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Old 07-11-2008, 07:15 PM   #1
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Hey guys, have a v6 2001 black vert here

Just bought a Roush front bumper with HID kits for the headlights and foglights along with an MGW shifter and cheap CAI

Right now im looking to buy the eibach pro kit which I believe is supposed to be a 1.1 drop for vert's and use with the Tokico HP shocks and struts unless someone can convince me steeda sport springs or something else would be better for a drop or ride.

question is Do I need caster/camber plates, a bumpsteer kit, isolators rack bushings or sway bars?

What would you suggest for daily driving, with some light to aggressive street racing. (possible autocross in the future, but ill probably have a diff car by then ;O )

What would be the advantages to getting any of the above mentioned parts and disadvantages of not having them

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Re: suspension upgrade for convertible

You will need caster chamber plates. But if you got all the parts no disadvantage at all.
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you don't NEED c/c plates with a prokit.
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Re: suspension upgrade for convertible

but it good to have
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Re: suspension upgrade for convertible

yes I've heard you may or may not need c/c plates. So basically if I dont get them it will wear down my tires faster?

and any comments on bilstein vs tokico? Tokico HP should work great with these springs I've been told, and you should really only get bilstein if you have the extra cash lying around.

any comments on the bushings, isolators or bumpsteer kits? For those I can just wait and see how the ride feels after i've done the springs,shocks and struts?
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Re: suspension upgrade for convertible

I think a set of C springs would do you find honestly. As far as c/c plates, I would recommend going ahead and budgeting for them. Tires can get awful expensive.

Since it is a vert...buy a set of full length weld-in subframe connectors and get those installed asap. Especially if you are planning to do any sort of racing at all.
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Re: suspension upgrade for convertible

How would the drop compare for a vert with C springs, as I had looked into them considering they are a bit cheaper and are made by eibach if I read correctly. The C springs are 1-1.25 but nothing specified for a vert.

Amen to the tires... my last set of new tires were yoko's 500 + tax, 50k warranty on em though.

I'll definitely look into the subframe connectors, thanks.
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