Topic: 81 cutlass suspension set up please help!!!!!!
snowrider5 Dirt Roller
Total posts: 13
posted May 29, 2002 08:08 AM
I'm building an 81 cutlass for our roadrunner class 1/2 mile my car is a 355 2bbl 3 spd 456 rear 7.5 8" rims with hoosiers the problem is our rules state no aftermarket suspension parts. My car was a diesel and I'm planning on using the diesel front right coil spring but what about the rest of the suspension? any help is aprecieated
Gene Dirt Freak
Total posts: 230
posted May 29, 2002 08:50 PM
Put solid lower A-arm bushings in, uppers too if can hide 'em. On the right lower you'll notice the frame will hit the lower right behind the spring, trim that back. Put good shocks on it , and good luck!
racer17j Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1565
posted May 30, 2002 01:13 AM i ran the same set up used a stock v8 spring on the left and citation springs on the rear shocks i went with shocks off an older diesle wagon on the front and s-10 shocks on the rear . speedway has stock springs for 45 each thats what i'm running this year and they work great if they ask just say you had then sand blasted and painted as long as you pull the weight tags off then they can't prove a thing because they are stock length and have 2 pig tails on the rears