New LS1 Owners - Newbie Tech - Next step for me
08-19-2012, 08:35 PM
Wondering if somone could point me in the direction for a suspension set up. Finally made it to the track for the first time today and ran a respectable 8.8 in the 1/8 on z rated tires and stock suspension. Of course i was either bogging the motor, or blowing the tires off every pass. So im looking for shocks/springs and something for the rear. LCAs, or lift bars or something similar. And tires of course. And my budget is somewhat limited, so dont suggest the $2k set of shocks. =) Thanks!
08-19-2012, 10:58 PM
Honesly, if the budget is tight... i wouldnt mod the car. I also wouldnt mod a car thats not paid off. But, with the 'dad' mentality out of the way...
I strongly believe in doing suspension first. You'll get really good gains from lca relocation brackets, lcas, pan hard, and possibly a non-trans mounted torque arm. You can also look up 'free mods' to get a couple extra horses. if budget is the key, look for used parts as suspension stuff is easy to find and you can do it yourself with basic tools. A tune from a local shop will also have a fairly cheap hp/cost ratio and you get the benefits of things like keeping the car cooler.
08-20-2012, 08:23 PM
get some drag radials and some competition engineering shocks.
08-20-2012, 10:03 PM
I'm completely lost when it comes to shocks. Can you adjust them easy enough to change at the track? Is there a stock setting to use on the trip to the track, then swap to a 90/10 setting or something? The nearest track to me is over an hour drive, and trailering is out of the question.
08-21-2012, 09:50 PM
lca= Lower Control arms
There is a sticky about all the acronyms on the site.
I am in the same situation, i am somewhat on a budget and the bilstein's seem to be the best for the price from what I am finding.
08-21-2012, 11:28 PM
on the cheap you can do some comp engineering 3way adjustable rear shocks, also undo the driverside of the front sway bar. read the stickies for free mods. good luck..
08-22-2012, 01:19 PM
Keep practicing and try to improve your reaction time!
08-22-2012, 05:18 PM
was running .420 lights, i got the react down
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