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    where to start rear suspension

    Where would you guys start to do upgrades first on the rear suspension???
    subframe connectors
    lower control arms / adjustable or non / single/double
    panhard bar / adjustable or non / single/double
    torque arm / adjustable or non
    lower control arm relocation


    I already have it dropped 1.2"

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    Subframe connectors then lower contorl arms. After that maybe adj torque arm and panhard bar

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    oh yes...which brands are good to?

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    I like umi

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    Sub frame connectors first. I'd get new shocks next if you did not do those yet.

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    reloacion brackets at all for the lower control arms since its dropped?

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    did you shocks yet? umi stuff is the best imo sfc are always a good thing to put on ajustail stuff is nice so you can fine tune your set up

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    Quote Originally Posted by 01 T/A View Post
    did you shocks yet? umi stuff is the best imo sfc are always a good thing to put on ajustail stuff is nice so you can fine tune your set up
    yep already got shocks, just wondering what i should get first now for the rest of the suspension

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    The relocation brackets do help. Look into the watts link instead of the pan hard bar. Sway bars if you like to take corners. Check out strano parts. I'm running his sway bars and brake lines with good results so far. UMI stuff is good too. IMO basically all the stock rear stuff should be replaced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hot Black Trans-Am View Post
    The relocation brackets do help. Look into the watts link instead of the pan hard bar. Sway bars if you like to take corners. Check out strano parts. I'm running his sway bars and brake lines with good results so far. UMI stuff is good too. IMO basically all the stock rear stuff should be replaced.
    where would i find the watts link????

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    http://www.stranoparts.com/partdetai...D=67&ModelID=7

    I don't have one yet, but it is on my list of mods to do.

    Here's a thread on it.

    Watts Link--F-body (it's real, taking pre-orders)
    Last edited by Hot Black Trans-Am; 09-29-2008 at 04:08 PM.

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    Call I Sam Strano. He is a sponsor of this forum. Did that a few weeks ago and had a nice talk as to what am I looking for, you'll like talking to him he is honset and didn't try to sell me a thing. Having been in the car hobby since 1974, he's the 'go to guy' you want to talk to.

    I'm keeping my 1995 Trans Am stock, so most of the upgrades don't really do anything in my situation. After taking his advice to evaluate how I drive and how the Bird handels, his swaybar (front & rear) would fit my needs.

    As Sam said, it all depends on what you are modifying (more HP, new rear, lowering springs, ect) and what you want out of your F-Body (strip, motor cross, etc.)

    This is a customer talking here, not paid for or a in-law.

    Here is his web site stranoparts.com.

    Post back with what you end up doing.

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    I carry the Watts Link, and I also have and use UMI stuff. The website is www.stranoparts.com. And you can find my phone number in my sig. If you have any questions PLEASE don't hesitate to call.

    As a reminder, we also have a number of Traction Packages that include a number of popular "hooking" items bundled together at a bit of a discount.
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