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    Default 4th gen F BODY camaro suspension

    need some picture/tips or pointers for a 99 camaro about to start ordering things i have a 9inch in the rear with a tunnel mounted torgue arm thats it. any info or pictures woould be appreciated
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    From what i have read, and understand.....it all depends on the direction you are going with the car....handling or hooking.

    But:

    Tires--most important aspect of either direction you are going
    Frame ties--most people swear by them, others say not necessary, i deem it cheap insurance and needed strength.
    Shocks-- important either way

    Handling-- Sway bars, springs, panhard bar, properly setup shocks for springs used, LCA's and better bushings throughout, mtr/trans mounts.
    Hooking-- Drag spring/shocks, panhard mainly to center rear end, and LCA's to prevent flexing of factory units.

    LS1TECH.com has alot of info on the various setups and what works for guys, it will be alot of reading over there for ya, that's usually where i check.

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    DA rear shocks , spohn or bmr dragbar(unless a full race car then Wolfe ) lca relocation brackets

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    Are you looking to hook at the track or just driving around town? Judging by your avatar I am guessing hooking. In which case most of what was mentioned above should cover you.

    I second the subframe connectors. If you are making any kind of torque with your engine set-up they will drastically reduce body twist. I know because I was dimpling my rear fenders due to the torque the turbo's added.

    Lower control arms and relocation brackets will keep the rear planted. Sounds like you already have a drag torque arm bar. The tunnel mounted one was more for drag cars.

    Pics are available on BMR, UMI, Spohn, etc websites. Not hard to find the parts and pics on cars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1BADAIR View Post
    DA rear shocks , spohn or bmr dragbar(unless a full race car then Wolfe ) lca relocation brackets
    This.


    Does it have a cage? If it does you don't need SFC's, it won't twist with a good cage.

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    i really just want ppictures to see how some fast fbody r done.

    i got qa1 coilovers
    relocation brakets
    cage
    subframe connectors
    lca
    short tunnel mounted T/A

    like what is the top bar above the panhard bar? can i take that out?
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    its added support for the PHB mount.. some people do take it out though
    Last edited by 1BADAIR; 10-29-2010 at 07:57 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1BADAIR View Post
    its added support for the TA mount.. some people do take it out though
    I think he means for the panhard mount

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    thats what i means

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    Quote Originally Posted by ls1sleeper View Post
    i really just want ppictures to see how some fast fbody r done.

    i got qa1 coilovers
    relocation brakets
    cage
    subframe connectors
    lca
    short tunnel mounted T/A

    like what is the top bar above the panhard bar? can i take that out?
    Check out the suspension and rearend section on LS1tech. You can also call Madman. He sets up some of the fastest Fbodys around. http://www.madmanandcoracing.com/

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