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zildjian4life218 08-12-2012 08:56 AM

Help me and my G-Body handle better
Hey Everyone! I have a long list of upgrades to do this winter to my 1986 Olds Cutlass Supreme. My current setup is a vortec headed 355, Howards roller cam 180325-08, 10:1 compression, 2800 stall converter, Th350, ford8.8 rear end, Factory 14x6 Rally Wheels :(, and factory replacement monte carlo ss supsnesion through out.

For the winter I am planning on putting AC back into it, a 200-4r OD transmission, dual 2.5" exhaust, and hopefully new wheels, tires, and suspension so it doesn't handle like a complete mess...

Right now if your driving down the road and you jog the wheel back and forth there is a huge amount of body roll and it just feels horribly sloppy. I am not into road racing but I would like it to handle much better than it does now. What would you guys suggest?

A lot of people say to start with anti roll bars and wheels. I figured due to the factory 14" wheels I am loosing a lot through the large amount of side wall I have. I really like the design and look of the Olds rally wheels on my car but I believe the largest size the factory made were 15x7 which idk if that will give me enough of an upgrade to make it worth it. Suggestions?

Also since I swapped in the 8.8 the axle tube is bigger in diameter so the rearend sits really high. I would like to drop it down some so I will have to look into some lowering springs.

Also is the factory power steering setup worth upgrading? Leave it alone?

Sorry for the essay here but I just want to give you guys as much information as you will need to help me out as much as you can.



zildjian4life218 08-12-2012 02:43 PM

I figured I will start with these since my current ones are bent from my lack of welding skills :(
1978-88 GM G-Body Rear Control Arms with Bushings - Speedway Motors, America's Oldest Speed Shop
Also I figured I would get a set of 15x7 Olds rally wheels and maybe some 255/60 tires?

BIGMIKE@RIDETECH 08-15-2012 02:11 PM

Checkout this guys build he really has went thru alot in his pursuit of happiness >> Project SicMonte

zildjian4life218 08-19-2012 03:59 PM

thanks for the link ill check it out! anyone else have any input or suggestions? Im gonna get a thread going on over at but i would still like to hear some other opinions.

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