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Old 09-07-2012, 12:56 PM   #1
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I'm wanting to upgrade my stock suspension on my 2001 v6 cause its sucks. I wanna know if the suspension off the 01 GT would work or if I should do something else. Suggestions?
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Old 09-07-2012, 01:01 PM   #2
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What kind of driving are you planning for drag? Cornering? I don't see why you would want gt suspension but I knw you can get some gt sway bars
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You could get a used gt suspension or get a new set up for v6's. The gt's motors are heavier so pretty sure the front spring rates will be different. Several companies offer a whole package, front/rear shocks, springs, and sway bars.
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Re: Upgrading suspension

GT setup is a waste...so tell us what you want out of the car and we can get you a good idea
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I mainly use the car as a daily driver. Every now and then i show off but not much. Once I pay it off I'll start doing performance work on it. I'm just tired of goin thru turns and having the car roll, and god forbid there be a bump in the turn. The whole rear feels like it loses traction.
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get some lowering springs, aftermarket shocks/struts, cc plates, and u can take out the sway bar off a gt if u like.
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I mainly use the car as a daily driver. Every now and then i show off but not much. Once I pay it off I'll start doing performance work on it. I'm just tired of goin thru turns and having the car roll, and god forbid there be a bump in the turn. The whole rear feels like it loses traction.
Before doing the lowering make sure you inspect your ball joints , tie rods , and bushings, replace any worn or damaged parts first, also installing a rear sway bar and quad shocks will help your cornering ability
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Re: Upgrading suspension

Yah the GT suspension as a whole isn't worth what it would cost to get one.

The sway bars and quad shocks are about the only things you don't have on your car.

Subframe connectors will stiffen the chassis up and reduce body roll, as well as those front/rear sway bars.

Lowering springs, shocks, struts, CC plates, all that good stuff will definitely help out handling but as Rm360 said make sure your supporting components are in good shape, because if they are weak, alterations to your suspension geometry will definitely cause them to fail.
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Before doing the lowering make sure you inspect your ball joints , tie rods , and bushings, replace any worn or damaged parts first, also installing a rear sway bar and quad shocks will help your cornering ability
How will the lowering springs help? And how low does it make the car sit?
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How will the lowering springs help? And how low does it make the car sit?
lowering springs will give the car a lower center of gravity letting hit hug the ground during a turn. depending on the spring it could be soft to transfer weight or be stiff and keep the car hard when you hit any corner.
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