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Old 01-08-2005, 11:37 AM   #1
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most noticable diff in shock/spring upgrade

if i were to get the mach 1 tokico shocks/struts and the ford c springs, what will be the most noticable difference in the ride quality? what factors will change most?
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ride quality will go down 10% it all depends on if you live around alot of bad roads or not.... its not a total ending of ride quality cuz the mustang never had any to begin with, the good out weight the bads.
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ok, how about handling? should i feel more planted and stiffer in turning?
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A much stiffer and better handling ride than the stock suspension. Much more control compared to the stock flimsy stuff. The only downfall is that you feel more the road.

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not as much nose dive in corners, with shocks/struts/springs expect 15 - 20% better feel in the corners.
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Tires make a huge, huge difference in handling also. If you still have the stock tires or the same tires as stock...throw them away, they're crap lol. I should know..I'm on my second set in 53000 miles and they're all 4 bald, and I've never done a sitdown burnout....
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yeah those goodyear LS tires arent all that great
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Dont get the C-springs on a v-6 they wont drop it evenly just get some 4cyl fox springs and voila even 1-1.5" drop for like 20 bucks
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i have installed 8 sets of C springs every set has droped side to side perfectly even ( well with in stock specs of what is even .1 or so) if you cut the full rear dead coil it will be a bout .2 higher in the rear, which is what you want.
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hmm i've heard from numerous sources that they drop the back more than the rear
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hmm i've heard from numerous sources that they drop the back more than the rear
hmm back=rear 2:
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hmm back=rear 2:
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