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Old 03-09-2006, 09:01 AM   #1
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Can ya'll spec me out a suspension setup that's decent for drag racing but won't suck on the street as it's my daily driver. I don't know how possible it is. I want it setup to where it's fun to drive on the street but has decent weight transfer. This is a full weight car for now. I would like to be able to upgrade later on to a full drag setup without too many modification's to this setup.

Current mods: BMR-non-adj. panhard bar, strut tower brace, lca's w/ relocation brackets, sfc's, adj, torque arm. Eibach pro-kit w/stock shocks (that aren't in good condition)
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Old 03-10-2006, 11:00 AM   #2
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You already have a pretty decent setup. A set of QA1 12-way adjustable shocks will help the weight transfer better than anything else you can do and it will still be fully streetable. You can also pull the front sway bar, but it won't handle worth crap.
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So you don't think the eibach's are a bad choice?
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the 12 way QA1s up front, coil overs are a nice setup, and remove that swaybar up front (didn't notice any handling difference at all on my car) what torque arm are you running?
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bmr adjustable.
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get some QA1's shocks and you should be good to go that way you set it for what you like on the street thne just set the dilas where you need it for the track
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Do you think I should keep the eibach pro-kit on the back? Or should I get some stock v6 springs and (what shocks)?
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Do you think I should keep the eibach pro-kit on the back? Or should I get some stock v6 springs and (what shocks)?
Get the QA1 R series with the 325lb springs for the front, as for the rear get the QA1 12way coilovers with 150lb springs. That way you have full ride height adj. and you can go from a drag setup to a street setup with the turn of a ****.

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Reason for not getting the 300lb srings?
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Reason for not getting the 300lb srings?
I thought the 325lb would be good for the street if you do a lot of street driving, but there would be no problem at all with the 300lb springs, as I run the 275lb ones in my SS with no issues at all, and mine does see alot of street time but I want full potential at the track too. Some people are more picky about how cars ride, and wont sacrifice that for a better launch!!

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Ok, well I'll go with the 300lb springs. I was looking at speedinc's website and they don't offer a rear spring weight. I'll just have to ask I guess.
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Ok, well I'll go with the 300lb springs. I was looking at speedinc's website and they don't offer a rear spring weight. I'll just have to ask I guess.
Or go to the Spohn website------> sponsor they have spring rate options.

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Get the QA1 R series with the 325lb springs for the front, as for the rear get the QA1 12way coilovers with 150lb springs. That way you have full ride height adj. and you can go from a drag setup to a street setup with the turn of a ****.

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Can you provide me with the part numbers for these items. SpeedInc said they needed the part numbers for the rear stuff. I'm guessing mainly the 150lb spring, since they have everything else listed there on their website.
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i run stock springs all around, stock phr, stock rear sway bar ... just front hals with stock springs and a sphoon tq arm..... car drives awsome on teh street and hooks EVERY time
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I want my car to be the same height. I need to know what springs to get in the back so I can sell the pro-kit and get some qa1 springs up front. What springs should I use. I'm going to be getting the competition engineering 3 way adjustables for the rear.
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Most people are running the stock springs in the rear.. If you need to lower it some then just cut a little bit off of them..
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I've got Hals all way around, no swaybar, stealth torque arm (little noisy for the street), tubular control arms and a right rear airbag. On DR's 1.41 60'.
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Most people are running the stock springs in the rear.. If you need to lower it some then just cut a little bit off of them..
I really don't feel comfortable with cutting the springs. Would these springs I have right now work? Eibach pro-kit, or is the "progressive" part of them going to hurt traction?
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