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Old 09-04-2013, 06:42 PM
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for a street strip car what do you prefer for a shock and sway bar set up
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Old 09-04-2013, 07:35 PM
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I like rear track bars but it might be too extreme for corner carvers.

Street you can get away with BMR or hotchis sway bars and pull the front for the track.For ride quality I like the BMR springs with stock shocks.

M6 would need a bigger tire to hook but an A4 can get away with a 10" ET street or DR with the parts listed above.

On my personal car I loved the stock shock/springs and BMR track bar- no front sway bar. It could take 70mph off ramps, was stable and hooked like a bastard.
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Old 09-05-2013, 11:45 AM
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Good info about finding the right tuner. Just went through this. It took me a long time to trust somebody with my car. I called a bunch of places and did a bunch of reasearch online too. After talking by text with you the other day it seems my guy did a good job and did what he should of done. The car drives great and has great cold start and idle. Especially with a 236/240 cam. LOL.

Don I will say one thing. The knowledge you bring is invalueable to us and this site. Thanks for everything!
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Old 09-05-2013, 01:51 PM
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Thanks Justin. I try to just pass on what we've already tested/done to hopefully save all you guy's time/money.

Tuning is the hardest. It's hard to understand why I question tuning so much unless you were here everyday to see what rolls in. Got one recently that when you floored it the car would just cutout due to being flooded in the tune. Guy paid $800 and brought it to the shop 3 times to fix the tune. It was a simple fix that we squared away in 15 minutes for him.

Just don't want to see anyone get raked.
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I hear ya man. Thats why I was so freaked out about having someone else touch the car. I have heard your horror stories in the past. I know some people dont like when people are upfront with them, but that to me is better than beating around the bush. Not for nothing I know my car isnt a crazy setup but with the trans swap/cam/injectors/nos I was panicing a bit. Once he got the cold start and N/A tune spot on I started to relax. Thanks again for checking in the other day.
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How about SFC's? What are the main differences between weld in and bolt in
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Don knows how to put together a powerful engine that is bullet proof. I think I've been racing on mine for 8 years now since he setup mine and never had any problems with it (knock on wood). I see day in and day out other cars at the speedway running into issues here and there. I know I don't know what I'm doing in my engine bay, so I don't touch it.. lol.
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Squeezing out a few more HP out of my current setup might help me a little at the speedway. So I should consider a ported throttle body?

I got a heads and cam setup. Kooks headers with catted ypipe.

My main problem is launching consistently on my m6. I just put in a short style torque arm and LCA relo brackets in the middle hole. I should give the bottom hole a try.
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Old 09-05-2013, 05:50 PM
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I hear ya man. Thats why I was so freaked out about having someone else touch the car. I have heard your horror stories in the past. I know some people dont like when people are upfront with them, but that to me is better than beating around the bush. Not for nothing I know my car isnt a crazy setup but with the trans swap/cam/injectors/nos I was panicing a bit. Once he got the cold start and N/A tune spot on I started to relax. Thanks again for checking in the other day.
No problem, just wanted to make sure you were happy. There are plenty of tuners that know what they are doing and looks like you found one in your area.

The biggest issue I see is that some people think we are here to just cater to people with money. The fact is 90% of our work is just regular people saving up for mods.
I like basic builds.
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Old 09-05-2013, 05:53 PM
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How about SFC's? What are the main differences between weld in and bolt in
Weld in is a more solid connection and most times a lighter setup. Bolt in work but rely on the bolting spots for strength and should be checked a few times to make sure the bolts don't back out.

I prefer BMR weld in. They are light and tuck up under the car nicely.
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