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This is a discussion on autocross suspension question within the Suspension and Handling forums, part of the General Help category; I am looking to get into SCCA this summer with my 98 Z28. I want to start with some basic ...

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    I am looking to get into SCCA this summer with my 98 Z28. I want to start with some basic upgrades that will still keep me in the stock class. what is a good place to start?

    Things i am considering:
    New Bushings
    Pro 5.0 shifter
    Skip shift adapter
    New tires

    Any suggestions on these or other mods? Thanks

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    i don't see any of those that would keep you out of stock class. except maybe the kind of tires you will be putting on. best thing to do, would be to get a rule book.

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    i would get tires, shocks and front sway bar... those are permitted in stock class, and if done right , you can have a great winning combo without spending too much $.
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    +1 good luck!

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    I've got a Pro 5.0 shifter. It's sick and will without a doubt help you get much quicker shifts. Not sure how much help it will be in the auto cross, but it's a sweet shifter. I did cut about 1/2 inch off the threads and it's absolutely perfect for short throw shifts.
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    Thanks for the info, I think the shifter will be my first new part. that is a great idea to make it shorter!

    Eugenio_SS : the sway bar will probibly be my second buy. your pics are sweet!

    as for tires...i have hear good things about the KUMHO ECSTA Supra 712...do you have any comments on those?
    Also, what kid of shocks do you suggest and how much do they usually run?


    thanks for your help everyone!
    Ray
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    Quote Originally Posted by raysz28
    Thanks for the info, I think the shifter will be my first new part. that is a great idea to make it shorter!

    Eugenio_SS : the sway bar will probibly be my second buy. your pics are sweet!

    as for tires...i have hear good things about the KUMHO ECSTA Supra 712...do you have any comments on those?
    Also, what kid of shocks do you suggest and how much do they usually run?


    thanks for your help everyone!
    Ray
    Thx for the compliments.
    I hope you are not thinking on using those tires for AutoX.
    I'd recommend the Nitto 555RII which is a great compromise for street/track/autox
    same compound as the nitto drag radials, but better sidewall.

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    btw, I noticed you are from Ohio... there are quite some ppl I know there that autox and are great ppl... where in Ohio you from ?

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    I looked at the nitto tires, they look like great tires. but the reason I was considering the kumho's was because they are about a third the price of the nitto's. I just graduated from college, so im trying to do things on a budget :-) ... lol or as little as I can! I do understand that they arnt the best I could get, but are the good for the price? are there some others i could look at for a similar price?

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    Quote Originally Posted by raysz28
    I looked at the nitto tires, they look like great tires. but the reason I was considering the kumho's was because they are about a third the price of the nitto's. I just graduated from college, so im trying to do things on a budget :-) ... lol or as little as I can! I do understand that they arnt the best I could get, but are the good for the price? are there some others i could look at for a similar price?
    Nitto's are usually very cheap...

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    if you really want to run SCCA, I would suggest that you download the rules. There is very little that can be done to your car to keep it in the class you want.

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