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Old 05-23-2013, 02:11 PM   #1
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Primer2tone's suspension build for all you thirsty *****es!

Welcome!
I've developed a deep seated lust for all things suspension and I invite you to join in on my quest for tighter corners and broken hearts.

Here, I will start from the less then desirable position my suspension is in and update as much as possible.

Feel free to share your experience with particular suspension upgrades. Good or bad it's all a learning experience! I'm placing this in the General Mustang Discussion because I want feedback from all years and models.

I'll start, currently my suspension is in a shambles. I've got a lot of popping, creaking and thuds. This is one of the main things I hate about my current setup.

My current setup.
• Dynamic Racing Lowering Springs.
• Maximum Motorsports Caster/Camber Plates.
• BMR Adjustable Pan Hard Bar.

The Dynamic racing lowering springs were the beginning of my suspension problems. These springs are pure garbage. My ride quality is awful. Needless to say, they are going to be the first things to go.
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well grabberblue5.0 talked me into the Koni Str.t and they have been nothing short of amazing. Keep those MM CC plates, love mine, and further more, BMR for the rest minus the springs has been fantastic!
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I've already purchased a set of BC Coilovers and I am expecting delivery by Monday.
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Now I'm looking into a rear control arm package.
I'm about to order this. http://www.stage3motorsports.com/200...m-Package.html
Now the dilemma is do I go for Red or Black Hammertone?

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well grabberblue5.0 talked me into the Koni Str.t and they have been nothing short of amazing. Keep those MM CC plates, love mine, and further more, BMR for the rest minus the springs has been fantastic!
You see my BC Coilovers come with a pillow ball camber adjustment built right into the upper mount. So I can't reuse my MM C/C Plates. It's a shame, those *****es were expensive!
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So my suspension is 2012 gt shocks and struts. Steeda lower control arms and steeda lowering springs and steeda caster camber. The shocks went in easily however the struts were miserable. At first I had to find a new dust bellow which was extremely hard. Then I had to get caster camber. I accidentally ordered the one for 2005-2009 instead of 2010-2012. Finally got it done and I love it. Handles great. My car is a 2006 Ford Mustang V6 with the pony package.
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So my suspension is 2012 gt shocks and struts. Steeda lower control arms and steeda lowering springs and steeda caster camber. The shocks went in easily however the struts were miserable. At first I had to find a new dust bellow which was extremely hard. Then I had to get caster camber. I accidentally ordered the one for 2005-2009 instead of 2010-2012. Finally got it done and I love it. Handles great. My car is a 2006 Ford Mustang V6 with the pony package.
Do you get any noise or creaking?
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Ok, so I went with Red to match my Pan Hard Bar. I picked up...
• BMR Lower Control arms with spherical bearings.
• BMR Relocation brackets.
• BMR Adjustable Third link and bracket.

I got it out the door for $599.00
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I was gonna call AM for a price match but unfortunately they are out of stock on the BMR Relocation brackets and LCA's.
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Dang P2T. Been doin some smoky burnouts?
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Dang P2T. Been doin some smoky burnouts?
Yea I was thinking that also when looking at his tire
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Ok, so I went with Red to match my Pan Hard Bar. I picked up...
• BMR Lower Control arms with spherical bearings.
• BMR Relocation brackets.
• BMR Adjustable Third link and bracket.

I got it out the door for $599.00
I was able to take advantage of their online discount code.

I was gonna call AM for a price match but unfortunately they are out of stock on the BMR Relocation brackets and LCA's.
I like AM but they are always out of stock on BMR stuff. When I ordered my LCA plus relo brackets they listed them in stock but then got a call they were backordered on the LCA. So I purchased them from LMR and then AM was magically able to next day air them from BMR.

That's the only time I felt they were being a little shady.
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Dang P2T. Been doin some smoky burnouts?
Hehe, yeah. That was taken the day after a drift event.

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Yea I was thinking that also when looking at his tire
I've already gone through about 8 tires.

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I like AM but they are always out of stock on BMR stuff. When I ordered my LCA plus relo brackets they listed them in stock but then got a call they were backordered on the LCA. So I purchased them from LMR and then AM was magically able to next day air them from BMR.

That's the only time I felt they were being a little shady.
Yeah, I guess the demand is high but supply... Not so much. Lol
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Primer, you're off to a good start with suspension. Don't feel bad about not ordering from AM, they don't carry red BMR parts if they have the hammertone counter part available.

How about some new wheels too? Either way sounds like you've just about got suspension wrapped up, any thought about a watts link or torque arm?
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Sounds like fun Primer!!!

My suspension setup is still bone stock except for some KYB-GR2 rear shocks I picked up pretty cheap because mine were toast lol
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Primer, you're off to a good start with suspension. Don't feel bad about not ordering from AM, they don't carry red BMR parts if they have the hammertone counter part available.

How about some new wheels too? Either way sounds like you've just about got suspension wrapped up, any thought about a watts link or torque arm?
I did buy some wheels and tires as well.
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Nope! You're gonna have to wait until they are on my car!

I will say this much, they are not common wheels for a mustang and they are a staggered set.

I just got my first bad news however. The tires I ordered are on back order. 6-8 weeks. Now I've got to decide, take a lesser quality tire that is in stock or wait out the back order? I gotta call the warehouse that's shipping my wheels and make sure they are on schedule because if they have any delays I might just wait.

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Woo hoo! My coilovers are only 140 miles away!
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This thread will be very useful for me as I have a stock exhaust with no clue what to start buying first lol lots of good info here!
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Do you get any noise or creaking?
Not at all
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Not at all
Well that's good! I'm gonna make a video of the noises my suspension is making. Hopefully today and I'll post it here.
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This thread will be very useful for me as I have a stock exhaust with no clue what to start buying first lol lots of good info here!
As clumsy as our mustangs feel stock, the suspension is always a great place to start.
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Yep I know everyone says its so much better lowered and stuff I'm just not sure on which brand is the best to buy from..
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As clumsy as our mustangs feel stock, the suspension is always a great place to start.
My fox doesn't feel clumsy lol seriously tho, she handles like ya wouldn't believe
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I have run H&R Race springs and now I'm on to stock Cobra Springs. I loved the way the H&Rs felt and handled, the stance left a little to be desired but that's just me being picky. They did help cut down on nose dive a little bit, the Cobras do dive a little more than the H&Rs unfortunately. After my IRS swap I would never go back to an SRA though. The Cobra springs are slightly softer than my H&Rs which is to be expected from a stock spring, but the Cobras still handle extremely good. I'm hoping to go coil-over in the next year or so.

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Did you sell your CC plates, Primer? If not, dibs!
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Well that's good! I'm gonna make a video of the noises my suspension is making. Hopefully today and I'll post it here.
Ok cool u wonder what's making it
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My fox doesn't feel clumsy lol seriously tho, she handles like ya wouldn't believe
Well, your 2.3 helps out a lot being that it much lighter.

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I have run H&R Race springs and now I'm on to stock Cobra Springs. I loved the way the H&Rs felt and handled, the stance left a little to be desired but that's just me being picky. They did help cut down on nose dive a little bit, the Cobras do dive a little more than the H&Rs unfortunately. After my IRS swap I would never go back to an SRA though. The Cobra springs are slightly softer than my H&Rs which is to be expected from a stock spring, but the Cobras still handle extremely good. I'm hoping to go coil-over in the next year or so.

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Very nice! I'm hoping the '15 comes with an IRS, I'd definitely look into a swap for my '11.

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Yes! I will be selling them. I'll let you know, hopefully by next week.

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Ok cool u wonder what's making it
I've made a video but I need to try again. It wasn't picking up the sound very well. :/
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The coils there yet!??!?!?
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Well, your 2.3 helps out a lot being that it much lighter.
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The coils there yet!??!?!?
I literally just signed for them about 5 minutes ago! Standby for breakdown & inventory.

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