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What should my first few suspension mods be??

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    What should my first few suspension mods be??

    I'm good enough with the engine for now, and now i need traction and this is what i was thinking about getting first:

    1st SFC- BMR Boxed SFC's Weld in
    2nd LCA- ???
    3rd Shocks- QA1 (Hal) Single adj or double i dont know?
    4th Panhard Rod- ???
    5th Torque Arm- BMR Extreme Adjustable or a better cheaper one if available
    6th Sway Bars- ???
    7th Strut Tower Brace- SLP/Hotchkis/spoan/BMR not sure which one is better..

    So basically thats what i plan to get in that order by thoes compaines. If anyone knows any better companies please list them for me.

    I'm looking to set up the car for drag racing and ultimate traction but i DO NOT want to compromise my daily driving in the process nor do i want to sacrifice too much handling. So please bare this in mine when listing other parts/companies i might need for good traction!!!

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    Kenne brown or slp Diamond SFC's. Lca's are the same for the most part. Adjustable Panhard bar are the same for the most part also. 3 most important susp parts.
    3 inch Chambered Catback.

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    Kenny Brown or SLP Alittle it expensive for just sub frames.... I mean how must can you restrict chassis twist? Wouldnt parallel SFC from front to back work just as good??

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    I think the Kenny Brown or SLP Diamond SFCs are worth it and better than the parallel SFCs.

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    Will they interfere at all with my aftermarket exhaust???

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    B/c i have the TSP Rumbler TD system with Pacesetter LTs and the TSP exhaust goes under the axel so i wanna make sure the diamond SFCs fit...

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    Dont forget to get springs too ace.

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    Yup man didnt forget...I was getting 300lb springs from who i'm not sure yet

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    I would move the STB to 3rd place

    Shocks and Sway Bars at same time (they work in conjunction with one another) in 4th place

    Torque Arm to 5th

    Panhard Bar to 6th

    My setup:

    Comp Engineering SFC's (parallel style, square tubing)
    BMR Poly/Rubber Tubular LCA's
    Custom Re-valved Billstein HD Shocks by Strano
    Strano Hollow 35mm Front Bar w/Poly Bushings
    21mm Rear Bar w/Poly Bushings
    UMI Adj. Lower Panhard Bar w/Poly Bushings
    BMR Upper Panhard Bar
    Spohn Torque Arm for LT's w/Front & Rear DS Loops
    Stock WS6 Springs
    Wolfe 6-Pt Roll Cage

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    Hows the set up workin for you? Traction, handling ect ect..

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    Welllllllllll, traction is one thing. Even with 17x11 TTII's and Goodyear F1 315/35-17's on the rear there is very little traction from the hole unless it's feathered. Once she's rolling though the car sticks to the road like glue and handles like it is on rails.

    I don't have any wheel hop. The shock specs/swaybar combo was determined by Sam @ Strano - I went down there and drove his SCCA Camaro and he drove my car. At that time it was like night & day in comparison. My car had some of the suspension items listed already installed but the shock/swaybar combo really is what was the deciding factor on how tight/responsive the car is now.

    I do have a slight amount of 'trammeling' effect (car follows ruts/grooves in the road) but according to Sam that is my fault for installing different larger size rear tires than the fronts. He did have me lower the air pressure and that helped out alot.

    I need the larger tires to get any traction at all (don't want to run drag radials every day). So, I guess like everything else - you're damned if ya don't & damned if ya do!

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    I gotch man.... Well thats good to hear that your getting some traction atleast!!! I myself was going to run ET Streets with most of the above listed mods so i hope that will help in our traction issues which i dont see why it wouldnt...

    Glad to hear that your car handles great!!! I need to get AWD traction for drag racing from out of the hole. That should be an imaginative thing to accomplish but i dont think it will be too hard to get traction like that of an AWD but correct me if im wrong...

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