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This is a discussion on suspension shopping list, approval needed within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; ok ive been looking around and reading alot on this sight and heres what ive come up with. Strano lowering ...

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    ok ive been looking around and reading alot on this sight and heres what ive come up with. Strano lowering springs from strano.com, there actually sold out...is there anywhere else i can get em? Ok for shocks i wanna go with koni single adjustables all the way around. Also i would like to get the UMI rear drag sway bar. The UMI double adjustable panhard bar W/ roto joints. (chrome Moly). And maybe a heavy duty torque arm. Tell me what you guys think

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    I agree with Cutlass, that should be your first suspension mod unless you have them already. Other than that, sounds like you will have a good set-up. If you're looking for more traction you may also want to consider relocation brackets for your lower control arms.

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    ^ above two are right on

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    oh yea i forgot to put those yea im getting the UMI 3 point bolt ins. and maybe the strut tower brace

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    Quote Originally Posted by bpopham22 View Post
    oh yea i forgot to put those yea im getting the UMI 3 point bolt ins. and maybe the strut tower brace
    Save your money on the strut tower brace IMO

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    yes i want great traction off the launch....would relocation brackets screw up anything else that I listed above? meaning purchasing more parts or once i buy one bracket i have to buy relocation brackets for anything else?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bpopham22 View Post
    oh yea i forgot to put those yea im getting the UMI 3 point bolt ins. and maybe the strut tower brace
    I would do SFC first, shocks, then rear lower control arms. Then get into the springs, panhard, torque arm, sway bar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    I would do SFC first, shocks, then rear lower control arms. Then get into the springs, panhard, torque arm, sway bar.
    I would suggest doing springs with shocks at once...so you don't have to take everything apart twice.

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    actually guys im not gonna lie....im probably gonna take it to a shop and have it all done at once.......im by no means a mechanic and i dont have the tools to even attempt it. i know its gonna cost an arm and a leg but at least ill know its done right.....or have someone else take responsibility if it isnt

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    Quote Originally Posted by bpopham22 View Post
    oh yea i forgot to put those yea im getting the UMI 3 point bolt ins. and maybe the strut tower brace
    Quote Originally Posted by 35th-ANV-SS View Post
    I would suggest doing springs with shocks at once...so you don't have to take everything apart twice.
    Fronts yes, rears really doesn't matter. Ditto on forgetting the STB too.

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    Drag bar in the back with Koni shocks doesn't make much sense to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by INMY01TA View Post
    Drag bar in the back with Koni shocks doesn't make much sense to me.
    wtf? where do you see that?

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    all sounds good to me.

    let me know if we can help out.

    also might want to save the STB for last or use that cash for something else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by justinmc978 View Post
    wtf? where do you see that?
    The OP says he wants a UMI rear drag bar.

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    I just had all of that done, I get to pick my car up tomorrow from the shop. I have Hotchkis springs and bilstein shocks along with Relocation brackets, sub frames, UMI panhard bar and poly bushings. You don't really need to get a new torpue arm unless you are going to build a serious drag car. Just change out the bushings to poly. Ill let you know how it drives, hopefully it flat out hooks now like my 98 did. Heads and Cam go in next month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by INMY01TA View Post
    The OP says he wants a UMI rear drag bar.
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    UMI rear drag sway bar.
    didnt catch that... why the hell would you want a drag bar? the 10blt rear would bust before you got the wheel in the air lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by justinmc978 View Post
    didnt catch that... why the hell would you want a drag bar? the 10blt rear would bust before you got the wheel in the air lol
    The ten bolts are indeed weak, but if you put the girdle on them and you arent making an insane amount of power they will last you. My 98 made 380 WHP and around the same torque and my rear end lasted 140K miles and is still going strong with no funny noises

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    I think he says rear drag SWAY bar....not a wheelie bar

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    Quote Originally Posted by 35th-ANV-SS View Post
    I think he says rear drag SWAY bar....not a wheelie bar
    He does.

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