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Old 09-06-2008, 10:40 AM   #1
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Best Bang for the buck??

Ok so Ive been looking around and it seems Eibach offers the best suspension package for the 99 V6. Any opinions on this? I think its a good deal at around $900 for anti-roll bars and the shocks/springs. Anyone ever install these? Major difference between coil-overs and just replacing factory suspension parts with firmer products?(I.E lowering springs and shocks/struts) Or would I be better off with the STEEDA staged products?
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Re: Best Bang for the buck??

bump, anyone have the STEEDA staged suspension products? Any good? Im looking for a good suspension for the mustang.
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Re: Best Bang for the buck??

I like eibach personnaly, the major difference in coilovers and a standard setup is your shock and spring and your car now are seperate and with a coilover they are one piece. IMO the coilover is a pretty stiff ride. Where as the Eibach or Steeda kit would be a bit softer. But either way it would help your car out in handling. And any of the 3 would be a good investement. Oh it also depends on what you want the car to do when you finished (drag, street, or auto-x).
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Re: Best Bang for the buck??

another big advantage with a coilover setup would be you can adjust ride height.
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Re: Best Bang for the buck??

Thanks for the info guys. Makes a big difference. I was origonally thinking straight drag but now Im thinking Auto X, and road courses as its a route I have yet to go.
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Re: Best Bang for the buck??

Quality coilovers, such as those from Maximum Motorsports, are notably superior to a conventional spring setup. They offer adjustable ride height, reduced unsprung weight, etc. These advantages results in better handling and ride quality can actually be better than conventional springs with similar wheel rate.
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Re: Best Bang for the buck??

ford racing springs are eibach as well. If I was looking for a good quality suspension upgrade and didnt have the coin to go coil over or the need to I would probably go ford racing c springs 600front/300-350rear linear(130), mach 1 tokico struts/shocks (200), mm cc plates (175), and bullitt sway bars (200~ used), and finish it off with cutting a bit more of the C spring (fine if you dont cut to much...) for a 1.5-1.75 inch drop front and a bit higher in the rear~

Thats 705.00 so far~

I would then upgrade to some MM full length subframes (125) and MM LCAs (300~)

So add on another 425.00

thats a good start the next step would be brake upgrade to a mach 1/cobra/bullitt/etc and that can be done for around 250-300 with ss lines~ maybe 450 if you buy everything new.

This is of course a budget build or a DD/street build you can do better if you wish to autox. You can always do coil overs and a new k member etc etc but thats very costly in the end ... and worthless if you only DD and street drive your car (well to me anyways.. why have it if you wont use it.) Coil overs bring a few issues as well with installation (hitting strut tower insides, rubbing on tires, etc) but once installed and adjusted are great. H&R makes GREAT springs if you are looking for a progressive rate spring that has a higher rate. Mine are 750 front and 770 rear max (IRS rear so higher). What ever springs you get stay 600+ front and 300~+ rear for rate.
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Re: Best Bang for the buck??

Thanks for all the info Ill deffinetly keep this in mind
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