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Old 04-19-2012, 10:09 PM   #1
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87 mustang 5.0 handling upgrades.

Would like to make my stang handle a bit better, what have you guys done to make yours handle nicely? I bought the car with lowering springs installed and I think that's whats making it bad on corners, but if you know any tricks and tips feel free to reply. Thnx. Also has anyone painted their stock 5.0 intake plenum? Id like to see some pics of what that would look like as well.
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Sway bars and shocks and sticky tires
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strut tower brace, control arms, adjustable shocks, tires, better bushings, etc etc
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strut tower brace, control arms, adjustable shocks, tires, better bushings, etc etc
I've always heard that control arms didn't help on fox bodys
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I've always heard that control arms didn't help on fox bodys
Definitely not true. You may want to pick out your control arms according to what you want to use your car for though. My umi lift bars really help traction. All I care about is the straight line. Others may help for cornering, etc etc
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Definitely not true. You may want to pick out your control arms according to what you want to use your car for though. My umi lift bars really help traction. All I care about is the straight line. Others may help for cornering, etc etc
The UMI's solid bushings should help keep the rearend centered under the car and provide better traction. They won't deflect sideways like a regular rubber or poly bushing set will.
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