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New suspension mods for the old ragtop.

Old 03-29-2016, 10:42 PM
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Default New suspension mods for the old ragtop.

Can't wait to see how the car performs when the 15 year old bushings and factory suspension components are replaced.


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Old 03-29-2016, 11:17 PM
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You are in for fun. I see almost everything there looks familiar. The sway bars have not been changed on mines. My shocks are the KYB AGX's. I also have the UMI strut bar and the 6-point roll bar.
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I too have done the complete suspension that you have. Other than mine is BMR... Totally transformed the car...
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Old 04-12-2016, 10:01 PM
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It's been almost a month but have had no downtime to work on the car.
Next week will be warm, will see if I can get easy stuff on quickly.

Bday weekend and house projects and work trump the car sometimes.
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you are going to love the difference this makes. I've installed all over a period of several years, but the best was installing Strano lowering springs, Koni Str.t's and finished with 17x9, 17x11 wheels/tires.
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I had a lot of fun doing my suspension. Every time I did a mod I went for a ride to feel the difference. Then installed the next one....
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Got everything on but front sway bar because stock bar's bolts are black magicked on.
The car feels great !
Well worth the effort.
Some tunning needs to be done but feels like a solid new car.

Can feel the car squat and launch on few throttle blips on highway.
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