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Old 03-30-2004, 12:25 PM
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what to get first, airbags, brakes, tires?

i have a 53 bel air with a 69 camaro subframe. im gona get the body off the frame this weekend...hopefully, and i wanted to know what should i get first. i already disasembled all the front end(suspencion, brakes, power steering, engine, everything) i desided i want to get air bags for it(already know witch model) upgrade the brakes from a stock single piston to something bigger, and also get new rims and tires, 18's. As far as the brakes goes, any suggestions as to how big i should go. the car weighs about 4000lbs and the motor has a lot more HP and tourque. heavier and faster usually means bigger brakes

i already looked throught the knowledge base and got some help but no one had this kinda question. keep in mind that im new at this, all i have on my side is time, space, tools, and some money, NOTHING ELSE!!! as far as help from some one else, i think im on my own. i have a thread on the "Projects of the week" if you wana see some pictures or get more info.

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Air bags first. (you gotta hold the car up)
Disc brakes second (tho you will find the stock discs will easily stop the car and last.
Wheels and tires last. (they can go on anytime after the car is ready to roll)
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Old 03-30-2004, 12:43 PM
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man that was fast!!! by the way, i was at holly MI a week ago for a job.
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