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Old 01-17-2008, 10:58 AM
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suspension upgrades

Im putting a 360 into a 65 plymouht valiant that currently has a 273 with 9'' drum brakes. i was wondering if there was any upgrades or ways to beef up my suspension to compensate for the added weight and power

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We have swapped v8s into many 6 cylinder cars with no up grades and had no problems. If you can add front disc brakes but they are not a must.Just stand on the front bumper and that is about the difference in weight.
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The 360 weighs 550 lbs. (25 pounds more than your 273 which weighs in at 525 lbs.) so no suspension mods are necessary.
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My nephew is in to mopars, 2nd place at oakland roadster show, He used later model componets, Ps disc crosmember( k member,) 8 3/4 rear end in his with the right year parts it is all bolt in, also you go to the larger bolt patern for the wheels.mor custom wheels available for larger (ford ) pattern
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