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VB&P SUSPENSION KITS (Read 7552 times)
Jul 28th, 2009 at 7:13am
oz dave   Ex Member

 
Hi just wondering if anyone is using the VB&P KIT and if so how do you like it? My front A arms have new bushes and ball joints etc so I thought this may be a good choice and with our bumpy country roads and wildlife the thought of a front transverse spring braking worries me some.
All advice would be appreciated
http://www.vbandp.com/detail.aspx?ID=479
here is a link to a Vansteel kit I'm also thinking of
http://www.vansteel.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=shop.showItem&subgroup=1915&ID=2438
Thanks Dave
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Reply #1 - Jul 28th, 2009 at 11:35am

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Hey Dave, several of us have the various VBP suspension kits installed. I'm not aware of anyone that is unhappy.

Personally I have installed the same kit but the one stepped up with the A-Arms and Smart struts. I also went with the mono leaf front end.

I am extremely happy with mine! Sharky went from a beast on the road to being extremely civilized! She used to feel like a go cart. Now she feels like a sports car! I used to take two hands white knuckled on the steering wheel when I hit ruts in the road! Now, coffee in one hand and one hand on the wheel and I'm very relaxed!!!! Cornering is AWESOME!

She feels like a WHOLE NEW CAR! Yep, I can not say enough! Do get a very good alignment per VBP instructions though! Do not follow origional corvette specs unless this kit suggests it!!!

I also am able to adjust the tightness of the suspension with the front and rear monoleaf springs! Freakin AWESOME! To Soft? bouncing around at high speeds? Stiffen her up! To Stiff? need a kidney belt when hitting the little road turtles or lane bumps? Soften her up! Find a happy median and off you go!!

One thing to note is that I was a bit dissapointed in VBP's ability to deliver on time as promised. It was however over the Christmas holidays so I should have expected delays.

Scott

 
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Reply #2 - Jul 28th, 2009 at 12:15pm

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I agree with Scott completely & have the complete system installed frt & rear. Only thing I found is that the front bolts (8) that hold the mono springs come loose after some hard driving & should be safety wired. I posted on here how to do it. If you need bolts drilled I'll be happy to do it for the cost of the bolts & shipping & include some saftey wire on me. Can't figure why VBP won't address this issue  Sad, but it is easily fixed. The handling is better than the 15" radial can handle & I believe with 17 or 18" low profile tires it would corner with the best.
Alan Smiley
 
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Reply #3 - Jul 28th, 2009 at 3:49pm
oz dave   Ex Member

 
Thank you for you're advice.
Do you both think getting the new A arms is a must or do you think using my original ones would still be ok?[using the front mono spring ]
I think this is how this kit works
http://www.vbandp.com/detail.aspx?ID=485
Dave
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Reply #4 - Jul 28th, 2009 at 9:00pm

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Here are several front & rear suspension installs w/photo's

Alan's Front Monospring Install
http://www.1-4u-computer-graphics.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1181078550

Alan's Independent Rear Mono Leaf Install:
http://www.1-4u-computer-graphics.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1194567801

Jack's Front Monospring Install
http://corvettec3.com//cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1181489272

Jack's TRWspring, Bilstein shock, Dragvette strut install
http://corvettec3.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1139365848

Richards Front Mono Spring Install:
http://www.1-4u-computer-graphics.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1194567801
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Reply #5 - Jul 29th, 2009 at 7:05am
oz dave   Ex Member

 
Is this the kit you all thinks best
http://www.vbandp.com/detail.aspx?ID=474
Thanks Dave
the freight to Australia is a killer Sad
 
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Reply #6 - Jul 29th, 2009 at 11:56am

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That's it e-mail them & tell them you found out about it on this forum ...they should give you a discount , which can help with the freight.  I've got the whole kit on my car.
Alan Smiley
 
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Reply #7 - Jul 29th, 2009 at 12:03pm

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Mine needs to be adjusted some.Its a little bouncy sometimes.I guess I will also need to adjust the height upwards when I finally get my sidepipes installed.I've been told I may have clearance issues with it being dropped 1.5 inches
 

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Reply #8 - Jul 30th, 2009 at 1:00am
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Thanks for all the answers fellas
I brought this kit to start with because I also wanted other parts[new diff mounting rubbers,diff cover etc etc] and with our currency and freight it works out nearly double what you pay. Cry
I will get the front mono spring and a arms next year.
cheers Dave
http://www.vbandp.com/detail.aspx?ID=482
 
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Reply #9 - Jul 30th, 2009 at 4:02pm
oz dave   Ex Member

 
Another company wanted $1200.00 freight Shocked
VB&P IS ONLY $440.00 for the same order Smiley
What a great company to deal with.Also I wouldn't have known about them[and a lot of other things] without this forum.
Thanks Everyone Smiley
 
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Reply #10 - Jul 30th, 2009 at 8:04pm

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Thats great,Dave! They saved you over half off the the shipping. I havent bought from them for some time,& some personnel have changed,so its nice to hear they still have good service
 

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Reply #11 - Jan 12th, 2013 at 9:41am

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Dave,

How do you like the kit? I'm getting ready to order one and would like to here how it handles and how hard is to change your ride height front and rear.

Thanks
Tim
 

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Reply #12 - Jan 12th, 2013 at 1:17pm

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The VB&P Suspension upgrades are great. There are different levels both frt & back. It's very easy to adjust your ride height in the frt, rear & left & rt.  Everything is very well documented in the thread, but if you have more questions ask away. There is no comparison  between a stock suspension & after the VB&P suspension is installed. My blue vette handles better than the tires can handle & I will be upgrading to 17" tires  for this reason.
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Reply #13 - Jan 12th, 2013 at 2:08pm

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Thanks Alan,
I'm planing on going with 17's or 18's but I'm having a problem with finding wheels I like with the correct back spacing. I got the shark with 15's fronts are 265/50 on 9 1/2 in wheel 3.75 BS Rears are 295/50 11 in wheel 3.75 BS

My Fenders are flared and the present fit the space correctly both front and rear.
 

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Reply #14 - Jan 13th, 2013 at 12:26am

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Ive got the complete monospring kit.& with 17" American Racing Torquethrust 2's
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