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    Hey guys just had a quick question just picked up my ss a little while back and before i start doing engine mods i think im going to work the suspension. I want a really good drag race setup. whats the best bang for buck on suspension mods for drag racing.

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    anybody?

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    A 12 bolt or 9" rear differential, SFC's, tunnel mount torque arm, aftermarket panhard bar, Koni adjustable shocks, ect. I would beef up both the drivetrain and suspension if you are going to get into drag racing. Subframe connectors (SFC's) are usually the first mod recommended, they stiffen the chassis and reduce flex. If you start getting traction, sadly, the stock 10 bolt rear won't last. They are notoriously weak. You may be fine for a while, but your 1/4 mile times will suffer if you don't hook good off the line - and when you do, the rear won't like the abuse. The stock torque arm is mounted to the tranny, which is also a known problem area. An aftermarket one will relocate it to either the crossmember or floor pan. Also, the stock panhard bar has been known to be weak too. An aftermarket one, adjustable or non, will fix that. Adjustable shocks will allow you to find a good launch setup, and support that with springs and adjustable lower control arms.
    I guess it really depends on how into it you want to get.

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    thanks man i understand all of that stuff and will be gradually heading in that direction main thing i was wondering is what brands most people recommend. sorry for not being clear

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    I'm going with UMI. Good quality and decent price. Great Customer Service too.


    I order my stuff from mark at KySpeed

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    Quote Originally Posted by travz28 View Post
    thanks man i understand all of that stuff and will be gradually heading in that direction main thing i was wondering is what brands most people recommend. sorry for not being clear
    My bad. I would go with UMI as well. I also have Global West and Hotchkis componants - and I would recommend them too.

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    Awesome thanks.

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