Best suspension upgrad???
I have a '67 camaro that is in need of desperate attention with the front end. Everything seems to drive and handle decent, but from what I can tell the bushing and componets are stock and worn out. Just to give you a quick background, the car underwent a small block to big block (396) transplant and from what I can tell, has stock springs and shocks as well. The car sits low in the front which is probably due to the extra weight on the stock suspension, but I like the overall stance. I need to replace all of the front end bushings, tie rod ends, ball joints, idler arm, etc. and should probably go ahead and replace the springs and stabilizer while I'm at it. I've seen different posts on PST, Moog, and others but don't know which direction to go. I have factory drum brakes, and will probably upgrade to disc in the future, but as you already know, money will dictate my pace. My questions are:
- What kit is the best to go with?
- Which compenents do you recommend replacing?
- On a scale of 1 to 10, how hard is it for the average shade tree mechanic to do this?
- Given that I am going to do a disc brake upgrade in the future, will this effect what I do now (replace springs) since I'll probably have 2" dropped spindles with the brake upgrade?
Sorry for all the questions, I just want to do this right the first time and know that some of you have been here before. Thanks for the help
1969 Camaro SS X55, 383 stroker, 12-Bolt, Hotchkis Suspension, Torq-Thrust II 18" Wheels