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Re: Suspension or Safety Can Only Afford One

I would DIY the following:
1) NEX or FK seats, $400 for two (incl sliders and misc bits for mounting) - install for DE, remove if you want reclinable for street (see "FK Seats" thread for pros and cons)
2) DAS removable roll bar, $800 w/ tax and shipping (appx, haven't priced them lately)
3) F and R Sway-A-Way torsion bars, $480 at PP
4) Bump steer kit, $360 at PP (but why not try the $13 rack spacers first?)

Comes it just a hair above $2,000 - comfortably below if you do the $13 rack spacers.

If you don't carry rear seat passengers, so can either leave the roll bar in place or don't mind a bit more work to install/remove, you could get a less expensive rollbar.

Also, I'd think you could get something ($200?) for the BK harness truss.

Originally posted by Jcon
I'm getting ready for the next round of track improvements, but an unexpected repair put a dent in the budget.

The car is an 81 SC. 80% street - 5 DE's planned for '03.

I can afford Any 2 _ Assuming costs of about $1000 Each

1) 2 Seats - Cobra Imola II

2) Roll Bar - DAS Bolt In

3) 22 & 28mm Torsion Bars & Bump Steer Kit

5 point Harnesses and Brey Krause Harness Truss
Car has new - Sway Bar Bushings - Stock Sway Bars
New Bilstien Sport-front...HD Rear
Turbo Tie Rods
New Toyo's on 7&9" Rims
New Axels and CVs
Rebuilt 915
Lowered to Euro Height

So those who have been there done that How would you spend 2K???


Jeff C
1989 3.2 Carrera coupe
1988 Westy Vanagon, Zetec conversion
Really want to find a clean E28 . . .

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