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1972 mach 1 Front suspension
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I am currently getting ready to install front suspension on 72 Mach 1, 351 CJ. I would like some feed back on recommendations. I want good ride, control, near stock as possible, and of course resonably priced. You guys always have good info. Wouls appreciate your input.

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Jimmy T.
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#2
Hey there! My 2 cents are gong to go to an actual stock configuration... If you are planning on a nice ride i dont see why not going to actual stock... I also believe it can be one of the cheapest solutions...

Hope it helps!



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#3
Stock suspension rebuild. Some 620 springs and a 1" swaybar should put you where you want to be.

Mike
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#4
Use rubber bushings
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#5
Tnfastbk;42236 Wrote:Use rubber bushings

X2 do not use polyurethane.

Jeff T.

Low buck, touring style, '73 Convertible "rolling restoration", 351c, 2v heads with a shave and a haircut, Performer intake, Holley 650(ish), roller rockers, screw in studs, guideplates, stainless valves, Duraspark / Motorsports MSD, T-5 conversion. 1-1/8" front, 3/4" rear swaybars KYB shocks and some home brewed subframe connectors. Future plans; JGC steering box, Cobra brakes and... paint, interior, etc.

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URUYGUAN_FASTBACK and Tnfastbk are spot on. MeZapU is also correct to get better cornering-antisway. As usual, not a bad suggestion in the bunch depending on what your looking for (ride comfort, handling, looks) GOTTA LOVE THIS BUNCH!!

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#7
The shock absorbers are key. I do not yet have a recommendation on shocks. I am leaning toward an adjustable shock like the QA1 stocker stars or the KYB gas adjust. According to (though over simplified) Herb Adams' book "Chassis Engineering" the springs just hold the car up, the shocks and sway bars make it handle. I have also heard the rollerized front spring perches really help ride quality. Anything you can do to allow the suspension to move freely helps. If the suspension binds the shocks and sway bars cannot perform to their capabilities.

Jeff T.

Low buck, touring style, '73 Convertible "rolling restoration", 351c, 2v heads with a shave and a haircut, Performer intake, Holley 650(ish), roller rockers, screw in studs, guideplates, stainless valves, Duraspark / Motorsports MSD, T-5 conversion. 1-1/8" front, 3/4" rear swaybars KYB shocks and some home brewed subframe connectors. Future plans; JGC steering box, Cobra brakes and... paint, interior, etc.

When I die I want to die like grandpa, peacefully in my sleep... not screaming, like his passenger.

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#8
You might look into after market strut rods, something with a joint instead of just a big bushing. It is one of the worse parts of our front suspension design.

'Mike'
73 Convertible - 351C/4V CC heads/4bolt/forged flat tops/comp 270/rhodes/mallory unilite/tri-power/hookers/glasspacks/c6/3.50 limited slip/Gear Vendors/Global West sub frames, strut rods and shelby style traction bars/ Rear sway bar/tilt steering (not original)

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#9
I've got poly bushings and 620# springs, new leafs out back. Ride quality is ok, handling could be slightly better. I removed the rear sway bar a while ago for some reason, may have been to accomodate the 295mm tires out back. I'm curious whether one of the units from Total Control would fit our cars with wide tires: http://www.totalcontrolproducts.com/arrm.html

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jtassin;42221 Wrote:I am currently getting ready to install front suspension on 72 Mach 1, 351 CJ. I would like some feed back on recommendations. I want good ride, control, near stock as possible, and of course resonably priced. You guys always have good info. Wouls appreciate your input.

Thanks,
Jimmy T.
Let's talk numbers first..Whats your budget ?


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