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This is a discussion on suspension help!!! within the Suspension and Handling forums, part of the General Help category; ok, im going to be doing my susp. but i need some help with it, due to lack of knowledge/ ...

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    suspension help!!!

    ok, im going to be doing my susp. but i need some help with it, due to lack of knowledge/ experience...please give me your input and/or personal opinion on stuff....first in going to be ordering shocks and springs...im going to be getting DMS lowering springs and kyb agx adj. shocks...now the rest is the stuff i need some input on, bc there are so many varieties.(poly bushing , boxed, tubular etc.)

    panhard bar..what kind, what ends

    lca..tubular or boxed...

    torque arm....

    sfc....3 pt., tubular, boxed??

    this is my everyday car ,and it will be seeing some track action but not to much... all input will be appreciated..THANKS ..o and im 17 and dont have a HUGE budget...keep this in mind pls..

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    how important is handling/confort ?
    when you say track, do you mean 1/4 mile or track racing / autox / lapping ?
    I would keep stock PHB + LCA and invest in better shocks... and before doing the PHB + LCA, I'd consider sway-bars.
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    First Shox! Best you can get. The stockers are garbage. It's the biggest single improvement. Now, if you're gonna want to seriously run 1/4 strip then go for the PHB and LCA's in rear, but realize that the car is going to be seriously stiff in the rear which will give you a good amount of oversteer, which maybe you don't want. If you go with good shox and the PHB LCA's put the shox on their absolute softest setting and do not go above the 19" stock rear sway.

    Next do the front sway in 32 or 35mm. It'll make a large difference. If you go with a big rear sway along with PHB LCAs' and stiffer springs, be prepared for some major oversteer which can make life quite interesting on the street.

    I got the Koni's on mine with 35mm front bar, stock springs front and rear PHB/LCA's 19mm stock rear bar and Koni's set just a hair above full soft and the car is loving it!!!! It's total street car...does not go to the drag strip, but likely would do quite well in auto-x. The shox and front sway made all the difference. Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by heliskiier View Post
    First Shox! Best you can get. The stockers are garbage. It's the biggest single improvement. Now, if you're gonna want to seriously run 1/4 strip then go for the PHB and LCA's in rear, but realize that the car is going to be seriously stiff in the rear which will give you a good amount of oversteer, which maybe you don't want. If you go with good shox and the PHB LCA's put the shox on their absolute softest setting and do not go above the 19" stock rear sway.

    Next do the front sway in 32 or 35mm. It'll make a large difference. If you go with a big rear sway along with PHB LCAs' and stiffer springs, be prepared for some major oversteer which can make life quite interesting on the street.

    I got the Koni's on mine with 35mm front bar, stock springs front and rear PHB/LCA's 19mm stock rear bar and Koni's set just a hair above full soft and the car is loving it!!!! It's total street car...does not go to the drag strip, but likely would do quite well in auto-x. The shox and front sway made all the difference. Good luck!
    what do u mean by oversteer????

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    oversteer is when the rear wants to come around on you when turning. not a good thing.

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    well, this is my everyday car, but i aslo am going to take it to the strip every once and a while, what do u suggest..and aslo, im about to order my panhard bar....what do u suggest???

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    i'd get an adjustable panhard rod and boxed trailing arms.

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