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    Question What do you recommend?

    What do you guys recommend? I have light mods to my t/a but no suspension parts and my t/a is not lowered. I was thinking on getting LCAs w/ the adj brackets and a torque arm.

    This should be a good start? What do you think?

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    Those sound like a good start. I'd also recommend SFCs as a first suspension mod - they really help our cars.

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    Goals are a good place to start. What are you looking for? street/drag, street/corners.
    Also future mods can also be planned for. For example the LCA's can be purchased in about 10+ configurations and if you plan on an upgraded rear diff like a 9" or larger wheel & tire I'd plan on some adjustable LCA's.

    But know this, shocks are the base in which a suspension should be built around.

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    Buy adjustable parts. May not think you'll need them now but may want them further down the road. Your list is a good start but I don't think those parts really change the handling just stregnthen. For handling look at sway bars/shocks.

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    Do sub frame connectors first(if you don't have them) and purchase adjustable components like mentioned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redracer1 View Post

    But know this, shocks are the base in which a suspension should be built around.
    Quote Originally Posted by INMY01TA View Post
    Buy adjustable parts. May not think you'll need them now but may want them further down the road. Your list is a good start but I don't think those parts really change the handling just stregnthen. For handling look at sway bars/shocks.

    believe it or not after my koni install and my strano springs..the car handled well and was very stable...but still seemed loose ..i bought a adjustable panhard bar and i kid you not..tightened the car up exponentially..it is easily one of the best mods i have done to the car ( i think the bar was needed to really let the shocks do their thing)

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    Quote Originally Posted by shady milkman View Post

    believe it or not after my koni install and my strano springs..the car handled well and was very stable...but still seemed loose ..i bought a adjustable panhard bar and i kid you not..tightened the car up exponentially..it is easily one of the best mods i have done to the car ( i think the bar was needed to really let the shocks do their thing)
    True. I felt the exact same way and added Strano hollow sway bars. If you think the PHB did well for you get a set of Sam's sway bars. There's no way the stock sway bars can keep up with the Koni/Strano set up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redracer1 View Post
    True. I felt the exact same way and added Strano hollow sway bars. If you think the PHB did well for you get a set of Sam's sway bars. There's no way the stock sway bars can keep up with the Koni/Strano set up.
    FML. These were the last item on my list for my suspension set-up. Looks like I might add them sooner than later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 35th-ANV-SS View Post
    FML. These were the last item on my list for my suspension set-up. Looks like I might add them sooner than later.
    at least the PHB ..i'd do the phb with the shocks and springs

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    Quote Originally Posted by shady milkman View Post
    at least the PHB ..i'd do the phb with the shocks and springs
    I have the Koni's, Strano's, and UMI adj PHB sitting in my spare bedroom. Getting put on tomorrow

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    Quote Originally Posted by 35th-ANV-SS View Post
    I have the Koni's, Strano's, and UMI adj PHB sitting in my spare bedroom. Getting put on tomorrow
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    Quote Originally Posted by 35th-ANV-SS View Post
    I have the Koni's, Strano's, and UMI adj PHB sitting in my spare bedroom. Getting put on tomorrow
    Good luck with the install, on your Koni's do you have settings you're going with? better to adj em off the car before the install.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redracer1 View Post
    Good luck with the install, on your Koni's do you have settings you're going with? better to adj em off the car before the install.
    Amen brother.

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    I just finished my suspension build. I've got strano springs, with the slp bilstein shocks, sing. adj lower control arms, relocation brackets, sing adj panhard bar, edlebrock non adj torqe arm, umi sway bars. I can tell you this- the car feels firm on the ground. the ride is equivalent to stock in terms of how comfortable it is, but the steering is precise and quick. I bottom out on the y pipe on some speed bumps, just how it is, but i love the setup. i was afraid of the ride being harsh, feeling every bump, like u would with the eibach pro kit. im very very happy with my setup and wouldnt change it

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    Quote Originally Posted by redracer1 View Post
    Good luck with the install, on your Koni's do you have settings you're going with? better to adj em off the car before the install.
    Going to start off with full soft on the rears and 3 sweeps from full soft on the fronts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 35th-ANV-SS View Post
    Going to start off with full soft on the rears and 3 sweeps from full soft on the fronts.
    nice. i am running 5 sweeps from full soft on mine...but i think i am going to dail them down for the track and see if the softer setting helps promote my weight transfer and cut my 60s

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    Quote Originally Posted by 35th-ANV-SS View Post
    Going to start off with full soft on the rears and 3 sweeps from full soft on the fronts.
    responded in other thread

    Quote Originally Posted by shady milkman View Post
    nice. i am running 5 sweeps from full soft on mine...but i think i am going to dail them down for the track and see if the softer setting helps promote my weight transfer and cut my 60s
    If you purchased the shocks from Sam Strano he's got some really good settings just for DR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shady milkman View Post
    nice. i am running 5 sweeps from full soft on mine...but i think i am going to dail them down for the track and see if the softer setting helps promote my weight transfer and cut my 60s
    You want soft up front so the front end comes up but stiffer in the rear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redracer1 View Post
    responded in other thread



    If you purchased the shocks from Sam Strano he's got some really good settings just for DR.
    shit..i forgot ..i could call him..but man is he a hard guy to get a hold of. i might be better to shoot him a pm over at tech since he is no longer a sponsor here

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