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Thread: Triangulated rear w coil over and frame stiffening

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    Triangulated rear w coil over and frame stiffening

    Ay opinions on reasonably priced and effective triangulated rear suspensions and frame reinforcement options without full custom frame. Plan on using wagon for street only with modernized improved handling

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    not sure about suspension, but a shock bar is an upgrade to think about.
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    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by 57barnwagon View Post
    Ay opinions on reasonably priced and effective triangulated rear suspensions and frame reinforcement options without full custom frame. Plan on using wagon for street only with modernized improved handling
    Now that sounds like what a true hot rodder would do. Keep us posted.

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    Were I to start another trifive project under the premise of a criteria of "
    modernized improved handling
    ", I think consideration of the front suspension would be my starting point and then traversing to the rear of the vehicle in question. A Suspension System is comprised of both front and rear. The rear of a trifive continues to utilize a suspension style presently used on many vehicles today. FWIW, the front suspension, though equally important as the rear, gives far more driver feedback. JMHO, but a simple addition of new tires (not biased ply), shocks and the addition of an anti-roll bar (sway) post new suspension bushing replacement will make a world of difference. Sure, the Triangulated rear is an improvement to some degree but by itself, will not yield the results one may be looking for.

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    I did not mention I have already in my possession the sway bars and the tubular front a frames and front disc conversion; a new steering column, power steering box, regulator and dual master cylinder.

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    I did not mention I have already in my possession the sway bars and the tubular front a frames and front disc conversion; a new steering column, power steering box, regulator and dual master cylinder.
    NickP has some very sound advice. Start with your front suspension upgrades and drive it a bit. Just the swaybar alone will calm that soft cushy front end down a bit.
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