- The stock suspension is in need of upper and lower ball joints, a-arm pivots and tie rods. Basically a full suspension re-build.
- I don't road-race, this is a street/strip car, but mostly street
- Above 45mph or 1/4 throttle and this car is pretty difficult to keep on the road as-is
- It could use better brakes
I'm pretty good at fabrication so I figure I've got 3 main options:
- Rebuild all the stock stuff and upgrade the brakes ( ~$2500? )
- Replace the front end ( Mustang II ~$3000+? )
- Franken-build the stock front end. I've read about people swapping ball joints, building heim joint a-arms etc... This is probably the cheapest, but also the most time consuming to get right.
Searching turned up these threads:
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=19206&p=165249&hili ... ii#p165249
http://www.risensonracing.com/forums/vi ... .php?t=252
Helpful, but not specific to my questions. This quote (from the last source) concerns me:
What suggestions do you guys have?The front suspension has some poor qualities for a race car...Bad bump steer, not enough camber gain, etc. If you're going to go to the trouble of upgrading components, try to eliminate some of the poor kinematics while you're at it.