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Old 03-26-2008, 05:44 PM
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Hey,

Wish I had gotten the 360 lb,, but live and learn. mine now stays stuck to the ground,but then one has not the option to test unless you ride with another who has the 360. I;m happy can't wait to put on the bilstiens at some point, running KYB,, just a little stiff. My 2 dollars. 2 cents was yesterday!
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Old 03-27-2008, 12:48 AM
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I'm going to order VB&P #360 tomorrow. Thanks to everyone, I'll let everyone know how it works out and how the ride is.

I'm going to replace the body mounts next.
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You are going to like the new ride, when you get the specially valved shocks made for the composite spring, you will love it even more.
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You are going to like the new ride, when you get the specially valved shocks made for the composite spring, you will love it even more.
Hey SmokeyVette. I thought that I had been everywhere in Texas but I never heard of Leveldirt. I Googled Leveldirt and found your MySpace page, pretty cool! I bet some others would like to see some of the Corvette stuff you have there.
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Thanks!

That's what me and a few of my friends call Levelland since it's mostly...uh...dirt.

I'm on the map, Levelland TX just West of Lubbock TX about 30 miles.
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Old 03-27-2008, 04:32 AM
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What are the proper billsteins to run with the mono, KYB seems to be a real stiff shock,, of course I had a steel spring and oem shocks before,, steel was worn out! so I don't know what the ride difference is??? Like a powder puff on my a@@?????? I still have brain damage from the steel spring ride!!!!!
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What are the proper billsteins to run with the mono, KYB seems to be a real stiff shock,, of course I had a steel spring and oem shocks before,, steel was worn out! so I don't know what the ride difference is??? Like a powder puff on my a@@?????? I still have brain damage from the steel spring ride!!!!!
This is what I use, I just couldn't resist the price and believe it or not, they are actually pretty damn good!

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Old 03-28-2008, 09:13 PM
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Would 4) 3/8" holes in the crossmember be too irreversible a change from stock? If not, then go with a dual mount spring--you can adjust the spring rate in 4 increments from around 330# to 420# or so. I keep jacking mine up higher & higher as the performance improves.
If you must use a single mount, I would go no lighter than 360#, and even at that you'll probably bottom out the pipes on railroad tracks at 30 MPH with someone like Bird as passenger....Been there, done that.

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Would 4) 3/8" holes in the crossmember be too irreversible a change from stock? If not, then go with a dual mount spring--you can adjust the spring rate in 4 increments from around 330# to 420# or so. I keep jacking mine up higher & higher as the performance improves.
If you must use a single mount, I would go no lighter than 360#, and even at that you'll probably bottom out the pipes on railroad tracks at 30 MPH with someone like Bird as passenger....Been there, done that.

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No, I'd do that. You think the adjustable dual mount is that much better?
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Old 03-28-2008, 11:56 PM
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No, I'd do that. You think the adjustable dual mount is that much better?
Well I have nothing to compare it to except my old worn out 100,000 mile suspension with 9-leaf steel spring. But I sure do like it, and it's only a half hour job to change the spring rate. And the single leaf 'glas spring has such a smoother action to it that while it's stiffer rated than the steel leaf, it seems to glide better over the road. It's not sticking to itself like the leaves in a steel spring do.
You have to pull the crossmember, which means drop the diff, to install it so it will inevitably lead to an attack of while-I'm-at-it-itis.
But yeah I highly recommend it.

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