: I'm upgrading my suspension...I can't stand stock anymore!
Feb 8th, 01, 01:51 PM
OK what would you do? Here's what I've done and got: I just put on polyurethane subframe body mounts and rear air shocks. The front shocks got about 5000 miles on em. It's got a fast ratio steering box (about the only good thing that came with it) and monoleafs on the rear. I also have headers that I really don't wanna start scraping.
And I scrape the tires on the wheelwells when I turn too much. Once in a while they'll scrape on bumps but not too bad since I added air shocks.
I saw this place already,
Are the Del-a-lum bushings any good (worth $250?)or should I just get some good poly's?
The front hangs up too high as is and I need some new springs but I would think stock rates (lowered springs) would make my headers scrape. So what can I do? I heard about some guildstrand mod or somethin?
Feb 8th, 01, 07:18 PM
I slapped on the performance suspension sway bars,thats all,WHAT A DIFFERENCE.My beauty rings dont scrape when cornering now.Also bilstein shocks,and good old stock rubber bushings.
68 z28 68 rs 327 73 454 vette
Feb 9th, 01, 04:35 PM
I put the PST complete poly kit in my 68. The kit was $229. I put the big sway bar inas well and a set of Hotchkis springs up front. I have had no problems with headers scraping the ground. It drives beautifully.
Feb 12th, 01, 12:04 PM
In my experience with my 69, replacing the swaybar will provide the single largest increase in performance of any suspension mod. I bought the Hotchkis 1 1/4 hollow sway bar. In addition to keeping the car flat in the turns, a big swaybar effectively increases your coil springs' spring rate, so the springs seem stiffer.
Also, you don't mention what wheels and tires you have, but improper wheel backspacing could be what is causing the tires to rub.
Feb 12th, 01, 02:28 PM
Well I got the vette 8" rims all around with 215/65R15
Looks like I already have the solid 1" sway bar new end links are coming though. Anyway to tell if it's the 1" or not?
With the rear air shocks pumped up I only scrape if I have to make a quick turn. I think I might have too tall of tires?
Feb 12th, 01, 03:33 PM
Slide a 1" end wrench around it. Or whatever size fits, that's the diameter.
Feb 12th, 01, 03:52 PM
I highly recommend the Global West Del-a-lum bushings. I have had stock rubber, PST poly, and now Global West. The global is the way to go. I also have big block springs, cut 2-1/2 coils, guldstrand mod, 7/8" sway bar, 605 Power steering box, and cheapo checker special shocks. It handles real good, and the car hardly rolls at all.
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Feb 13th, 01, 12:35 AM
Nice ride TeeToe. I just got some 600lb Moog front springs so I'm gonna cut em and throw em in tommorow. I think I will go with globalwest bushings and rear springs so I don't gotta get traction bars(same price either way, unless I can find a good spring shop to hook me up).
Any other suggestions besides win the lottery?
What usually wears out, cause I'm sure nothing's been changed in probly 10-15 years.
Feb 13th, 01, 04:47 AM
You can get the Herb Adams rear springs from Summit, they are made by Moroso now.
There are also other Herb Adams components like springs, swaybars etc.
I don't know the rates, but stiffer than stock, and probably less than the Guldstrand springs at over 650.
Check my web page for First Gen Camaro suspension info:
David's Motorsports page (http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/David_Pozzi/)
First Gen Suspension Page (http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/David_Pozzi/first_gen_suspension.htm)
67 RS 327
69 Camaro Vintage Racer
65 Lola T-70 Can Am Vintage Racer
Feb 13th, 01, 09:14 AM
It all wears out. You should buy a suspension rebuilt kit from Global West. You really need new tie rods and ball joints. You don't want to wind up wrapped around a phone pole because an old suspension piece broke!
I have heard of other people having a problem with Vette 15x8 wheels on the front. Vette wheel have more backspacing than Camaro wheels.
[This message has been edited by gheatly (edited 02-13-2001).]
Feb 13th, 01, 01:22 PM
What exactly is backspacing?