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Old 08-28-2014, 06:09 PM   #1
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Anyone Have experience with these suspension components

Was curious on ordering something

Anyone have experience with H&R SS springs ??
Ride quality?

Also steeda X2 ball joints ?
Heard they help with lowered cars

And also the BumperSteer kit ?


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Don't know about the balljoints and bump steer kit, but the SS springs ride pretty nice since they are a progressive rate spring
I installed a set on a buddies car and it handled bumps better than mine, but I'm lower than he was.
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I have a set of X2's but I haven't installed them yet.

Your car and JDF's both could probably benefit from them...

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Old 08-28-2014, 07:21 PM   #4
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Yeahh I've just been lazy
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Are those cobra control arms ?


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Old 08-28-2014, 10:54 PM   #6
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No.
I wish...

Do you remember which year Cobra's had the reduced turning radius control arms?
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I'm pretty sure 03-04 cobras had the low turn radius A arms. MM used to sell them.

No experience with those springs either.

I upgraded my front suspension with PA Racing Tubular K member and A arms, but found out that their A arms didn't allow me to take a u-turn w/o chipping them on the inner lip of my wheels (worst noise ever). Thus I put my stock A arms back on (wasn't happy since the stock ones weigh like 25lbs each compared to maybe 5-10 of the tubular ones). I do have steeda comp springs and like them since they are a progressive rate and X2s and bump steer kit. W/o the bump steer kit my car was doing just that on every bump, but has been good since. It was easier to have them pressed in with the a arms out, but I've never pressed any others in before. Just make sure u have an air compressor to put the ball joint nut on afterwards (if not you will just spin the ball joint when attempting to torque it on with a torque wrench). I had to eyeball the spacers a little as I didn't quite set them up the way steeda said to (2 spacers on the opposite side of what it said to, but that all depends on the angle of the a arms/how low your car is. Regardless I put some valvoline synthetic suspension grease in the zerk fittings and haven't had any issues). I'm not really sure when to re-grease them nor do I have experience with how long they will last, but I'm content with this purchase).
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I have the H&R Super Sport springs really decent with quality and ride comfort. Better then stock thats for sure.
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I have the super sports. I Love them. Firmer than stock but not overly firm. Ride very well. Comfortable for the most part. Definitely better than the stock springs. You won't regret them if you buy them. I didn't use the bumpsteer kit. I used Moog ball joints as well when I had the springs installed.

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Old 08-29-2014, 10:40 PM   #10
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H&R Springs are good but need to upgrade shocks to get a better affect to be honest


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Have tokico hp struts, koni shocks and mm cc plates on mine.

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I also have Tokico HP Struts AND shocks

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YES,
Will always use X2 balljoints and a bumpsteer kit. The balljoints are very strong and reliable. Together, they are a must have for lowering our cars. Adjusting the bumpsteer kit is definitely something for a Mustang shop to do. They do it day in and day out and saves you alot of time & money. Did it myself the first time, never again. My first install thread should be on here somewhere, on the green car.
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I have the same tokico HP shocks/struts, good replacement strut/shock, but honestly I don't think they are any better than stock. Most state our cars need some bilsteins, tokico D-spec, or MM sport struts/shocks to make a performance difference and I too agree with this as I didn't feel any difference with the HPs.
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I used the tokico hps not so much for a performance gain but to upgrade them after the car was lowered with the new springs. To me when all was said and done, the new hr springs, struts, and shocks etc, the car was firmer, takes corners better and overall made it a little more fun. I went with this combo for weekend Nice day driving, not auto cross or any road racing excusrions. It has served me well for what I use it for.

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I used the tokico hps not so much for a performance gain but to upgrade them after the car was lowered with the new springs. To me when all was said and done, the new hr springs, struts, and shocks etc, the car was firmer, takes corners better and overall made it a little more fun. I went with this combo for weekend Nice day driving, not auto cross or any road racing excusrions. It has served me well for what I use it for.

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I'm not saying they are a bad set as many of us, myself included, have used them. I just don't feel like my car would have handled differently if I had kept the stock struts/springs in place. My car has never been auto crossed either, but now that it's approaching 200K on the odometer, and have put almost 100K on the HPs I'm definitely going to try something different when I upgrade with a MM panhard bar and LCAs. I drag race maybe 3-4 times/year if I'm lucky.
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*The green Mustang has MM C/C plates, KYB shocks/struts, FRPP C springs, X2 ball joints, MM bumpsteer kit, -The Fox Body "cheaper" KYB shocks & struts have been excellent units for years now for me. My 2 cents if it is ever a consideration.
*The white one got J&M C/C plates, Koni shocks/struts, H&R SS springs, X2 balljoints, Steeda bumpsteer kit.
-Finally found a strut tower brace for the Cobra that will enable using a CAI kit, and the 3.8 which has an intake spacer. No fuss installation and clearance for both intakes. Only issue may be that installation requires re-alignment from what i can tell.
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LINK: Strut Tower Brace '03-'04 Cobra
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