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Old 08-01-2012, 05:33 PM   #1
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How can i make my ride smoother?

Hocks? Springs? Any ideas? I live in Nebraska a d the roads arnt always smooth..
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Re: How can i make my ride smoother?

yes shocks would help, and softer springs...normally i prefer a stiffer spring for corner carving, but for a smoother ride a softer spring is what you'd look for...or just find some 4 cylinder fox springs...those will smooth it out a bit
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I felt much much smoother when i installed wider wheels and tires after lowering my stang..
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Re: How can i make my ride smoother?

Thats because they can handle ruts a bit better
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yes shocks would help, and softer springs...normally i prefer a stiffer spring for corner carving, but for a smoother ride a softer spring is what you'd look for...or just find some 4 cylinder fox springs...those will smooth it out a bit
Well we have a lot of 4cyl foxes parts cars.. Well 3.. Does it matter the year??

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And what brand and ware can I get shocks?
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Re: How can i make my ride smoother?

Just go with the newest springs from the bunch...shocks check out tokico blues
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Just go with the newest springs from the bunch...shocks check out tokico blues
They all gonna fit okay?
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Same springs different rates...
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Same springs different rates...
Will they lower it any?
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Hocks? Springs? Any ideas? I live in Nebraska a d the roads arnt always smooth..
Springs are for ride height and weight distribution.

Shocks are for dampening.

Which of those two do you think are responsible for providing a 'soft' or 'firm' ride over minor bumps?
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Same springs different rates...
Will they lower it any?
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A bit....although im use to seeing this swap done on gts for drag use...since the springs are softer they shift weight nicely for good launches lol
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A bit....although im use to seeing this swap done on gts for drag use...since the springs are softer they shift weight nicely for good launches lol
Is there a diffrent spring I could buy?
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Yes just look online for soft rate springs..just know the softer the more the car bounces with each bump
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Yes just look online for soft rate springs..just know the softer the more the car bounces with each bump
Yeah that's why I don't no if I want fox ones.. I don't want it to bounce alot
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Yeah that's why I don't no if I want fox ones.. I don't want it to bounce alot
well you're gonna have to decide what you want...a bouncier ride that is smooth or a stiffer ride that is bumpy...honestly i'd upgrade the shocks first then see how you want to handle the ride quality
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well you're gonna have to decide what you want...a bouncier ride that is smooth or a stiffer ride that is bumpy...honestly i'd upgrade the shocks first then see how you want to handle the ride quality
What will shocks do to the ride without springs?
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believe me unless you've put on new shocks...your old shocks have seen better days...new shocks will really make a difference
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believe me unless you've put on new shocks...your old shocks have seen better days...new shocks will really make a difference
tokico blues arnt to bad on AM
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Nope not at all
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Nope not at all
Are they a hard install?
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Not really...just a spare afternoon if you have an impact
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Not really...just a spare afternoon if you have an impact
I have nether lol
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I have nether lol
time to buy an impact....no home garage is complete without one. even a cheap 300 ft lbs one would be good for this
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time to buy an impact....no home garage is complete without one. even a cheap 300 ft lbs one would be good for this
Yeah but I don't have the space or time it's not really my garage
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Yeah but I don't have the space or time it's not really my garage
get a pancake compressor lol...or pay a shop to do it. or ask a friend if you can borrow their space. i mean you have different options....may i ask how old you are? sometimes options change when someones young or older..and since i don't know any of you in real life advice can't always be right
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get a pancake compressor lol...or pay a shop to do it. or ask a friend if you can borrow their space. i mean you have different options....may i ask how old you are? sometimes options change when someones young or older..and since i don't know any of you in real life advice can't always be right
Well 18. The place ware I usually do my stuff Is my stepdads work but he's quitting.. So hmm. What's it cost to have a shop do it?
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shops around here charge between $50-100 an hour depending on the work. you'd have to call around.
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