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Chassis, Suspension Parts and Brands

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    Chassis, Suspension Parts and Brands

    This thread will be a listing of the parts and manufacturers that you can get them from. Will also have explanations of the parts.

    Chassis and Suspension Parts:

    Front
    Control Arms - upper and lower
    K-Members
    Shocks
    Springs
    Shock Tower Braces
    Subframe Connectors
    Swaybar

    Rear
    Panhard Rod - upper and lower
    Shocks
    Springs
    Swaybar
    Torque Arm
    Trailing Arms
    Last edited by mrr23; 03-30-2006 at 10:18 PM.

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    FRONT:

    Control Arms - these are more of a weight savings offer. Some come with the ability to make camber/caster adjustments greater than factory arms allow. This comes in handy for the Autocross racers. Also, being made of stronger material and tubular, there is less deflection. This means better steering response and cornering.

    BMR
    AA001 Upper Non-adjustable
    AA004 Upper adjustable
    AA002 Lower Adjustable
    AA003 Chrome Moly Version (lighter)

    Global West
    CTA32 Upper Non-adjustable

    Spohn
    742 Upper Steel Non-adjustable
    742-3140 Chrome Moly Version
    743 Upper Adjustable
    743-3140 Chrome moly Version
    741 Lower Adjustable
    741-3140 Chrome Moly Version

    UMI
    2310 Upper Adjustable
    2300 Lower Adjustable
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    K-MEMBERS - Another weight savings deal.

    BMR
    KM001 No Motor Mounts Factory Rack
    KM001-1 No Motor Mounts Pinto Rack
    KM002 Factory Rack With LT1 Mounts
    KM002-1 Pinto Rack With LT1 Mounts
    KM003 Factory Rack With LS1 Mounts
    KM003-1 Pinto Rack With LS1 Mounts
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    SHOCK TOWER BRACES - These tie the left and right side front shock towers together. Seeing as the upper part of the shocks mount to the thin steel unibody, that area flexes while turning. This limits that movement. This really aides in autocrossing. It can also help in drag racing by limiting the amount of body twist.

    BMR
    STB001 93-97 except 96-97 SS, All LS1
    MSTB001 Chrome Moly Version

    Competition Engineering
    C2423 93-98 Clear
    C2424 93-98 Black

    Edelbrock
    5228 93-97 except SS without TCS
    5229 98-02 All LS1

    Hotchkis
    2003 93-97 LT1 except SS
    2006 98-02 LS1 and LT1 Ram Air

    SLP
    70005 93-02 except 96-97 SS

    SPOHN
    964 93-02 except 96-97 SS
    965 Adjustable Version

    UMI
    2005 93-02 except 96-97 SS
    2006 Chrome Moly Version
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    SUBFRAME CONNECTORS - The weak part of a F-body is the fact it's a UNIBODY. Meaning the there is only a front half frame. The rest of the car is one piece. The front frame (k-member) bolts to the unibody of the car. Now, you add t-tops, or convertible, this makes the body even more vulnerable to twisting. This will decrease the weight transfer to the rear wheels because the body is twisting. Thus, the inertia of the front end lifting is wasted. Same thing when autocrossing. The body twisting is allowing the weight transfer to go way out of proportion.

    BMR
    SFC001 Boxed 93-02 Coupe Weld In
    SFC004 Tubular 93-02 Coupe Weld In
    SFC002 Tubular 93-97 LT1 Convertible Weld In
    SFC003 Tubular 98-02 LS1 Convertible Weld In

    Edelbrock
    5290 93-02 Coupe Weld In

    Global West
    905 93-02 Coupe Tubular Weld In
    905-C 93-02 Convertible Tubular Weld In

    Hotchkis
    4002 93-02 Coupe Boxed Weld In

    SLP
    70801 93-02 Coupe Bolt In
    70802 93-02 Coupe Weld In
    70804 93-02 Convertible Bolt In

    SPOHN
    504 98-02 Coupe Tubular Weld In
    504-3140 Chrome Moly Version

    UMI
    2000 93-02 Coupe Weld In Boxed
    2001 93-02 Coupe Weld in Tubular
    2002 93-02 Coupe Bolt In Tubular
    2003 93-02 Coupe 3 Point Weld In
    2004 93-02 Coupe 3 Point Bolt In
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    SWAYBARS - Keeps the car from leaning while cornering. great for autocrossing. Does nothing for drag racing. Taking it out when drag racing allows the front to lift up higher. Thus, transfering more weight to the rear tires.

    BMR
    SB001 Front 32mm

    Hotchkis
    2204 1 7/16" front (part of whole kit)

    INTRAX
    25.7.005 93-97 32mm (part of whole kit)
    25.7.030 98-02 32mm (part of whole kit)

    SPOHN
    924-FRONT 93-02 Front 32mm
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    REAR:

    Panhard Rod - Upper and Lower

    The upper panhard rod is mainly there to support the bracket that holds the lower panhard rod. Not a real need for it that I have ever figured out. The lower panhard rod is to keep the rear centered as the car corners, lifts, lowers, etc... They come in non-adjustable and adjustable versions. If you lower the car, definately get the adjustable. Even not lowered, you can benefit from the adjustable one. The rear ends aren't centered perfectly from the factory.

    If the rear is offset to one side, the car will corner better one way versus the other. It's like the lever method. The longer the lever, the harder to tip/lean over that side. For instance, let's say the rear is offset to the right side of the car by 1/2". When you turn left, the weight goes to the right. With the rear being offset to the right, it's like having a longer rear axle on the right side. Harder to tip/lean over. Opposite happens, when turing right. Easier to tip/lean over. Also, useful when needing to get tires to fit evenly under the wheelwells.

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    PHR004K Upper
    PHR001 Non adjustable
    MPHR001 Chrome Moly Version (lighter)
    PHR002 Adjustable
    MPHR002 Chrome Moly Version
    MPHR003 Chrome Moly Version w/Spherical Rod Ends

    Edelbrock
    5202 Non-adjustable
    5222 Adjustable

    Global West
    PHC-1 Adjustable
    PHC-2 Non-adjustable

    Hotchkis
    1501 Adjustable

    Lakewood
    20440 Single Side Adjustable

    UMI
    2020 Non-adjustable
    2021 Single Side Adjustable
    2022 Single Side Adjustable 'On Car"
    2023 Dual Side Adjustable
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    SWAY BARS - This keeps the car from leaning to one side during a lauch and cornering.

    BMR
    SB003 Rear 21mm

    Hotchkis
    2204 1" Rear Hollow (part of whole kit)

    INTRAX
    25.7.005 93-97 25mm (part of whole kit)
    25.7.030 98-02 25mm (part of whole kit)

    SLP
    70003 Rear 21mm

    SPOHN
    921 Rear 1 5/16" 93-02 DRAG VERSION
    923-REAR Rear 1" 93-02
    924-REAR Rear 22mm 93-02
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    TORQUE ARM - This controls the rear from twisting upwards. Acting like a traction bar, it takes this upward movement and uses it to push down on the tires. This improves traction during acceleration. Stock one is made out of stamped steel and flimsy.

    BMR
    TA001 93-02 Bolts To Transmission Adjustable
    TA002 93-02 Bolts To Transmission Non-adjustable
    MTA001 93-02 Bolts To TransmissionChrome Moly Version TA001
    TPU001 93-02 TRAK PAK This comes with a crossmember that you have to weld into the car. Removes the torque arm from the transmission.
    XTA001 93-02 Chrome Moly Version of TPU001

    Competition Engineering
    C8000 93-02 Removes from the transmission. Bolts to the body of the car.

    Edelbrock
    5280 93-02 Bolts To Transmission Non-adjustable
    5282 Adjustable Version

    Global West
    TSC24 93-02 Manual transmission
    TSC26 93-97 Auto
    TSC27 98-02 Auto

    SLP
    70803 Transmission Mounted Adjustable

    SPOHN
    399 93-02 Trans Mounted
    402 98-02 Adjustable transmission member mounted w/Driveshaft Loop
    402-LT1 93-97 Adjustable transmission member mounted w/Driveshaft Loop
    405 98-02 Adjustable transmission member mounted w/Driveshaft Loop w/Longtube Headers
    405-LT1 93-97 Adjustable transmission member mounted w/Driveshaft Loop w/Longtube Headers

    UMI
    2200 98-02 Tunnel Brace Mounted Adjustable Kook Headers Stock Type Exhaust
    2202 98-02 Tunnel Brace Mounted Adjustable Longtube Headers w/Driveshaft Loop
    2205 93-02 Transmission Mounted Adjustable
    2206 93-02 Transmission Mounted Non-adjustable
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    TRAILING ARMS - Some call them rear LCAs. These also help to keep the rear from rotating upward. Stock are stamped steel flimsy things. Some come with spherical rod ends. While this may be the best way to go as there is no rubber type mounts to flex from, they transfer all noises as they are metal. Also, over time, using the spherical rod ends on the street will wear out relatively quick due to dirt and such getting in them. Some are adjustable. What this does is help you to make sure the rear is pointed straight with the centerline of the car. If the rear is point left/right, the car will dog leg to that direction.

    BMR
    BCA001 Boxed Polyurethane ends
    TCA001 Tubular Polyurethane ends
    TCA002 Tubular with poly/spherical end
    MTCA001 Chrome Moly Version of TCA001
    MTCA002 Chrome Moly Version of TCA002
    MCA001 Chrome Moly Version w/spherical rod ends
    MCA002 Chorme Moly Version Adjustable w/Poly ends
    CAB001 Relocation Brackets (rear end side) Weld In
    CAB002 Relocation Brackets (rear end side) Bolt In
    (Relocation brackets lower the rear end side to help with keeping the rear from rotating)

    Edelbrock
    5204 Boxed Polyurethane ends
    5274 Tubular
    5275 Relocation Brackets Bolt In

    Global West
    TCB-1 Tubular w/Spherical rod ends
    TCB-11 Tubular with Poly/Spherical
    TCB-3 Tubular with Poly ends
    VTC-27 Relocation Brackets

    Hotchkis
    1301 Boxed Poly Ends

    Lakewood
    20140 Boxed w/Poly ends
    21700 Boxed w/Adjustable for preloading suspension

    SPOHN
    201 Tubular w/Poly Ends
    202 Boxed w/Poly Ends
    203 Tubular Adjustable w/Spherical Ends
    204 Tubular Adjustable w/Poly Ends
    206 Tubular Adjustable with Poly/Spherical End
    210-S Relocation Brackets Weld In

    UMI
    2015 Boxed Non-adjustable
    2016 Tubular Adjustable with Poly/Spherical End
    2017 Tubular Adjustable w/Spherical Ends
    2010 Relocation Brackets
    Last edited by mrr23; 04-16-2006 at 06:58 PM.

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