Your Mopars handling?

Brakes, Steering & Suspension

  1. Cncguy1

    Cncguy1 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    704
    Likes Received:
    965
    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2016
    Location:
    Gosport, Indiana
    Local Time:
    11:45 PM
    What is the single most beneficial component you have added that improved the handling or ride of your Mopar?
     
  2. 1967coronet440

    1967coronet440 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    7,097
    Likes Received:
    10130
    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2016
    Location:
    Indiana
    Local Time:
    10:45 PM
    Popular answer is probably going to be sub frame connectors. I installed my first set this winter but no experience yet since the car isn’t running. Also did tubular Lower control arms dynamic adjustable strut rods and all poly bushings.
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • 66383

      66383 FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

      Messages:
      2,534
      Likes Received:
      1838
      Joined:
      Jan 19, 2018
      Location:
      calvert city, ky
      Local Time:
      10:45 PM
      Front end rebuild and alignment, new tires.
       
      • Agree Agree x 2
      • Like Like x 1
      • YY1

        YY1 Well-Known Member

        Messages:
        17,279
        Likes Received:
        9329
        Joined:
        Jun 26, 2010
        Location:
        FL
        Local Time:
        11:45 PM
        poly-graphite bushings.
         
        • Agree Agree x 2
        • Like Like x 1
        • 65-440

          65-440 Well-Known Member

          Messages:
          3,062
          Likes Received:
          2506
          Joined:
          Dec 2, 2009
          Location:
          virginia beach, va
          Local Time:
          1:45 AM
          Hellwig 1 3/8" front sway bar ..... HUGE improvement !
           
          • Like Like x 2
          • Agree Agree x 2
          • 7t500

            7t500 Well-Known Member

            Messages:
            254
            Likes Received:
            151
            Joined:
            Dec 18, 2014
            Location:
            Madison, WI
            Local Time:
            10:45 PM
            I've done all the above (combination of polygraphite and rubber for suspension components, helwig sway, and weld-in subframe connectors) with RCD bilstein shocks and 1" torsion bars and the thing handles beautifully. Hard to say which was most important as they were all designed to work as a system.
             
            • Thanks! Thanks! x 2
            • Xp29h

              Xp29h FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

              Messages:
              5,545
              Likes Received:
              6152
              Joined:
              Aug 9, 2013
              Location:
              Maine
              Local Time:
              11:45 PM
              During the winter I re wired the entire car(that didn’t do much for handling) but while I was there I installed new poly bushings in front sway bar (original bar) it helped some. I also went Stage ll firm feel box, new couplers and guts. Installed rear sway bar too. Had already installed sub connectors. All made huge difference! Steering was huge. I would say the sub connectors are number 2 then work/install sway bars was 3. I think each car may be a little different with what works best depends on previous setup and equipment.
               
              • Thanks! Thanks! x 1
              • BIGSHCLUNK

                BIGSHCLUNK FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

                Messages:
                1,646
                Likes Received:
                1445
                Joined:
                Jan 1, 2012
                Location:
                Wisconsin
                Local Time:
                10:45 PM
                on my E it's a long list done a little at a time.... but would apply to a B as well. Subframe connecters... then BIG Helwig swaybar... then. BIG FF T-bars... Them level 3 steering box.... then..... them.... then..... it just goes on and on......... BUT IT WORKS!
                 
              • dangina

                dangina Well-Known Member

                Messages:
                655
                Likes Received:
                156
                Joined:
                Aug 17, 2010
                Location:
                lethbridge
                Local Time:
                9:45 PM
                stich welding the body, subframe connectors, lower rad brace, inner fender brace and torque boxes. Then sway bars then high end shocks, then the borgeson steering box
                 
              • Sascha

                Sascha Well-Known Member

                Messages:
                60
                Likes Received:
                60
                Joined:
                Aug 17, 2018
                Location:
                Sprockhövel
                Local Time:
                5:45 AM
                1. Subframe connectors
                2. Borgeson steering box
                3. QA1 Stage 3 handling kit and SS springs and stiffer torsion bars
                Modern wheels or tires would have been a big improvement too but I like steelies and big tires
                Goes fast and handles well
                 
              • 747mopar

                747mopar FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

                Messages:
                12,724
                Likes Received:
                16180
                Joined:
                Oct 30, 2012
                Location:
                ohio
                Local Time:
                10:45 PM
                Low profile tires 18's and 19's, like em or hate them they do improve handling tremendously:thumbsup:..... also complete suspension overhaul and lowered 2".
                 
              • ddpsnake

                ddpsnake Well-Known Member

                Messages:
                782
                Likes Received:
                508
                Joined:
                Jun 18, 2017
                Location:
                Belleville Canada
                Local Time:
                11:45 PM
                Stiffing plates on the lower control arms.
                 
              • Dennis H

                Dennis H FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

                Messages:
                14,954
                Likes Received:
                18690
                Joined:
                Jul 11, 2010
                Location:
                San Jose
                Local Time:
                10:45 PM
                No single easy answer here.
                USCartool subframe connectors
                Firm Feel Box
                Bilsteins all four corners
                Single leaf inserted each side
                Hotchkis front bar. Lighter stronger than the factory it replaces.
                And several other items in the recipe like rear spacers, Cooper street tires, reduced diameter and dish steering wheel etc
                 
              • wagonman

                wagonman Well-Known Member

                Messages:
                1,358
                Likes Received:
                954
                Joined:
                Aug 1, 2015
                Location:
                Deming New Mexico
                Local Time:
                10:45 PM
                Dont have a before and after compare. All Poly bushings F&R, align with 1.5* caster Cooper 235 60s 275 60s. Handles and tracks well with armstrong steering. PS next on the list. Going to focus on the Duster project for now.
                 
              • 66 Sat

                66 Sat Well-Known Member

                Messages:
                954
                Likes Received:
                1572
                Joined:
                Apr 26, 2015
                Location:
                Australia
                Local Time:
                10:45 PM
                Torquing the 3 bolts that hold the steering box to the k frame. They looked tight (flush with box) but were only pinched up. The box was moving slightly turning from left to right, with a dead spot in the transition. I thought it was just the dodgy 60's handling...
                 
              • WileERobby

                WileERobby Well-Known Member

                Messages:
                7,194
                Likes Received:
                9082
                Joined:
                Sep 15, 2009
                Location:
                State of insanity
                Local Time:
                11:45 PM
                Tubular UCA for increased caster.
                 
              • beanhead

                beanhead Well-Known Member

                Messages:
                5,828
                Likes Received:
                9583
                Joined:
                May 18, 2014
                Location:
                Wackyfornia
                Local Time:
                8:45 PM
                Rebuilt front end with PST's polygraphite kit..that made a big difference. Also added a new pittman arm and shimmed the valve in the power steering pump for a little more firmness. Feels pretty dang good for a 50-year old car with no sway bars..
                 
              • pro451bee

                pro451bee Active Member

                Messages:
                31
                Likes Received:
                39
                Joined:
                Mar 27, 2015
                Location:
                Washington State
                Local Time:
                8:45 PM
                The upper arm are a big help .But 1.12 T bars , incredible how flat the car is now going from .96 T bars.
                 
              • PST

                PST FBBO Vendor FBBO Sponsor

                Messages:
                643
                Likes Received:
                582
                Joined:
                Sep 27, 2010
                Location:
                NJ
                Local Time:
                11:45 PM
                With that numerous customers that I have worked with and followed up with. The most noticable changes were felt with with larger torsion bars ( 1.03") and new performance shocks like Bisteins or Viking. Bear in mind the rest of the front suspension was in good working order prior to the torsion bar and shock swap.

                Thanks
                James From
                PST Marketing
                 
                Last edited: Aug 28, 2018
                • Thanks! Thanks! x 2
                • Agree Agree x 1
                • Ron H

                  Ron H FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

                  Messages:
                  4,270
                  Likes Received:
                  4445
                  Joined:
                  Feb 29, 2016
                  Location:
                  WI
                  Local Time:
                  10:45 PM
                  The bushings, sway bar, firm box, larger size radials (went 15") made a night and day difference. My '63 Ply drives better than new - tight-straight-no wandering. The bar is an OEM from a police car so a heftier bar might be better; but big difference as it is. Been researching adding a rear bar...so far feedback has been hot and cold on it..
                   
                1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
                  By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.