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Upgraded Suspension Kits (1/4)
 9/14/20 8:43pm
Bluesting 70
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Has anyone installed any of these upgraded suspension kits?  Or anything else that has made a big difference to the suspension of it?

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Re: Upgraded Suspension Kits (2/4)
 9/14/20 10:31pm
73shark
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Overland Park, KS - USA

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1973 Orange Metallic Coupe (orig owner), L82, 4 spd (WR), PS, (A/C & PW (I installed from wrecked 73)), leather, AM/FM Stereo, ran with '65 FI unit earlier & will again some day.


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In my autocross days, I found that using the Chevrolet 1 1/8" front bar and a 7/16" rear bar made the car pretty close to neutral handling. While I'm rebuilding the front suspension now, I'm going to put on a coilover system. May eventually use a fiberglass rear spring.



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Re: Upgraded Suspension Kits (3/4)
 9/15/20 1:16pm
F4Gary
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If you are going to replace your rear control rods, I've been told to NOT use ones with poly bushings.  Either go stock rubber or better yet go to the rods with heim joint rod ends.



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Re: Upgraded Suspension Kits (4/4)
 9/19/20 3:37pm
Bluesting 70
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Thanks for the advice.  I’m potentially doing this upgrade in the new few months. There are so many options from $400 to $2,000. Any other advice would be greatly appreciated. 

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