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Unread 03-01-2002, 02:39 AM   #1
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Shock & Diff. Upgrade Question

Planning on swapping my four banger motor out for something more powerful. Undecided which motor yet, either a Ford 302 or a Chevy 350, but I was just wondering in either case, what would the best shock upgrade be? Something that can withstand the type abuse of a heavier motor with semi-decent pavement performance (i.e. - I don't want to hit my head on my roll bar when I go over a bump).

Also, does anyone have any suggestions for front/rear differentials? Usage would be for light offroading once or twice a month, but mostly daily driving. The idea here is that I'm definately going for more acceleration, so I would assume something very powerful for the front (when 4WD is enabled) and something with a bit more pep off the line for the rear (or street RWD use)..does this make sense?

Thanks in advance.

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Unread 03-01-2002, 07:37 AM   #2
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Need more info... what size tires do you wanna run? The stock axles would have no problem holding up behind a 302 or 350 with the stock tires. Of course, if you're planning on dumping the clutch at 5k RPMS on the drag strip, yea, you could break em with the stock tires... but i'm talking about normal driving w/ mild offroad.

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