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post #1 of 9 Old 07-28-2006, 02:42 AM Thread Starter
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Basic budget drag Suspension Setup

So my question is
i want to set up a basic drag suspension set up on a 5spd 93 gt with the engine in my combo

as is it has tokicko red lowering springs and tokicko blue shocks all the way around

talking with fellow gearheads and such at work
they say the best setup bang for your buck is

lakewood 90/10's up front with 4cyl stang srpings no front sway bar
lakewood 50/50's out rear with 4cyl springs

Is this anygood and How is this combo for the street to scrary on turns

I want it to go striaght and hook looking for 1.7 60's if its possible?
since 1320 is the only racing around me


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I like the Strange 10 way adjustable struts and shocks with the eibauch drag springs front and rear. This gives you alot more adjustment so you can tweek the settings for different conditions. It works great for the street also.

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Keep the stock V-8 rear springs.

The 4 banger rears have too much squat and end up absorbing all the launch energy instead of planting the tires.

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No sense in paying money and loosening up the suspension for 1.7 60's. You should be able to get that on decent tires. Drag radials should get you there. A friend of mine had a road race suspension 93GT and used to get 1.7's on Nittos and I think 1.8-1.9 on normal street tires.

If you are used to a car that handles ok, 4cyl springs, 90/10's and no swaybar will be a big surprise. It handles ok in a straight line, and that's it.
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my stock 89 suspensin pulls 1.7 60 ft times with no track prep, just the addition of et streets and removing the front sway bar on track days.

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Although an automatic, my car has pulled 1.68 on motor with stock everything; quad shocks, UCA/LCA's, shocks, and struts.

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Get yourself a tire and you'll be there no problem. I was cutting 1.67's with a stock motor and road race suspension (26x8.5 slick). You should set your sights on mid 1.5's with that much power...

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I had that exact set up, but before, I was using the V8 Springs. My engine setup was also pretty similar to yours as well. GT40 irons, Edelbrock Performer EFI intake (before there was an RPM EFI intake) E-cam 1.72 rockers, 70mm TB, 73 C&L MAF, 24lb inj., 1 5/8 LTs, 2 1/2" H-Pipe, with 3.73 gears through a World Class T-5.

When I had the V8 springs, I would consistently run 1.6 60's on motor using 26x10 ET Drags, and on motor I would run consistent 1.50 -1.52 60s on a 150 dry shot. When I went to the 4 cyl springs everything stayed pretty much the same, but I later switched to 28x10.5s and then I had a problem with the rear unloading.

Take that information how you will, but if I still had the car, I would have kept the V8 springs in it. The tires didn't help but, I don't think it would have been as bad if I didn't use the 4cyl springs. With the car lowered by the 4cyl springs, the 28x10.5s, changed the way the car set enough to cause problems.

I'd say keep the V8 springs but the rest is not too bad for a budget setup. Get yourself an airbag for the passenger side rear too..... for a budget setup that is.

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I noticed no one mentioned the lower/upper control arms? Don't think they are MORE important than 90/10 and 50/50?
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