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    BMR handling kit level 1

    I have a 98 camaro that I would like to lower and make handle better so what do u guys think of the BMR handling level 1 kit?

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    nice kit but big bucks. If your looking just to lower it and make it handle alittle better than that would be way too much than your looking for. All you need is a decent set of lowering springs and maybe shocks and maybe sub frame connectors for a fraction of the cost.

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    handle better = new shocks - lower it if you want - if you add springs to old shocks you'll be in worse shape.

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    dont go BMR..shit of a company ..especially the new owner..look into umi and strano for your needs

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    I would like to lower the car mainly to get rid of that gaudy wheel to fender gap so if u guys have a best bang for buck for springs and shocks let me hear it

    Also any other suggested parts for handling would be nice.... I drag race a lot so I don't wanna lose straight line performance just something to keep in mind

    Thanks guys

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    Koni SA & stock springs on the lower perch up front is a 3/4" drop.
    Koni SA & stock spring on the rear with the hose mod also a 3/4" drop.

    If thats not low enough then you're getting into lowering/performance springs 1" - 1.5" depending on spring choice. Choice of shocks will deff come into play once you choose a lowering spring. Shocks & springs must work well together to have a good handling well balanced car. There are also coil over designs where you can adj your ride height.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redracer1 View Post
    Koni SA & stock springs on the lower perch up front is a 3/4" drop.
    Koni SA & stock spring on the rear with the hose mod also a 3/4" drop.

    If thats not low enough then you're getting into lowering/performance springs 1" - 1.5" depending on spring choice. Choice of shocks will deff come into play once you choose a lowering spring. Shocks & springs must work well together to have a good handling well balanced car. There are also coil over designs where you can adj your ride height.
    Alright thank u for the info I deffinitly wanna go with lower springs but I don't wanna lose my straight line performance..... what do u guys think about hollow sway bars

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    If you're going for more drag racing than street performance I would look into QA1's. If you want great street manners, Koni shocks are the best with Bilstein coming in second. As far as lowering springs, Strano are the best, but they sell out quick.

    Any time you lower a vehicle, you will hinder your ET. If you haven't already, you should get an adjustable pan hard bar and relocation brackets for your lower control arms. Also, lowering will shift the rear end. An adjustable PHB will allow you to get it back centered. Lastly, if you lower you will need an alignment.

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    It can't hinder my ET to bad can it?... I'm going to be putting on lca relocating brackets to bring back my instance center plus the panhard bar and i already have the ajustable torque ARM to bring my pinion angle back .... so how could it hurt my et?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AB'sLs1 View Post
    It can't hinder my ET to bad can it?... I'm going to be putting on lca relocating brackets to bring back my instance center plus the panhard bar and i already have the ajustable torque ARM to bring my pinion angle back .... so how could it hurt my et?
    Generically speaking, lowering your car hurts the weight transfer on take off, which will affect your 60' time to some degree. If you are readjusting your pinion angle back and using relocation brackets for your LCA's, you probably won't notice a difference in your time. If you don't do the above though, traction will be worse.

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    Try looking at the Eldebrock IAS coilover set up. The front has a height adj and the shock has a unique valve design. It comes with the rear shock and same unique valve design. You can then choose a rear spring. If you stayed with the stock spring do the hose mod for the 3/4" drop or Hotchkis 1" Lowered Rear 100-140 lb/in. You can still run a 315 DR or Prostar w/MT.
    Strano's adj hollow sway bars would be a great addition also.

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    Alright thanks everyone based on all the info u guys have given me I think I'm gunna go with the strano handling package level 3, BMR lca relocating brackets, and a spohn performance adjustable phb with delron bushings.... what do u guys think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AB'sLs1 View Post
    Alright thanks everyone based on all the info u guys have given me I think I'm gunna go with the strano handling package level 3, BMR lca relocating brackets, and a spohn performance adjustable phb with delron bushings.... what do u guys think?
    If your going to order Sam's level 3 why not just order all the other mods from him as well. One stop shop.
    Note: check to see if Sam has his spring in stock, due to high demand they're not always on the self.

    UMI relo's
    UMI adj phb w/roto-joints

    also concider the UMI LCA's w/roto-joints if you don't have LCA's already.
    Last edited by redracer1; 03-04-2010 at 12:03 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redracer1 View Post
    If your going to order Sam's level 3 why not just order all the other mods from him as well. One stop shop.
    Note: check to see if Sam has his shocks in stock, due to high demand they're not always on the self.

    UMI relo's
    UMI adj phb w/roto-joints

    also concider the UMI LCA's w/roto-joints if you don't have LCA's already.
    just to make sure you meant springs right ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shady milkman View Post
    just to make sure you meant springs right ?
    Oops.. thanks..fixed.

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    I am also looking into the QA1 shocks and springs combo and ordering everything threw spohn

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