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Old 02-09-2015, 11:10 PM   #1
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I'm not sure whether I should go work on the suspension a bit in the back or spend the money on under drive pullys? I already have full exhaust and CIA with TB and plenum. I don't really want to lower the car because my x pipe already scrapes sometimes.

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If your stock suspension is as bad as mine I would highly suggest taking care of the suspension

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How much do you have to work with?

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I'd get UDP if your suspension is good and not rattling or squeaking.

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It's still good I only have 25k on the car

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Suspension no doubt get the car the handle and hook as good as possible before making more power.
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Control Arms will help Plant your Tires on the Ground.
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With that you can get sway bars and upper and lower control arms

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For now the stock front/rear sway bars are fine. I'd definitely upgrade to some tubular upper/lower control arms and some weld in subframe connectors.
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For now the stock front/rear sway bars are fine. I'd definitely upgrade to some tubular upper/lower control arms and some weld in subframe connectors.

Changing uppers in the new edge is a bad idea as it can possibly tear the torque boxes.


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Changing uppers in the new edge is a bad idea as it can possibly tear the torque boxes.


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I think it depends on the brand/design. I've heard the Maximum Motorsports Uppers can as they still induce flex like the Ford Units, even with the stiffer bushings.

A guy I know from a local club has the Steeda's and claims they are much better on the torque boxes vs the MM ones.
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I looked up under my stang when it was on the rack to see where the exhaust was scrapping on speed bumps, even when I was stock height. For mine, it looks to be the design of the off road H pipe I have. Maybe it's like that for you. I was thinking of taking mine to an exhaust shop to see if they could make some adjustments to the angle in the area after the rear O2 sensors and before the flanges to the cat back. Maybe they could cut and re-weld in that area and get it to angle upward a smidge..? Mine hangs down pretty low at the cat back connection compared to how the stock exhaust was.


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I'd get UDP if your suspension is good and not rattling or squeaking.

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The suspension may not have rattles or squeaks but it definitely needs help. The suspension in these cars is based off of the 1979 Fairmont. So you can bet it's worse than mediocre stock.


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I looked up under my stang when it was on the rack to see where the exhaust was scrapping on speed bumps, even when I was stock height. For mine, it looks to be the design of the off road H pipe I have. Maybe it's like that for you. I was thinking of taking mine to an exhaust shop to see if they could make some adjustments to the angle in the area after the rear O2 sensors and before the flanges to the cat back. Maybe they could cut and re-weld in that area and get it to angle upward a smidge..? Mine hangs down pretty low at the cat back connection compared to how the stock exhaust was.


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Mine only scrapes where the cats are I've had it in an exhaust shop a couple times said it's as high as it will go

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How are you guys scraping?

I didn't start to scrape my exhaust until I pretty much slammed mine lol
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How are you guys scraping?

I didn't start to scrape my exhaust until I pretty much slammed mine lol
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Control arms or under drive pullys

Uhhh I have side exhaust that's the lowest point on the car and I'm lowered a good 3.5". I scrape more K member then exhaust


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I think it depends on the brand/design. I've heard the Maximum Motorsports Uppers can as they still induce flex like the Ford Units, even with the stiffer bushings.

A guy I know from a local club has the Steeda's and claims they are much better on the torque boxes vs the MM ones.
There is no design of UCA that works well as the 4 link is just a bad design period.

MM does not sell any UCAs besides stock stamped Ford ones btw. There is a big write up on their site as to why they do this and why using aftermarket UCAs is a bad idea period.

Basically, if you are serious about your car not handling like a pile of doo, you install a TA/PHB setup or a Watt's link OR you convert to IRS but when converting to IRS you can introduce a whole new set of issues if you don't go through said IRS prior to installing it.
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