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Old 10-03-2012, 12:08 PM   #1
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suspension overhual

i have a 96 z28 and its in need of new suspension. are there any good kits out there? whats the best brand? is it best to just replace the stock suspension or upgrade to performance? what all would i need? any help is greatly appreciated. thanks!!!
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Old 10-04-2012, 08:57 AM   #2
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Re: suspension overhual

The best kit is ours. Ha!

All kidding aside, we make some awesome stuff right here in central PA.

2002 Camaro SS : UMI Performance, Inc.

Let me know your plans and I can help you put a package together.

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Old 10-04-2012, 11:39 AM   #3
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Re: suspension overhual

Stock will not improve but bring you back to square one when the car was new. My mods list the parts and my car drives and handles amazing.
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Re: suspension overhual

What purpose does the vehicle serve - straight line (drag race), going around corners (auto-x, road race), or just an all-around daily driver?
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Old 10-05-2012, 10:09 AM   #5
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Re: suspension overhual

I want the car to be able to handle like a autoX car but i want to keep it as much of a weekend driver as i can.
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Check this site:

Strano Performance Parts - Parts Catalog
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Are you doing the work yourself? I started with simple upgrades and basically keep it as a work in progress. Going with the poly bushings was the first step and i just kept going until the car was at the point i wanted.
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:44 AM   #8
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ok. I am planning on doing it myself. do you think it is a DIY project or should i leave it to the pros? what should i start with first? I have never gotten into sespension on any of my vehicles. I deffenatly am getting adjestable shocks. i am curretly looking at strano performance package 1(Strano Performance Parts - Part Details anyone know how hard these are to install? and what kind of performance they give? I really appreciate all of you guy's help.
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