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post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-06-2013, 05:58 PM
 
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Are they real or cheap chineese knock offs?
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Great responses. Thanks guys.
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stay away from those ebay control arms they are china knock offs, I went with Global West upper and lower control arms and QA1 coil overs, CPP drop spindles, GW rear control arms,QA1 rear shocks, Edelbrock pinion angle adjusters, Edelbrock tie rods- the difference in handling is day and night I am very happy with how it worked out.I also put in a close ratio steering box and put front disc brakes on.

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stay away from those ebay control arms they are china knock offs, I went with Global West upper and lower control arms and QA1 coil overs, CPP drop spindles, GW rear control arms,QA1 rear shocks, Edelbrock pinion angle adjusters, Edelbrock tie rods- the difference in handling is day and night I am very happy with how it worked out.I also put in a close ratio steering box and put front disc brakes on.
Sounds great, and I love the looks of your car, too.
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I have seen mixed opinions about mixing different manufacturers when it comes to a suspension and brake components. Sometimes they don’t fit well together. Since I am on a bit of a budget, I opted for the complete CCP the package. I was hoping for a 2 inch drop all around for a more “pro touring” look and feel. It is likely that the first upgrades I do will include coil over shocks all the way around, adjustable uppers and tall ball joints. Since I get home from work before my wife does, I make sure to remove any delivered parts from the front porch at hide them in the garage. Try it, it works!
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I have seen mixed opinions about mixing different manufacturers when it comes to a suspension and brake components. Sometimes they don’t fit well together. Since I am on a bit of a budget, I opted for the complete CCP the package. I was hoping for a 2 inch drop all around for a more “pro touring” look and feel. It is likely that the first upgrades I do will include coil over shocks all the way around, adjustable uppers and tall ball joints. Since I get home from work before my wife does, I make sure to remove any delivered parts from the front porch at hide them in the garage. Try it, it works!
Nice! Now i just need to make the woman get a job so she will leave the house!
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There is pricey, and then there is your car, Eric sir. One enormously giant step past what I am able to even remotely consider.

4k budget for suspension, front to back. That's about all I can justify.

Sure appreciate the link though.
SRG has some shop! It was all over for me, when I saw the "rolling chassis" package! Eric
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I would not use Ridetech. I had a bad experience with them. Hotchkis suspension stuff is OK. Consider front and rear sway bars, coil-over shocks, better control arms, disc brakes and close-ratio steering box.

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