DragVette Suspensioin Installed



DragVette Suspensioin Installed

Postby legerwn » April 2nd, 2014, 11:21 am

We'll finally had some time from work to install the DragVette System,
It was very easy to install and setup, I ended up needing a right angle drill to mount the top link at the Trailing Arm but only because I didn't want to remove the rear Spring (everyone needs more tools).
I'm working on a new fuel system based on the recommendations from this site so ignore the fuel pump for now,

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I've not driven the car since install so I have no first hand impressions just yet;

I had been wanting to install this kit mainly for the protection from broken half shafts and the damage that comes from the tire and the half shaft wiping around under the car.

I also order the drive shaft loop but have not installed it,

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Re: DragVette Suspensioin Installed

Postby 87vette81big » April 2nd, 2014, 12:15 pm

The C3 DragVette Kit is nicely made.
The Lower rear Trailing arms look stout.
Have you eliminated rear wheel hop on hard launches ?
Worn our Rear Leaf Spring(s) a common cause of drag race style launch wheel hop.
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Re: DragVette Suspensioin Installed

Postby grumpyvette » April 2nd, 2014, 12:34 pm

yes! Im wondering , and rather interested in what your driving impressions have been, now that you have installed the kit?
have you noticed and difference on the street in handling or have you had a chance to do a few hard launches to see if theres been any change in the car under hard acceleration loads?
IF YOU CAN,T SMOKE THE TIRES AT WILL,FROM A 60 MPH ROLLING START YOUR ENGINE NEEDS MORE WORK!!"!
IF YOU CAN , YOU NEED BETTER TIRES AND YOUR SUSPENSION NEEDS MORE WORK!!
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Re: DragVette Suspensioin Installed

Postby legerwn » April 2nd, 2014, 1:00 pm

I haven't had any issues with wheel hop,
I've had two different types of rear wheels to date, a set of Michelin sports and now Nitto Drag radials

Launches on the street with a 650 to 700 HP big block are a hand full to say the least,

I'm hoping that the DragVette Kit will settle the rear sway down some, I had some bad bushings in the strut rods and a little play in the stub yokes both should be eliminated with the DragVette system.

I've had the rear leaf re-built and added an extra leaf to stiffen it some (around a 25% increase in rate).

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Re: DragVette Suspensioin Installed

Postby legerwn » April 10th, 2014, 9:07 am

I was able to get the camber set to 0.00* and take a drive on the street,

The car doesn't wonder near as much on roads with ruts nor does it dart around when I hit bumps in the road as it did before.

As far as launches go the road surface is still a little cool right now so hard launches are like driving on ice, i did a couple hard accelerations from around 30 just short of spinning the tires and the car felt solid more so then before.

When it warms up a little I'll drop the air pressure in the rear tires and do some hard launches,

I need to spend some more time driving it to really get a good feel of the changes,

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Re: DragVette Suspensioin Installed

Postby philly » April 10th, 2014, 11:25 am

thats awesome neal... great to see the kits working out. maybe a trip to the track is in your future?
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