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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Jul 1st, 08, 04:46 AM Thread Starter
 
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Help with suspenion options

Hello All,

Im finishing up all the bodywork on my 68 and am beginning to think about my suspension options.. In the past I always set up my cars for Drag (no sway bars, 90/10's, skinny tires etc..) but have come to the conclusion that this time I want handling and an overall well balanced suspension system which Is not a chore to drive, but can still have a decent hole shot..

As of right now the suspension is stock multi-leaf. I have to still do my front disc conversion so should I get the kit with a 2" drop spindle while im at it?

A friend gave me an inboard spring kit, sub-frame connectors and shock re-locaters.

What would be a good set-up for me suspension wise? Are there any complete kits you would recommend? My problem is I was never into handling and I dont know what I need and what the best parts for this are..

Thanks guys,
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old Jul 1st, 08, 08:55 AM
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Re: Help with suspenion options

I would stay away from the drop spindles.

For suspension kits, I recommend the Hotchkis TVS system. Plus I'm offering free shipping on it

https://www.camaros.net/forums/showthread.php?t=136786
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Re: Help with suspenion options

Everything I have read says drop spindles are a bad idea. There are better ways to get good handling. Hotchkis as above is a good idea. You should also talk to Mark at SC&C:

http://www.scandc.com/index.htm

Detroit Speed and Engineering (DES) or American Touring Specialties (ATS) have some great suspension upgrade options too.

David Pozzi's website is a great source of information.

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Re: Help with suspenion options

What's your budget for suspension upgrades?

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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old Jul 1st, 08, 11:42 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Help with suspenion options

Thanks for the replies guys..

So the Hotchkis TVS system will help with handling, but will it kill my hole shot? Can traction bars or CalTracs still be used with this system?
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Yes, you can use traction bars with the TVS system
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old Jul 1st, 08, 01:39 PM
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Keep in mind that unless you change the geometry, nothing has improved.
Adding tubular upper control arms won't do it, nor will a Hotchkis TVS kit.

The only way to make it handle better than stock is to fix all the issues that these chassis have. You can do it a few ways. Add tall spindles, add tall ball joints, or do a G mod. Everything else all these parts guys advertise is just replacement stock items in either tubular form, or with an upgraded bushing. You will still have horrible bumpsteer, and positive camber gain, both of which are bad for handling.

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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old Jul 1st, 08, 02:41 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Help with suspenion options

What is a G Mod?

If I use these inboard spring kit and shock relocaters, Ive been told I need to "Notch The Frame"? Anyone know where I can find more info on where I need to notch it or even better, pictures?
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What is a G Mod?
http://www.pozziracing.com/first_gen...0upper%20mount
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