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Old 08-17-2012, 12:24 PM   #1
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Which suspension kit ?

Starting to get my 87 stang closer to running like I want. It's all stock other than trick flow intakes and exhaust. I will be spraying 150 shot and eventually have a stroker. It's a weekend fun car will be used at that drag strip occasionally. I noticed upr has suspension kits and all kinds of things to pick from. I do not know a thing about suspension stuff other than that I have to have subframe connectors. What are the other must haves? All info appreciated
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After some good research and opinions from the forum. I went with umi lift bars. They are some of the best lower control arms you can get. Some people will say don't use them for daily driver. That is because they have solid bushings in them. They will make noise when you turn. But honestly I can't hear anything over my exhaust. The solid bushings help keep the rear end centered during cornering. And they plant the tires way better than stock and allow removal of the quad shock. They use relocation brackets that will require welding, but can be bolted in. It is also recommended reinforcing the torque boxes. The way they plant will rip them right out of there.
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Re: Which suspension kit ?

I'd stay away from UPR. Just search for some product reviews and you will soon see why.

Like dreamstang said the UMI Lift Bars are some of the best working LCA's made and will plant your tires into the pavement. Go for some frame connectors first.


The link below leads to some of the best suspension products made these days IMO.
They are the ONLY company who will guarantee their K-members for street use, so if you go with one, use theirs for the best quality and safety.


LINK > Maximum Motorsports
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Re: Which suspension kit ?

Yea I would stay away from UPR, had the whole set up on my 90lx.
Front Kmember, Control Arms, & Coil Overs. You need to base your
decision on what you want the car to best do. Hook up at the Strip and
handle reasonanbly on the street or more street than strip...

For and inexpensive Street/Strip setup I would do 4cyl front springs with
a set of Strange Adj struts, in the rear some Eibachs, Frame connectors,
remove the front swaybar and a good set of rear upper and lowers.
Also some skinny's in the front will take some weight
off the front
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Re: Which suspension kit ?

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Yea I would stay away from UPR, had the whole set up on my 90lx.
Front Kmember, Control Arms, & Coil Overs. You need to base your
decision on what you want the car to best do. Hook up at the Strip and
handle reasonanbly on the street or more street than strip...

For and inexpensive Street/Strip setup I would do 4cyl front springs with
a set of Strange Adj struts, in the rear some Eibachs, Frame connectors,
remove the front swaybar and a good set of rear upper and lowers.
Also some skinny's in the front will take some weight
off the front
That's some good advice.
For drag racing suspension it's hard to beat Strange's prices and they make good quality parts too.
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