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i posted in bullitt tales about my defeat by way of z28. durring the race i had to brake HARD a few times and each time the car felt highly unstable. in a light corner i had to get on it and the car wanted so spin around. matter of fact, my buddy said "whoaaa, you almost lost it." the brake dive is terrible in these cars, i notice it coming down from 40 mph, let me tell you it is terrible coming down from 120. Dont even think about turning the wheel at those speeds under heavy braking, my car dove and wanted to twist. when i let off the brakes it shook it self back straight. Also while racing, i noticed some brake fade. Now that is one thing that i can not have happening to happen to my car. I have my springs and they are getting installed saturday, that will be the begining of my solutions to my problems. In the braking department, i have ordered some hawk HPS pads, and powerslot rotors, along with SS brake lines. Also in the plans is the strut tower brace, and better SFC's. i am stopping there until i get everything on the car to see how the new setup will work.

I am having trouble remembering that i am driving a muscle car now, not a sports car. when i am all done, i will have the best of both worlds. if this is a "performance suspension" upgrade i would hate to drive a GT.
 

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To put things in perspective you should try driving something along the lines of an eclipse. My 99 just didn't compare to the bullitt. If you are track racing, I can see your point. For everyday driving, this is soooo much better than most cars out there.

Just my opinion..
 

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Well....considering that most of the weight is at the front of the car...I'd be seriously worried if it didn't nose dive a bit. Obviously you want something to do here, so, why not just ride on a couple of cement blocks? :wink:

(just kidding!)

Seriously, good luck with the mods and let us know how it turns out!

Paul G.
 

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wow... I have not experienced that at all, and I have been known to respond to my share of challanges and situations and the bullitt has excelled in braking , handling and acceleration. I have no complaints at all.

possably a problem with your bullitt and u might want to bring her into service to have her checked....
 

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Nose Dive?

The bullitt has practically no nose dive at all.

If you want to see really bad nose dive, pickup my old 96 GT that I traded in on the Bullitt. Swore that car nose dived a foot every time I touched the brakes.
 

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NOse dive is moderate in this car. The car did not seem unmanagable, though, when I autocrossed. Haven't really done any high speed stopping. Will be doing some track sessions in the next couple of months. The car could use some stiffer front springs which would help the nose dive, probably 800 lb or so.

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Nose dive is moderate in this car. The car did not seem unmanagable, though, when I autocrossed. Haven't really done any high speed stopping. Will be doing some track sessions in the next couple of months. The car could use some stiffer front springs which would help the nose dive, probably 800 lb or so.

Brian
 
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