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 Post subject: How to make my ef front end stiffer?
Posted: Tue May 07, 2013 10:38 pm 
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So I have don't springs ssl and gt monro lowered shocks 30mm sway bar all the bushers and other stuff can I do to make it stiffer I like my car ruff and like a race car so what other stuff can I do
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Posted: Tue May 07, 2013 10:46 pm 
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What did the ef el v8 supercars have in the front end ??
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Posted: Tue May 07, 2013 10:54 pm 
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Completely different setup from memory. Really with the V8 supercars the shell is about the only stock thing from memory.
Also the Munroe Gt shocks are base line spec, getting better shocks would help but your not going to get an El wagon to run like a v8 supercar unless you have VERY large pockets. An EL is a family car, a race car is a race car. If you want the race car feel, buy something that has a race background, be cheaper and easier to start from there than with your EL Wagon mate.
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Posted: Tue May 07, 2013 11:00 pm 
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first step is throw the Monroe shocks in the bin, stiff suspension from Monroe shocks will never happen, Monroe gas shocks are low budget stock replacements , you need good quality shocks like koni adjustables or bilstein ect..
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Posted: Tue May 07, 2013 11:07 pm 
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i know with the comode [not sure about the ford] some of the factory metal in the front was replaced &/or beefed up


i think with the "supercars" its only the outer skin thats the same as the factory road cars..


ohh! .. dont faget that the "stiffer" you make your car with the body left "stock" the more chance of stress on body breaking/bending something .... a wagoon is heavier than a sedan to start with
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Posted: Tue May 07, 2013 11:40 pm 
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Ahahah ok cool thanks they will be going in the bin soon :)
It shouldn't crack or anything au and ba way more so I should be fine
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Posted: Tue May 07, 2013 11:54 pm 
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You want stiff? Koni red's on full hard.

 

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Posted: Wed May 08, 2013 12:01 am 
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One thing to remember too, the lure of racing the Commodores and Falcons is the shier size of the car and their lack of race prowess. Throwing a large car around a track is what its all about.
Whats meant by the " shock" is stress and flex on the chassis and everything up front. Your EL is not made like the Au or Ba, its metal used, welds and design is completely different to the Au and Ba, so there is no comparison mate. They are 3 completely different cars.
One thing too, the stiffer you make the your car, the more noises will be produced by s**t rattling, shaking and moving. Remember your EL is around 15 years old.
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Posted: Wed May 08, 2013 12:18 am 
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67RCE wrote:
You want stiff? Koni red's on full hard.


With a set of SSL King springs.. this setup will be enough to rattle the gold coins out of a jews pockets.

 

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Posted: Wed May 08, 2013 12:25 am 
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Johnson stroker wrote:
67RCE wrote:
You want stiff? Koni red's on full hard.


With a set of SSL King springs.. this setup will be enough to rattle the gold coins out of a jews pockets.


Can confirm. Jew coins rattle out. Mine is rock solid on SL front and SSSSL Rears.

 

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Posted: Wed May 08, 2013 12:58 am 
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Johnson stroker wrote:
67RCE wrote:
You want stiff? Koni red's on full hard.


With a set of SSL King springs.. this setup will be enough to rattle the gold coins out of a jews pockets.


Defiantly quote of the week lol

 

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Posted: Wed May 08, 2013 1:09 am 
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I have low springs all round, Koni yellow adjustables and front sway bar (I think it's a 30mm). With the stiffest setting, you can feel every bump on the road, but handles great through the corners (for a Falcon anyway)...great for towing as well. Soft setting and it's back to boat mode...smooth ride over bumps, but wallows around corners and some long dips end in bumper scraping. At 2/3 stiff setting it's good for every day with some good cornering capabilities.

 

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Posted: Wed May 08, 2013 1:32 am 
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Yer well I live on the side on a moutain and its the only place I can have fun because going fast on a strait line just sucks!
My car already touches the ground ahah the kframe and the swaybay but the sparks look cool
So I need it stiffer aha
And do you get bump steer cos I live bump steer ??
Where do I buy them from ebay doesn't have any :(

And I have no coins in my car I have 4 12" subs and I got 146db
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Posted: Wed May 08, 2013 1:34 am 
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Bump steer comes from being so low. A good suspension joint will be able to get you Koni's. Budget $250ea for reds, $350ea for Yellow's.

 

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Posted: Wed May 08, 2013 1:37 am 
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So the yellow is stiffer ?
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