What's the best setup to lower my 69's 1/4 mile time?? - Team Camaro Tech
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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Mar 5th, 02, 08:45 PM Thread Starter
 
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I'm trying to figure out what would be the best suspension setup to lower my 1/4 mile time. What mods should I do,and how much $$$ am I looking at?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Mar 6th, 02, 08:59 AM
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That depends. What springs do you have now? Rear gear ratio? Limited slip/locker? Engine torque? Tires used? Lots of variables...

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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old Mar 6th, 02, 09:12 AM
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I have all stock equipment,I am in the process of getting a 12 bolt posi rear w/ between 4:11 and 4:88 gears,and a 6 speed out of a newer z-28,and I'm working on building my engine to a minimum of 400hp,I hope this info helps a little
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old Mar 6th, 02, 03:34 PM
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I've got a somewhat similiar setup, just without the 6-speed (which would be nice...). I ordered myself a set of custom springs for $210 a pair, and I got to choose the spring rate I wanted. The most important part was I had the lower leaf extended towards the front, much like the Hotchkis and Chrysler leaf springs. They work very well for reducing wheehop. Most guys don't even need Cal-Tracs or traction bars.

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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old Mar 7th, 02, 12:58 AM
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hey silver69, have you got those springs on yet? im really interested in how it turns out. if its all good, i might be taking a trip to renton here soon.( before racing season, that is)
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old Mar 7th, 02, 05:32 AM
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I'm supposed to get them on, or before the 12th (I told him I have a race the next day, which isn't true, I just really want them!). Anyway, I don't have a gas tank (old one had holes in it) in my car yet, so I wouldn't be able to lay down some rubber to really see how they work. But, at least, you could come down and check out the quality and design. Starting the 12th, I have two weeks of free time. Let me know if you'd like to come down.

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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old Mar 7th, 02, 09:32 PM
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silver69, cool ill let you know how my schedule looks, i just might do that!
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old Mar 8th, 02, 02:06 PM
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I gotta, I just gotta!!!

A big engine like a 496 or a 540!!

He, He!!! pdq67



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