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    Nice times. Seems real consistant.

    Must be nice to get the first "fix" of the season so early! It's a disease with no cure!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RacerBob View Post
    Nice times. Seems real consistant.

    Must be nice to get the first "fix" of the season so early! It's a disease with no cure!
    haha, no doubt about that. Poor girl at the timeslip booth was tired of seeing my ugly mug. LOL

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    Nice runs. So for the money you spent on the suspention. Now that you know it didn't do alot. Would you have kept the Stock?

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    Is 4 a softer setting than 6 on the shocks I assume ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sleeper101 View Post
    Nice runs. So for the money you spent on the suspention. Now that you know it didn't do alot. Would you have kept the Stock?
    In all honesty, there's not a whole lot of money invested.

    $275 - Slightly used Spohn chassis mount torque arm
    $100 - Slightly used Spohn chrome moly double adjustable panhard bar
    FREE - Boxed SLP rear lower control arms w/polyurethane bushings
    $150 - NEW pair of Strange 10 way adjustable rear shocks (these are Mustang shocks, and are 1/2 the cost)

    I needed a new torque arm since stocker was bent, so that was a thing I had to buy regardless. The panhard bar was a decent deal, so that's not a big concern. The shocks, I wouldn't have bought since the stockers seemed to be doing fine.

    So, to answer your question, for $525 it wasn't worth it to get 3 or 4/1000ths in the sixty foots. The car always went 1.63-1.64 with 100% stock suspension and now it does 1.60's regularly. At THIS POINT, I'd say it wasn't worth it IMHO. In retrospect, I'd buy a new transmission mounted torque arm to do away with the clunk of the chassis mounted one, and call it a day...and still run 11.70's and pull the driver's front wheel all day long.

    I think I'm going to get an airbag, and I already pretty much committed to buying a 1" Spohn antiswaybar off of this site, so with those 2 items and maybe dropping the front swaybar off, we'll see what happens.

    The CAR is running great, which is probably why it nearly matched it's best "winter" ET on a windy 65 degree day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danger731 View Post
    Is 4 a softer setting than 6 on the shocks I assume ?
    Yes. Stranges are settings 1-10 with 1 being the softest and 10 being the firmest. My car seemed to like 4 on driver's side, 6 on passenger side. I tried looser and tighter and it spun both times. Back at 4 and 6 it hooked everytime.

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    Nice times!!! Glad to hear the 10 bolt is holding up, I need to get a girdle for mine. I still have the stock torsen, feels like I jump 2 feet sideways when I shift into second at the drag strip, but watching my videos I don't see that much of a jump. I run my street tires, and can get some 1.998 60 Ft times sometimes.

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    Nice meeting you at the track. Nice times again, man your car is so quite.

    I will be going this sat.

    Matt

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    Quote Originally Posted by MATTREDSS View Post
    Nice meeting you at the track. Nice times again, man your car is so quite.

    I will be going this sat.

    Matt
    Likewise Matt. Good talking to you. Quiet was what I was going for when I chose the dual/dual setup. Good Luck Saturday. I'm headed to Cecil myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rel3rd View Post
    In all honesty, there's not a whole lot of money invested.

    $275 - Slightly used Spohn chassis mount torque arm
    $100 - Slightly used Spohn chrome moly double adjustable panhard bar
    FREE - Boxed SLP rear lower control arms w/polyurethane bushings
    $150 - NEW pair of Strange 10 way adjustable rear shocks (these are Mustang shocks, and are 1/2 the cost)

    I needed a new torque arm since stocker was bent, so that was a thing I had to buy regardless. The panhard bar was a decent deal, so that's not a big concern. The shocks, I wouldn't have bought since the stockers seemed to be doing fine.

    So, to answer your question, for $525 it wasn't worth it to get 3 or 4/1000ths in the sixty foots. The car always went 1.63-1.64 with 100% stock suspension and now it does 1.60's regularly. At THIS POINT, I'd say it wasn't worth it IMHO. In retrospect, I'd buy a new transmission mounted torque arm to do away with the clunk of the chassis mounted one, and call it a day...and still run 11.70's and pull the driver's front wheel all day long.

    I think I'm going to get an airbag, and I already pretty much committed to buying a 1" Spohn antiswaybar off of this site, so with those 2 items and maybe dropping the front swaybar off, we'll see what happens.

    The CAR is running great, which is probably why it nearly matched it's best "winter" ET on a windy 65 degree day.

    With the larger rear antiswaybar and SFCs, you may not need air bags.

    Do your DRs always hook that hard. I thought I would have to go with street slicks, but after watching your video I am reconsidering. Do you think a 255/50R16 DR will hook about the same?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RacerBob View Post
    With the larger rear antiswaybar and SFCs, you may not need air bags.

    Do your DRs always hook that hard. I thought I would have to go with street slicks, but after watching your video I am reconsidering. Do you think a 255/50R16 DR will hook about the same?
    Yes, my car always hooks.
    It hooked every time w/stock suspension, and hooks every time now.

    Out of maybe 60 passes total since I bought the car, it's spun 3 times, and that was only because I was trying to launch at a higher rpm. From idle to about 1700 (according to datalogs) it has hooked and (after cam swap) pulled a wheel every time....

    My DR's fit the rim nice and squarely, which I think helps. JMO, but I'd think a 255/50/16 would hook as good if you were able to get it mounted on a 8 or 9 inch wide wheel and get a nice footprint down without airing them way down. I can do a burnout on the street and get two fairly equal 10" wide marks at 20psi, which is what I race them at.

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    Thanks for the info.
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