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    HP isn't the issue when modding a FWD car for drag racing. The big issue is getting it to hook-up so you can get a good ET. Body, suspension, and tires are all major draw-backs to FWD cars that must be overcome. This why the major sanctioning bodies have adopted a seperate class for FWD drag cars. It was determined that RWD cars had an advantage. DAH!!
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    Well right now iam worried more about my handleing more than going fast in a stright line, while that is fun, going fast while turning is more fun in opinion. Any ideas about that?

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    Put low profile 17-18" tires and wheels, contact sway bar companies for some large dia units, install KYB or TOkico struts/shocks. and attack the corners.

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    I was looking at the ajustable KYB shocks, but they say only the GR2s will fit my car. Also i have the shelf leveling rear suspension, whats that do anyway?

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    I have KYB non adj on my 82 Ftwd. I also used to have level ride. It was basically air shocks connected to a compressor. If you do away with the level ride. You'll probably have to cut one coil from the front springs to get the stance right. Which is what I did. Most sway bar companies, If they don't have bars for your car, could make some. I saw an ad in Grassroots Motorsports the other day for a company that will make any custom bar for about $100 ea.

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    Hey Jeff, if I added Impala SS springs do I need to get rid of the level ride?Are the air shocks the only shocks on my car? I was planning to add Tokico shocks when I install the springs.

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    yea, the air shocks are the only rear shocks on the car. If you remove and replace with normal shocks, the car may sit a little low in the rear. As stated above, I cut one coil from the front.

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    I like your front bumper mod. Did you do the glass yourself?

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    Both bumpers are made from .060 Aluminum Sheet stock.
    10 lbs each. I did them myself.

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