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I got QA1's ordered for front and rear today...had to figure out the right length.
What spring rates did you go with?
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No coilovers yet...just single adjustable Stocker Stars or whatever stupid name they gave them.
When I do the rear coilover conversion I'm thinking 150-175lbs. What did you go with out back ?
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Do you guys think that there is that much room for improvement? I have done the whole mustang thing also, and with the 4 link in the rear, the control arm switch is a must do, but looking at the setup of the rear on this, it is very close in the stock form to what you would upgrade to in the mustangs, and the camaros of yesterday had the panhand rod from the factory. Those were all thin stamped control arms on those cars, so rounded, or boxed, poly bushed ends were great improvements to the rear for traction and to help eliminate hop! NOt to say that there isnt room for improvement. But the setup is already close to the old style Nascar setup, just shorter control arms. When lowering the truck, some of the angles could use some adjusting, but a pretty damn good setup from the factory. My friend has a 2009, with a supercharger, he has upgraded the arms with custom built pieces, but beyond that he still runs the stock springs and shocks, with slicks and pulls mid 12 second 1/4s, with no wheel hop or other problems to speak of. In my opinion pretty damn good from the start! plus with a coilover setup you will have to fabricate sometype of strong brace to have a location for it to bolt up too.
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What's wrong with stock? I understand why one might want to change the springs and shocks out for something else more performance oriented, and possibly the adjustable panhard bar for lowered trucks, and the anti roll bars, but why change the links? They are simply positioners, changing the stock links to a fancy looking aftermarket link won't give any handling benefit.
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Getting rid of the rubber bushed OEM links for aftermarket with urethane will definitely tighten the rear suspension up handling wise....so yes, there is a benefit.
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Can't you just buy the bushings?
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I'm sure you can but for the low cost of the Spohn bars it's just not worth the hassle of fighting the old bushings out and the new ones in. I'm old...I like easy. LOL
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I hear you lol. I just assumed the aftermarket links were pricey...
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The Spohn rear control arms aren't that pricey at all at about $160 a pair. I'm sure they are quite a bit more beefier along with the greasable bushings as well.
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well, I just might have to try that later this year, and post some pics with a review. I will have to get some real performance numbers first, like slalom speed, and g's pulled. My Gtech still works, and I haven't played with that for years, could be fun. Hell, Ill pull some numbers this weekend, and see whats what for stock. A little hard to due with the psycho torque management of my 2012. But I would be curious to see if there are improvements in traction off the line, and overall handling. Maybe I should get the Hellwig front swaybar first, to finish off my package.
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