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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old Nov 20th, 17, 02:54 PM Thread Starter
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Bolt on 4 link

So I have decided to add a bolt on 4 link suspension to my 67 to improve the ride. I have looked at the ridetech and the chassis works. Iím just wondering if anyone has any experience with either of these or any other 4 link set ups. Iím not going to race the car just looking for a better ride

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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old Nov 20th, 17, 03:09 PM
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i have the ridetech. fits great just take your time installing it and keep measuring

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They are nearly identical geometry but Ridetech shocks are much better. Iíve owned both setups.

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I sell a lot of our Torque Arm Kits!

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I prefer the torque Arm over 4 link for a street car
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I don't know that a 4 link is going to improve the "ride" quality any, I think its more for tracking. I have Hotchkis lowering springs with Vari-shock SS shocks and the ride quality is quite good. The shocks themselves make a huge difference in ride quality. I tried several sets including the Hotchkis recommended Bilsteins and they were all too harsh for my liking. I guess if you were going to track the car you would want it stiff but its not much fun for everyday cruising.

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One advantage of coil over shocks is that the springs are cheap (and used ones that are even cheaper are plentiful around here in the deep south thanks to roundy-round racers). You can collect several different spring rates and swap them as easily as you can change a shock (couple of bolts). As such you can have a set of springs for cruising and another set for the drags, and a third set for track day if you road race or autocross.

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After two canted four bar cars my next car will have a Speedtech torque arm. Just never been impressed by the ride of the four bar cars. Not sure if it is geometry related or what...

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Guys thanks for the input youíve given me a few things to look at. I appreciate it.

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Ride Tech just came out with a new "R Joint" that is Delrin lined, rebuildable, and absorbs shocks pretty well. I think it will be incorporated into all their rear link suspensions. They are doing a lot of improvements based on all the Autocross they have been doing. A torque arm or link rear suspension will ride better than leaf springs. The Ride Tech Street grip kit is a great choice for street driven Camaros. The composite leaf springs ride better due to lower unsprung weight, and don't transmit shocks as much as steel springs.

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It would be great if these would fit....
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It would be great if these would fit....
They do, sort of:

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Not a fan of those inboard brakes. That setup is more street rod than muscle car....

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Not a fan of those inboard brakes. That setup is more street rod than muscle car....

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It does remind you of looking at the rear of a street rod, but it is unsprung weight. race car!

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