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Old 08-27-2012, 03:57 PM   #1
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At what point do you upgrade the suspension

I around 480 at wheels right now. I'm adding nitrous very soon as this dang hurricane is impacting my shipment. That being said, at what point would it help to an upgrade to the rear suspension? I ran 12.31 on stock tires. I was the middle of july and i just drove the car an hour to the track. I didn't really feel much slip but I'm new to this so wouldn't know any better.

I was going to get gears and tires instead of the nitrous (at the recommendation of someone who knows a lot more then I) but I couldn't pass up the price...and it just looks COOL!
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Old 08-27-2012, 04:02 PM   #2
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I run mid 10's with 20' wheels and 305 dr's, I only have sway bars.
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Old 08-27-2012, 04:23 PM   #3
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Generally when you start having issues getting down the track or launching is when we recommend starting to upgrade the suspension. Each car is a little different so it really varies. If the car is wheel hopping or spinning it is definitely time to start doing some suspension work.
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Old 08-27-2012, 04:54 PM   #4
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I run mid 10's with 20' wheels and 305 dr's, I only have sway bars.
Is this on the stock wheels? Which 305 DR are you using? I'm looking to do the same.
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Old 08-27-2012, 11:36 PM   #5
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Nitto 555r's stock wheels
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Old 08-27-2012, 11:38 PM   #6
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Old 08-28-2012, 06:06 AM   #7
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I ran the 100% bone stock suspension to a 9.9 @ 138. It actually works pretty decent. I'm just now starting to tweak the bushings trying to improve the launch.
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Old 08-28-2012, 09:20 AM   #8
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thanks for all the feedback guys.

Jaime, I'm still working the gears and wheels into the budget. Unless you have a set of the 50 bogarts you own you want to get rid of (yes, I've been trolling)
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thanks for all the feedback guys.

Jaime, I'm still working the gears and wheels into the budget. Unless you have a set of the 50 bogarts you own you want to get rid of (yes, I've been trolling)
Haha, nope! I'm still looking for another set!!
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