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Hi im biuding a 69 firebird street/strip car and locinooking for advice on the setup before ordering the part

For the front 6 piston caliper cross and drill 12.19 wilwood (1100)
cpp totally tubular control arm seems to by good for the price (730)
Vicking coilover contemplating between qa1 wich are ingle adjast (550-650)
And for last steeroid rack and pinion or any other suggestion (1200) works perite well in a friends 68s

Any advice on the setup buget is 3500-4000dolars
 

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You are not going to find many fans of add on rack and pinion here. Better to invest in a quality rack valved box from Turn One for less money and much better steering geometry.

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@dhutton center link is very expensive in 69 firebird plus quality box its pretty much the same price
Other then that any opinion on the control arm and coilovers (bmr are out of budget)
 

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@dhutton center link is very expensive in 69 firebird plus quality box its pretty much the same price
Other then that any opinion on the control arm and coilovers (bmr are out of budget)
But the steering geometry of the add on racks is very poor. A lot of bumpsteer. Steeroids is one of the worst out there.

What are you hoping to achieve with coilovers and tubular control arms?

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Adding to what Don mentioned. The CPP Tubeular it believe are Chinese and R&P on a stock sub frame not only gives you bump steer but reduces turn radius.

I would use the stock a arms with delrin bushings, tall ball joints and a progressive coil springs with good adjustable shocks. Turn One offers an excellent steering box and AGR fast ratio boxes have worked well for me for about 1/2 the price of a Turn One box.
 

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So any other rack and pinion?

As for the coilover and arms lower the car about 1.5 inchs more rigidity adjustability and over all batter preformence the main question is for the quality of cpp tubular control arms viking has good reviews
 

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"more rigidity adjustability and over all batter performance"

You can lower with coils springs. coil overs have a very narrow range of adjustability contrary to what most people think. They are not any more rigid than the stock a-arms. As for better over all performance I don't see it. That's salesman talk
 

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So any other rack and pinion?

As for the coilover and arms lower the car about 1.5 inchs more rigidity adjustability and over all batter preformence the main question is for the quality of cpp tubular control arms viking has good reviews
None of the rack options are good but Unisteer is probably the best of them. I would never use an add on rack. Never...
It sounds like your mind is made up and what you are really looking for is someone to tell you that your plan is good... ;)
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Street/strip cars are always a compromise, how much track time vs road? How fast do you want to go? 8’s vs 10’s vs 12’s have far different suspension, drivetrain and safety needs, not to mention cost.

Unless you are planning to be sub-10 mostly stock front end suspension with better bushings, tall ball joints, sway bar, shocks and springs will be fine both on the track and road. Adjustable shocks help here but can get pricy. Spend the balance on a set of Caltracs, split mono rear springs and frame connectors.
 

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The cpp are usa made do you have any expirence with them ?
Pretty sure they are Chinese but that is irrelevant imho. Chinese balljoints should be replaced with quality parts.
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Pretty sure they are Chinese but that is irrelevant imho. Chinese balljoints should be replaced with quality parts.
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Says USA on Website. That can mean the parts are from China and assembled in Cali. Ya never know with CPP.

IMO, and that's what the OP asked for Opinions. There are much better ways to go with $3500-$4000
 
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