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My stock suspension is trash! I have the 1'' Sway bar in the rear which helped alot but the front is aweful. Left hand turns are worse then right hand turns. Seeing if anybody knows of a really good full suspension kit for a 72, anything under 1000 bucks. Thanks
 

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Well, I used Hotchkis so it's the only one I can really talk about, but that's only one piece of what I did. I love it now, car handles like it's on rails.

First, I replaced all the bushings with the polygraphite, then beefed up the front control arms, then replaced steering gearbox and pump with AGR unit, then added Hotchkis 1" lowering springs, their 1-3/8" hollow sway bar, and new shocks. Dramatic difference to say the least.
 

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Hotchkis suspension is a decent setup. Far from the best however. The main issue that exists with Hotchkis is their poly bushings in the rear arms. These bushing effectively bind the rear suspension. Do a search in this forum and you will find a wealth of information elaborating on this very topic.
 

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If you're only starting out with $1000 I'd start out with new poly bushings up front, and new rubber bushings in the rear, all in the stock arms (boxed rear lowers) and some Hotchkis 2" lowering springs all around. Buy some decent shocks, and replace ball-joints, tie-rod ends, etc. 1-1/8" front sway bar and 7/8" rear would work well. (stock F-41 sizes).

If you want a mild performance upgrade, use tall upper ball-joints... (Howe Precision from SC&C, not the truck ones dirt-track guys run) I'm not sure if you can get away with using stock upper arms with these, so check to see if the suspension will travel all the way to the bumpstop before the ball-joint reaches its travel limit.

$1000 won't allow you to do much more than that.
 
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