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4/6/10 7:32pm - Original Message: 'C3 to C4 suspension conversion'
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Flat Rock, MI - USA

L48 coupe, red on red.

Joined: 4/4/2010
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I lifted car over weekend and front end needs alot of tlc.  Most of the rubber is shot.  Considering  a C4 conversion.  Car is a 20 footer but solid and after trade have 2k invested.

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4/6/10 8:32pm - Reply: 'C3 to C4 suspension conversion'
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Newport, MI - USA

1980 L-48 still in the middle of a frame-off.

Joined: 6/9/2005
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Have you looked at any of the aftermarket suppliers for C3??  I replaced mine with a coilover system from VanSteel.  There are some great kits out there to rebuild and update your suspension without trying to do a C4 conversion.


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4/6/10 8:49pm - Reply: 'C3 to C4 suspension conversion'
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Dutchess County, NY - USA

White '79 Corvette. It's a driver.

Joined: 8/27/2007
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Some members here went with a C3 "Steeroids" upgrade for thier cars. From what I remember they sounded pretty happy with the results.

You can Google the word "Steeroids" here on C3VR and find those threads.
My '79 is simply a "driver." No track time or such. I have a front end rebuild kit with springs that I'll install this year.
Lots of options depending on how you use your Vette. Let us know what you go with.

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4/7/10 12:09am - Reply: 'C3 to C4 suspension conversion'
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1979, Targa Blue (72 Color), Pace Car rear spoiler, L88 hood, Dark blue factory interior, 525HP 406, HD 700R4, 370 gears,Steeroids, composite rear spring, TT IIs wrapped in T/A Radials.

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I went to steeroids. Awesome upgrade to the c# suspension and steering...

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4/7/10 1:28pm - Reply: 'C3 to C4 suspension conversion'
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Valley Springs, CA - USA

1978,Metalic Money Green W/Gold emblems,TH350 w/gear splitter,black & grey interior.1978,two tone,Metalic Rootbeer & gold ,Doeskin interior,auto. trans. 1981, Silver w/mirrored T-Tops,4 spd, charcoal interior.

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I went with V.B.P. (Vette Brake Products) Suspension Package. Fully adj. ride height and stiffness. Transverse mounted comp. spring with light weight A-frames. But I'll bet you could find about anything you want amongst our sponsors.

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Just can't wait to get on the road again.

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