Now that I have a performance 400ci block...

Discussion in 'suspension & brake,& aerodynamics' started by Arjen, Jun 8, 2018.

  1. Arjen

    Arjen Well-Known Member

    I will need some desend rear suspension mods to keep the car on the road.
    Any one with some experience here ?

    Thx Arjen
     
  2. Maniacmechanic1

    Maniacmechanic1 solid fixture here in the forum

    It depends upon your intented use.
    Street's.
    Road race.
    Full drag.
     
  3. Maniacmechanic1

    Maniacmechanic1 solid fixture here in the forum

    A posi locking rear diff is a must.

    But if new to Real Power an open rear diff is actually safer to learn driving techniques.
    Less prone to getting sideways.
     
  4. Maniacmechanic1

    Maniacmechanic1 solid fixture here in the forum

    With Students your teaching I would start with Tires and wheel Rim choices.
     
  5. Grumpy

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  7. Arjen

    Arjen Well-Known Member

    It's intended to keep the 400bhp on the road without killing us. Some traffic light sprints but thats it!
     
  8. Maniacmechanic1

    Maniacmechanic1 solid fixture here in the forum

    Really not has to be done then.
    You want 15"x 7" inch wide rims at least.
    10 inch or 11 inch wide rims are better on the rear to fit wide tires.

    COOPER COBRA TIRES ARE REALLY GOOD AFFORDABLE STREET TIRES.

    MICKEY THOMPSON TIRES ARE BETTER.
     
  9. Maniacmechanic1

    Maniacmechanic1 solid fixture here in the forum

    If you move up to 17 or 18 inch rims you can then use Mickey Thompson Street Comp Tires.
    Have them on my 87 Corvette.
    A Road Race Tire and Drag Race tire in one.
    Perfect For Hooligan Racer Like Me.
     
  10. Maniacmechanic1

    Maniacmechanic1 solid fixture here in the forum

    The GM A Bodies are limited to how they put power down in stock form.
    You will likely want to make upgrades after driving.

    GM 1St gen F body needs Help.

    2Nd Gen F Z28 & Trans Am better.
    Big Power at 500-575 hp its real hard to hookup fast.
    Needs work then.

    The early Pontiac Widetrack 1959-64 are huge cars but have to do nothing.
    They just hookup and go.

    I am a drag racer but like high speed handling.
     
  11. Arjen

    Arjen Well-Known Member

    Its a 1972 el Camino....
     
  12. Arjen

    Arjen Well-Known Member

    Anyone has any experience , which manufacturers?
    I have found a lot on the net...
     
  13. Maniacmechanic1

    Maniacmechanic1 solid fixture here in the forum

    I like Centerline Wheels and Weld Wheels on Hotrods Racecars.

    Stock OEM By Corvette Are Excellent.

    Rick has some of Koolest Tires on his T-Bucket.
    We used to call them FLAME TIRES Here.
    Mickey Thompson Ultra Wide that have Flame Tread Patterns.
     

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