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Old 07-21-2015, 08:30 PM   #1
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2005 v6 suspension set up?

Hey guys, just looking into upgrading from my stock suspension. I plan on doing shocks, struts and springs but can't decide on which ones to go with.. so I thought, why not get everyone's opinion on what they have!
If you have any suggestions, please drop a comment! Cheers!
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Old 07-22-2015, 09:05 AM   #2
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I've got SR springs and Koni Orange STR.T shocks and struts and it's definitely a great bang for the buck set up


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Old 07-22-2015, 09:08 AM   #3
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BMR rear control arms and a decent set of tires and with only like 220rwhp it dead hooks with just flooring it every time haha....out of the gate it hangs with a lot higher powered cars, that is until about 50-60mph then it's just a **** show haha


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Koni shocks and struts are on sale on American Muscle this month.
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I've got SR springs and Koni Orange STR.T shocks and struts and it's definitely a great bang for the buck set up


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I was thinking of that exact set up. Is the ride really stiff? I don't want to feel cigarette butts underneath my tires lol
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No it's not bad at all...definitely stiffer than stock but it's not uncomfortable. Just feels more like a sports car. I've never had anyone complain about bumps or anything when riding with me lol


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That's definitely the set up I'm going with then! You have a PHB aswell and any other mods to thr suspension?
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Old 07-23-2015, 10:11 AM   #8
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Yeah I've got a J&M adjustable pan hard bar with the urethane bushings...BMR rear upper and lower control arms with their relocation brackets. And then eibach camber bolts up front


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Old 07-23-2015, 12:28 PM   #9
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I would just jump straight to coilovers
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What superdrift said, all said and done it would be pretty close in price doing lowering springs and a decent set of shocks vs. straight to coilovers. Also get the caster camber plates after lowering, I ran through a set of tires real quick because I was cheap and tried the bolts.
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Thanks everyone. Through my research and recommendations, I'm just gonna save for the coilovers and take the plunge.. I don't want to sacrifice top much ride quality !
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What superdrift said, all said and done it would be pretty close in price doing lowering springs and a decent set of shocks vs. straight to coilovers. Also get the caster camber plates after lowering, I ran through a set of tires real quick because I was cheap and tried the bolts.

The bolts aren't any less effective for adjusting camber though...just some have had issues with them breaking


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Not sure if you base the base model my 09 was and i added a pair of gt sway bars on mine .The base model does not have the rear sway bar and it made a huge difference in the way it handled plus i had koni front struts and gt shocks on it ..
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I bought the Eiboch full lowering kit for my 06, it handles really good. The kit cost about $1000 though... It includes front and rear sway bars.


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Anyone have any experience or knowledge on the KYB Excel-G GR-2 Front & Rear Struts Shocks? The price is friendly, was curious how they were?
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I guess I'll reply here instead of creating a new thread. What would you guys suggest?

An entirely new suspension setup including shocks, struts, springs, upper and lower control arms, pan hard bar, and strut brace as so:
http://www.americanmuscle.com/build-...l?build=117662

OR, a coilover kit, as such:
SR Performance Mustang Coil-Over Kit 102267 (05-14 All) - Free Shipping

The entire suspension set up would be about $150 more than just the coilovers, but then there would be labor cost (I'm sure I'd be able to install the coilivers myself).

I feel I'd get a better bang for my buck with the entire suspension as opposed to just a coilover kit, but I'm not sure.
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I guess I'll reply here instead of creating a new thread. What would you guys suggest?

An entirely new suspension setup including shocks, struts, springs, upper and lower control arms, pan hard bar, and strut brace as so:
http://www.americanmuscle.com/build-...l?build=117662

OR, a coilover kit, as such:
SR Performance Mustang Coil-Over Kit 102267 (05-14 All) - Free Shipping

The entire suspension set up would be about $150 more than just the coilovers, but then there would be labor cost (I'm sure I'd be able to install the coilivers myself).

I feel I'd get a better bang for my buck with the entire suspension as opposed to just a coilover kit, but I'm not sure.

Just some input, you'll need caster camber plates as well whichever route you go. As for bang for you buck I'd go with the whole suspension. Those control arms will help.
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Just some input, you'll need caster camber plates as well whichever route you go. As for bang for you buck I'd go with the whole suspension. Those control arms will help.
Are the camber plates really necessary, or can I just go with the bolts?
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Are the camber plates really necessary, or can I just go with the bolts?

I have the bolts for a 1.5" drop on springs. they'll do fine for the drop but if you were to go any lower than 1.5" then the plates are definitely needed
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Everybody told me that i would want to get coilovers after i get lowering springs and they were right, the springs arent low enough for me, so just get coilovers and dont waste any time with springs
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I would also check out some of the new RTR suspension stuff on AM as well. Supposed to have really well made control arms. Just an idea.
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Are the camber plates really necessary, or can I just go with the bolts?
I just had them bolted on, I used the Eiboch full suspension system. I haven't had it bottomed out and it seems to handle really well compared to the stock. About a week after I had it installed I took it out and tested it on a runway. I'll upload the video. I used cheap wheels, it was only $460 for all four from firestone.
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