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Thread: The REAL scoop on the GT handling and performance package...

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    Default The REAL scoop on the GT handling and performance package...

    Ok, here's what it consists of... MY car handles VERY firm, and has little to no body roll, and corners something fierce. Outhandles a good amount of crap, but ive never been on the skidpad. The thing doesnt break loose on the turns! Great setup for all you "Spirited" Drivers! Also, all of these components set me back less than 500 bucks, but I installed all myself...

    KYB GR-2 Shocks, all the way around
    Yokohama Avid S/T Radials, 235/60R15 front, 275/60R15 Rear
    US Wheel Series 84 Black, 15X7 front, 15X8 rear
    ENS Poly bushings and endlinks
    1 1/8" Front Bar
    1" PI Rear Bar
    HD Cargo Coils, from an '84 Colony park (make sure to get the heavy duty ones, VERY STIFF, but makes so you do not need the air shocks to keep the ass at a nice rake!)
    And Coming soon, Ill have 351HD front coils...

    As for performance, thats ALSO coming soon...my car is slow! :nonono:
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    Nice. I want to get Edelbrock IAS shocks and the cop springs. Hopefully will get 17 or 18" wheels sometime in the next few years. lol. And I would like to rebuild the suspension soon.

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    You still want a freaking award don't you? hehehe...
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    my setup is going to very similar. i already have the big sway bar in front. tom will be sending me the rear pi bar. i'm gonna use ford pi shocks all around and i'm gonna pull the back springs from the merk(my uncle put in hd squire springs)
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    ooo yah.

    people are suprised to find out our cars can be made to handle pretty damn well.

    I do pretty good with just beefy bars and stiffer rear springs... I was to get some better shocks soon though

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    would be interesting to see skidpad results from a stock cv/gm and one of ours thats been modified.

    i think motor trend in 89 did a comparo between a crapice and a vic. if i find it, i'll try to scan the pages. all i remember from the article was that the vic was faster(emphasis on faster) but the reviewer thought the chevy was the more comfier. ya can't argue with performance numbers, but comfort is up to the buyer. i've ridden in crapieces and the vic is definitely more comfy. one of my friends who for years was a diehard chevy fan(still is to an extent) even commented that my vic was more comfortable than his crapiece,lol. shifty may not convert him entirely but he already said if he had to buy one or the other he'd get a panther
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    Thats the thing, GMGT is pretty firm, and alittle rough sometimes...

    I always make jokes about how it rides like a lumber wagon, lol
    1983 Grand Marquis 2Dr Sedan "Mercules"
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    the lss is pure perfection lol

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    Well scott, you were the one who told me bout KYB shocks...
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    :bump:

    Anyone else done this?
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    me!!!!
    sorta... you have better shocks. i like the old geezer shocks with stiff springs... its like a happy meduim. :broccoli:

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    I have almost the same thing...'cept the 1/8" smaller front bar and 225/70-15 up front to get rid of the redneck tire rake :P

    The wheels situation is going to be better with the addition of 99 cobra wheels in a few weeks anyways, so its a moot point

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    i have just about the same rear pi bar 1" front bar from a wagon 1 3/16, ens bushings and endlinks, air shocks for teh back with new wagon springs,gas ryders up front , also maraduer wheels goin on soon with the bfgoodrich tires 235 50 18 in front 245 55 18 in the back..
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    Very nice!

    Sounds like someone did their homework
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    I just installed the 1 3/16 hollow front sway bar with ens poly bushings and endlinks... I have been taking off ramps at like 65 to 70 mph. I didnt think it would make that much of a difference but hell yeah it does.. Any one who havent done it yet need to ASAP... You will enjoy the improvement.. Get the front bar from a wagon...
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    Towny:
    stock springs front, air bags rear. Polly bushings all around. Boxed rear control arms, edelbrock IAS all around, addco swaybars front and rear.

    Vic: Everything the same as the towny except wagon springs for the rear, I might, just might go with police or wagon swaybars if I feel like saving my money. I kinda want a budget buildup for the vic car craft style.
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    I used to have those 351 HD springs in the front and you guys would cry at how well that sucker handled! It was so good and such a response. Too bad one spring went weak and I had to go back to my factory crap springs. My rear HD springs are still in place and the 1-1/8" sway front and 1" rear are all there too. I still run air shocks in the rear because I like the adjustability. I need to replace my front though. I’ve taken a 96 mustang GT and lost him on one of my back roads, so people the Vic can move great! Just get the right springs and the thickest sway bars you can find.

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