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Old 07-16-2018, 05:01 PM   #1  
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Default Summer car suspension upgrade, 13’ GT

Hi guys. Just picked up a 13’ gt with some mods and I need direction where to go with the car for performance. It has o/r xpipe, borla catback, C&L intake, sct tuner and AED tune and it feels good.

Suspension/Tire wise it has eibach sportline springs, nitto nt555 g2 Tire’s, and new slotted rotors and ceramic pads with some aftermarket wheels.

Ive read people suggesting panhard bars and LCAs for suspension wise but are they needed for just a summer fun driver car.. maybe the track one in a blue moon. Or am I fine with the spring kit and a good alignment, or are there other things I didn’t mention that I would notice more?
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What kind of track - dragstrip or road course?

I'm going to suggest driving it the way it is for a while, and try to determine if there are things the car does in your driving that it shouldn't (wheel hop, suspension harshness or bouncing, heavy understeer or tailhappiness, etc.). Or things that it doesn't do that you think it should.

IOW, focus on fixing problems instead of throwing parts at it and hoping.

I'm going to strongly advise against the use of ceramic pads on a road course beyond maybe a day of very cautiously driven introductory sessions, and I suspect that better shocks & struts will be in your car's not-too-distant future no matter what. An adjustable PHB may be worth it if the rear axle isn't at least close to being centered. LCAs are a whole topic unto themselves, and should be chosen based on whether your overall driving is staightline-focused or more about corner-carving.

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