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What to buy: panhard bar or subframe connectors?

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    What to buy: panhard bar or subframe connectors?

    I need to upgrade the suspension a little bit. Should I get an adjustable panhard bar or subframe connectors? Or do I need to get both? I just want a little better handling and a little stiffer ride

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    Subframe connectors.

    Panhard bar will keep the rear from moving...but the SFC's will be better if you don't already have them.

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    +1 sfc

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    Replace both along with LCA for a much better handling ride.....do all 3 and do it right the first time. It's night and day the diff.

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    cool thanks fellas. I'm gonna go with the sfc's first, then when i get more money I'll do the panhard bar and lca's.

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    SFC first! SFC themselves well not result in any noticeable improvements in handling or traction, but will stiffen up the car so when you do start modifying the suspension then car will well be able to handle the extra torsional loads better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vetteemt View Post
    SFC first! SFC themselves well not result in any noticeable improvements in handling or traction, but will stiffen up the car so when you do start modifying the suspension then car will well be able to handle the extra torsional loads better.
    In my 6speed, I noticed an immediate difference when moving from a stop. It felt significantly less spongy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckie669 View Post
    In my 6speed, I noticed an immediate difference when moving from a stop. It felt significantly less spongy.
    It will stiffen the car up and will get rid of a lot of the squeaks and rattles, but you will not see any change in horizontal or vertical Gs with just SFCs.
    Last edited by vetteemt; 10-06-2008 at 09:19 AM.

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    Just a reminder, we not only carry SFC's, but have some of our CSP or Chassis Stiffening Packs too that offer a discount on SFC's and STB's together (if you are so inclined).

    Otherwise, we also have SFC's alone as well.

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    Get an STB like Sam stated as well as SBC's and the PHB, when I put mine on I was very Happy.
    Don't overlook the STB, you'll get the most Bang for the Buck right there.

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    STB's are one of the most disputed parts you can buy. Some swear by them, some claim them to be useless. The fact is they don't hurt, don't cost a lot, and can well help (they also look good). Anytime you stiffen a chassis it's not a bad thing.....

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