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This is a discussion on lowering question within the Suspension and Handling forums, part of the General Help category; hey guys . I have my transam lowered with adjustable springs and kyb adjustable shocks . What can i stil ...

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    lowering question

    hey guys .
    I have my transam lowered with adjustable springs and kyb adjustable shocks .
    What can i stil do to get better comfort and handling ?
    Reloacating rear brackets?
    Different a arms so the car sits lower?

    Pleace let me know

    thanks for the replys!

    Greetings from the netherlands

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    Quote Originally Posted by barryz View Post
    ...What can i stil do to get better comfort and handling ?...
    Koni Shocks for better comfort and handling.


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    my suggestion would be subframe connectors before you do anything else, then sway bars. and generally comfort and handeling dont go together. Ive got SFC's bilsteins vogtland springs, front and rear sway bars, panhard bar and lca relocations and my car is extremely stiff and rides rough but handles very well i think. And you cant go wrong with 3 point SFC's from UMI!

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    I would def get some weld in sf connectors then straight to relocation brackets then sway bars and bushings. It sounds like you have a good setup now, just needs a little tweaking

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    Hey guys. Thanks for the UMI mentions. We enjoy putting out a good product and hearing good news from our customers.

    Our subframe connector is indeed a good upgrade and will help your car in the case of handling and responsiveness.

    Does the car have any bad tendencies now? We can help you increase handling for your application whether it be street/strip/Auto-x/track days. As you lower a car the spring rates required to keep it from bottoming tend to reduce the comfort.

    Do you know which springs you have and what your shock settings are?

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    ya the umi stuff is killer its all i run in my car but what springs do you have and if you can get koni shocks the lca relowcal is a good part and sub fram con makes it like a diffrent car. but bolt it stuff work just fine thats what i have in my car as i didnt want to weld any thing what kind of driving are you going to be doing with it?

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    I have Strano springs and Koni 4/4 shocks and my car handles great; on the street and at the track. I also have all of the other suspension parts people mention above as well.
    It's on jackstands.

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    he guys

    I am sorry for the late reaction i was on vacation ..

    The springs are eibach adjustable i first had a different eibach kit but the car was to low .
    The reason i bought the eibach adjustable is because we have a lot of speed bumps here and a wanted to be able to reset my height.
    I believe al my shocks are set on setting four this is from wat i read the most less stiff setting .
    The problem is i feel how high speed cornering or merging on to the freeway with highspeed that the weight of the car is shifting .
    I am gonna look in to these parts and see if my dad can ship them

    Greetings barry

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    my car is just for street use

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    Quote Originally Posted by barryz View Post
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    The springs are eibach adjustable i first had a different eibach kit but the car was to low ...
    Adjustable Eibachs? Are you saying you have Eibach Coilovers?

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    eibach coilover kit yes

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    I didn't realize that Eibach made a coilover kit for these cars.
    I've seen threads/post on a few forums that frown on using rear coilovers on the Fourth Gen F-body cars because the mounting point isn't strong enough for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barryz View Post
    The problem is i feel how high speed cornering or merging on to the freeway with highspeed that the weight of the car is shifting .

    Greetings barry
    Check your shock mounts and make sure that they are ok.


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    Quote Originally Posted by barryz View Post
    hey guys .
    I have my transam lowered with adjustable springs and kyb adjustable shocks .
    What can i stil do to get better comfort and handling ?
    Reloacating rear brackets?
    Different a arms so the car sits lower?

    Pleace let me know

    thanks for the replys!

    Greetings from the netherlands
    Well, are the KYBs adjustable? If so, set em at #4 setting and then test it out.
    Since you lowered it, you should go to an adjustable PHB at least or better yet, a Watts Link.
    They will align your axle to your body after it has been lowered.
    The springs will actually function better once you have everything aligned.
    Then upgrade your front and rear sway bars.
    I like the Strano units but other manufactures make good aftermarket units also.
    I would then see how you like it.
    The mods I quoted would make it handle very nice and not beat you to death on the street.
    After that, if you still feel it could be better, then pop for a pair of SFCs.
    Most likely you won't need em unless you drive the car real hard and or your getting into rallys.
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    a good place to start on shock settings is hafe way on the frounts and almost full soft on the rears thats about where my car is set but i have the koin 4/4 shocks and it take a curve like its on a rail

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    Quote Originally Posted by 01 T/A View Post
    a good place to start on shock settings is hafe way on the frounts and almost full soft on the rears thats about where my car is set but i have the koin 4/4 shocks and it take a curve like its on a rail
    This is the same setting I have on my Koni's. Full soft on the rear and 4 sweeps from full soft on the front. I like it. I may toy around with it a little come spring though just to see the difference.

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    i talked to sam strano when i got my shocks and that is where he told me to set them. i played with it some and the full hard in the rear will kill you. i only had two or 3 days playing with it but i ended back where i started for the best of what i liked

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    He guys i have the kyb agx adjustables i know i should have bought koni's but i only have 2000 miles on the kyb's !! and i have 8 settings!
    Everything is nou set on four what should i change the rear to? and what is a pair of SFCs.? sub frame connectors ?
    Thanks for the replys

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    i have put my original springs on the back and the car is 2 cm lower on the right rear then the left rear. right shock maybe broke ??
    I only have about 2000 miles on the shocks ! can it be broke this quick ?

    Greetings barry

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