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Old 12-15-2013, 01:03 PM   #1
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So "SANTA" has gotten me SVE rear UCA & LCA from Latemodel, Powerstop drilled/slotted rotors and ceramics from AM. Next will be SVE front and rear calipers. My question is any other brake/suspension components I should consider? Thanks guys.
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Well what's your current mod list already done
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+1^ maybe look in to some subframe connectors next?
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Got subframes. K and N CAI, BORLA exhaust 3.73 ans Bama tune.
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Definitely do lowering springs and shocks/struts
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Definitely do lowering springs and shocks/struts
What else will need to be done with that? Do I need the camber? plates or bump steer? Want to make sure I get everything I need. Also, I am,mechanically retarded, I will have a shop do this.
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What else will need to be done with that? Do I need the camber? plates or bump steer? Want to make sure I get everything I need. Also, I am,mechanically retarded, I will have a shop do this.
Depends on how low you go. C/C pates are always a good idea, you won't really need Steeda X2 balljoints or a bumpsteer kit until you lower it past 1.6" or so
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You can do

Struts / shocks
Springs
Steeda lower ball joints if you want lower
Caster / camber plates ( not really needed unless your into racing )
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So an inch, inch and a half drop, I will need only springs and shocks/struts? Ty guys, appreciate it.
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2 inches is a drop

Anything else isn't noticeable
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So an inch, inch and a half drop, I will need only springs and shocks/struts? Ty guys, appreciate it.

I'd really pick up a set of CC plates if you're going 1.5 or lower. Even a cheap set, just to get the car back in spec. Your tires will thank you.
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I disagree with 1.5 not being noticeable. 0.5 isn't noticeable but 1.5 is
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I just install the SVE rear control arms and my 96 GT feels way much better
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I just install the SVE rear control arms and my 96 GT feels way much better
Awesome ty

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I'd really pick up a set of CC plates if you're going 1.5 or lower. Even a cheap set, just to get the car back in spec. Your tires will thank you.
So camber plates regardless. Ty
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Santas being good

Agent 47 makes some brake ducting that aid in brake cooling if you track or autocross your car.
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Agent 47 makes some brake ducting that aid in brake cooling if you track or autocross your car.
Want to hit the drag (test and tune) in 14, no plans for autocross
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Get maximum motorsports plates if you decide on any

Don't get the SR ones
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Get maximum motorsports plates if you decide on any

Don't get the SR ones
Don't get SR anything.
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Don't get SR anything.
SR is a bad company?? I was looking at their coil over kit mostly because it's a lot cheaper then the Eibach system
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If you want cheap coilovers at least get UPR, they usually run specials this time of year. SR=cheap chinamen made crap. Seems you have to wade through a flood of it these days to get to anything half decent.
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If you want cheap coilovers at least get UPR, they usually run specials this time of year. SR=cheap chinamen made crap. Seems you have to wade through a flood of it these days to get to anything half decent.
Hmmm oh ok yeah that makes sense, I never did research the company so I didn't know but thank you for the input, do you have any links or sites that sell a good coil over kit for a 2003 mustang gt?
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If you want cheap coilovers at least get UPR, they usually run specials this time of year. SR=cheap chinamen made crap. Seems you have to wade through a flood of it these days to get to anything half decent.

Yeah seriously, don't go SR, you'll regret it later trust me.
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Hmmm oh ok yeah that makes sense, I never did research the company so I didn't know but thank you for the input, do you have any links or sites that sell a good coil over kit for a 2003 mustang gt?
How much money do you want to spend. If you want a quality non drag racing setup I would look into KW, Briggs Racing, or Maximum Motorsports
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How much money do you want to spend. If you want a quality non drag racing setup I would look into KW, Briggs Racing, or Maximum Motorsports
I'm not looking to break the bank but I do want to make sure what I buy is good and I won't regret later down the road
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For a straight line setup the upr kit is fine. If you want handling and the best one as far as construction the max motorsports setup. I'd swap the k out too and there are full k member/coil over kits from both places. Upr is way more budget friendly but like I said is pretty much only good for going fast straight. It is the lightest setup you can get BTW.
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For a straight line setup the upr kit is fine. If you want handling and the best one as far as construction the max motorsports setup. I'd swap the k out too and there are full k member/coil over kits from both places. Upr is way more budget friendly but like I said is pretty much only good for going fast straight. It is the lightest setup you can get BTW.
Yeah I'm looking for a good handling all around so I'm going to look at Maximum Motorsports
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$1700 of the K/coilover full kit from MM. I'd roll with the forward offset A arms as well, puts the wheel dead center in the front wheel well and longer wheelbase=better. If you look at yours right now, the wheel will be aft of center. I actually hate that about the stock setup and it sets off my OCD lol. Problem is its a good $1k more expensive than the UPR K/coilover setup.


There are other brands too, research, research, research but for your best "not going to break the bank" handling setup you can't beat MM.
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$1700 of the K/coilover full kit from MM. I'd roll with the forward offset A arms as well, puts the wheel dead center in the front wheel well and longer wheelbase=better. If you look at yours right now, the wheel will be aft of center. I actually hate that about the stock setup and it sets off my OCD lol. Problem is its a good $1k more expensive than the UPR K/coilover setup. There are other brands too, research, research, research but for your best "not going to break the bank" handling setup you can't beat MM.
Great info thank you Scotty, I'll definitely look into the MM kit and yeah I've always thought about going with an aftermarket K member
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