3rd gen F-Body suspension - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Suspension - Brakes - Steering
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 01-06-2004, 04:32 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 360
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
3rd gen F-Body suspension

I have an 86 Trans Am with about 400 HP. Since then I have only been to the track once. My 60 ft was 2.20.

How important is is the suspension in the 60 ft. What suspension mods will lower my 60 ft times the most?????

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 01-07-2004, 04:41 PM
sc3148's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: FL
Posts: 40
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Suspension / weight transfer & tire is everything in the first 60 foot.

If you plan on spending a lot of time at the track, I would invest in a set of drag shocks frt and rear and also a set of good rear tires made for drag racing.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 01-07-2004, 10:29 PM
Altered Image's Avatar
Member
 

Last journal entry: Hot Rod Cadillac
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Plainfield CT
Posts: 39
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Sub frame conectors will also help.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 01-08-2004, 09:16 AM
malc's Avatar
Living At The Speed Of Life
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Espaņa Right Coast
Age: 63
Posts: 3,245
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 86
Thanked 75 Times in 72 Posts
Box the lower control arms, or get some from Edelbrock with
better bushing.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 01-09-2004, 07:41 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 360
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
lower control arms were next on my list. But I do have to get the SBF`s for some safety.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 01-09-2004, 09:56 PM
malc's Avatar
Living At The Speed Of Life
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Espaņa Right Coast
Age: 63
Posts: 3,245
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 86
Thanked 75 Times in 72 Posts
After sub-frame connectors I put in Hotchkis lower control arms and panhard rod. Then I lowered it with Hotchkis springs and
to bring the control arms back to their correct angle,
welded some brackets from Gobal West to the rear axle.
The brackets retain the use of stock location (on axle)and two more lower down to move instant center.
Find here,http://www.globalwest.net/camaro93.htm
Scroll down to part, VTC-27 $98.99.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Suspension - Brakes - Steering posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:00 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.