I wanted to post the link to this cool FacePage video mostly so I don’t lose it. It’s a walkaround of the pan, seat tracks, suspension and brakes from CoolRydes (Mendeola) and Wilwood.
I would like to clear up a few points you might not be aware of about the Mendeola Suspesnion.
The rear arms are built with .5 degrees of camber at a 1.5 lowered ride height, and also has a camber adjusting plate that allows for even more camber adjustment. They also have toe and height adjustments. They are also the only rear trailing arms on the market that are available in a narrowed arm. This allows for a lot more tire and wheel combo’s. In fact we just fit 17×8 rear wheels with 215/40/17 tires under the rear of a low light ghia with out major fender mods.
Take a look at MendeolaSuspension.com for more info.
Also guys, the Mendeola Suspension prices are $3295 for the complete front kit spindle to spindle and $2395 for the complete rear kit. That’s less then 6k. Why have a 8-10k motor that hauls a$$ when you can’t stop or turn just as good? Just saying…..
First off Jim, Thank you for your interest in our products.
If you really want this car to handle and ride like a modern day sports car, I would say our complete Mendeola True Performance front and True Track narrowed rear kit would be the way to go. These will allow you to fit 17×7 wheels all around with 205/40/17s up front and 215/40/17s in the rear.
We also offer Big brake kits for well improved stopping. We offer 11″ cross drilled and vented front and rear brake kits with 4 piston Wilwood calipers on all four corners.
If you see yourself doing a lot of freeway driving or high speed driving, I would consider one of our 5 speed Porsche 915 Transaxle conversion kits. This will give you a trans that can take up to 300hp and let you run down the freeway at 80+ without running the engine above 3000 rpm.
Cost of these parts:
Suspension Front kit…..$3295
Suspension Rear kit …..$2395
Front Brake kit….$1280
Rear Brake kit…..$1480
915 trans kit…….$6500
You can find most of these on our website.
Please let us know if there is anything else we can do for you.
All the best to you my friend,
Kevin “Coolrydes” Zagar
CoolRydes So-Cal Customs &
1695 Cactus Road
San Diego, Ca. 92154
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