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Old 04-02-2005, 01:05 PM   #1
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Hey for my year car,and its a v6 what would be a good suspension setup, like springs, shocks, and struts?, and about what would install cost, Thanks
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Old 04-02-2005, 05:50 PM   #2
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h&r sport springs tokico blue shocks and struts, MM c/c plates, gt rear sway bar. stangsuspension.com and rdmotorsport.com has what you need
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Why do I need c/c plates?, and what does the sway bar do?, i don't know anything about suspension, thats why I asked.
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you need CC plates for alignment issues you will run into when you lower your car, unless you dont mind haveing messed up tire wear, and also if you do autox you will want to set the alignment different for better handeling while on the track vs on the street.

sway bars help over steer/ under steer issues you may have get some junk yard 99+ gt sway bars, at least rear, and bolt it on.

H&R springs are great get which ever level you can tolerate, i wouldnt go over 710ftbls on the fronts though for daily driving.

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H&R springs
MM 4 point CC plates (DONT GO CHEAP these are wroth it!)
Stock 99+ GT rear sway (better than previous years)
MM Street Lower Control Arms
Endlinks for the front sway bar now that you are droped a bit (cheap and are nice)

that should make a very noticable improvment in handeling
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So, if you don't get CC plates, you will always have wierd tire ware. i plan on getting lowering springs, so i'll most likely have to get CC plates i guess, are they hard to install?
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So, if you don't get CC plates, you will always have wierd tire ware. i plan on getting lowering springs, so i'll most likely have to get CC plates i guess, are they hard to install?
i suggest you have the alignment shop install your cc plates for you. they are not to hard to install, but most get intimidated by them.
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Control arms, how much, are they necessary?, which, h&r would you get?, and ill never go to a track, only street so, what do I need for a street only setup, Thanks, im glad there are people who know what they are talking about. Matt
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i would suggest h&r sport springs. i would not suggest lower control arms unless you are having traction problems.
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Hey for my year car,and its a v6 what would be a good suspension setup, like springs, shocks, and struts?, and about what would install cost, Thanks
What exactly do you want??

Do you want to lower the car but have a comfortable ride.
Slightly better handling with near stock ride.
Much better handling with a somewhat harsher rider.
Superior handling with a much harsher ride.


These are asked because of where you live migh determine how harsh a ride you are willing to go with. There are people that will tell you what they suggest but it is you that will have to live with the decision. There are pleanty of people who get suspension parts that were suggested on a forum only later to come back and tell people it is to harsh.

So I say what do you want and I can steer you to the right direction.
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Thanks danger, ok what I want is to lower the car, and keep the same ride, no harsher, or better ride, handling doesn't have to be like im going to the track, just lowered and same or better ride( maybe a little worse but not much at all.), Thanks again
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OK then I would not go with H&R sports springs. I would look into possible Ford B springs, Eibach ProKit or Mac progressives They are a progressive rate springs that will give you near stock ride while cruising and as you push the cars performance handling the springs react and become a little harsher. I would get a set of Bullitt/ Mach 1 Tokicos Struts and shocks they are a best buy for Struts and shocks. As for C&C plates I would go with UPR or MM's. They are the best C&C plates made. I would buy which ever is cheaper.

Ford B springs http://www.stangsuspension.com/store...?idproduct=260

Eibach Prokit http://www.stangsuspension.com/store...p?idproduct=84

Bullitt/Mach 1 Tokicos Struts and shocks http://www.fordpartsnetwork.com/specials.html

MAC Progressive springs http://www.v6mustangstuff.com/Springs.htm

UPR C&C plates http://www.v6mustangstuff.com/caster.htm

MM C&C plates http://www.stangsuspension.com/store...?idproduct=164

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the prokit is very harsh.
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How much of a drop would i get with the b springs?, and do I need the c/c plates with these springs?
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And also on those MAC springs, I like them being red just because they would match my car, if they are visible, but the description says for v8, but could I use them on my v6. and if so how much of a drop would I get, and do I need the C/C plates with them?
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the prokit is very harsh.

Excuse me!!! I guess you have not seen the Spring rating chart have you???

Higher numbers mean stiffer springs

http://www.tennesspeed.net/members/t...ringrates.html
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And also on those MAC springs, I like them being red just because they would match my car, if they are visible, but the description says for v8, but could I use them on my v6. and if so how much of a drop would I get, and do I need the C/C plates with them?

You wont see the springs unless you spend time under your car. V8 or V6 does not matter. The springs are for either. MAC and Eibach say 1.5 Ford B springs are 1.25 to 1.5 drop it all depends 99+ seam not to drop as much as 98's for some oddball reason. As far as needing C&C plates at a 1.5 drop it is hit and miss . I did not need them at forst for my C springs but 6 months later I did when they finally settled. Some springs take a while to settle
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well my car is like yours, except you may have a 4.2L in it, so what do you have on yours?, THanks, oh and sorry if i got on your bad side on that post up there.
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well my car is like yours, except you may have a 4.2L in it, so what do you have on yours?, THanks, oh and sorry if i got on your bad side on that post up there.
No you did not get on my bad side. I dont have a bad side. I just like giving some of the guys here hell and they do the same with me

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Do I need the sway bars?, what do they help?, and you have c springs, but i need b springs, Right?
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C springs are stiffer specific rate, meaning they are only one rate, and will produce a harsher ride than B springs. If you dont have a rear sway bar get a GT one. If you already have one I would not spend the money upgrading The amount of performance is negligible
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i don't have one, but what about this kit, I asked stangsuspension, if i could get the b springs instead of the c springs, im waiting for a reply, i told them that i would pay the difference, is this good or bad, and do I need c/c with this, Thanks Danger\

http://www.stangsuspension.com/store...?idCategory=95
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i don't have one, but what about this kit, I asked stangsuspension, if i could get the b springs instead of the c springs, im waiting for a reply, i told them that i would pay the difference, is this good or bad, and do I need c/c with this, Thanks Danger\

http://www.stangsuspension.com/store...?idCategory=95
I dont like to take sales away from or sponsors but You really dont need a new fron sway bars and you can get used rears off a GT for less than $50

If you drop 1.5" you might it is 50/50
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So just buy things separate?, and how would I know if i need c/cs and could I get them later if I need them?,
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Yes I waited 6 months when it was apparent the car needs them. I was able to see as the car settled the car started showing toe out conditions
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So I would need them, maybe?, i would be able to tell by the wear on the tire?, Thanks Danger, you've helped alot. could you go to the apperance section and take a look at those seats i posted, Thanks
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Excuse me!!! I guess you have not seen the Spring rating chart have you???

Higher numbers mean stiffer springs

http://www.tennesspeed.net/members/t...ringrates.html
i guess you dont ride in a car with the prokit everyday, my stang is stiff as hell.
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i guess you dont ride in a car with the prokit everyday, my stang is stiff as hell.
Youi only think it is stiff. People say my C springs are stiff.
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Youi only think it is stiff. People say my C springs are stiff.
i dont just think its stiff, it is stiff. but then again our streets are absolutely horrible.
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i dont just think its stiff, it is stiff. but then again our streets are absolutely horrible.


Makes me wonder if your Springs are not different Eibachs. Prokits are the lowest spring rate they offer


...................................Front...........Rear
Eibach ProKit cpe.1.5"....460-570.......200-250
Eibach ProKit vert.1.5"...460-570.......170-310
Eibach Sport .................660........... 260
Eibach Race ................700-850..... 200-260
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