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    Will suspension/chassis mods help?

    I'm a newb to this stuff, but if all these things such as LCA's, SFC, panhard rods, torque arm, etc make more power to the ground, will I feel a difference in the power of the car since it should be making more RWHP? Will f body's dyno higher with only mods like these?
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    suspension mods won't affect rwhp of the motor. all you are doing is getting to use the most of what you have. you can launch harder before tire spin comes into play. this, in turn, lowers your 60ft which lowers your ET.

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    Gotcha. Thanks for the explanation.

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    You will not pickup power. You allow the car to have more USABLE power. This is why most built Supras run 12's no matter how much power they make. Without the correct suspension and chassis setup you can still run horse shit times.

    Right now I am finishing my suspension as that is what's limiting my car. Not only does your car have better traction, but you have way better handling, and reduce chassis flex.

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    A well balanced suspension setup will make your car safer and alot more fun to drive. Regardless of power.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 99SS'Vert
    A well balanced suspension setup will make your car safer and alot more fun to drive. Regardless of power.

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    First line of mods I did was suspension. Did SFC, LCA and PHR all at the same time, and damn did the car ride much tighter than when it was stock. Best suspension mod I did however was Bilstein HD shocks. Completely changed the way the car drove and handled. As stated above all the power in the world doesn't mean shit if you ar not putting it to the ground.

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