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    Off to the States for work, should I buy something...

    Well i need to do a few bits on the car.

    Front and rear shocks starting to show rust.
    Front wishbones signs of rust.
    Rear trailing arm bushes need replacing.

    The Koni shocks I have are great, but around £1000 to replace. Bilstein have a kit, 93-02 Bilstein HD Shock Package (Set of 4 | WS6store.com all 4 shocks for under $400, reviews looks good, and yeah you get for what you pay for. But I think these will be fine for how I use the car. How do others rate Bilstein? I may be able to get a set in my suitcase,

    2000 Trans-Am WS6 LS1 M6. (The Bat)
    Corsa Cat back, 3.5" dual tips. F.A.S.T LSX Intake / F.A.S.T Fuel rails, Dynatech LT Headers / Y-Pipe / No Cats, Wisper Lid, ported MAF, Racetronix 42lb/hr fuel injectors. Hypertech 160 stat. !AIR, !EGR. Walbro 255, SPEC Stage II Clutch / Flywheel. HPTuners 1BAR SD Tune. Wide Band gauge.
    389RWHP/380RWTQ ([477HP/460TQ]Flywheel) Dyno Dynamics

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    Koni adjustable all the way.
    Tubular lower control arms and switch to tubular rear arms too with a set of relocation brackets.
    Your rear suspension geometry Is screwed up right now because you are lowered.

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    I'll get them locally in the UK then when i return.

    Just looked at the weather in Sioux Falls SD, its -14deg C over there. I best buy some winter gear I think.

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    389RWHP/380RWTQ ([477HP/460TQ]Flywheel) Dyno Dynamics

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    Quote Originally Posted by AmericanThunder View Post
    Koni adjustable all the way.
    Tubular lower control arms and switch to tubular rear arms too with a set of relocation brackets.
    Your rear suspension geometry Is screwed up right now because you are lowered.
    I brought many things form WS6Store in the past. They have a range of tubular rear bits. What would you advise? Rear Control Arms | Suspension/Chassis | 98-02 Camaro/Firebird | WS6store.com

    They also do front arms too, this could be a stretch- Front Control Arms | Suspension/Chassis | 98-02 Camaro/Firebird | WS6store.com

    I had a tubular strut brace and even though its way away from the floor after a few years it got rust as the powder coat flaked off, this would be a concern for me with the tubular bits being low to the ground.

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    389RWHP/380RWTQ ([477HP/460TQ]Flywheel) Dyno Dynamics

    More info and photos at:-
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    Quote Originally Posted by AmericanThunder View Post
    Koni adjustable all the way.
    Tubular lower control arms and switch to tubular rear arms too with a set of relocation brackets.
    Your rear suspension geometry Is screwed up right now because you are lowered.
    I brought many things form WS6Store in the past. They have a range of tubular rear bits. What would you advise? Rear Control Arms | Suspension/Chassis | 98-02 Camaro/Firebird | WS6store.com

    They also do front arms too, this could be a stretch- Front Control Arms | Suspension/Chassis | 98-02 Camaro/Firebird | WS6store.com

    I had a tubular strut brace and even though its way away from the floor after a few years it got rust as the powder coat flaked off, this would be a concern for me with the tubular bits being low to the ground.



    ooh, K-Member, 98-02 LS1 Fbody BMR Tubular K-member & Lower A-Arms | WS6store.com That sheds some weight.
    Off to the States for work, should I buy something...-fep004.jpg
    Last edited by TransAmDan; 2 Weeks Ago at 19:48.

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    389RWHP/380RWTQ ([477HP/460TQ]Flywheel) Dyno Dynamics

    More info and photos at:-
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    K-member is nice and if you have the £££ then do it.
    Definitely the lower controls. Poly bushings are nice for handling but your ride quality will suffer as the front arms need to articulate.
    For the rears, go tubular with poly bushings at the front end and roto-joints on the rear. Add a set of relocation brackets to get the arms pointing downwards (front to rear) to correct your geometry.
    Personally I would forego the k-member in favour of koni shocks and a set of bigger sway bars with poly bushings on the chassis and the end-links, along with a set of springs that have less drop and better spring rates. If you want to get really serious swap those heavy wheels for a lighter set and reduce unsprung weight.

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    In fact... didn’t I do you a shopping list?

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    Yeah I'm sure you done a shopping list, its in a thread somewhere. There is soo much that can be done, and could end up spending some serious $$$'s. I need to try to do not so much now, with the ideas of changing more things later. Will be nice to get a garage too so will keep some funds back, it will be great to be able to have the car up in the air for many days while working on it without rushing anything.

    The K-Member does look great, and is tempting especially as i want to take the sump off at some point, so if I dropping the front suspension then that an ideal time to stick in the k-member.

    I think you mentioned Strano springs in the previous list I'm happy to not be so-low, so while changing shocks and ideal time to swap out springs.

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    Strano could probably do you a package deal too

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    Dan, I could do with one of these if you see one going cheap, although I doubt you will..sellers seem to have cottoned on to the fact that they are getting harder to find lol
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