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what is the best set up (parts) for the best handling suspension for a thunderbird?

Beater lx,current mods: cold air,drilled and slotted rotors,glass pack muffler. Scrapped
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-02-2011, 12:08 PM
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what kind of handling we talking about?
road racing or drag racing?

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What about oval track??

I do 500LF, 600RF, 275LR, 325RR
Koni's up front & KYB's in rear


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Check out this thread for spring rate information.

Kelsey Smith is an autocross racer and may be able to help you out - depending on the type of racing you're looking to do.

Slidebird91 is a drifter and can help you with a setup for that application.

http://forums.tccoa.com/showthread.php?t=131646

You've got to do some research and know exactly what type of suspension application you're looking for; with a N/A 3.8 engine I doubt you're going to be doing any drag racing.

I'm going to go out on a limb and guess you're looking for something that'll do some general canyon carving and make the twisties fun to drive.

Mods? Yea, I got mods ...
Air silencer delete, warp drive, dilithium crystals, flux capacitor, Slingshot Rubber band power adder, Moonshine & Gas, Leaf Blower Supercharger, Hamster Wheel & Hamster, Energizer Bunny generating 1.21 gigawatts, Mr. FusionŽ Home Energy Reactor, hover conversion and a sextant celestial navigation system (The original GPS)
Best 1/4: 1,320 nanoseconds @ 670,616,629.2 miles per hour

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See a list of my real mods and pictures of my car HERE. The true performance of my car was made possible by the Carolinas Crew Chief, RobertP at Rob's Tire & Auto

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650+ lb/in springs, 1-1/4 front sway bar, 1-1/8 rear, stiff shocks, and a 1 to 1-1/2" lower ride height. That's how the bondurant SCs were set up.

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Matt:

Could you sticky this thread?

http://forums.tccoa.com/showthread.php?t=133651

Thanks.

Mods? Yea, I got mods ...
Air silencer delete, warp drive, dilithium crystals, flux capacitor, Slingshot Rubber band power adder, Moonshine & Gas, Leaf Blower Supercharger, Hamster Wheel & Hamster, Energizer Bunny generating 1.21 gigawatts, Mr. FusionŽ Home Energy Reactor, hover conversion and a sextant celestial navigation system (The original GPS)
Best 1/4: 1,320 nanoseconds @ 670,616,629.2 miles per hour

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Check out this thread for spring rate information.

Kelsey Smith is an autocross racer and may be able to help you out - depending on the type of racing you're looking to do.

Slidebird91 is a drifter and can help you with a setup for that application.

http://forums.tccoa.com/showthread.php?t=131646

You've got to do some research and know exactly what type of suspension application you're looking for; with a N/A 3.8 engine I doubt you're going to be doing any drag racing.

I'm going to go out on a limb and guess you're looking for something that'll do some general canyon carving and make the twisties fun to drive.
thanks thats just what i was looking for,and yes the drag racing will wait till i get my HUGE mod list done

Beater lx,current mods: cold air,drilled and slotted rotors,glass pack muffler. Scrapped
Teal terror 94...trans slip and a fram air hog filter!
94 Sc :Cobra R hood,96-97 Front lights,3.73 Trac Lok,1" Raised top,5% OD Blower Pulley,CAI,Removed resonator,Gutted cats,No mufflers. "It roams around in a open loop speed density tune. killing small children and raping helpless mothers at night."
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I have 1-1/4" sway bars F/R, Konis on the rear, Tokico HP's on the front, Eibach springs (1-1/2" drop). LECB/FFSB, Front & rear shock tower braces and a rear torsional load brace. I also have the 3.8 NA and it's not fast but it's a hell of a lot of fun to drive in the mountains.

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Needs Harmonic Balancer, complete suspension overhaul.
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