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Hans E. Hansen (4re_gt4)
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Username: 4re_gt4

Post Number: 176
Registered: 4-2002
Posted on Saturday, September 14, 2002 - 4:18 pm:   

I saw a 'GT4 do surprisingly well at Portland on a track filled with 355s. He had gone to stiffer front springs, bigger rear bar, and racing slicks. It also helped that he knew how to drive.
Mark Eberhardt (Me_k)
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Username: Me_k

Post Number: 107
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Saturday, September 14, 2002 - 11:28 am:   

Yeah, you're going to need more HP, a lot more, to play with a 355 on a big track. Can't you get your friend to a nice small track, or better yet an autocross?
David Jones (Dave)
Username: Dave

Post Number: 338
Registered: 4-2001
Posted on Thursday, September 12, 2002 - 6:38 pm:   

I have a 77 308 as well...
The suspension is a great place to start your upgrade, but you will also need a good dose of horse power to knock 11 seconds off your times...
Verrell is right though, take a look at your bushings, if they have never been changed they will be looking pretty raunchy after 25 years, I know mine do!
My suspension was do for a complete overhaul last winter, but winter only lasted two days here so I never got around to it, So this winter for sure...
As far as sway bars, the GTS front sway bar is a little bigger than the GTB sway bar, I think the rears are the same size.
Nicks Forza Ferrari, a sponsor here has complete suspension kits for your car, you might give him a call, he's a great guy that supports his products after the sale as well.
My advice to you though, is not to put slicks on your 308 at the track unless everything else is up to snuff, that extra grip can really pull apart 25 year old parts.
Mark Eberhardt (Me_k)
Junior Member
Username: Me_k

Post Number: 105
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Thursday, September 12, 2002 - 5:02 pm:   

I put on a set of Ohlins shocks and am very happy. The stock konis just don't compare. there is a post, search ohlins. The anti-sway bars you want will depend on the springs one pick. Italian auto has front and rear in 3/4, 7/8, 1". I'm running pretty stiff springs (450f, 400r)and stock GTS (~.70") and it's good in roll, but maybe, but maybe a touch stiff overall. I've never gotten any chatter and it is night and day better than stock. I've heard 350f, 300r with 1"f and 7/8"r is a good street track set up. There is a lot of preference involved though.
Verell Boaen (Verell)
Username: Verell

Post Number: 329
Registered: 5-2001
Posted on Thursday, September 12, 2002 - 4:27 pm:   

There are shops out there that can make custom sway bars.

You should probably also plan to replace your rubber suspension bushings with polyurethane ones. Too bad you missed last spring's group buy.

There were some previous posts about Koni shocks with adjustable spring perches that you can use to tune ride height, etc.
Sal Ant (Ny308gtb)
New member
Username: Ny308gtb

Post Number: 13
Registered: 8-2002
Posted on Thursday, September 12, 2002 - 4:04 pm:   

I am dying to beat my buddy's 355 in my 308 GTB. I am only 11 seconds off his pace at 3.5 mile track. It was suggested to me that to start I would need racing slicks (no probelm) and then need to upgrade the sway bar and suspension before loading up the suspension on the slicks.

Does anyone know of a stronger replacement sway bar that fits the 308 US version.

I will check the posts regarding shocks and springs, but does anyone have any suggestions. I am interested in setting the car up myself.

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