View Full Version : stiffen up Rear Supsension

02-09-2010, 01:26 PM
Can anyone out there help, I have a 88 camaro with a V-6 60* engine with auto and I want to race it but one problem I have is the rear suspension squart down when it is launches, and I dont want it to .

02-09-2010, 01:32 PM
acutally you do. the weight transfer helps to get traction. Now it may be that your supension is wore and thats why its doing it. I would look into a nice set of springs and shocks, and at least a set of lcas. im not quite sure if the supension setup is the same as the 4th gens, but some lca relocation brackets will help too

02-09-2010, 02:36 PM
To get a third gen to launch you gotta have the right rear of the car squat... my recommendations are what worked for me years ago for cheap:

1. Lower the car.. this can be attained by cutting the springs. Take roughly 1 round outta the front and 1-1/2 to 2 rounds out of the back.

2. Disconnect the front sway bar..it will allow the rear to snap into place alot quicker and traction to be had.

3. Find a rear out of a manual third gen... the manuals came with a 3.42 rear gear instead of the 2.73 ratio that you probably have.

4. LCA's will help and so will a decent set of shocks.

02-09-2010, 04:32 PM
id listen to 1lo on this one

02-09-2010, 04:33 PM
if you got the coin i would go for lowering springs (as opposed to cutting). can run into some danger there

02-09-2010, 04:34 PM
yeah very true...especially if you dont know what youre doing. my wager is you could find a set of springs for around 200-250

02-09-2010, 05:00 PM
ah grasshoppers.... the coils on a thrid gen are different than those of a 4th gen... 3rd gen coils do not taper like the 4th.... so a round or 2 is not a big thing

02-09-2010, 05:32 PM
while this is true OLD and wise one, it still effects the spring rate, which is concidered a no no. If you dont have the coin you can get by with it though.

02-09-2010, 05:36 PM
Chip Foose cuts straight coils all the time.