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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Oct 26th, 18, 11:08 AM Thread Starter
 
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I'm getting ready to upgrade my 65 with front disc brakes. I figured since I was going to do that, I am going to ahead and install front coil overs.



Does anyone have any advice or suggestions on other things I should probably go ahead and replace / rebuild since I'm going to have that stuff apart and out of the way? Everything looks close to original. I have never worked on brakes before but there is only one way to learn.



Any help would be appreciated. Trying to stay within budget so I know a complete front end upgrade with control arms etc would be nice but I am trying to locate those $40 or less parts that are only worth replacing if you have to or you are working in that area doing something else.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old Oct 26th, 18, 11:18 AM
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Steering components would be a good idea, check for play etc. Same for bushings, ball joints.

I don’t know your plan and/or budget, but I would be spending $s elsewhere first than coil over shocks.
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Re: Front Brakes / Suspension Upgrade

Agreed. Forget coilovers if you're on a budget. Coilovers have their place but the majority of builds are probably better off with regular springs and shocks.
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old Oct 27th, 18, 4:50 AM
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Re: Front Brakes / Suspension Upgrade

Agree with others. Coil overs fix something that ain't broke...
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old Oct 30th, 18, 2:04 PM
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Re: Front Brakes / Suspension Upgrade

There seems to be what I would call "coilover hype"....every car built on a tv show gets them. Many like the height adjustment but that is limited by shock travel.

From what I have read, good ride quality (street) suspension needs good: shocks, springs, sway bar, and bushings. I opted for a suspension package without coilovers.

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Re: Front Brakes / Suspension Upgrade

Joe,

What package did you go with? Has anyone changed out their steering box? Mine has a lot of play in it.
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old Oct 30th, 18, 4:07 PM
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Joe,

What package did you go with? Has anyone changed out their steering box? Mine has a lot of play in it.
I went with the equivalent of this one:
RideTech StreetGrip Suspension Systems 11245010

I say equivalent because I bought this package for my 1967 camaro. If you like that system, I recommend calling Matts Classic Bowties as he quoted me the best price.

Another benefit of buying a package is that the components have usually been tested and optimized to work together.
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Call Marc at SC&C.. I have there Stage three system with a Lee 14:1 its fantastic! It comes with Howe ball joints. After a turn, the steering wheel snaps back to center like a manual..
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Joe,

What package did you go with? Has anyone changed out their steering box? Mine has a lot of play in it.
I put an AGR box from Summit on my Ď68. It was listed at $545, but I waited for one of the many $50.00-off deals that Summit runs and bought it for $495. I replaced my A-arms with Global West Suspension arms and all of the steering components with Moog stock replacements. I stayed with stock springs and KYB Gas-Adjust (stock type) shocks.

Without a doubt, the steering box made the driving experience great. Tighter turning and higher effort so it feels more modern.
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