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Old 11-26-2002, 12:16 PM
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Sounds cool to me. Hard to get too hig tech with stering of that age of course. What I tell guys that are doing projects such as yours is if they really want to do something to helps the handle of the car is lower the VCG( vertical center of gravity). So is a good way to improve the handle of the car without changing the entire look of the car. good start in doing this issimply lowering bolt on weight. Engine and trans. lowered as much as 1/2" will be very noticeable in older cars. Also another thing is bring weight in the the center of the car. Think of a lever and what that does to weight on the very end and the right next to the pivot point. Instead of trying to change the existing geometry of your set-up you will find these things will add to the handle of the car and be far less headache. Good luck to you, Ryan
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