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Old 05-28-2012, 08:39 AM   #1
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What would be the best set up to have a mean stance and hug the turns? Right now its handling is kinda bubbly if you know what I mean..
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get a rear sway bar if you dont have one from the factory ang get a strut tower brace both are really cheap and its a night and day difference in turning.
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get a rear sway bar if you dont have one from the factory ang get a strut tower brace both are really cheap and its a night and day difference in turning.
Thanks man. But what about lowering the the front about an inch?? Would that mess with the turning in a good/bad way?
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Thanks man. But what about lowering the the front about an inch?? Would that mess with the turning in a good/bad way?
just an inch ? slamm it !!! lol nah but just an inch shouldnt affect it
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just an inch ? slamm it !!! lol nah but just an inch shouldnt affect it
Haha I'd slam a 40s Ford but not a mustang. I wanna make a cobra hybrid looking 6er, maybe TT, that handles as good as it accelerates.
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If you go on latemodelrestoration.com, they have this suspension package that drops GTs 2 inches which is about 1.5/1.75 inches for a v6. It includes the 4 springs, with new shocks and struts with subframe connectors. This pack also only runs $280 which is an awesome deal! If you lower, you want the shocks and struts and the subframe connectors will stiffen the chassis from body roll.

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If you go on latemodelrestoration.com, they have this suspension package that drops GTs 2 inches which is about 1.5/1.75 inches for a v6. It includes the 4 springs, with new shocks and struts with subframe connectors. This pack also only runs $280 which is an awesome deal! If you lower, you want the shocks and struts and the subframe connectors will stiffen the chassis from body roll.

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That sounds like a great package, but, idk if I wanna lower the back more then ½in because I wanna give it that old school bad *** stance. Is there a way to adjust the ride height to where its 1½ in the front and ½ in the back??
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if you wana control the ride height you needa save up ur money for some full coilovers. u can adjust those as much as u want . real pricy though. and those springs he's talking about from latemodel wont drop ur car more then 1.5 in the rear. a guy who works there used em on his 01 v6 and his car dropped 1.5 all around .i was going to go with those but i want something lower.
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to much of a drop hurts handling~ you want the A-Arms about level with the ground which is around 1.5 inches lower than stock. You want 600 rate front/300 rear springs at last if not stiffer along with good shocks/struts that match those valve rates. Thats a start. The next best place to look into is the crappy lower control arms out back and other things like that
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to much of a drop hurts handling~ you want the A-Arms about level with the ground which is around 1.5 inches lower than stock. You want 600 rate front/300 rear springs at last if not stiffer along with good shocks/struts that match those valve rates. Thats a start. The next best place to look into is the crappy lower control arms out back and other things like that
That's what I was looking for! I already know that I wont be able to get back what I put into it, and I'm okay with that lol
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That's what I was looking for! I already know that I wont be able to get back what I put into it, and I'm okay with that lol
It really depends on which springs you buy. If you buy the $80 SVE springs from late model, I would say you get your money back. If you buy eibach sportlines like me, your screwed lol
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It really depends on which springs you buy. If you buy the $80 SVE springs from late model, I would say you get your money back. If you buy eibach sportlines like me, your screwed lol
I'd do eibach over SVE anyday just because of the name, better quality. I wanna try to put together the best parts, without cheaping out so that my car will reap the benefits. 2rwhp here and there or just a slightly better handling package is fine by me.
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Re: Suspension Question

As far as turning at high speeds- Bumpsteer kit & X2 balljoints. These parts installed with lowering springs and caster camber plates.
You can Google "bumpsteer kit" for explanations/benefits.
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