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Old 08-28-2010, 04:38 PM   #1
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So I know it'* a very popular mod for f-bodys and others. But what would happen if I made some custome one'* for my H-body?
My dad said it would be overkill and ruin the handleing. I said it may work since it'* a floppy 20 year old car. What do you guys think? Im going to make a rear STB eventualy but Ill cross that bridge when I come to it
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they work great for f-bodies because they're unibody and RWD, so hard launches tend to twist the frame, something you won't see with a FWD car.

it MAY or may not stiffen the frame up and help with handling, i'm not sure how rigid the H-bodies are from the factory.
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Id say my bonneville seems stiffer than my moms 99 Monte carlo.
But I may be wrong. I personaly hate that car, even if it'* fun to drive.
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the W-cars were built using a VERY stiff frame and relatively soft suspension components, but i can't speak for H-cars.
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I may be wrong then, It proly needs new suspension all around.
My car does but for now it rides allright.
We have HORRIBLE roads In NWI so whenever I go over broken pavement it feels and sounds like the doors are rattleing in their frames (if that makes sense)
Unless it'* just the door pannel rattleing. (this is my car)
So i thought well maby the car is just so un-stiff that the doors are just gonna flop around,
Hopefully someone who knows H-bodys can put my fear to rest. lol
Also, If anyone else knows, How well do the first gen H bodys do in crashes?
the car SEEMS like a tank but Im not sure.
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couldn't find vids on youtube, but this may help.

http://consumerguideauto.howstuffwor...nneville-6.htm

NHTSA Crash-Test Results

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1999 Bonneville
Front Impact, Driver 5
Front Impact, Passenger 3

and for comparison :p

http://consumerguideauto.howstuffwor...te-carlo-6.htm

NHTSA Crash-Test Results

Test
1999 Lumina
Front Impact, Driver 4
Front Impact, Passenger 5

couldn't find articles for any of the earliest H-cars though...
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