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Totally Bummed it's still not done.

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Welfare Nova 10.13 @ 131 N/A, can't wait for a full squeeze pass and some traction, 9's coming. 



- Beemer Brett - Redmond, WA

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I need to start saving for what I need to do to mine.. 4 link, tremec, hydraulic clutch, front control arms, steering rack = $10 grand!



-- Edited by Brettd85 on Friday 27th of November 2015 08:44:01 PM

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Just curious,  why a 4 link?



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Mine has ladder bars and a diagonal link

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Ladder bars work very well.

For a street/strip application though you cannot beat leaf springs.

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My leaf springs were located inboard for wider tires and I'd like to make it handle well. I won't be drag racing.

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mini tub it so you can put an even fatter tire under it. I can barely fit a 15.5 MT sportsman tire under mine with the minitub. Going to go with a slightly narrower radial in the 14.5 wide range after I burn these down,,,,,,,,,someday. LOL!



-- Edited by FRYNTYR on Sunday 29th of November 2015 11:35:56 AM

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Have you guys driven a 4 link car?
I have and they are not the greatest handling but a triangulated 4 link is better than a parallel setup.

IMO a high quality shock package goes a lot further.

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- Beemer Brett - Redmond, WA

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Was thinking this kit.  With a steering upgrade and sway bar should make for a decent handlin car I was hoping.  Right now it handles like crap.  I suppose I could do everything in the front first and see how it is. You would recommend something else? 

http://www.ridetech.com/store/1955-1957-chevy-coilover-system-level-2.html

sorry to hijack your thread, Berg!  



-- Edited by Brettd85 on Sunday 29th of November 2015 04:09:11 PM

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Ridetech is great quality and good service.

If it were mine I would do the front in their stuff and then go from there after you drive it.
If money is no option, put a triangulated 4 link in if going the 4 bar route.



-- Edited by DHR Darren on Sunday 29th of November 2015 06:03:02 PM

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- Beemer Brett - Redmond, WA

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Ok thanks. Money is non existent but trying to plan.

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Looks like ready to squirt



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Can't wait...I love this car.

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Awesome!



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FRYNTYR wrote:

Looks like ready to squirt


 Oh man!  Can't wait. You are going to squirt when you finally see it!!



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Final coat of primer went on yesterday, might have color going on this week. Picture is a little taste of what the two tone will look like but slightly darker on the grey. Going with viper graphite metallic 



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- Beemer Brett - Redmond, WA

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Wow thats going to be awesome. Makes me want to put mine on a custom chassis and go with bigger wheels...

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Absolutely my fave year for the tri-five. Cant wait to see it in color!

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awesome! great to hear this!~

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Update?

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