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WS6 suspension vs. new

This is a discussion on WS6 suspension vs. new within the Suspension and Handling forums, part of the General Help category; are BMR front and rear sway bars noticably better than the stock WS6 suspension ones. how good is the WS6 ...

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    WS6 suspension vs. new

    are BMR front and rear sway bars noticably better than the stock WS6 suspension ones. how good is the WS6 suspension, is it worth upgrading?

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    Do not get the BMR bars.

    You already have a 32mm in the front,

    If you want to upgrade try the 35mm front and 22mm back bars from Stranoparts.com.

    Atm I am riunning a 35mm in the front and the stock 19mm in the rear.

    When you upgrade the bushings and endlinks to poly you will notice a difference as well.

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    so i have a 32 in the front and what do i have in the rear?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SexOnWheels View Post
    Do not get the BMR bars.

    You already have a 32mm in the front,

    If you want to upgrade try the 35mm front and 22mm back bars from Stranoparts.com.

    Atm I am riunning a 35mm in the front and the stock 19mm in the rear.

    When you upgrade the bushings and endlinks to poly you will notice a difference as well.
    They are much better than stock and that is what I am running the whole Stano kit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tav8ws6 View Post
    so i have a 32 in the front and what do i have in the rear?
    19mm

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    Everything both these guys have said is very accurate. My question is, for what reason are you looking to upgrade sway bars, do you do a lot of auto-cross?
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    nah no auto cross, i just want really good handling. i know i have amazing handling now but i just figured id upgrade it a little. if its not worth upgrading then thats fine with me. i do take the car to the strip though

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    i know this isnt the right section, but does anyone know if removing the screen from the MAF is safe? does it even do anything?

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    leave the rear bar as is... going with a bigger one will make you tail even more happier when cornering... ie, it'll go in front of the front of the car faster than it does now... if anything, get a bigger one in the front (35 or 36mm)... keep stock rear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tav8ws6 View Post
    i know this isnt the right section, but does anyone know if removing the screen from the MAF is safe? does it even do anything?
    go ahead and remove it. I did and nothing bad happened. When combined w/ a lid, EGR-cut-off, a Free Ram Air mod & K&N, I noticed a huge diff. at high speeds (Autobahn).
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    Quote Originally Posted by tav8ws6 View Post
    i know this isnt the right section, but does anyone know if removing the screen from the MAF is safe? does it even do anything?
    Yes it does serve a useful purpose - it keeps cr*p from getting into the engine! I put an SLP lid and a K&N filter on my car. Ran OK for a while, then I noticed a hesitation when I'd "get on" the gas. No codes or SES light, car had been recently tuned... WTF? Took it into the Pontiac dealer to find out what was going on, hadn't even looked at the air filter/cleaner assembly. Dealer found a bunch of cr*p, leaves & small twigs blocking the MAF screen. Now, I normally don't take my T/A off-roading so it's anybody's guess as to how that junk got in, but that screen saved my butt from a huge bunch o' problems......

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    you'll notice a difference with some beefier rear lower control arms too.

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    cool, thanks everybody

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fastcar View Post
    Yes it does serve a useful purpose - it keeps cr*p from getting into the engine! I put an SLP lid and a K&N filter on my car. Ran OK for a while, then I noticed a hesitation when I'd "get on" the gas. No codes or SES light, car had been recently tuned... WTF? Took it into the Pontiac dealer to find out what was going on, hadn't even looked at the air filter/cleaner assembly. Dealer found a bunch of cr*p, leaves & small twigs blocking the MAF screen. Now, I normally don't take my T/A off-roading so it's anybody's guess as to how that junk got in, but that screen saved my butt from a huge bunch o' problems......
    ahahahah... somebody didn't make sure his airbox was sealed when he installed or cleaned his K&N!!!

    The only thing I found in my intake were some pets, an old lady and a few small children...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raven98Z28 View Post
    go ahead and remove it. I did and nothing bad happened. When combined w/ a lid, EGR-cut-off, a Free Ram Air mod & K&N, I noticed a huge diff. at high speeds (Autobahn).
    How fast did you get up too?,lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by trans-am nut View Post
    How fast did you get up too?,lol
    I drove in excess of 155mph several times during my 3 year tour there. I used to try to set my cruise control at speeds in excess of 100mph but it doesn't work well at that speed. I burned something out on the Cruise Control trying to do that - the motor that adjusts your throttle to compensate for hills, etc, i think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raven98Z28 View Post
    ahahahah... somebody didn't make sure his airbox was sealed when he installed or cleaned his K&N!!!

    The only thing I found in my intake were some pets, an old lady and a few small children...
    HAHAHA!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raven98Z28 View Post
    ahahahah... somebody didn't make sure his airbox was sealed when he installed or cleaned his K&N!!!

    The only thing I found in my intake were some pets, an old lady and a few small children...

    Dude! Thats AWESOME! I'm crackin up!

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    The book on the LS motors says pull the screen. They say it's left out on the vette. I yanked mine first thing. Actually, they claim it's to straighten the air flow. This is really not a good idea. A smooth air flow will create static layers on the outside of the flow and actually reduce the flow. (I knew USN Nuke Power School would come in handy someday)

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    Quote Originally Posted by SexOnWheels View Post
    Do not get the BMR bars.

    You already have a 32mm in the front,

    If you want to upgrade try the 35mm front and 22mm back bars from Stranoparts.com.

    Atm I am riunning a 35mm in the front and the stock 19mm in the rear.

    When you upgrade the bushings and endlinks to poly you will notice a difference as well.

    I will respectfully disagree. Stock front is 30mm and stock rear is 19mm per this page. http://www.bmrfabrication.com/F-bodySuspension.htm

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