: which brand suspension kit to buy?
Aug 3rd, 00, 07:41 PM
I have some cash and am looking into a front end rebuild for the suspension, springs for the front and back also.
Any opinions on companies? PST costs less, Performance Suspension Components has higher cost but more complete kit and sells springs. Any others I should consider?
Anyone have experience with the 3 leaf mono replacements? Performance suspension lists them like they're a direct bolt in replacement for the monos I've got.
Aug 4th, 00, 02:07 AM
When I did mine I just bought the bushings from Jegs and then got all the other parts from the parts store, it was cheaper that way.
68 468 700R4, and here it is;
Aug 4th, 00, 07:01 AM
I bought the PST kit. They seem to be good but my Poly bushings are incredibly noisy. The kit did not include any kind of instructions. The customer support people are rude and do not provide you with answers when you email them.
Aug 4th, 00, 08:57 AM
Performance Suspension Components is $41 more but you get the inner tie rod ends and the idler arm,too. They are graphite impregnated polyurethane, so there should be alot less noise than straight urethane bushings. When I bought mine, I compared prices with a parts store and the prices were within $2, tax not included. I saved the most with perf. susp. comp., Plus you get a brake on the sway bar. Bob
Aug 4th, 00, 10:52 AM
I agree with 69er, i went with the kit from Performance suspension compenents. It is a little more but its worth it for both tie rod ends and the idler arm. Just rebuilt my suspension a couple months ago, and i'm happy with the polygraphite bushings, they dont squeak.
68 Ash gold RS 327
Aug 14th, 00, 02:54 PM
Check out www.suspension.com (http://www.suspension.com) for bushings. they have a great Energy Suspension master kit. I got this plus swaybar bushings and did a little coupon shopping at www.carparts.com (http://www.carparts.com) fifty bucks off can't beat that.
Aug 14th, 00, 04:13 PM
I bought a complete kit from PST including the inner and outer tie rods and the idler arm. Don't know if I will get any noise as some of the others have mentioned as I don't have the car running yet. Overall I was happy with the parts.
I also bought new front and rear springs from PST and a rear bushing kit also.
Other have commented on the cost and I really didn't care that much as the labor to put it all together makes the parts cost not seem that important. Man...I still have nightmares thinking about getting those riveted upper ball joint out.
Red 67 Convertible
Red Deluxe Interior
383/Tremec 5 Speed
4 Wheel Disk
Aug 14th, 00, 06:44 PM
Getting the riveted joints out are easy. Either chisel them off with an air hammer, grind the off with a grinder or drill them out with a 3/8 drill(keep checking the depth, because as soon as you see a complete circle of the rivet shaft size, you've drilled enough. Then nock them out). Piece of cake.
Aug 15th, 00, 02:09 AM
I bought the PSC kit for $259. FYI the Camaro kit does NOT include the upper and lower control arm bumpers. When ordering, the sales person told me that it did. When I called back they offered to sell me a set for wholesale at $20.The ones they offer are not original looking , so now I have to get a set of the right ones from one of the Camaro suppliers for $30+. It's always something.
Aug 15th, 00, 03:45 AM
Hey Jacksz28, you still saved $70 by buying from PSC. PST wanted $359 and PSC wanted $259, although you didn't get your bumpers. Also you didn't get the upper shafts, but if not need then why buy them. Saving money is a big issue to me because ths Sum of the whole project is high.
Aug 15th, 00, 03:00 PM
You are correct that money is a BIG issue. I know the car is gonna cost twice what it would be to buy one done. But it's the love right? I try to recondition as much salvagable original stuff instead of just throwing all new parts at it. It's gonna be a driver, not a trailer queen. I really wasn't bitchin too much, just wanted to give everybody a heads up. If your gonna do it, do it right. 30 year old rubber needs to be changed. I bought from PSC as recommended by you guys and it seems to be good stuff. Take care.