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Old 03-02-2014, 11:39 AM   #1
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Best handling suspension

What would be the best handling suspension upgrades for a 03-04 GT.
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Personal preference? IRS with coilovers and a FTBR bushing kit. Best kit ever made? Probably the Griggs racing or Agent 47 SLA front suspension with torque arm and panhard bar setup in rear.

What do you plan on doing with the car? Is it a straight track car? Street car?
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Street car. So i would also like something that is somewhat comfortable.
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What's your budget?..
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You can't have both. Either it handles good or it rides good.
A good compromise is a set of adjustable shocks and struts.

As always, tires are the most important part of a good handling car...
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Yea, i'm not saying i want a amazingly comfortable ride, but i don't necessarily want a really stiff ride either.
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Some nice shocks with a set of progressive rate springs would work pretty good I think. Unless you don't want to deal with your spring rate changing in the middle of a turn.
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I've done front and rear Strut Tower bars, end links, 4point Kmember brace, and SWARR bar!.. Ride quality hasn't really changed, but handling has greatly improved!..
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Best performing up front? Agent 47 SLA kit to the tune of $5k just for the front. For the rear take your pick, going to be another $3-$5k out back. Then there is however much you want to spend in chassis upgrades.

For the best budget just get a Max Motorsports front K member/coilover kit and then either do a torque arm/panhard out back or do an IRS with a FTBR bushing kit with steeda subframes and call it a day.
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Yeah, I think, for the best of both worlds, that JDF has the best setup.
That's what I like about the 2015, it has everything... Coyote power, IRS... Uhh, err... high price tag, first year production model "teething" problems. Ugh!
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Subframe Connectors
Panhard Bar
Torque Arm
Rear Lower Control Arms
Tubular K member
Coilovers

Yea you can spend $15-20k on a suspension kit, but with what is listed above you will have an amazing handling car.
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Yeah, I think, for the best of both worlds, that JDF has the best setup.
That's what I like about the 2015, it has everything... Coyote power, IRS... Uhh, err... high price tag, first year production model "teething" problems. Ugh!
The 2015s will be badass once all the kinks get sorted out. I really want to know what an IRS mustang that isn't as low as mine rides like though.
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The 2015s will be badass once all the kinks get sorted out. I really want to know what an IRS mustang that isn't as low as mine rides like though.
I wonder if the IRS from a '15 will fit on a New Edge.
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I wonder if the IRS from a '15 will fit on a New Edge.
That would be pretty awesome of it did. I know I would update mine to it.
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It won't bolt right in but someone may be able to make a conversion kit. However the 99-04 IRS bolts right in and with the FTBR kit its a superior handling unit so besides availability issues with the 99-04 stuff I can't see there being much of a market for it.
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It won't bolt right in but someone may be able to make a conversion kit. However the 99-04 IRS bolts right in and with the FTBR kit its a superior handling unit so besides availability issues with the 99-04 stuff I can't see there being much of a market for it.
The only reason anybody would do it is to be unique
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The only reason anybody would do it is to be unique
Anyone wanting to be unique should not buy a Mustang lol.
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Anyone wanting to be unique should not buy a Mustang lol.

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