suspension help - Pontiac GTO Forum
User Tag List

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-06-2018, 08:58 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: ny
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
suspension help

Hello all. I have a 05 gto, long tubes, slp exhaust, a4 with circle d 3200 converter, CAI, 125 wet shot, jegs 15x8 wheels with nitto 555r tires. Right now i have tein lowering springs in the car. The car goes good. The problem is i have zero traction even off the bottle. I have no wheel hop, just blaze the tires. if i spray in first its a joke. What would be a good suggestion for added traction? Maybe mickeys? pedders springs new double adjustable shocks?
saleen9973 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-07-2018, 01:06 AM
 
GTO44's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 328
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 39 Post(s)
What dampers are u using? Stock shocks? The springs you have will work, although i prefer Lovell. But if you want to dial in the suspension you need to put adjustable shocks and struts on it. I use Koni adjustble rear shocks and koni adjustable strut inserts. If you want better go to double adjustable rear shocks like Viking or coil overs.

Since my koni's are only single adjustable I can only set the rebound. I loosen the fronts to full soft and go 1/2 turn from full stiff in the rear. You really feel the shocks forcing the rear tires into the pavement on launch with the rebound turned up.

An adjustable rear way bar will help with launch as well. It hels evenly plant the tires. I have a hotchkis and its set to the 3rd stiffest hole of 4.

For tires ditch the 555r's. They are garbage for what you're trying to do. Go with a mickey thompson ET Street SS if you drive to the track a good distance or daily it (they're steel belted). Go with Mickey Thompson ET Street R or Hoosier Quicktime Pro for shorter drives to the track and non-daily driving. Both are bias ply and will provide max grip before you hit a full slick or pro radial.

2006 GTO M6

Motor - Stock with Vararam
Bunch of suspension
Bunch of brakes
Stock tune

365/368 std
12.81 @ 110.6 2.03 60'
GTO44 is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-07-2018, 07:23 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: ny
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by GTO44 View Post
What dampers are u using? Stock shocks? The springs you have will work, although i prefer Lovell. But if you want to dial in the suspension you need to put adjustable shocks and struts on it. I use Koni adjustble rear shocks and koni adjustable strut inserts. If you want better go to double adjustable rear shocks like Viking or coil overs.

Since my koni's are only single adjustable I can only set the rebound. I loosen the fronts to full soft and go 1/2 turn from full stiff in the rear. You really feel the shocks forcing the rear tires into the pavement on launch with the rebound turned up.

An adjustable rear way bar will help with launch as well. It hels evenly plant the tires. I have a hotchkis and its set to the 3rd stiffest hole of 4.

For tires ditch the 555r's. They are garbage for what you're trying to do. Go with a mickey thompson ET Street SS if you drive to the track a good distance or daily it (they're steel belted). Go with Mickey Thompson ET Street R or Hoosier Quicktime Pro for shorter drives to the track and non-daily driving. Both are bias ply and will provide max grip before you hit a full slick or pro radial.
I have stock shocks. I can lock out first gear with my nitrous controller. I may try that. How are qa1 double adjustable rear shocks?
saleen9973 is offline  
 
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-07-2018, 10:37 AM
 
GTO44's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 328
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 39 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by saleen9973 View Post

I have stock shocks. I can lock out first gear with my nitrous controller. I may try that. How are qa1 double adjustable rear shocks?
Qa1 double adjustables are great. Ive got them on a customers fox body and he see's high 1.3 low 1.4 60's. With a ton more rebound left in it.

Ive got my nitrous controller set to a .5 sec delay starting at 50% ramping to 100% over 1 sec. Its set to reset that ramp everytime i push the clutch. That way it doesnt hit hard off the line but ramps in to help pull thru first. But then each gear it resets so when i power shift and smash the next gear it doesnt blow the tires off or put extra stress on the tranny. The comes back in and pulls thru the top end of the rpm when i want it. If you can lock out first gear al together that my be what you want if you cat get it to hook.

2006 GTO M6

Motor - Stock with Vararam
Bunch of suspension
Bunch of brakes
Stock tune

365/368 std
12.81 @ 110.6 2.03 60'
GTO44 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Pontiac GTO Forum > The 2004-2006 GTO > Drive train, suspension, alignment and brakes.

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Pontiac GTO Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Soon to be buying front suspension need help with choosing..... pctek Drive train, suspension, alignment and brakes. 1 09-30-2010 10:31 PM
drag suspension help! killdustindead Drive train, suspension, alignment and brakes. 5 04-19-2010 08:26 PM
Please help with suspension issue!!!! bilivegas Drive train, suspension, alignment and brakes. 3 06-03-2009 06:21 PM
Suspension Rebuild HELP!! 65GHOST 1964-1974 Tempest, Lemans & GTO Exhaust, Suspension, Alignment, Fuel Tank and Brakes. 10 12-11-2008 11:58 PM
Suspension Airbag Setup Vs. Regular Suspension Setup MJGTOWISH 2004-2006 GTO General Discussion 8 06-20-2006 09:23 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome