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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-19-2009, 04:19 PM Thread Starter
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Does anyone have any knowledge As to how well a full Global West suspension works compared to other kits? I just bought a bolt in four link kit from them for my 64 and am about to get the tubular a-arms and their springs for the front. Problem is is that due to the economy, I probably won't have my car back on the road for a couple years and I REALLY want to Know how well she'll handle ! Its a small block car with a 4.10 & a tko 5-speed with Hotchkis swaybars front & rear . 605 box.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-19-2009, 04:25 PM
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I used their deluxe kit which was not as complete then as it is now and I have been using the parts for the past seven years without a problem.

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-19-2009, 05:35 PM Thread Starter
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how well does it handle ? What are you using for springs (rates)
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-20-2009, 09:32 AM
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Well I have custom wound Eaton-Detroit Spring coils (cost me the same as standard off the rack coils but I had to wait three months for the right size wire to be spooled up in a regular production run of new springs) to match the weight of my car (used four corner scales to determine the right number of turns) and I'm using it mostly for street driving since I am not NHRA legal as far as the required safety equipment.

It has a firm but not harsh ride and looks stone stock from the outside but can lay down a low 9 second pass in the quarter mile with 10.5" slicks. I keep the front end greased as it has to be able to rise and drop easily for weight transfer. First squeak and I have to grease it again.

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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-21-2009, 04:17 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the info Dave, if my G/W springs give me any trouble i'll look into the Eaton- Detroit springs.
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-23-2009, 06:54 PM
 
 
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I also have Eaton-Detroit drop springs they ride good and I like the stance.http://photobucket.com/Dantesrides
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-24-2009, 12:23 PM Thread Starter
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Nice !!!
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