Team Camaro Tech banner

1 - 20 of 31 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
15 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Ride tech or speed tech suspension? 69 camaro street car mostly a cruiser not track car at all. . Suggestions experiences good or bad with either street assault speedtech or the full ride tech setup?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,046 Posts
Ride tech or speed tech suspension? 69 camaro street car mostly a cruiser not track car at all. . Suggestions experiences good or bad with either street assault speedtech or the full ride tech setup?
I can't help you at this point as i'm still in the thinking process myself... but, wanted to tag along to see the replies. I'm pretty sure i'll be going with Ride tech's Complete Coil Over System for my '68 with Tru turn and muscle bar.

https://www.ridetech.com/products/suspension-packages/1967-1969-camaro-firebird-coilover-system/
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
4,930 Posts
I can't help you at this point as i'm still in the thinking process myself... but, wanted to tag along to see the replies. I'm pretty sure i'll be going with Ride tech's Complete Coil Over System for my '68 with Tru turn and muscle bar.

https://www.ridetech.com/products/suspension-packages/1967-1969-camaro-firebird-coilover-system/
As a one time owner of a car with that setup I recommend you get a ride in a car equipped with that package before you plunk down your hard earned cash....

Don
 
  • Like
Reactions: Vega$69

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,046 Posts
As a one time owner of a car with that setup I recommend you get a ride in a car equipped with that package before you plunk down your hard earned cash....

Don
And how would one go about getting a ride in a car equipped with that package?

Or better yet,, Tell me about your experience with that package?
 

·
Moderator
Joined
·
14,687 Posts
Speedtech torque arm gives a better ride than Ridetech four link imho....

Don
I can't help you at this point as i'm still in the thinking process myself... but, wanted to tag along to see the replies. I'm pretty sure i'll be going with Ride tech's Complete Coil Over System for my '68 with Tru turn and muscle bar.

https://www.ridetech.com/products/suspension-packages/1967-1969-camaro-firebird-coilover-system/
I totally agree torque are is better than 4 link.

Suspension choice depends on how you intend use the car. Weekend cruiser with occasional spirited driving, Drag car, Road course or Autocross?

No one system is good for everything and each has their trade offs whether it's stiffer ride, reduced steering radius maybe bump steer.

The best track car is not the best street car.

And budget. You can spend as little as $2500 for Ridetech Streetgrip or Hotchkis TVS or go all out with aftermarket subframes or full chassis for $25k- $30K or more

Tru Turn on has been known to have issues with header fitment. Maybe they've addressed this issue?

Everybody likes coilovers because they think you can adjust ride height. You can but with a relatively narrow range due to shock travel. So if going that way you need to plan carefully. Again, often what the manufacture sells with spring weights and shock lengths doesn't always work right out of the box.

Just about everyone I know has ended returning and switching out the front coils and or shocks to get there desired ride height.

Often overlooked is tire selection which can have a big effect on handling and ride.

Everybody will tell you what they have is best. Lol

If you can try to take rides in cars with different set ups.

Nobody here can tell you what's best for you. They can tell you what they've used and relate their experiences.

A guy brought me a car a while back to help him out with. Had brand new DSE springs, shocks, and sway bar that a "Custom Shop" talked him into installed. No body roll at all. Why? Because it was so stiff and rode like crap. You could put your full weight on the front core support and the front end wouldn't move even a 1/2".
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
4,930 Posts
And how would one go about getting a ride in a car equipped with that package?

Or better yet,, Tell me about your experience with that package?
Ridetech generally will give you a test ride at any Goodguys show etc. See if a member here is nearby with that setup.

I’m not going to say any more regarding my experience. Ride quality is very subjective.

Don
 
  • Like
Reactions: yellow69RS

·
Registered
Joined
·
15 Posts
Discussion Starter #10
As i said i'm not a track guy so my car is going to be cruising maybe occasional drag race just to see times. i don't think a 4 link will be a must for me. i think i can get better ride on some good leaf upgrades like a composite. but honestly the difference in price for a full ridetech set up and a speed tech set up is not huge. Soi guess i'm looking for experiences as far as install, cutomer service, and finish product ride quality and handling. my car has a stock 12 bolt so i think some welding would have to be done for 4link or the GT speed tech kit either way but again does my application warrent a fancy rear set up or will a good upgraded spring kit surfice?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
15 Posts
Discussion Starter #11
dhutton;1783085[CENTER said:
[/CENTER]891]Speedtech torque arm gives a better ride than Ridetech four link imho....

Don
Don how much welding needs to be done on that setup? how is it attached to center of a 12 bolt?
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
4,930 Posts
Don how much welding needs to be done on that setup? how is it attached to center of a 12 bolt?
About the same as the Ridetech four link. Weld in the cradle and weld brackets to differential. Torque arm attachment bracket sandwiches between differential and rear cover. Forward mount uses rear subframe mounts.

Don
 
  • Like
Reactions: joeyharris52

·
Registered
Joined
·
15 Posts
Discussion Starter #14 (Edited)
About the same as the Ridetech four link. Weld in the cradle and weld brackets to differential. Torque arm attachment bracket sandwiches between differential and rear cover. Forward mount uses rear subframe mounts.

Don
which is easier in your opinion. I will likely be doing it in my garage with minimum tools
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
4,930 Posts
whitch is easier in your opinion. I will likely be doing it in my garage with minimum tools
About the same. Certainly the difference is small enough for it not to be a factor in the decision.

You don’t have to take a BFH to your trunk floor with the Speedtech. Not the case with Ridetech....

Don
 

·
Moderator
Joined
·
14,687 Posts
You don’t have to take a BFH to your trunk floor

Don
X2 A buddy of mine just put Ridetech on his 69 with the help of a BFH. He was not happy
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
15 Posts
Discussion Starter #17
so I'm hearing speedtech ? is the speedtech road assault compatable with the tru turn and ridetech tall spindles ?
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
4,930 Posts
so I'm hearing speedtech ? is the speedtech road assault compatable with the tru turn and ridetech tall spindles ?
I would go with ATS AFX spindles. Allows you to use lower cost GM C6 brakes which offsets the cost.

Don
 
1 - 20 of 31 Posts
Top