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Old 05-07-2013, 10:02 PM   #1
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What to do next?

So im not sure what to do next. I have a 68 mustang im going for a resto mod look im going to hold off on the motor for now till i can save up for a good one. And i have upgraded brakes so what else should i do to the suspension? I have a bump steer kit and shelby drop and its lowered in the front. Any suggestions would be greatly helpfull!!
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Old 05-10-2013, 05:48 AM   #2
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Sway bars front and rear and springs? Have you played with the rear end yet... Maybe a diff
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What I'm doing right now is: panhard bar, front + rear sway bars, traction bars, frame connectors and the lowering leaf springs. Just the panhard bar itself will be like night and day!

In a year or two....ill prob add some coil overs with original placement (keep costs down).
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what front springs and front sway bar you go with depends on what motor you are going to use. if you plan on using a 289/302/5.0 then use either the 480lb rate or the 540lb rate springs in front with a one inch front sway bar. if you are going to use a 351w or 351c engine, then go with either the 540lb rate or 620lb rate from springs and one inch front sway bar. if you are going with a nig block then you want to go with a 700lb rate front spring with a 1 1/8 inch front sway bar. rear springs should be either the 4 1/2 or 5 leaf springs with a 200ib rate, and the rear sway bar should be a 3/4 inch bar. if you have the money, you might consider stepping up to a fiberglass leaf spring from flex-i-form. here is their website-http://flex-form.com/products.asp

i would upgrade the lower control arms to ones that use a spherical bearing, and add in adjustable strut rods, both of these can be obtained from opentracker racing products. this is their website Opentracker Racing Products.

in the rear i would add some kind of traction bar, the two best are the shelby under ride bars or a set of cal tracs. for socks the best are konis, but you can also use KYBs for a budget build.
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I was looking at a 4 link for my rear end from steet or track but can do that till my tires wear out and i was looking at the springs that get stiffer as it compresses. I was also looking into making my own LCA an strut bars i have access to the tools to make them properly

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I was also looking at sway bars i do plan on going to v8 would it make a difference iv i got v8 suspension parts not even tho i have a l6? Im going to replace the quarter and rear taillight panel and a few other body mods an then its all to making it handle like its on rails
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I was also looking at sway bars i do plan on going to v8 would it make a difference iv i got v8 suspension parts not even tho i have a l6? Im going to replace the quarter and rear taillight panel and a few other body mods an then its all to making it handle like its on rails
the only suspension components that are different between the l6 and V8 cars in 66 are the springs and the spindles.
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I have a 68 haha i know my name is confusing i realized that after i made it
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I have a 68 haha i know my name is confusing i realized that after i made it
alright smartass the only thing different is the springs.(stupid young whippersnappers!!)
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Haha :p well thats good then ill get everything or my suspension stuff except springs
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