I am getting ready to start upgrading the suspension on my 68 coupe. I was wondering if anyone out there has seen a C3 with transverse composite monospring front suspension? I am looking at the one sold by Vette Brakes and Products, Vette Brakes and Products | High Performance Corvette Parts, Brakes & now with Raybestos brake & chassis | Vbp, Arms, Kits This car is my daily driver but when I am finished with all of the mods I want to do to it (bigger brakes, rack and pinion steering, suspension mods) I will do some track days, autocross and what ever else comes along. I am just wondering about living with this setup on a daily basis(8- 10,000 miles a year) . Is it trouble free? Is it an upgrade or just different? I enjoy working on it but driving the Hell out of it and often is where I get the most enjoyment. I hope some of you have seen this setup and can give me your thoughts.
My gut tells me to keep it simple, coil spring, tubular A arms, sway bars, shocks and a composite monospring in the rear.
The car will have a 427 sb gen 1 (almost finished ) 6 speed, and factory air, no body mods, biggest wheel tire combo that will fit stock fenders.
I forgot to mention this was not a numbers matching car (don't want any hate mail) LOL
Thanks again for any information or thoughts.
I have a "77 that was updated with the front and rear VBP packages...both are the dual mount types with the a-arm assembly and smart struts and such. All the work was preformed in the front driveway...no suprises envolved. It really has made the car handle better that that I could have ever hoped for...Should you desire to make this happen for yourself...besure to get the catalog so that when you have the alignment set-up using one the available spec's they have listed in the back... Also, you should get the new shim/spacer kits for the front and back suspensions for the 4 wheel alignment... I have mine set-up for autocross spec's and drive the car on the steet on a regular basis....You may also have to replace your shocks...play with the system to fine-tune it to your needs..and keep a wrench on the the bolts and nuts for a few hundred or so miles, untill every thing has a chance to get what I would call "work hardened"....
Then, you will be going out to look for the kind of roads that can make driving fun....completely under control...enjoy..."See you down the Road"
Thanks for the reply Shouth Shore. How long have you had this setup on the car? I am looking at their "Big Daddy" system which come with just about everything. What shocks did you end up using on yours. They have an upgrade from the Bilstein shocks to QA1 double adjustable. Thanks again for the reply, I was beginning to wonder if anyone out there had heard of this setup. Hope to see you at an event some where here in the Lone Star State soon.
Originally Posted by Shouth Shore Shark
That front end setup has been around forever, and very popular with the aftermarket crowd. No telling how many hundreds or thousands they have sold. When I was racing, back in the day, guys were using that front end with good results. If you are going to be mainly street driving it, the Bilsteins should be perfect.
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