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Author Topic: Budget Pro-Touring suspension upgrades??  (Read 2419 times)

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Budget Pro-Touring suspension upgrades??
« on: June 23, 2013, 03:12:56 PM »
Starting a 1976 Wagon daily driver?Pro-Touring build and I'm looking for suspension, rear axle upgrades. It's a low mileage car but still needs some suspension help bushings, steering, ball joints, etc... So I was thinking tubular a-arms would be a nice upgrade at the same time replacing the worn ball joints and bushings. shorter stiffer springs, possibly dropped spindles. 11" granada rotors/gm calipers to upsize and convert to 5 on 4.5" pattern. I have a 95 Explorer rear end with 3.73 gears and posi. If I shorten the drivers side to match the short passenger side axle the pinion is still offset about 2" and approx the same width as the stock 6.75 rear. Looking for do/don't advise. Thanks

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Re: Budget Pro-Touring suspension upgrades??
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2013, 09:24:13 PM »
I much prefer to use Chassis Engineering's (the one in Iowa) AU-2045 caliper adapter kit which uses 80's Mustang/Thunderbird calipers instead of the GM metric caliper that all the other kits use. http://www.chassisengineeringinc.com/disk-brake-kit-1940-1948-chevy/
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OBTW, their new website is up, but a real mess: that kit is located only in the *hevy  section.