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    So I'm thinking about suspension mods to help the car hook a little better.
    What should I start with?
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    I think Sub Frame Connectors should be first! But then again, I rarely know what I am talking about.
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    good set of drag shocks and springs + subframe connectors and tubular rear control arms will set ya up right to start.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BADASS2000SS View Post
    I think Sub Frame Connectors should be first! But then again, I rarely know what I am talking about.
    +1 on the SFC's!!! Then go with rear lower control arms and a torque arm. In reality, the whole suspension set up on our cars should be replaced... both front and rear, but then you are talking some serious $$$$

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    Quote Originally Posted by side2000 View Post
    good set of drag shocks and springs + subframe connectors and tubular rear control arms will set ya up right to start.
    Is there any place or name brand that you suggest to get on all of these parts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Catch22 View Post
    Is there any place or name brand that you suggest to get on all of these parts?
    Strano Performance parts or CMI is a good place to start although Strano is a CMI Dealer. I haven't found a discount place yet but I am looking. Anyone else have anything to share?

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    eibach drag springs from summit are 260 a set. shocks are a toughy. . . .i only run koni adjustables but they are almost 800 bucks a set. definately the best shock that i am aware of (and i am familiar with all big brands). i also don't drag race much. . . . so for a bout a grand you got yourself some drag suspension. as far as the tubular control arms- - -they run about 1-200 bucks from summit or jegs (depending on which one ya get) - -all ya really need are some tubular ones with urethane bushings for a weekend track car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Catch22 View Post
    Is there any place or name brand that you suggest to get on all of these parts?
    There is an UMI Performance store on Ebay
    You will have to search through the 98-02 camaro goodies and look for a torque arm or something related and then go to the link.
    I ordered bolt in Sub frame connectors, adjustable lower control arms and adj. panhard bar.
    I should be very popular at home tonight.

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    Ive got UMI SFC, on car adjustable panhard, and lower control arms. all top notch quality i couldn't be happier. If you look around every now and then you can catch the UMI stuff on sale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by km346 View Post
    Ive got UMI SFC, on car adjustable panhard, and lower control arms. all top notch quality i couldn't be happier. If you look around every now and then you can catch the UMI stuff on sale.
    Yeah, I looked on Ebay and they have a store there. I noticed Strohn also has a store on Ebay. This could be trouble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jambofla View Post
    Yeah, I looked on Ebay and they have a store there. I noticed Strohn also has a store on Ebay. This could be trouble.
    Are you talking about Spohn? I use UMI and Spohn products and that's it. They are usually the cheapest and have very good quality!

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    Quote Originally Posted by konigandy6 View Post
    Are you talking about Spohn? I use UMI and Spohn products and that's it. They are usually the cheapest and have very good quality!
    Yeah. Sorry about that.
    It's a side affect of my Tourettes.
    Been looking at Strano and Spohn and sorta formed a new company out of both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jambofla View Post
    Strano Performance parts or CMI is a good place to start although Strano is a CMI Dealer. I haven't found a discount place yet but I am looking. Anyone else have anything to share?
    I think you mean UMI, not CMI...

    You might find cheaper places, but most everyone is around the same price. And those that aren't generally get away with low-balling because they don't have the overhead (maybe they work from their kitchens vs. having a real hands on shop) and/or don't take the time with customers to answer their questions, and well.

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    I'd start w/ good shocks.
    SFC will help in chassis rigidity... not having the tires get proper contact with the road in all conditions... since the stock shocks suck so bad, that'll be the 1st thing to improve on.
    This will improve not only traction, handling and confort as well.
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