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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Mar 5th, 14, 06:37 AM Thread Starter
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Using C6 front suspension?

Right now I have a modded stock subframe and was curious how well it is compared to using the C6 stuff.

I bought a C6 Z06 Parts car so I have all the suspension and brakes so I was thinking about what options I may have.

Right now my subframe already has some mods

Stock lower arms with aluminum bushings
adjustable sc&c upper arms
tall ball joint
stock spindle/brakes
hotchkis sway bar
aluminum subframe to body bushings
DSE lowering coil spring

I am building a turbo kit for the car and have to decide what route to go before I start laying more pipe in the car.

Is there a coil over kit that can be used with the stock subframe? I like the idea of adjustable ride height too.
What is the best spindle to use with the C6 Z06 brakes?

How capable is the stock subframe with these mods compared to possibly buying and spending a ton of money on something else?

This is going to be a high horsepower car. Is the stock subframe a solid piece to use?


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Re: Using C6 front suspension?

I've never heard of someone twisting up a stock subframe because of too much power. If you're worried about it you can remove it and weld up all of the seams. Lots and lots of drag racers use the stock SF with huge HP. You need a pretty fat wallet for an aftermarket subframe.

Lots of coil over kits for the stock SF. Ride Tech, SpeedTech, DSE, SC&C to name just a few. The SpeedTech Chicane kit seems pretty neat to me http://www.speedtechperformance.com/...prod/prd12.htm

Pretty sure the stock spindle is fine for the C6 Z06 brakes. I gave you a link in another thread - that's what this guy specializes in. Give him a call (Tobin) The SpeedTech/ATS AFX spindles are nice, but spendy http://www.speedtechperformance.com/...prod/prd11.htm


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Re: Using C6 front suspension?

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I've never heard of someone twisting up a stock subframe because of too much power. If you're worried about it you can remove it and weld up all of the seams. Lots and lots of drag racers use the stock SF with huge HP. You need a pretty fat wallet for an aftermarket subframe.

Lots of coil over kits for the stock SF. Ride Tech, SpeedTech, DSE, SC&C to name just a few. The SpeedTech Chicane kit seems pretty neat to me http://www.speedtechperformance.com/...prod/prd12.htm

Pretty sure the stock spindle is fine for the C6 Z06 brakes. I gave you a link in another thread - that's what this guy specializes in. Give him a call (Tobin) The SpeedTech/ATS AFX spindles are nice, but spendy http://www.speedtechperformance.com/...prod/prd11.htm
Is there going to be a big benefit of using those Speedtech coilovers with the weld on bracket, vs the ones that just bolt in?


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Re: Using C6 front suspension?

I'm not really qualified to answer that question, beyond regurgitating what I've read on the internet. It's obviously a much sturdier upper shock mount vs the factory style that many kits use - a single relatively small diameter stud going through a hole in the subframe. I have "heard" that this can cause undue forces on the shock causing failure - just stories though - no real world experience.


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Re: Using C6 front suspension?

If you are wanting to use the C6 stuff with an aftermarket frame, I would contact Scott Mock at http://vintageracingandperformance.com/Contact.htm If you want to keep your current subframe components and upgrade to coil overs, Ridetech www.ridetech.com has some very nice pieces. If you want to add the Z06 brakes, you can either use an AFX spindle from Speed Tech http://www.speedtechperformance.com/...prod/prd11.htm or use your stock spindles with brackets from Kore3 www.kore3.com

All of the mentioned vendors are very helpful and this should should get you started in the direction you want to go.

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Re: Using C6 front suspension?

How will a stock subframe car fully modded with z06 brakes, afx tall spindles, coil overs, aftermarket control arms and sway bar compare to an aftermarket style subframe & similar components?


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