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Old 05-02-2014, 10:02 PM   #1
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shocks and struts

what do you have for shocks and struts?
what are considered to be the best at the moment?
all around , dd, track, strip..
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Honestly a basic spring/shock/strut setup like mine and a good set of LCAs and wheels/tires is great for DDing. I can go around corners pretty well and plant awesome taking off from a light. If you want the BEST DD setup its probably the Max Motorsports stuff although if you want max weight savings the UPR is a better choice albeit you aren't getting the same quality. For max handling you are looking at an IRS with a FTBR bushing setup and coilovers out back and then an Agent47 or Griggs SLA setup up front. Prepare to pay as much as your car likely for that front setup...

What exactly are you trying to do?
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everything .. Money is always an issue but I can always afford to do it rite the first time!.. I have always been kinda I guess picky and research a lot before buying a new part so I don't spend my money twice. This is my second Mustang but first that I plan to heavily mod. I have a strip and auto x track minutes from my house that I hope to hold my own at eventually but will always be a DD
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I was looking at the coil over kits. I assume I could use any shock or strut with the kits.
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I have Tokico Illumina's.
I like saying that... Illuuuuuuuminazzzzzz.
I like them but I'm not in love with the way that they adjust. As a matter of fact, one of the adjusters has already broke. CL purchase, so no warranty.
If I ever replace them, it will probably be with a set of Koni`s.
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what color Koni's..
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I have tokico HPs ( blue )
And the ride is great..
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I'm running strange 10 ways front and rear. No complaints here.

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I'm running Tokico D-Spec in front and Bilsteins in rear
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is there an advantage of coil overs over just springs shocks and struts...
don't you need to get an alignment if you lower or raise your car regardless?
so unless I am fine tuning each wheel height then coil overs aren't really worth it.. do I have the rite mind set on that?
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In running Koni's STR-T all around with upper and lower control arms, subframes and swarr bar and she's monster.
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yeah those koni's are on sale.. what's the difference between the colors?
is yellow a better shock then orange or
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Yeah. Coilovers are good if you want to lower your car and get a specific stance, or you have a certain race setup that you're trying to achieve. For most of us, the coil spring shock/strut is perfectly adequate.
I thought Koni was yellow and red?... not aware of orange but that doesn't mean they don't exist.
The red are non-adjustable and the yellow are adjustable.
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AM only sells yellow and orange Koni's ...
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I decided a while back that I was gana go with drag for my suspension. And I actually just ordered my Lakewood's. That I'm gana pair up with my cobra jet shocks
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AM only sells yellow and orange Koni's ...
Haha.
Koni must have run low on the red paint and had to add some yellow!
The "orange" are non-adjustable and the yellow are adjustable.

Take a look at Maximum Motorsports website, they have Koni's on sale also.
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Just FYI you can't do "everything" with one setup. You can do drag or handling, not both. You CAN have a car that is adequate at drag and adequate at handling but will get its *** handed to it on the 1/4 by the same car with a better drag setup and the same thing goes for cornering.

In all honesty, you have a Mustang, set it up for drag or just lower it with better suspension components and DD it. I understand that you can spend $15k on a Griggs "lactating nipples of Jesus" suspension kit and that Bruce Griggs' prepped 98 Cobra outruns supercars around the road courses but if I was going to do a handling car I would start with a RX7 or something along those lines. You can get a FC for dirt cheap and drop a LS1/T-56 into it and have a handling monster for under $10k total invested no problem. Those ****ers are also balls fast at the 1/4 because they don't weigh anything...
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what do you have for shocks and struts?
what are considered to be the best at the moment?
all around , dd, track, strip..
I won't be drag or track racing. I went with the FRHP (Ford Racing Handling Package), dropped the car 1" front and back. You sure don't want to drive on any back roads in the country. But it handles a lot better. I also have added the Rear Adj, UCA, Rear Adj LCA, Adj Panhard Bar. So for a cruiser for the weekend it's great.

I don't think you can get a set-up for all. You have to pick the best one for what you normally drive.

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I think I am going to go with the HP Tokico Struts And Shocks
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