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    Workin on rear suspension. Need advice

    Ok guys,

    I was planning on ordering the BMR adj panhard bar, BMR control arms, and some sort of torque arm. Im looking into an eibach prokit like drop in the future just want to work on the peripherals first. Which torque arm is good for the money? Also what looks better the boxed or tubular control arms. The car really doesnt get beat so boxed arent a necessity.
    Next question what standard shock will be good for the pro-kit. Im not looking into high dollar or adj. I hear the revalved bilsteins are good but are confused as to which ones they are. Theres the SLP/HD versions? Just want a good shock that wont get wavy in a few thousand miles.

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    I haven't used BMR products personally, but I have just recently installed a set of umi- poly/rod adj. LCA's, PHB, and there 3point SFC's and a Hotchkis STB. Noticed a big difference in the way the car hooks up. The suspension is much stiffer and has very little wheel hop. Looking the upgrade my Torque Arm, Shocks, Sway Bars.

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    Another DE folk! Im in Townsend. Anywho I have a SLP STB and SFC's. Im trying to make the most out of a pretty much stock car and see what time I can shave off with susp. mods.

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    C'mon fellas! Help me out before I order....

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    Your not going to see the suspension stuff if you lowered. Make sure you get the relocation brackets for the LCA's. For the Torque arm you want one of the straight across brace mount ones with a front DS loop. Only problem is you need a custom Y pipe or Kooks headers and Y for it. Call Sam at Strano Parts. He knows his stuff and has the revalved bilstiens or what ever you need. BMR stuff is good. I've used some of their parts.

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    Thanks guys. I ordered the BMR control arms with relocation brackets and adj panhard rod. Its a start! cant wait to lower though

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    If you want the cheapest, best shocks for those springs, then you'd be best off with a set of revalved bilsteins. For a torque arm, Id consider sticking to the tranny mounted one becasue of the drop. I have a chassis mounted spohn on my ride and its not lowerd but scrapes on uneven ground and on lifts. You dont get suspension piece because they look good. the powder coating is just to keep it from corroding. Tubular is fine for LCA's if your car is DD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ErikElvis View Post
    Thanks guys. I ordered the BMR control arms with relocation brackets and adj panhard rod. Its a start! cant wait to lower though
    Good choice. I use all BMR stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ninobrn99 View Post
    If you want the cheapest, best shocks for those springs, then you'd be best off with a set of revalved bilsteins. For a torque arm, Id consider sticking to the tranny mounted one becasue of the drop. I have a chassis mounted spohn on my ride and its not lowerd but scrapes on uneven ground and on lifts. You dont get suspension piece because they look good. the powder coating is just to keep it from corroding. Tubular is fine for LCA's if your car is DD.
    not only that.... the body mounted ones are shorter, and good only for drag purposes... when comes time to brake, you'll be happy to have a long torque-arm... cause getting wheel hop when braking, having the rear feel like a basket ball ain't funny... and a shorter TA will make that happen much faster/easier.
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    invest in shocks.
    prokits are linear and very predictable, making it easier on shock damping due to the linearity... allowing you to have a more controlled suspension... great choice. As for the shocks, Strano revalved for the front and some HDs for the back are a great combo w/ prokits.

    I'd stay away from boxed LCA and polyurethane bushings... they are good for straight line only... once you get into cornering, your rear end will become looser faster due to the binding... better off staying stock... unless you want to make it a drag car.

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    The car is not a DD and I went with the tubular LCA's with poly/rubber bushings. Not straight polys. I want a nice stiff drag car. Not really into twisties. Def plan on the pro-kit. These revalved shocks are messin me up though. Which ones do I know are "revalved" for lowering. I think I will stick with a tranny mount torque arm. Thanks guys I really appreciate the help.

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    The only place i know of to get revalved is from Sam Strano.

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    Does Mr Strano have a site?

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    stranopartsdotcom. see if our sponsor shox.com can do them for you too. they have great prices, but im not certain if they do revalved ones.

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    just dont get the slp versions.

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