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Old 09-15-2003, 02:47 PM   #1
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suspension help

ok here is what i found so far i have a 99' mustang convertible
tell me if these will be good for my car and what else i need for awesome
handling and suspension

Gt rear sway bar
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&category=33592&item=2432776935

Tokico Struts/Shocks and 1.25 lowering springs
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Old 09-15-2003, 02:56 PM   #2
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Upper and Lower Control Arms for added stability.

Subframe connectors and a Strut tower brace, but those are completly optional because the 99+'s have a more sturdy body design.
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The sway bar will be fine. Tokico Shocks and struts are very good I have ot heard about there springs but that would probably be OK . But actually you could save a 100 bucks or more and get ford C springs for $109 and Bullitt Tokico shocks and struts for $180 from FPN
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Old 09-15-2003, 03:15 PM   #4
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but would it lower it also? and is there any differnces since my car is a convertible?
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C springs will lower your car 1.25. Your car is heavier being a convert so it could be a tad more drop
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so can you give me a specific link to buy them? or can you get on aim and msg me mself52
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what about this?
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&category=33590&item=2432391620
or this
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which is better?
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either one will do go with the cheapest !!!!
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what about a link for those c-springs?
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c springs gave me 1.3 front and .25 rear with half coil on rear cut. I think you will get a nice drop the rear will be lower but you can adjust the springs for the perfect drop so the front and rear match.
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I had nearly a 1.5 all the way around with the rear coil cut off
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That Just shows that srpings will react differently on all different cars.
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Very true 99+ cars dont seem to drop as much as 94-98 cars with C springs for whatever reason
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I think 94-98 cars must be heavier, lol.
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No Rick the 94-98 is not heavier just us meat popsicles in them MUHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAA
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lol, Well Corey, You know I am no lightweight.
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lol, Well Corey, You know I am no lightweight.
: and how might he know that?...
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I'm not sure about the upper and lower control arms, those will probably be my next suspension mod... but the subframe connectors I got (with the cross braces) were probably one the the best mods I've done to my car to date. Night and Day kinda difference.

The strut tower brace I used to have was alright... but be careful when buying one, you wanna make sure to get one that offers you the absolute most engine clearance... I'm pretty sure the one from MM is the best (I had the Steeda and had to remove it when I got my spacers).
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My Steeda brace barely clears my C&L power pipe, I have spacers too.
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ive got an STB from a 95 GT... will that have enough clearance for spacers?
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Some do some dont , I got a GT STB from Rick which was nearly touching so I got a Steeda STB and even though they look exactly alike it had extra clearance and I was able to use it. I think it all depends on the weld job on it.
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The brace was actually ok with almost every part... the problem I had was the throttle body and the accelerator cables... the bracket that holds the cable as well as the cruise control line simply was not going to work under the STB...

I can tell you this though... after driving around with the STB for over a year, and then getting rid of it... I can definitely appreciate what is was doing for me. Not so much that is worth cryin over... but there is definitely a difference with and without.
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