This is a discussion on handling mods within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; I have a stock 98 z28. How can i make it handle better in the turns? should i start with ...
01-09-2010, 04:55 PM #1
I have a stock 98 z28. How can i make it handle better in the turns?
should i start with shocks... springs.... sway bar.... tower brace... subframe connectors???????
01-09-2010, 06:50 PM #2
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01-09-2010, 07:49 PM #3
forget strut tower brace
koni's w/ strano springs
and yes sway bars 1le(32mm) or 35mm front 22 rear (Strano hollow set).
sub frame connectors help keep body flex from torque under control but good shocks eliminate any sturdiness effects in the turns that sfc's would provide with poor shocks.
01-10-2010, 06:28 AM #4
01-10-2010, 06:30 AM #5
im also shopping for some new headers and y pipe. any sugestsions?
01-10-2010, 07:50 AM #6
01-10-2010, 10:13 PM #7
ebay option racing headers stainless steel $220
If your going cheap I would get the ebay option since they won't rust like ceramic coated, and a flowmaster merge. You'll see what I am talking about when you see the different y-pipes.
01-10-2010, 10:19 PM #8
For cornering and handling. Ditch the panhard bar and get a Watts Link in its place. Pricey, but very functional.370 CI - Twin 6766 Turbo - Jakes stage 5 4L80E - MWC 9" - Holley Dominator
Build in progress...
01-10-2010, 10:24 PM #9
01-10-2010, 10:29 PM #10
Also, if you add the price of a adjustable panhard bar and (if your exhaust requires) a panhard bar relocation kit, a Watts link is not to far out of reach in price. Just my opinion on pricing, but the Watts Link is a great handling mod that doesn't seem to come up often enough.
01-10-2010, 10:36 PM #11
01-11-2010, 08:48 AM #12
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01-11-2010, 10:03 AM #15
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Yeah I remember looking at pics of that Watts Link on Strano's site when it first came out. Interesting piece. I haven't checked around if anyone with a 4th gen is running it and what configurations they've tried. It does look rather heavy though.
01-11-2010, 01:30 PM #16
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