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Old 07-07-2009, 11:36 AM   #1
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I'm finally gonna get a suspension kit but i don't know which one to get. Thinking about the one bullitt kit from Ford Racing-

Ford Racing Performance Parts [M-5400-A]

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What are you trying to accomplish by lowering? what kind of driving?
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Old 07-07-2009, 12:11 PM   #3
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Just overall handling, mostly for mountain roads. Lowering is a plus for tight cornering
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Re: Suspensions Kits

that kit looks pretty good, overall good spring rates and what not. You could look into some progressive rate springs, they can be stiffer and ride better. As they compress they get stiffer so normal driving they wont be quite as harsh. Mine are 720 front/rear rate (but your rear wont be as stiff since I have an IRS)

tokico shocks/struts from the mach 1 take off (200~) work good as well. No real need for a sway bar, they do help but you can put that off till later if wanted.

1 inch sounds like you will be happy but you wont... at least 1.5 to see any real difference in looks. 1 inch just doesnt cut it. You may need CC plates (200 bucks for good quality ones)
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Would I really need Caster Cambers for the drop on the kit?
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Number 1, I would recommend caster/camber plates with no drop if you want the best products on your car.

Number 2, are you positive you want to lower a car with the stage 2/3 front bumper? If you lower your car 1.5 inches you will have less than a coke can of clearance on the front. I broke the mounts on the driver side of mine hitting a possum one day.

Number 3, if you're going to "lower" it for corner carving take a look around for a set of "c" springs. They are a ford racing products and a well rounded spring for an economy price. Match it up with a good set of shocks/struts (the "bullitt" system is a nice system, however, the shocks/struts will wear out in under 100k on a lowered car) and find a rear swaybar.

Number 4, If you're really into corner carving, spend some money on a good set of subframe connectors.
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Re: Suspensions Kits

general rule of thumb is you can usually get away and maintain stock alignment specifications with only 1 inch of drop~ but you simply never know due to tolerances if you will or will not require them... but who says stock specifications are best? They are not best for handling, thats for sure.
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Re: Suspensions Kits

Not sure what your price range is, but Griggs Racing has some stuff that is apparently wicked nasty: Griggs Racing Products

There was a Motor Trend article from a few years ago that said "the GR40 kit is possibly the best aftermarket Mustang suspension we've ever tested."
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griggs and maximum motorsports are both the top ones to use.
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Re: Suspensions Kits

i was looking at that kit as well, for the price it seems good, but i was told everything your hearing now. i don't know what the price difference will be when your done, but the results will probably be a lot better.
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Re: Suspensions Kits

Are these the springs you are talking about:
Ford Racing Performance Parts [M-5300-C]

I am thinking of pairing it with:
http://www.americanmuscle.com/eibach-shocks-7904v8.html

I just don't like the 1 1/2'' drop of the Eibach pro kit.
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Re: Suspensions Kits

koni sport springs avg 1" drop (35mm):
Koni Sport Spring Set

koni sport struts:
Koni Sport Strut

i haven't heard much about the springs, but i know a couple guys swear by the struts, and the springs only averagely lower the car by an inch instead of 1.5 (supposedly, that is what they said on the site)


also, when i said i was looking at that same set i meant your first post, the ford racing suspension set.
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Re: Suspensions Kits

A very aggressive & quite stiff setup that a lot of us run who are heavy into Autox & Roadcoarse racing are H&R Race Springs with Koni Sport Yellow dampers...
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