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Old 12-10-2003, 09:01 PM
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If anybody owning or having knowledge to updating a 59 chevy biscayne front and rear suspension help me out . I plan on using 18's x 7's up front and 18'-20's x 9's on back. on the front can i just upgrade the current style to a 2" inch spindles,disc setup from various company's or would putting a mustang 2 setup be better off. the motor is a 350 with 350 trans, I like the mstg. 2 tubular with dropped spindles and air bagged style, or is it easier to update the current with new disc,brakes etc. and the rear, update the stock or fab a new style also. i will air bag the car eventually,anyone helping with ? will be submitted in a drawing of pics off my 21yold sister.

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Old 12-10-2003, 11:14 PM
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A 59 Chevy is a big heavy car. The Mustang 11 setup is, in my opinion, way too light for a car this size.

Rebuild and use you origianl suspension, get dropped spindles, airbags etc. You will be much happier, and safer
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Old 12-11-2003, 06:44 AM
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I will have to disagree about the mustang II being too small for your car. If you use one of the reputable companys out there that build the complete crossmember kits and dont use any real mustang II stuff it will work under a 1 1/2 ton truck with a cast iron blown motor as it really has no true mustang II parts.(i wont use the overweight guys junk on a lawnmower) Now having said that ,i think i would just upgrade your stock stuff. Your car starts out with a pretty good stock suspension. You just have to decide on budget first and than how far do you want to take it....Great handling like a race car or a fairgrounds cruiser that you can drag the frame or something in the middle that will be comfy driving 1000 miles in a day. There is a diff in all 3. Planning and your budget are you only limits.
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Phat hit the nail on the head....... there is nothing wrong with the suspension geometry of the 58-64 chev cars. The only areas they are truely lacking is in the braking depatment and the handling. There are tons of aftermarket upgrades for both. I am very fond of all of the 58-64 X frame chevs....... not really fond of the X-frame itself but unfortunatly unless you are putting a new frame from progressive under it, you have to work with what you have. This will sound like a complete sales pitch but Ive got to say that adding a properly engineered airsuspension under those cars is the best thing going if you are going to work with the OEM chassis. They will maintain an excellent ride quality, increase the handling 10 fold and give the car an awesome attitude.
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