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Old 01-09-2012, 11:52 AM   #1
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Okay, really wanting to upgrade my front suspension soon.
My front tires are wearing really bad, unevenly, and ride quality is not so great. I want to upgrade the suspension and have it all aligned before I put a brand new set of tires on.
I'm looking for Bang-for-Buck type stuff, but willing to spend a little if needed.
So far I'm thinking:

BBK Specific Rate Mustang Lowering Springs (79-04 V8) 2501 - Free Shipping!

Tokico HP Series Strut (94-04 Mustang) HB3140 - Free Shipping!

and new isolators, bushings, etc.
I'm just not sure about all of the bumpsteer issues, and what exactly bumpsteer is.
Are the Steeda X2 balljoints, and bumpsteer kits worth it?
I'm really open to ideas on this and would really appreciate the feedback.

Keep in mind, I can't drop/slam the car as it is my DD and drive on some pretty rough roads. I don't think I'll need C/C plates.

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What is the difference between specific/progressive rate springs?
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Re: Suspension

IF u drop less than 1.5-1.7 you prolly shouldnt need the "bump steer kit/x2 ball joints", and if your alignment guy is worth a crap u shouldnt need cc plates either (if staying under 1.7). i have 2.0 drop on my sn95 with no cc plates. my car is set-up close layla/amies' s set-up and im pretty happy.

however, if your concerned bout ride quality and dealing with rough roads.... u may wanna reconsider goin with "specific rate" springs. and instead go with "progressive rate" springs. if you like having that road racing (stiff all the time) race car feel all the time then go with specific rate springs... not to mention you will need to adjust the way drive a bit in wet weather with specific rate. i prefer specific rate personaly, but for dd most ppl go with progressive.

hope this info helps.....
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Re: Suspension

That helps a lot! Thanks.
I think I'm leaning more towards the
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Progressive Rate, 1.7" drop in front, 1.5" rear.
So I shouldn't need the extra stuff with this set-up.

Is there a particular brand/type of strut I should be looking at?
I don't think I need the adjustable kind as I don't plan on racing.
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Re: Suspension

I just got the (almost)top of the line autozone struts (typicaly wutever they list as "heavy duty" or "special service" is what i get cause they stay stiffer longer than the other brands)... just dont get the cheap ones. you should b pretty happy.

anything past 1.5 your alignment guy will need to drill the rivets outa the stock cc plates so he can correct the camber to spec. you shouldnt need anything else.
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I'm going to order all of the parts from AM.
What do you think about these?

KYB GR-2/Excel-G Front Strut (94-04 All) 235060 - Free Shipping!

Cost >$60 ea, and claim to be Better than OEM. All reviews are positive and rated 4.6/5
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kyb is a popular choice for street and mild track suspensions. go for it.
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I'm going to order all of the parts from AM.
What do you think about these?

KYB GR-2/Excel-G Front Strut (94-04 All) 235060 - Free Shipping!

Cost >$60 ea, and claim to be Better than OEM. All reviews are positive and rated 4.6/5
I have those on my car with no complaints.better than stock.
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My preference: http://www.maximummotorsports.com/store/
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Maximum motorsports would be my preference if I could in fact afford it.
What I can get for $500 through deal shopping would be about $1500 for MM stuff.
Thanks dreamstang.

If I can get a good used set of C/C plates, would that be better to use than having rivets drilled out?
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Maximum motorsports would be my preference if I could in fact afford it.
What I can get for $500 through deal shopping would be about $1500 for MM stuff.
Thanks dreamstang.

If I can get a good used set of C/C plates, would that be better to use than having rivets drilled out?
lol...no. cause they would have to drill them out to install the new cc plates anyway. if u want cc plates then by all means get them. i was just tryn to save u a couple bucks. they wont hurt if u get them, but u most likely wont notice any difference in steering input or excessive tire wear without them. and i seriously dought your alignment can can invent xtra adjustment unless he notches the towers (i did). you will gain sum caster adjustment, but itsa a street car, not a nascar or scca car.

like i said, anything 1.5 or lesser drop cc plates are a waste of your money. even at 1.7 you wil be super close to spec.
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Maximum motorsports would be my preference if I could in fact afford it.
What I can get for $500 through deal shopping would be about $1500 for MM stuff.
Thanks dreamstang.

If I can get a good used set of C/C plates, would that be better to use than having rivets drilled out?
Scope the 'sale' section at maximum motorsports
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Alright. Just trying to make sure.
I've never even seen a sale section at MM.
Thanks for all the help guys. I'll let you know what I decide.
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