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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Winter Park, FL

    Ditch convertible dampners?

    Will subframe connectors stiffen the body sufficiently on a 69 Firebird convertible to remove the dampners? (otherwise known as ****tail shakers). Do I need to take into account the decreased weight when ordering new front springs for a 1 - 1.5" drop? The car's got a 400 and I plan on adding tubular upper control arms as well.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Accord, NY
    Country Flag: United States
    Good question. I have an 8-pt rollbar, welded SFC's, solid body mounts, etc. In speaking with Kyle at DSE he felt I could remove mine. This winter I'll remove the fronts and report back.
    69 Camaro convertible, 410, M22, 8-pt cage therapy program. SOLD.
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    67 Bel Air - New street project with perfect floors, frame and trunk!