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Old 05-14-19, 05:13 PM
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Can anyone tell me if a 2010 sport model drives noticeably different than my 08 base car? Body roll in particular

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I can't answer about the 2010 Fsport, but I can tell you that my wife's 2015 Fsport has significantly less body roll than my 2011 base. Of course, the tires make a difference as well. She has Pirelli P Zero Neros and I have some Dunlop All Seasons.
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The 2010 Sport has adjustable air shocks and 19" wheels so it definitely drives differently.
If you want to improve base model handling, get 19's and upgrade the shocks to KYB Gas a Just shocks. These 2 made my Ls460 drive less like an old Lincoln Towncar
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The 2010 Sport has adjustable air shocks and 19" wheels so it definitely drives differently.
If you want to improve base model handling, get 19's and upgrade the shocks to KYB Gas a Just shocks. These 2 made my Ls460 drive less like an old Lincoln Towncar
I have the shocks here now, am adding the 2010 bars at the same time as I redo the front control arms.

list of changes needed. I due time
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With the differences in suspension, the Sport/FSport models also have a specific VGRS tune (steering) to help counter that body roll.

Figs has some UCA super pro bushings. I’m running the version with 0.75 +/- camber adjustment.
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Originally Posted by VanCityLS4 View Post
With the differences in suspension, the Sport/FSport models also have a specific VGRS tune (steering) to help counter that body roll.

Figs has some UCA super pro bushings. Iím running the version with 0.75 +/- camber adjustment.
I just put a figs front bar on our sc430. Driven it less than five miles since.

long ago I built up a 58 vette to end up with a triple carb 427 engine in it.

slightly noise heavy from the iron motor. Tesla dual fast. Scary top end. Went into fourth at 150.
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Originally Posted by VanCityLS4 View Post
With the differences in suspension, the Sport/FSport models also have a specific VGRS tune (steering) to help counter that body roll.

Figs has some UCA super pro bushings. I’m running the version with 0.75 +/- camber adjustment.


how do you like the figs bushings?? i just bought the oem replacement version of their bushings and will install them in the next few weeks.
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Originally Posted by VanCityLS4 View Post
With the differences in suspension, the Sport/FSport models also have a specific VGRS tune (steering) to help counter that body roll.

Figs has some UCA super pro bushings. Iím running the version with 0.75 +/- camber adjustment.

The camber adjustment offset is done before pressing the bushing or after ? .
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Originally Posted by Caflashbob View Post
I just put a figs front bar on our sc430. Driven it less than five miles since.

long ago I built up a 58 vette to end up with a triple carb 427 engine in it.

slightly noise heavy from the iron motor. Tesla dual fast. Scary top end. Went into fourth at 150.
The only Tesla that thing would match is one that is doing 0-60 in above 4 second, such as the P70D. Having driven the P85D and P100D, your old Corvette didn't stand a chance because even a built 427 today is going to struggle to match those acceleration numbers. The C6Z in stock form will not match that, not without perfect drag strip conditions. And that car is way faster than a 58 Corvette.
People vastly overestimate what their old cars were capable of, most of them being 13 or 14 second cars in the quarter mile that magically got faster over time with memory.

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Just installed the new KYB aftermarket struts in my 2007 LWB. They have substantially helped with the body roll although still not fabulous.

Swapping bushings will have limited, if any, benefits. Stiffer springs and/or firmer anti-roll bars would help the most.
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The only Tesla that thing would match is one that is doing 0-60 in above 4 second, such as the P70D. Having driven the P85D and P100D, your old Corvette didn't stand a chance because even a built 427 today is going to struggle to match those acceleration numbers. The C6Z in stock form will not match that, not without perfect drag strip conditions. And that car is way faster than a 58 Corvette.
People vastly overestimate what their old cars were capable of, most of them being 13 or 14 second cars in the quarter mile that magically got faster over time with memory.
Tire technology held our old cars back I think.

original install was a carefully built 327 and 4:88 positraction gears on the street and Casler cheater slicks.

zero to 60 car. Hurt your neck muscles. Had to put adjustable headrests in the car.

car was faster on the street. Better bite. 19 years old toy in so cal...

2675 pounds. No heater
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Originally Posted by ALK View Post
The camber adjustment offset is done before pressing the bushing or after ? .
Before. Itís hard to tell a difference because they were installed the same time as my Fortune 500 and Swift springs.
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Before. Itís hard to tell a difference because they were installed the same time as my Fortune 500 and Swift springs.
How do you like the coil overs?? i have been looking at those too.... how do they ride on a day to day basis??

my favorite set up i ever had was on my IS300. i had Tokiko Illuminas on Tein S tech springs. they were "soft" enough for daily use and stiff enough for some spirited driving...
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I think itís well balanced and rides pretty good for the height Iím at. The Fortune Auto 500s are nice paired with 14k and 10k Swift springs. It was over 2k in suspension parts so I was expecting it to be much better than the BC Racing set ups in my LS400 and LS430. No complaints so far.

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Old 05-25-19, 11:43 AM
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I have a 2010 Sport and a 2012 Base, the sports model just has a firmer ride. My father in law likes the 2012, its a bit easier on his back.
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