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    Got bit by the mod bug !!!!!

    Well I installed my E-cutout last month and i love it. Since then I have ordered/upgraded Subframe connectors, headers/ory, airbox lid, wheels/tires, new radio, all new speakers.

    I would like to continue to upgrade the suspension but I dont know were to start. What do you guys think should be the first few suspension upgrades without buying a new rear hahaha?

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    sorry, posted this in the wrong section can someone please move this to the suspension section.

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    Hm, how bout sway bars...some different shocks/struts. Or even a strut tower brace. Etc etc im sure you can find some more detailed information around here though.
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    Most people start with the cheaper items first..SFCs, LCAs, LCA relocation brackets, and a PHB. After that shocks & springs if you want it lowered and a torque arm. Those are the major suspension components. LCAs, LCA relocation brackets and the TA all help with planting the tires more firmly to the ground. Shocks and sway bars obviously help more with handling.

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    Oh nice nice. See more detailed =p figured id give a "bump" tho lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by stew215 View Post
    Well I installed my E-cutout last month and i love it. Since then I have ordered/upgraded Subframe connectors, headers/ory, airbox lid, wheels/tires, new radio, all new speakers.

    I would like to continue to upgrade the suspension but I dont know were to start. What do you guys think should be the first few suspension upgrades without buying a new rear hahaha?
    All depends on where you want to take the car. The first suspension things I did was the sub frame connectors, lower control arms, relocation brackets and adj phb all at once. It made a big difference and the price wasnt that bad

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    Im really just trying to make it a nice street car. I have no intentions of making this a strict race car as it is my daily driver. For now I am just looking for the best way to stiffen the suspension and make it handle a little better.

    Im contimplating my next order to either be LCA,Reloation brackets, and PHB or swaybars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stew215 View Post
    Im really just trying to make it a nice street car. I have no intentions of making this a strict race car as it is my daily driver. For now I am just looking for the best way to stiffen the suspension and make it handle a little better.

    Im contimplating my next order to either be LCA,Reloation brackets, and PHB or swaybars.
    Shocks will do wonders on a street car. How many miles are on it? does it have the stock suspension still on it?

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    Just turned 95,000 miles ... everything is stock but what I changed already

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    Quote Originally Posted by stew215 View Post
    Just turned 95,000 miles ... everything is stock but what I changed already
    I think a set of shocks would do you wonders since its your d/d. Obviously the more money you spend on them the better they are so find a budget and buy away

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    whats a good lowering spring for a daily driver ... looking for 1"-1.5" drop.

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    Hotchkis has a set of 4 for $250 plus shipping on LMPerformance.com
    but check with KYSpeed too.
    Hotchkis are highly recommended on here. And these will lower it 1inch.
    I am also considering it but...roads are bad here...so i dont want to be dragging...im waiting to see my clearence after my exhaust and SFCs and new rims. It shouldnt affect it at all but just in case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stew215 View Post
    Well I installed my E-cutout last month and i love it. Since then I have ordered/upgraded Subframe connectors, headers/ory, airbox lid, wheels/tires, new radio, all new speakers.

    I would like to continue to upgrade the suspension but I dont know were to start. What do you guys think should be the first few suspension upgrades without buying a new rear hahaha?

    This is a great list of suspension mods that will lead you in a great direction...
    Enjoy

    Here is a list I compiled together for building an F Body into a very quick car

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    I just lowered mine with Strano's (1.2" drop) and LOVE the stance the car has. Night and day difference. Strano's are the cream of the crop. They won't sag over time.

    If you plan on lowering the car, get shocks. Koni with Strano's is the cream of the crop.

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