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Upgrade GM Coil Springs

Cornering Not As Sharp As It Used To Be? Watch As We Upgrade A GM Coil Spring Car

By , Photography by Edelbrock Corp.,

Though the car belongs to our illustrious art director, all of us staff guys have driven it, and we were all in agreement: Edwin's '85 Monte Carlo SS was totally clapped out. After a turn behind the wheel, Editor Glad was fondly recalling the handling of his since-sold '67 F-250.

Twenty years is about the limit of the stock suspension's bushings, coil springs, and shocks, and the car was more jiggly than a bowl of Jell-O. Edelbrock came to the rescue, offering up its Pro Touring handling package and doing the install. So we kidnapped Edwin's car and dropped it off at Edelbrock's headquarters in Torrance, California. When we picked it up, the difference in its handling was as different as night and day. Interested in discovering the potential of your GM coil springs car? Read on.

Second gear had been slipping, as evidenced by the blue spots on the steel rings, indicating that the whole assembly had overheated. In addition, our direct clutches and overdrive band were toast. The seals around the reverse band apply servo were also shot, explaining the annoying driveline shudder when reversing at low speeds.

He gave us a can of cleaning solution to flush out the cooler and lines. You don't want to contaminate your new transmission with trash left behind from your old one.

Parts List
Description PN Price
Center Line Qualifiers 721-7805-547 $369.95 each
Edelbrock Pro Touring suspension kit 52005 $1,547.95
SOURCES
General Tire
1800 Continental Drive
Charlotte
NC  28288
800-847-3349
http://www.generaltire.com
Center Line Wheels
13521 Freeway Dr.
Santa Fe Springs
CA  90670
800-345-8671
www.centerlinewheels.com
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22 comments
Chris Bouvia
Chris Bouvia

if edelbrock would offer to install it on my grand prix that would be great

Cam Beaton
Cam Beaton

Hell yeah 4th gen SS handle good

Gregg Stone
Gregg Stone

Other than being a Chevy I thick it should be left alone.

Skylar Drake
Skylar Drake

Qualifiers? What size? Looking for a similar setup for mine

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