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Old 06-13-2015, 07:35 PM   #1
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What's the best way suspension wise to make my stock '10 gt handle like its on rails. I'm getting rather tired of the stock setup. Any advice is appreciated.


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What are you looking for? Also depending on how much you are willing to spend. I went with kw variant 3 coilovers since i need multiple points of adjustability for the street, 1320, and road courses. My application may be a little to extreme for what you are looking for. Lots of others go with nice spings, struts, shocks etc... may want to look at the eibach pro kit, tokico struts shocks, upper adjustable and lower control arms to start your quest.
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Well it's my everyday car. I just want to get rid of the body roll and tighten the front end up the most. Also I looked into springs and am curious if lowering would make me scrape or have to take crazy angles for speed bumps driveways etc as it is my dd. I wouldn't wanna drop it anymore than 1 in the front 1.5 in the rear as I've read that's a good drop to go with. I don't track, drag or even really abuse it but I do like a gold ole two lane hwy here an there.


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Honestly the best look is 1.5 all the way around.

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Springs, shocks, and struts will make a good difference. The cars handle very well stock, especially since you don't push it hard. Seems like what you want is mainly the stiffer car feel.


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Yea the stiffer feel that's what I'm looking for. So with 1.5 drop does it affect the daily drivability much?


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Yea the stiffer feel that's what I'm looking for. So with 1.5 drop does it affect the daily drivability much?


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Not really. What wheels and tires are you on?

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Here is a old pic of my car back when it was 2 weeks old. All it has in this pic is 1.5 inch springs that's it.

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That looks good but from pictures I have the impression that 1.5 upfront is a tad too much. To each his own though by all means. Like was the difference night and day after installing springs as far as handling.


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Since you don't need a "full race" setup, maybe just start with the maintenance items.
Replace all of the front sway bar bushings with some new urethane parts. That will tighten it up some.
Also, depending on your mileage, you may want to replace the shocks/struts with some adjustable components.

And don't forget about the tires! I don't care what you do to the suspension, if you have crappy tires, your car will not handle well.
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Since you don't need a "full race" setup, maybe just start with the maintenance items.

Replace all of the front sway bar bushings with some new urethane parts. That will tighten it up some.

Also, depending on your mileage, you may want to replace the shocks/struts with some adjustable components.



And don't forget about the tires! I don't care what you do to the suspension, if you have crappy tires, your car will not handle well.

Thanks I'll do that. It's got 46xxx miles and shocks and struts should be changed like every 50k if I understand correctly. I'll probably go ahead an do this in the next week or two. I'm still waiting to get to 50 posts so im eligible for forum discount from am. But in the mean time some maint. Parts would be s good start.


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Im not sure what your budget is but im running the digital airlift kit and love it. Its tame on the highway are you can really stiffen it up if you want. Its infinitely adjustable and clearing speedbumps is never a problem.

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Any thoughts on starting simple and adding a strut tower brace. Did wonders for my car but it's a vert.


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Any thoughts on starting simple and adding a strut tower brace. Did wonders for my car but it's a vert.


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Good idea. I'll do that and replace my bushings and go from there. I'll lower soon enough to rid of all the wheel gap but thanks for the advice everyone


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Agree with Boink, strut tower brace, easy mod. Mines lowered with strut tower brace and its handles nice. I haven't even done shocks yet.


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