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Old 04-08-2012, 10:37 AM   #1
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.4sec improvement with bmr



best run stock 8.9@85 put BMR full suspension and trailing arms went 8.5@86 no other changes. best 60ft 2.2 stock went 1.96 60ft with the new suspension. I was running 19lbs in the tires both time and very lite burn out on both best runs. Had another 8.6@87 with a 300 pound passenger. Cant wait till I get NT05 315/275 setup on my new rims
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Old 04-08-2012, 10:46 AM   #2
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Congrats! Eventually people will realize that improving performance isn't only about adding horsepower. You can make all the power in the world but it won't matter if you can't effectively transmit it to the pavement.

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Old 04-08-2012, 11:06 AM   #3
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getting rid of the wheel hop was best thing ever. The car didnt feel like it was getting abused either. The SS has now ran within .06sec of my fastest run with my stock 2011 5.0 track pack
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Old 04-08-2012, 11:09 AM   #4
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power is coming very soon LT headers, exhaust,G6x3 cam, 1.85 ratio rockers, vavle springs, 95mm TB, Tune, and some nitto NT05 315/275 setup
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Old 04-09-2012, 11:15 AM   #5
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Awesome improvement on your times and your 60ft! It goes to show that a little bit of suspension goes a long way.

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My drag car with slicks was doing a full tire turn at launch and then grabbing. Adjusted the four link until the best we could get was about a quarter turn before it grabbed. There is just no initial weight transfer and we are launching at 6,000 rpm on a trans brake. Gained 2 tenths right there. Suspension is crucial.
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Old 04-09-2012, 01:47 PM   #7
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Nice. I just got my bmr lowering springs and bmr toe rods. Now i am just waiting to get my trailing arm. Cant wait, especially with the write up you got here. Nice
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Old 04-09-2012, 05:19 PM   #9
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Nice. I just got my bmr lowering springs and bmr toe rods. Now i am just waiting to get my trailing arm. Cant wait, especially with the write up you got here. Nice
You should notice a pretty big difference in the handling with your car and considerably less wheel hop.
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Old 04-09-2012, 05:23 PM   #10
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You should notice a pretty big difference in the handling with your car and considerably less wheel hop.
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Old 04-09-2012, 05:41 PM   #11
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G6x3 cam, 1.85 ratio rockers,
I hope your installer is checking PTV clearance. I would stick with 1.7.
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Old 04-10-2012, 01:23 PM   #12
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I hope your installer is checking PTV clearance. I would stick with 1.7.
ditto on the ratio.. 1.85 is a little steep with that cam.. you're gonna have to flycut for sure
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Old 04-10-2012, 05:48 PM   #13
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Old 04-10-2012, 08:05 PM   #14
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Trailing arms and bushings are a must! I don't even have the toe links but they are on the list.
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Old 04-10-2012, 08:45 PM   #15
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what do the tow links do for u , drag racing wise im clueless . better yet anyone know where i can find a suspension guide to learn more about it
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Old 04-10-2012, 09:35 PM   #16
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Gets rid of chatter. Toe links keep the tires from toeing in or out as the tires are on the limits of adhesion. I want those control arms and engine compartment brace for Autox. Which is what I love to do. I will have the fastest gen5 overall at LSFest this year. I went with my car stock last year it wont be anywhere near stock this year.
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what do the tow links do for u , drag racing wise im clueless . better yet anyone know where i can find a suspension guide to learn more about it
When a car begins to accelerate various bushings and suspension/chassis components deflect. Under normal driving conditions the flexing is negligible but when the car is launched aggressively it can cause significant toe changes which reduce the contact patch of the rear tires. This leads to a reduction in traction which obviously is not helpful. Toe rods set the rear wheels in a fixed position to help maintain traction.

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Great illustrations and descriptions Chase as always.
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Old 04-12-2012, 02:36 PM   #19
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It is good to see threads addressing how important good suspensions are to going fast, both in the hills and on the strip. I have a G8GT (438 rwhp, 12.20 on 20" A/S Contis). I have about every suspension piece Pedders makes and I just added adjustable rear toe links, adjustable rear control arms and trailing arms from BMR. Each came with poly bushings. These new arms made an already fantastic, sure footed sedan even better. It is hard to describe but easy to feel. An added bonus of the BMR lower control arms is that they will fit with the Pedders V8 SuperCar remote coil overs. Other arms I've looked at will not fit with them. The BMR arms only require mounting the left coilover on the right and the right on the left and reversing the orientation of the upper adjuster. It is a sweet set-up and the BMR arms are worth every penny they cost and then some.

The SuperCar coilovers have separate compression and rebound adjusters so for the strip i can set them up like drag shocks and get better weight transfer to the rear wheels. These settings, improved suspenion and BMR arms really plant the car.

My 12.2 run was done on very heavy 20" wheels and All-season tires. The next trip will be on 19" summer-only on lighter wheels (total weight savings is 70 pounds). If the track Gods smile on me, I'm hoping to hit or at least frighten the 11s.

I know DRs would be even better but I'm having too much fun being in grocery-getter mode.

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It is good to see threads addressing how important good suspensions are to going fast, both in the hills and on the strip. I have a G8GT (438 rwhp, 12.20 on 20" A/S Contis). I have about every suspension piece Pedders makes and I just added adjustable rear toe links, adjustable rear control arms and trailing arms from BMR. Each came with poly bushings. These new arms made an already fantastic, sure footed sedan even better. It is hard to describe but easy to feel. An added bonus of the BMR lower control arms is that they will fit with the Pedders V8 SuperCar remote coil overs. Other arms I've looked at will not fit with them. The BMR arms only require mounting the left coilover on the right and the right on the left and reversing the orientation of the upper adjuster. It is a sweet set-up and the BMR arms are worth every penny they cost and then some.

The SuperCar coilovers have separate compression and rebound adjusters so for the strip i can set them up like drag shocks and get better weight transfer to the rear wheels. These settings, improved suspenion and BMR arms really plant the car.

My 12.2 run was done on very heavy 20" wheels and All-season tires. The next trip will be on 19" summer-only on lighter wheels (total weight savings is 70 pounds). If the track Gods smile on me, I'm hoping to hit or at least frighten the 11s.

I know DRs would be even better but I'm having too much fun being in grocery-getter mode.

0-groceries in 4.3 sec.
Thanks for the feedback Ed!
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Old 04-12-2012, 03:30 PM   #21
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Kyle, I could not be happier with the arms. Not only are the better than stock, they make rear alignment so much easier. I align mine myself and it was so much faster I had more time to drink beer.
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Old 04-13-2012, 11:04 AM   #22
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Kyle, I could not be happier with the arms. Not only are the better than stock, they make rear alignment so much easier. I align mine myself and it was so much faster I had more time to drink beer.
That is always good to hear! It is nice when you can get done with your work and have some extra time left over for the important stuff.
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Old 04-13-2012, 11:42 PM   #24
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Long tubes installed got to say that is a huge improvement too
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Old 04-13-2012, 11:49 PM   #25
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Is this 1/8 mile? Not to be neg but I was pulling 8.6s with 1.90 60ft all night in stock form.

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