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79 Malibu Twist

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79 Malibu Twist

Post by econo racer » Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:10 am

:oops: It just does not make sense to try and go faster. 8.20 in the 1/8th very consistent , Turn a 100 shot of nitrous on and the drivers tire is a foot high while the other 3 tires stay planted. air bag in right rear and runs 7.3 pulling to the right. I want to change all 4 coil springs 1st and go from there. I don't get it. :oops: I forgot to say, If I put a double pumper on it is violent and wanting to spin more. Its most consistent with the 750 vac carb.

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Re: 79 Malibu Twist

Post by 77cruiser » Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:52 pm

What's the rear suspension? Cage or anti roll bar?
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Re: 79 Malibu Twist

Post by econo racer » Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:16 am

The suspension is bone stock. I am going to weld the bottom trailing arms/box them up. I don't want to put the battery in the back. some say I need to.

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Re: 79 Malibu Twist

Post by 77cruiser » Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:07 am

Boxing the lowers is a good idea. Probably won't stop the car from twisting.
Anti roll bar would help keep the car level on the launch.
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Re: 79 Malibu Twist

Post by turbo camino » Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:25 pm

You can change springs and box the arms but any changes will be disappointing until you put a anti-roll bar on it.

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Re: 79 Malibu Twist

Post by shoedoos » Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:26 am

Hellwig do a decent economical rear sway bar for the G-body....

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Re: 79 Malibu Twist

Post by turbo camino » Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:36 am

A drag race anti-roll bar is a totally different type of animal than an improve-your-handling sway bar.
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Re: 79 Malibu Twist

Post by econo racer » Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:34 am

Your not gonna believe this but I went and bought a Pair of New Air shocks made single lines. 30 lbs, driver side and 70 lbs, on right side. It helped noticeably. :shock:

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Re: 79 Malibu Twist

Post by FC-Pilot » Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:51 am

I love home brewed solutions, but be careful. By adding that much preload to the rear you also have that much working against your suspension when you lift off the gas. Not as big of an issue when you make a perfect pass, but if it gets out of shape and you pedal it or lift while not settled things can get hairy quick. Have seen it too many times. Congrats on the improvement and good luck with the next step.

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