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Thread: 87 Shelby Charger. Best traction suspension?

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    87 Shelby Charger. Best traction suspension?

    Ok. I've got an 87 shelby charger. All my mods are not done but here's what I got that will be done:

    .63 a/r Garrett 2 w/ lightened wheel.
    Ported Intake manifold w/ custom neck for larger throttle body
    Ported Exhaust manifold
    Performance build Head from TU
    Forged pistons & rods
    Motor bored over
    3'' Exhaust
    Spearco intercooler
    555 Tranny
    +40's, AFPR, Walbro 255 Fuel pump
    Stage 4 LM from FWD P


    Now. I have no Idea how much power i'm going to be making with this setup. But I'd imagine it will be more than enough to cause some traction problems.

    What is the best suspension setup for a 1987 Shelby Charger that will help me not just spin the tires all the way down the track? I plan on running drag radials or MAYBE slicks up front. Depends on what I can find for my 15x7 rims.

    I have no idea what options are even available for my car. It is not going to be strictly track. It's my daily summer time driver. So I want a suspension that will hook good but not be unbareable on the street.

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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    Re: 87 Shelby Charger. Best traction suspension?

    stiffer rear springs
    possibly adj rear shocks(or added air shock)
    poly bushings for control arms/engine/trans mounts

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    Re: 87 Shelby Charger. Best traction suspension?

    If you install a A520/A555 hybrid transmission with the 3.5FD, it'll reduce the torque at the wheels by about 10%.

    I would also install the obx lsd unit.

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    Re: 87 Shelby Charger. Best traction suspension?

    I have a regular 555 Tranny waiting to be installed. Not a hybrid as far as I know. I plan to get a LSD in it too though definetly.

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    Re: 87 Shelby Charger. Best traction suspension?

    If you have that $1000 extra, I'd do the hybrid and LSD right now instead of later.

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    Re: 87 Shelby Charger. Best traction suspension?

    on my charger the ft is 1 inch lowering springs w monroe sensatrac and on the back i have towing rear springs with a 1 1/4 inch spacer shim on the springs to preload them it is a stick car runs low 1.7 60 ft but it is a little stiff on the street

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