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    Help with Suspension Upgrades

    Hey guys, I need some guidance regarding some upgrades to my 98 Z28. I've already done subframe connectors, and I'm looking to cure some pretty wicked wheel hop under "spirited" acceleration. The FAQ has convinced me that the next logical step would be a stouter aftermarket torque arm (with a relocation bracket to take stress off of the tranny tailshaft) and lower control arms. Since I don't have any plans to lower the car (got RS package ground effects), are adjustable LCA's necessary, or would I be OK with non-adjustable? I have 275/40R17 Bridgestone Potenzas mounted on 17 x 9.5 Torq Thrust 2's if that has any bearing. Thanks for any help offered.

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    LCA's and relocation brackets will solve your wheelhop problem as well as a torque arm

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    good shocks will solve... lca's will help, though, but polyurethane ones will hinder handling and noise.
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    adjustable trailing arms are used to center the tire between the fenderwell front to rear and correct thrust angle. you are refering to the adjustable panhard rod which centers the rear left/right. adjustable trailing arms aren't a necessity. an adjustable panhard rod is always a good thing. my 86TA at stock height had an axle offset of .29* to the left.

    start with relocation brackets and shocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redphoenix1998 View Post
    LCA's and relocation brackets will solve your wheelhop problem as well as a torque arm

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    Gms Lower Control Arm Relocation Brackets--$50!

    LCA relocation brackets - $50

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