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Old 09-20-2003, 09:16 PM
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street/strip suspension

my friend has a 78 z-28 camaro with about im guessing around 375 hp no more than 400 and he still has the stock suspension on it so it has crazy wheel hop and it gets no traction cause of the 4.10 gears what is the best sreet/strip suspesion he should get and how much would it cost?

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Old 09-25-2003, 06:37 AM
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a good set of drag slicks and stiffer shocks
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Old 09-25-2003, 08:44 AM
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That is suspension 101. The wheel hop is a function of rear springs wrapping up then un-wrapping. To fix that you need some traction bars - slappers, ladder bars or the new 'spring loader type all work well. Second you need to firm up the granny soft rubber mounts in the suspension with some stiffer urethane replacements. A good set of stiff shock absorbers will finish the job. See these old threads on the subject too;

http://hotrodders.com/showthread.php...=traction+bars

http://hotrodders.com/showthread.php...=traction+bars

http://hotrodders.com/showthread.php...=traction+bars

http://hotrodders.com/showthread.php...=traction+bars

http://www.pontiacpower.org/leafspringtraction.htm

There is more there - do a knowledge base search and general board search for more.
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An old Herb Adams trick: move the holes in the leaf-spring bracket where the front of the spring attaches upwards about 3/4".
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