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Old 03-03-2014, 03:58 PM   #1
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Subframe connectors & strut tower brace

Yesterday i acquired a set of bbk subframe connectors with seat brackets and also a strut tower brace. My question is.. Will i be able to feel the difference with these new parts on my 98 gt? The car would feel like it was all over the road and real sloppy steering. I wouldnt be surprised if i got pulled over and was asked to do a sobriety test. Lol. So what are the benefits from these new parts. My car is stock
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The benefits are chassis stiffness. They won't really help with the car wandering on the road, but they will help reduce some of the flex that this chassis has.
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I put the full length connectors in my car, really helped with handling
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I put the strut tower brace on yesterday . Gonna put the subframe connectors on probably this weekend.
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Yesterday i acquired a set of bbk subframe connectors with seat brackets and also a strut tower brace. My question is.. Will i be able to feel the difference with these new parts on my 98 gt? The car would feel like it was all over the road and real sloppy steering. I wouldnt be surprised if i got pulled over and was asked to do a sobriety test. Lol. So what are the benefits from these new parts. My car is stock
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Congratulations on picking up the new suspension components.

To answer your question, the car will have a new feel to it, that will be noticeable. The frame and body will have less flex, which will keep you more planted around curves and turns, and they help accelerate the car quicker by eliminating chassis twist on take off.

However, they will most likely not help you much with the lane wondering and steering issues you are having. That sounds more related to power steering, alignment, or tire issues.

I hope this helps, and if you have any other questions feel free to ask myself or contact our customer service team listed below my signature. Good luck!

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That's how my car feels lol. All over the road. People probably think I'm drunk or playing on the cellular device. I have fresh alignment so who knows. Feels like all mustang do that. My 01 did it, my 97 does it and my 98 does it. I hop in a Concorde or a Honda and I can drive straight without wondering all over the road.
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That's how my car feels lol. All over the road. People probably think I'm drunk or playing on the cellular device. I have fresh alignment so who knows. Feels like all mustang do that. My 01 did it, my 97 does it and my 98 does it. I hop in a Concorde or a Honda and I can drive straight without wondering all over the road.

You must be getting stangs that have been trashed. My '02 GT was tight as hell when I first got it four years ago.

Of course it is normal for older cars like ours to have play in the steering.. But it shouldn't be enough to throw you around the road. You need to check it out and find the problem. It will only get worse.
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You must be getting stangs that have been trashed. My '02 GT was tight as hell when I first got it four years ago.

Of course it is normal for older cars like ours to have play in the steering.. But it shouldn't be enough to throw you around the road. You need to check it out and find the problem. It will only get worse.

Had any suspension done? All my stangs are bone stock.
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Mine is a 98 with 116k on the body, stock K, bbk springs/tockico shocks/struts and its dead nuts straight as an arrow down the road.
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Had any suspension done? All my stangs are bone stock.

Everything was stock when I bought it.

Now none of the suspension and mounts are stock.
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