I believe that I need adjustable ones to have a one piece driveshaft in order to correct pinion angle, but correct me if i’m wrong and ive heard they lead to a very harsh ride so I need to do some more research.sounds like a good plan but I'd use Ford Performance parts. Also, I'd leave the stock upper trailing arm alone.
actually you don't most of the compétition cars use the stock upper trailing arm and they all use aluminum shafts with FR one pièce lowers.I believe that I need adjustable ones to have a one piece driveshaft in order to correct pinion angle, but correct me if i’m wrong and ive heard they lead to a very harsh ride so I need to do some more research.
really? that is good to hear and will save me some money, in that case I will just buy the ford performance driveshaft and the ford uppers.actually you don't most of the compétition cars use the stock upper trailing arm and they all use aluminum shafts with FR one pièce lowers.
You are already well into your suspension. mods to go back, but one of the FR " kits: is a good recomendation, in any case, try to keep all the components from 1 mfgr if you can
I thought so also. Then I listened to the folks here and went with a DSS shaft and Ford Trailing arms. No need for the adjustable arms. Yep, save your money. Wheels and tires will yield the most improvement for grip, they cost money.I believe that I need adjustable ones to have a one piece driveshaft
Especially with gas being up to $6.70 a gallon where I live lol. The first car I ever worked on is my 46 willys jeep with a 55 small block chevy and I love the simplicity of it.I feel your high school pain, I was building abd drag racing à 56 Chevy built out of junkyard parts while punping gas.
Any $$ saved is a good thing.
nreef, Be forewarned, discovering ways to improve your car's performance and handling often becomes an endless adventure, but a rewarding one when you get the results you are looking for.Seat time will not only be the best modification you can make it often will give you clues to what to improve on your car as time unfolds.
The good thing about the S197 is you don't have to spend a lot to have fun at the track. It sounds like you have a good start. Spend your limited budget on entry fees, brake pads, tires, and have a lot of fun. You can spend more on upgrades once you figure out what is holding you back.
EF1 ............that is the perfect advice to really grab ahold of and use. Seat time will not only be the best modification you can make it often will give you clues to what to improve on your car as time unfolds.
Ive had the car for a little over two years now and have been learning its limits on many different tires and suspension setups but just recently got the 200tw tires and r compound pads and now it all about temperature so I guess im still learning more now that there is such a difference between hot tires and brake pads performance vs when they are still cold which wasnt as much of a concern until now but I do know when I need to hit the brakes and I can feel if the car is going to understeer or oversteer and if things are getting to hot so I now feel confident taking it to the track. Hoping to set a better laptime than my buddy who has done a few track days in his new c8 corvette that I have spent some time in, but maybe I am too confident.also if i were you, if you have not done so already, i would take the car out to the nearest autox event and start learning the limits. Going fast on a racetrack is fun and all, but if you dont know your limits and the cars, you may be looking for a new car when things go unexpectedly, or worse, south