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Old 10-27-2010, 02:25 PM   #16
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Oh I agree with you that many other things would be changed out first: wheels, tires, spring, shocks, brakes...
Trailing arms would be far down the list.
The stock arms may not be crap but they flex just like pretty must all older model trailing arms. For drag racing purposes, after I swapped the rear arms out on my 67 Chevelle and 80 Malibu with a set of adjustable tube arms, ET's picked up and wheels hop went away.
New technology is a wonderful thing.

This car sat in a garage for about 21 years. Never started or moved. All rubber bushings and weatherstrip is dry rotted and cracked, mice had got to the inside and both bumpers were brittle to the touch. I'm replacing most everything. Living here in Colorado, we have plenty of twisty mountain roads and a road race course not far. Not looking to get into racing it full time but since I am basically building a new car I thought I would upgradesome of the weaker parts.
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I have the VB&P performance plus kit on my car. Like all of the other suspension kits offered, they are generic, and will need some fine tuning to get the best handling out of them. For example: I found that in my performance plus kit, the supplied bilstiens were too stiff, the rear swaybar is too big (if its even necessary), and there are better upper control arms available. Each car and driver preference will be different, so if you are serious about handling, then you may find that you have to tweak or fine tune any suspension kit out there.
This is just a taste of all the detail in suspension mods there is about these cars.
take a couple hours and read up on all of the different kits.
I would start your search with VB&P, sharkbite, coilover, etc... that should keep you busy for a while.
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Yeah, sure, whatever.





Wasn't looking for autocroos specific but just better than stock replacement parts.

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Sorry if you got upset but the title to this thread is "C3 suspension upgrades for autocross" I may be a little slow but to me that does say you are looking for upgrades for autocross.

I would think you owe some on an apolagee...
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Sorry if you got upset but the title to this thread is "C3 suspension upgrades for autocross" I may be a little slow but to me that does say you are looking for upgrades for autocross.

I would think you owe some on an apolagee...

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Yeah, I was thinking the same and was done posting in this thread
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Yeah, I was thinking the same and was done posting in this thread
Hang in there Bryan. We're just hazing you.

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I have the VB&P performance plus kit on my car. Like all of the other suspension kits offered, they are generic, and will need some fine tuning to get the best handling out of them. For example: I found that in my performance plus kit, the supplied bilstiens were too stiff, the rear swaybar is too big (if its even necessary), and there are better upper control arms available. Each car and driver preference will be different, so if you are serious about handling, then you may find that you have to tweak or fine tune any suspension kit out there.
This is just a taste of all the detail in suspension mods there is about these cars.
take a couple hours and read up on all of the different kits.
I would start your search with VB&P, sharkbite, coilover, etc... that should keep you busy for a while.

This is very good info, I want a "make your own kit" option!
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Hang in there Bryan. We're just hazing you.

It's all good. I'm not jumping ship. Besides, isn't this the site for everyone that has been banned from CF
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It's all good. I'm not jumping ship. Besides, isn't this the site for everyone that has been banned from CF
You think this is rough....come on down to the News Room.

Welcome aboard.
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That's ok. I have my political opinions and they aren't friendly to the current administration. I try to stay out of those arguments..I do browse in there though
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