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Old 10-23-2014, 02:40 PM   #36
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Okay not gonna lie that panhard bar looks bad ***


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The car looks and feels badass now

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makes the car feel so much better being that low doesnt it?
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makes the car feel so much better being that low doesnt it?

It looks and feels like this is the way it should have come factory


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My thoughts exactly! Actually looks and feels like a sports car


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get some more suspension under the car and you will be amazed.


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That's the plan now as I can't do to much for performance any more. What would suggest first? Lower control arms, panhard bar, subframe connectors?


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In this order:
Subframe connectors
Lower Control Arms
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Torque Arm

You can also substitute the Panhard bar for a watts link instead, which is much better, just more pricey.


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Here is a video of my set up
http://youtu.be/E7XfKubbfls


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Nice video. What is the item below the differential and what does it do?

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Yep I think you sold me on doing more to the suspension before next summer hits


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Nice video. What is the item below the differential and what does it do?

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That is the Torque Arm, it grabs the axle and then extends to about where the midpipe starts, then has a bracket that's welded in. Essentially it's a huge control arm. With it you take out both of the upper control arms. Now since I have the 2 lowers and the torque arm I have a 3 link set up instead of the 4 link set up. Much better for cornering because there is less bind.


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Yep I think you sold me on doing more to the suspension before next summer hits


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The car actually feels like a sports car now. I have a feeling with better tires I'll probably be hanging with higher end cars now. I want to test it out against some Porsches at Autocross.


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The car actually feels like a sports car now. I have a feeling with better tires I'll probably be hanging with higher end cars now. I want to test it out against some Porsches at Autocross.


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Lol.
Pictures or videos won't tell you much about autocross. The way that you see how you compared to the other cars is by sitting down and studying the results for the the event.
SL4 can probably already beat some Porsches and other "high end" cars. But there are some Porsches that neither him nor I will never be able to beat, except of course, with another Porsche. You need to know a little about the classes that the cars are running in and what tires that they are using to be able to compare times and see how you are "stacking up" against the competition, because even the same model cars can sometimes be an "apples and oranges" comparison.
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Lol.

Pictures or videos won't tell you much about autocross. The way that you see how you compared to the other cars is by sitting down and studying the results for the the event.

SL4 can probably already beat some Porsches and other "high end" cars. But there are some Porsches that neither him nor I will never be able to beat, except of course, with another Porsche. You need to know a little about the classes that the cars are running in and what tires that they are using to be able to compare times and see how you are "stacking up" against the competition, because even the same model cars can sometimes be an "apples and oranges" comparison.

My last autocross there was a GT3 that ran about 6 seconds faster than me. I'm sure with the coilovers, new brake pads and rotors, aluminum driveshaft I have done, and R888s I could probably match that car.


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I know this is an old post but just wondering how the raceland coilovers are doing? Any problems yet? Would you recommend them? Thanks.



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I know this is an old post but just wondering how the raceland coilovers are doing? Any problems yet? Would you recommend them? Thanks.



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That sucks. I wonder if anyone else has put those in their car.


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He had it up until a few months ago so he may be able to give you an opinion
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That sucks. I wonder if anyone else has put those in their car.


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Plenty of people use racelands. They are good if your main objective is looks. I would not recommend them if you are serious about performance though. I believe he just put coilovers on his new car also.
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He did indeed
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I've got what I was hoping to be my dream set-up suspension-wise, sitting in the closet awaiting the funds to have them installed and aligned.
H&R SS springs, Koni SRT's, C/C plates, X2 balljoints, bumpsteer kit.
~I wanted to know what he went through with his tires and his alignment with the Racelands.
The set-up I have mentioned above is all I need/can afford. Installed same type of set-up before & it drove like a dream. I did tear up a nice set of tires driving to get it aligned.
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I've met a few other people now that have had the Raceland coilovers and every one including my self that had them on their new edge enjoyed them. Don't get me wrong after installing my BC Racing coilovers on my 5.0 I'd probably go with a different coilover brand because my wife hated that car and how it rode. I for one didn't mind it it made the car handle wayyy better then stock. But for looks and a bit more performance then lowering springs and the price they're pretty good.


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Hearing more and more that the struts and shocks on these only last about 10k...glad I didn't get em

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Wow that's not good at all! Thanks for that info!


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Don't get me wrong after installing my BC Racing coilovers on my 5.0 I'd probably go with a different coilover brand because my wife hated that car and how it rode. I for one didn't mind it it made the car handle wayyy better then stock. But for looks and a bit more performance then lowering springs and the price they're pretty good.
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Race lands lol but again the car was a convertible so not really the most stable of platforms once you brace every part of it lol


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That was what I heard about them is that they were a little rough riding. One of the car mags, MMFF I think, did a review on them and said they were a very nice option for performance as well. They tested them at a few different ride heights. The only reason I didn't buy them was because of what I heard about ride quality. Then again, that's why I chose sportlines instead of H&R SS's. I just didn't want a rough ride. I would definitely choose these if I wanted adjustability. I think they are pretty good quality.


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MMFF is the LAST place you should consider for unbiased legit info... thats Mustang101.
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That was what I heard about them is that they were a little rough riding. One of the car mags, MMFF I think, did a review on them and said they were a very nice option for performance as well. They tested them at a few different ride heights. The only reason I didn't buy them was because of what I heard about ride quality. Then again, that's why I chose sportlines instead of H&R SS's. I just didn't want a rough ride. I would definitely choose these if I wanted adjustability. I think they are pretty good quality.


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I had HR super sports in the Roush before the coilovers and put them in my buddies GT. I just drove it for a few days this week and wow those HR super sport springs ride really smooth lol. Almost to the point of how spoungy my 5.0 rode stock


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What's the consensus on progressive vs standard spring rate? I was looking at the Ford Racing B springs for my mustang.


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I've heard guys who track their car often say they don't like progressive rate springs because it's not as predictive around the track as a linear rate spring. I couldn't verify that myself because I don't track my car except at the drag strip.


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