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Old 02-11-2018, 10:08 AM   #1
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Hey guys. I'm looking at getting some full length SFC and am wondering if they're worth it for a car I drive basically on the weekends up in the canyons and once or twice to work during the spring/summer. As far as suspension, I'm using some H&R supersports, Koni shocks/struts, UPR upper/lower RCA's and a strut tower brace. I think it handles much tigher but heard that SFC are a must. I really don't want a harsh *** ride but also want to keep the car tight for many more years. Would upgrading the factory sway bars be a better alternative? Any suggestions would help. Thanks

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If convertible they really help a lot.
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not to harsh no. i just welded in my steeda full length sfc and i haven't done a ton of driving yet, but feels more rigid, and confident in the few turns i did take. i can also feel a stronger launch, much stronger. but it doesnt feel like i sacrificed any ride comfort. when jacking my car up the flex is much much less too.

If you're going with sfc , go full length obviously, and i did a bunch of research and the steeda where the best ones out there, which isnt a real shocker.

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It will ride better not harsher, tighter and more planted. Only downside I can see is the cost.
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All benefits, no downsides except reduced ground clearance for some. Steeda are going to be your best regular ones. For ground clearance Stiffler's are the best. Global West also has a really good set that tucks up to the floorboards and stronger than the Stifflers. I'd just go with the Steedas unless you are slammed.
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yes i should have mentioned that if youre slammed no go. I run frpp c springs. about an inch and eighth or so drop.

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Nah, if you are absolutely slammed then the stiffler's will still work. But totally "slammed" to the ground Mustangs look idiotic IMO. Regular like 1.5" lowering will still be fine with subs in most cases.
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I'll probably go with Steeda or Maximum Motorsports. I'm definitely not slammed: about 1.75 in the front and 2" in the rear.
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I am in the middle of upgrading my suspension. I have a LCAs, adjustable panhard bar, adjustable upper control arms from BMR waiting to be installed.

Then I read this thread.

I am now buying the 5-point subframe connectors from BMR.

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I ran Maximum Motorsports on my old 01 (still feels weird to say that). They were really nice. Stifflers makes ones that come with a full matrix, but not needed unless you do competitive racing. MM or Steeda will suit 99.9% of Mustang owners. They are very worth it.
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Thanks for the heads up man. I think I recognize you from a feature on mustang360.com, nice car man. I think I'll go with the MM SFC and upgrade the bushings on the front sway bar and call it a day. It's a street car and I don't wanna get away from that.


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Global west also has a matrix assembly with jacking rails. None are needed unless you are going to be actually racing racing.
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Thanks for the heads up man. I think I recognize you from a feature on mustang360.com, nice car man. I think I'll go with the MM SFC and upgrade the bushings on the front sway bar and call it a day. It's a street car and I don't wanna get away from that.


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One thing I would recommend for all cars is the Maximum Motorsports Panhard Bar. I did a lot of autocross so it helped a good amount. But I could tell the difference just driving around the block with it on. I would highly recommend a Panhard Bar for all Mustangs. It makes the car feel like one, not a separate front and back.
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I did the IRS lol

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I did the IRS lol

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I'm going IRS as well. It'll just be in a 2015+ body lol.

Going to just pay off the rest of the Spark in a lump sum payment soon so I can get the title and clear out debt. Then I'll get the S550. And then I'll sell the Spark so I just have 1 car to insure.
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You gonna go all out and get a 2018?
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Well after some thought and all your input, I pulled the trigger on some MM subframe connectors, along with some urethane off set steering rack bushings, front sway bar end links and bushings and some caster/camber plates. I think that'll do it for my suspension on this car. Thanks for the help guys!!

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Can't afford one at my current Roth, 401k, and ESPP contributions.
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