Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Independence, MO
Looking at the current mods, the car appears to be in Street Mod.
I would suggest that you install the springs, get an alignment and run it the way it is for several events. After you figure out if you like it and have a baseline of performance, it will be time to look at additional modifications. A school is definitely recommended whether it is a local offering or a good professional school such as Evolution. Also, either in a school or at an event, try to get an experienced driver who is familiar with the type of car you have to drive your car and evaluate it. You will have an idea of it's potential and a list of useful changes you can make. Depending on how much you want to prepare the car within the rules, Street Mod can get pretty expensive if you want to be nationally competitive. The slop in the steering "might" be related to the cut springs. I would evaluate that after the new springs and alignment.
Most of all, have fun with it.
1997 Cobra, Born 3/19/1997, #3978/6961
#49 CP, Mix of Maximum Motorsports, Agent 47, Fays2
2011 GT, Giving in to modifications