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Old 04-23-2011, 10:58 AM   #1
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I was thinking of changing shocks then add lowering springs c and c plates. Then a subframe connector and control arms anything else to add?
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I was thinking of changing shocks then add lowering springs c and c plates. Then a subframe connector and control arms anything else to add?
What year? More people can help if they know that.
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Well, for one, do you have a rear sway bar? Check, it's labeled in this pic
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Nope I don't have one
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Re: mustang suspension time

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I was thinking of changing shocks then add lowering springs c and c plates. Then a subframe connector and control arms anything else to add?
That's a pretty good start suspension wise. Subframe connectors and control arms make it even better...a strut tower brace will help stiffen up the front of the car as well.
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I heard that a strut bar isnt worth it and yeah subframe and shock first
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I heard that a strut bar isnt worth it and yeah subframe and shock first
The sway bar is... If you don't have one, it drastically reduces understeer, reduces body lean and makes your car more stable around corners
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The rear sway bar? Which one should I get a gt take off?
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Re: mustang suspension time

Will it be essential for his front end suspension to look into the lowering springs, shocks/struts he wants in addition to the Caster Camber Plates, X2 Ball Joints, and a Bump Steer Kit??
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Will it be essential for his front end suspension to look into the lowering springs, shocks/struts he wants in addition to the Caster Camber Plates, X2 Ball Joints, and a Bump Steer Kit??
It certainly wouldn't hurt to get new ball joints and a bumpsteer kit, especially if the car has higher miles and the ball joints are worn.

For the price I'd do it either way...
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Re: mustang suspension time

lower control arms, springs, shocks/struts, caster/camber plates (for alignment), and inspect stock bushings on front A Arms and replace if needed~ probably fine just FYI to check.

see what maximum motorsports has to sell along with some tokico's from the mach 1~ good over all setup. h&r springs work very good as well and the race springs are progressive rate.
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I was thinking of changing shocks then add lowering springs c and c plates. Then a subframe connector and control arms anything else to add?
A quick FYI regarding Ford Racing springs: First off they fail to mention (guess its a givin) that the V6 weighs 100lbs+ less so it will sit and respond differently then the GT's.
The "C" spring is a little stiff. The "B" spring is a little softer. The "F" spring is the one made specifically for the V6. The "G" spring is super stiff.
B&G makes a "V6" spring. Roush makes a V6 spring. When looking at Eibach springs, the 'Sportlines" are softer.
Lastly you always have the choice of choosing rubber over polyurethane for a softer ride.
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A quick FYI regarding Ford Racing springs: First off they fail to mention (guess its a givin) that the V6 weighs 100lbs+ less so it will sit and respond differently then the GT's.
The "C" spring is a little stiff. The "B" spring is a little softer. The "F" spring is the one made specifically for the V6. The "G" spring is super stiff.
B&G makes a "V6" spring. Roush makes a V6 spring. When looking at Eibach springs, the 'Sportlines" are softer.
Lastly you always have the choice of choosing rubber over polyurethane for a softer ride.
I actually had to cut my rear C springs because they looked factory height. Front isos being pulled fixed the fronts.
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I was thinking of changing shocks then add lowering springs c and c plates. Then a subframe connector and control arms anything else to add?
It sort of depends on if you are wanting straight line performance or cornering...

That being said, subframe connectors should go on any mustang. I have the full Maximum Motorsports box (except for the torque arm which will be put on when I swap rear ends). Coil overs with A arms and even go so far as the K member are great for weight reduction.

If you are just wanting a little better feel, what you listed is probably good enough. If you do lowering springs you will want the CC plates. If you are doing normal driving, you may not notice a big difference in just pure feel from the sway bar (I don't anyway), but still a nice addition for other things. Strut tower braces are useless on our year cars. The towers themselves are already rigid enough. It's more of a weight addition and PIA when accessing plugs, etc.
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I was looking on eBay I found a 21 mm rear sway bar is that good enough?
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Re: mustang suspension time

I thought they were more like 35mm (like eibach's)? I'm considering doing this too. I just got done putting my steeda competition progressive rate springs on, MM cc plates, MM full length subframe connectors and new balljoints on and Holy S*#t what a difference in ride. I've been looking into this matter and want to know what the best rear sway bar is. After I will get MM's adjustable LCAs because when you lower a car/changes suspension geometry and you may get a new driveshaft angle which can cause a little vibration/noise from tranny area. This problem, although not a serious one can be corrected with rear lower adjustable control arms.
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Re: mustang suspension time

look at a pre 99 gt rear sway, or perhaps a pre 99 cobra rear sway. I think they are bigger
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Ooopss sorry the front swaybar I believe is 35mm...Maximum Motorsports states that the replacement rear sway bar is 25mm and that eibach's is 24mm. On all ford mustangs site: Randy states that GT swaybars are the same for coupe/convertible and that they are 23mm in diameter. I'll look into some more info on this, but so far we have a draw...after all what difference can 2mm make?
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