Should I Do The "guldstrand" Mod? - Team Camaro Tech
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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Feb 2nd, 06, 07:45 AM Thread Starter
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Should I Do The "guldstrand" Mod?

OK, This is a 67 RS with a stock 89 350 TPI and a 700R4. It will be driven as a daily driver by my wife. (I WILL drive it on week ends) This will become my daily driver in two years. Every thing is new. Now for the front suspension. The frame is out and sand blasted. It will receive these parts.

1) Hotchkis 600lbs 2" lowering springs
2) Stock upper and lower "A" arms
3) 1" front sway bar
4) Power brakes
5) KYB Gas shocks
6) 235/45R17 Tires on 17x8x4.75BS Rims
7) 89 GTA Power steering box
8) Medium length outer steering arms

Rear of car has:

1) Mono leaf springs
2) 3/4" sway bar
3) KYB Gas Shocks
4) Subframe connector
5) 255/45R17 Tires on 17x9.5x5.5BS Rims

Would/Should the "GULDSTRAND" MOD be done to this. We currently drive a 96 Grand Prix. I really like how it handles. I'm trying to achieve the best ride and control ratio. Any Suggestions. I have read Dave's site.

One last thing what would you say to a 1" lowering block in the rear? I'm waiting for everyone to fire back on that question. I think I know the answer.
The reason I asked is this. If I install the lowering springs they will be multi leaf for one, second, I probably won't need the rear sway bar and third, more work.

Thanks for the info-

-Luke-

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Feb 2nd, 06, 12:18 PM
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Re: Should I Do The "guldstrand" Mod?

I have my subframe out and just had it powdercoated. I recently did the mod and it was not a big deal. From everything I have read there is really no reason not to do it. There is no drawback and handling is greatly improved. You have an opportunity to gain easy access now that your subframe is removed.
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old Feb 2nd, 06, 01:19 PM
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Re: Should I Do The "guldstrand" Mod?

For such a simple modification (if you drill it anyway, I cut and re-welded mine) it is a world of improvement. Of all the changes I have made, the guldstrand mod was second only to the manual to 3rd gen power steering swap. Both felt substantially better on the first drive.


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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old Feb 2nd, 06, 03:12 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Should I Do The "guldstrand" Mod?

Thanks- Would doing this move the front tires in a way that would make the 235/45R17 not fit or rub? What sizes are you running?

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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old Feb 2nd, 06, 03:17 PM
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Re: Should I Do The "guldstrand" Mod?

the one inch drop blocks will not hurt you and the do look good..i had the summit ones on my car for a year until i had the money to get the hotchkis leafs...i would not go any more than 1.5 though b/c then the springs will be out to far past the perches...29 bucks for a good looking drop is hard to beat...the only thing you will have to do after you install the blocks is trim the u bolts they are way way to long and almost hit the ground

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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old Feb 2nd, 06, 04:53 PM
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Re: Should I Do The "guldstrand" Mod?

Luke
The guldstrand mod will bring the front wheels back a little, about 5/16". Check your clearances before hand with the wheels turned, especially on the passenger side and make sure you have the room. Also check that your subframe centered and not pulled back. Mine was pulled back and caused tire rub, I pulled it forward and gained enough to clear the HEI and stop tire rub.

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Re: Should I Do The "guldstrand" Mod?

I'll vote for the g/s mod. I did mine as an only change, and the difference was unbelievable! Biggest change is steady state cornering, no more cranking in more and more steering, just toss it into the corner and steer with the throttle once she sets.





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