My 71 RS Suspension/Autocross Upgrades.

Discussion in 'Project Progress' started by 71RS350, Jul 31, 2010.

  1. 71RS350

    71RS350 Moderator Staff Member Gold Member

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    Well guys....i got the bug to do some autocross and at the same time upgrade some of the orignal suspension on my 1971 RS camaro...using mostly all suspension parts from dave at protouring f-body..on a budget but effective..after seeing mary tear up the courses in her 73 RS...the bug bitten me hard lol....soo i decided to start a thread to keep yaw updated......gotten the car in november 2003 from my uncle which had sitting out back under a gum tree or something like that and had green mold growing on the outside and 2 inches of dirt in the cowling nevertheless she come along way.....anyways here some pics...


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    Front-end Kit...along with subframe connectors/1 1/4 sway bar

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    Solid body bushings....

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    1 1/4 bar...sway bar brace....

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    12:7 quick ratio box...modern rack and pinion feel...

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    Comp Upper control arms...with low friction tall ball joints...

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    Subframe connectors from dave..fit awesome!

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    UCA's installed....

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    Another pic...subframe connectors..good clearance!

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    Sway bar brace..1 1/4 bar installed...

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  2. fun79Z28

    fun79Z28 Veteran Member

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    sweet man thats a beautiful ride you got there! haha but Im partial to the white...
     
  3. 71RS350

    71RS350 Moderator Staff Member Gold Member

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    new tubular arms vs orignal arms...

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    tubular arms installed w/tall ball joint..

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    G-braces...

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    carbon fiber fender braces from anvil...

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    Cowl Brace.....

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  4. frankz

    frankz Veteran Member

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    Looks like you got some good stuff......what shocks and springs are you going to run?
     
  5. 71RS350

    71RS350 Moderator Staff Member Gold Member

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    i currently have Bilstein shocks for the stock spring rate...which i have the stock springs still in there...actually calling dave monday to order my springs....go with his shock package or hotchkis valved bilsteins should work nicely as well....
     
  6. frankz

    frankz Veteran Member

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    Sounds like a plan, if I start making some real progress w/mine I just might hit a couple of autox myself. Gotta figger out how to get in the car first...LOL
     
  7. 71RS350

    71RS350 Moderator Staff Member Gold Member

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    ahh....yeah i hear ya!....just want to show up them new camaro and stang boys show that a old muscle can handle as good or better then them...thats my goal..
     
  8. uuhhh nice ride :)

    But who do you meant with Mary??

    My biggest question is WHY did you choose these A-Arms?
    WHY tall ball joints?
    Why exactly an 1 1/4" sway bar?

    What "technical" decision let you choose these parts?

    Thx
    Julian
     
  9. global warmer

    global warmer Veteran Member

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    Mary Pozzi the best autocross racer ever pro touring F-body has all

    the goodies at a reasonable price
     
  10. aahhh I think I heard of her before. but wasnt there a guy called pozzi, too??

    I know that Dave has it all, But I wanted to know why he decided to use this particular part. I doubt that he just threw parts and money at the car and hope that'll beat the ricers or other modern autocross race cars.
    That was meant with 'technical'.
     

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