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Hey all. I recently replaced my entire suspension with Speedtech Performance G Body parts including some experimental parts we've been working on. I thought I'd share some photos a friend shot of the car's first AutoX with the new suspension at a local SCCA event. I finished installing everything including a brand new set of tires around 9 pm the night before, so this was a true shake down. This was a long and fast track, I got up to about 60 mph on one straight, and it was a blast to drive.

Just playing with the shock compression valving I knocked 3 seconds off my time over 10 runs, going from 78s down to 75 seconds, and was about middle of the road amongst a whole bunch of imports. Not bad for a big ol' 3700lbs of station wagon. Overall the car runs at least as good as it was with the old suspension set up and I still have a lot of adjustability in the alignment, spring rate, shock rebound, and the rear sway bar to play with. At this point I plan on making the Hotchkis event in Fontana in October, hoping to get a bunch of runs there to continue tuning things. Enjoy the pics!









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Old 09-10-2014, 04:35 PM
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Old 09-10-2014, 05:30 PM
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Ben, what Speedtech Performance parts installed CAN you tell us about?

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Old 09-10-2014, 08:35 PM
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Old 09-10-2014, 10:59 PM
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Old set up-

SPC front Upper Control Arms
Single adjustable Varishocks front and rear
590 lb S10 front springs
Factory 1 1/8 front sway bar
Edelbrock (Same as Hotchkis) rear lower arms
Spohn Upper rear arms
CPP rear springs
No rear sway bar
255-40-17 front and 275-40 rear tires.

New Speedtech set up-
front Upper arms
front lowers
1 5/16 front sway bar
"articulink" rear lower arms
Adjustable rear sway bar that mounts to the frame rather than the lower arms
Viking double adjustable full coilovers all around
275-40s all around
I kept the Spohn uppers for now because the way the guy built my exhaust, it was already tight to the "thin" design of the Spohns and the Speedtech upper rear arms rubbed the tubing at ride height. I'll address that later when I get to adding more motor and will need to upgrade the exhaust.

The Speedtech parts are well matched and the adjustability of the coilovers over coil springs and shocks opens a whole new world of ease of tunability. I'm pretty excited to learn the dynamics of the new suspension design and am really looking forward to seeing better performance out of the car.
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man this build get better and better
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Hell yeah! Loving the setup! Will you have any of your old lowering springs for sale?
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This is my 16 yr old son who raced his car the same day. I took a pass in it once too. With stock suspension and 16" wheels and tires it was one wild ride. I has as much body roll as a small boat on the ocean lol! It was actually a lot of fun to drive. All of my old parts will be going on his car to help him get a cheap start.

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What kind of suspension do you have on it?


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I need some lowering springs for my 85 cutlass and possibly sway bars.


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Looking good Ben! The kids car looks great too!
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Ben is gonna make another sweet ride out of his sons car,that's so awesome.
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Ben is gonna make another sweet ride out of his sons car,that's so awesome.
X2, Ben!!

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