or an IRS swap.
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I'm gonna go check out Steeda now, but I was debating a driveshaft just because.. What spline would I need?
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My aluminum DS cleared up a lot of vibration when I installed my Torque Arm. Vibrated like crazy above 80mph, after the DS smooth sailing.


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I'm gonna go check out Steeda now, but I was debating a driveshaft just because.. What spline would I need?
I forget don't you have a swapped trans or are you still a t45/3650? If you are a 45/3650 you need a 31 spline. If you are something else you'll probably need to swap your input over which is not a big deal.

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My aluminum DS cleared up a lot of vibration when I installed my Torque Arm. Vibrated like crazy above 80mph, after the DS smooth sailing.


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Yeah if his is causing vibes its definitely a good idea to replace.
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Well mine vibed' and has some marks where it was hitting my mufflers.


And Scotty it's factory trams just rebuilt
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Then 31 spline.

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