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What do I need?

This is a discussion on What do I need? within the Suspension and Handling forums, part of the General Help category; I have a"02 Formula and it has plenty of power, the thing that bothers me is when I start off ...

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    024mula 024mula's Avatar
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    '02 Firebird Formula

    What do I need?

    I have a"02 Formula and it has plenty of power, the thing that bothers me is when I start off from a dead stop (under hard acceleration) the rear end feels like it fish tailing which its really not but it feels like it is.

    So, what do I need to prevent this.

    Let me tell you about my driving habits, I don't run the car down the drag strip I just drive the car on the street but like alot of people I like to have a little fun once-n-awhile.

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    Spaz is My Mentor SMWS6TA's Avatar
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    Check the bushings on the rear suspension and shocks. How old are the shocks?

    Worn bushings will give you a lot of slop as well as worn out shocks.

    Now if the bushings are worn out you can swap in poly bushings but why not spend some $$ on good upgrades that that will help both street and strip are some aftermarket lower control arms and torque arm.

    I favor UMI Performance (all of my suspension is from them) but there are other brands that are good too. Midwest chassis and Strano. Belstien shocks are better then stock but don't break the bank. Rockauto and Summit sell them for pretty good prices.

    Tires also matter. Not all are equal.
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