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Old 01-23-2014, 11:45 AM   #1
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What suspension set up do you recommend for dd fox? T5 with 3.73's
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This is what's on mine. I love it!! It does have a stiff ride tho which I dont mind but my wife hates it...lol

http://www.maximummotorsports.com/19...Box-P1031.aspx
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I went with the Maximum Motorsports Strut tower brace, 4 point K member Brace, C/C plates, Pan Hard bar, Sub frame connectors, Lower controls, the Upper control arms are the Ford solid axel along with the bushings. I also went with the H&R Sport Springs to lower my car 1inch and I'm using Bilstein Struts and Shocks.
The handling is great and the ride is firm but not stiff and bone jarring.
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Can't go wrong with MM parts. If you're buying everything separate, don't forget sub frame connectors!
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Ok, after looking at link, yikes!! $5k just on suspension. I've only got about $1k set aside for this, so where should I start?
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Subframe connectors (weld in)
MM lower control arms
your choice of springs
mm CC plates
and new shocks and struts.

Oh and new bushings....
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Ok, after looking at link, yikes!! $5k just on suspension. I've only got about $1k set aside for this, so where should I start?
Lol...yeah I only gave 4200 for the car...lol. told you I got a good deal on it...lol
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Ok, after looking at link, yikes!! $5k just on suspension. I've only got about $1k set aside for this, so where should I start?
And that is why I took the route that I did when I bought my suspension parts ... I didn't have 5K to spend either.
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Old 01-24-2014, 12:41 PM   #9
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And that is why I took the route that I did when I bought my suspension parts ... I didn't have 5K to spend either.
What did that run you?
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What did that run you?
Doing a quick check with the receipts I still have from 2000 when I did this it's a little under $2,000
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I haven't done much research yet into the suspension, but is most of that stuff bolt on that I can do in garage a little at a time? Subframes will be welded, but other than that is the rest pretty simple?
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Yes everything I did was a bolt on that I did myself, the only welding that was required was the Sub Frame Connectors.
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Sweet ill start with subframes and then see how much $ I have left for other suspension stuff...I'll get what I can, then I'll have to wait for more $ to flow in.
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There's always that Income Tax Return that needs to used ..
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Yes everything I did was a bolt on that I did myself, the only welding that was required was the Sub Frame Connectors.
Same here.
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Sweet ill start with subframes and then see how much $ I have left for other suspension stuff...I'll get what I can, then I'll have to wait for more $ to flow in.
List out in order what you plan on getting. This was mine.

1. Sfc's
2. Springs with shocks and struts
3. Lca's (if you get uca's get spherical bushings
4. Strut tower brace
5. Panhard and sway bars
6. Tubular k member (to use stock a arms)
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List out in order what you plan on getting. This was mine.

1. Sfc's
2. Springs with shocks and struts
3. Lca's (if you get uca's get spherical bushings
4. Strut tower brace
5. Panhard and sway bars
6. Tubular k member (to use stock a arms)
What k member were you thinking about installing? Also I dont hear alot about upgrading sway bars on 79-95's, are they worth it for the street? I only ask because im also interested in these upgrades as well.
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What k member were you thinking about installing? Also I dont hear alot about upgrading sway bars on 79-95's, are they worth it for the street? I only ask because im also interested in these upgrades as well.
I believe UPR and team Z allow you to use the stock arms with theirs. You can always add the tubular ones down the road. And for a DD street car, probably not worth it to do the sway bars. But if you autoX it, it would be a good idea.
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I believe UPR and team Z allow you to use the stock arms with theirs. You can always add the tubular ones down the road. And for a DD street car, probably not worth it to do the sway bars. But if you autoX it, it would be a good idea.
Yeah I was looking at a few different k members and some of them say you can use stock control arms however the reviews said they were having clearance issues. It seems like each brand has their own suspension geometry. I think ill probably wait until I can afford the mm k member and arms if I go that route. Right now im debating on getting the steeda bumpsteer kit for my 1.5” drop, im still confused if I actually need it or not
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Yeah I was looking at a few different k members and some of them say you can use stock control arms however the reviews said they were having clearance issues. It seems like each brand has their own suspension geometry. I think ill probably wait until I can afford the mm k member and arms if I go that route. Right now im debating on getting the steeda bumpsteer kit for my 1.5” drop, im still confused if I actually need it or not
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Yeah I was looking at a few different k members and some of them say you can use stock control arms however the reviews said they were having clearance issues. It seems like each brand has their own suspension geometry. I think ill probably wait until I can afford the mm k member and arms if I go that route. Right now im debating on getting the steeda bumpsteer kit for my 1.5” drop, im still confused if I actually need it or not
Correct. If you use the stock a arms, your tires will move back around an inch or so IIRC. If your running the stock size, it shouldn't be an issue. But then there's the old adage of doimg it right the first time. ...lol
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Agreed. Although the Team Z and UPR not to mention QA1 are all Just as good. I have heard some say they had fitment issues with the Team Z when theu forst came out, but that was a while ago.
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