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Old 03-24-2014, 04:04 AM   #1
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GT track pack suspension

I was searching Craigslist and found a guy selling the complete 2011 GT track pack suspension for $150. Does anyone know if there is a worthy improvement over the stock 2013 v6 suspension? Will the springs lower my car? Will handling improve enough to notice?

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Only thing will be the front springs; they are for a GT which in turn is for the weight of the 5.0, and may make your front sit a bit high when installed on a V6.
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How would these differ from say performance package items since some of the components of the PP is GT items
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Here is what the 2011 V6 performance package includes:

1) 3:31 rear axle gears
2) GT spec calipers and performance friction pads (and GT rotors).
3) GT front struts (not GT springs)
4) GT rear shocks AND springs
5) GT Front and rear stabilizer bars. (front is 34MM, rear is 24mm)
6) Strut tower brace
7) 19 inch wheels with Pirelli performance tires
8) rear lower control arms from the Shelby GT500
9) Electronic stability control program with sport mode (allows more slip in the corners).

How that differs from what you currently have on your stock (non PP) V6 (assuming it has no other mods)?:

1) 2.73 rear axle gears
2) Smaller front and rear Sway bars ( front - 31.7mm rear - 22mm)
3) no strut bar
4) 17 inch wheels
5) Smaller front rotor (brake calipers are the same as a GT though)
6) standard lower control arms
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So essentially stock front springs?
Also if I was to get rear lower control arms they would make no difference since I already have the GT500's?
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So essentially stock front springs?
Also if I was to get rear lower control arms they would make no difference since I already have the GT500's?
There's always improvement to be made! Many will state it's a waste to buy used GT suspension take offs, and tell you to buy all aftermarket stuff. How deep are your wallets?

A better question would be: what do you plan to use this upgraded suspension for? Are you going to turn it into a weekend canyon carver, or track racer? Then get the great stuff. If it's going to be for the street, and wanting to simply improve on stock (or non performance package suspension), then the GT, Boss, or Shelby take offs can improve the V6 suspension just fine.

Just don't install the front springs, as the nose will sit up too high. Those springs are designed with the 5.0 weight in mind.
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There's always improvement to be made! Many will state it's a waste to buy used GT suspension take offs, and tell you to buy all aftermarket stuff. How deep are your wallets?



A better question would be: what do you plan to use this upgraded suspension for? Are you going to turn it into a weekend canyon carver, or track racer? Then get the great stuff. If it's going to be for the street, and wanting to simply improve on stock (or non performance package suspension), then the GT, Boss, or Shelby take offs can improve the V6 suspension just fine.



Just don't install the front springs, as the nose will sit up too high. Those springs are designed with the 5.0 weight in mind.

I don't plan on taking it to the track, since it is my DD. However maybe one day I will take it to the strip for fun. I don't mind the v6 suspension, however it can use some improvement in the corners. What I really am looking for is looking for suspension that can keep me more planted and give me more confidence in the corners. Then I saw this on craigslist for $150 and was curious if it was worth purchasing and putting on my car.
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It's a very good price...I'm betting you can deal it down a bit more too. Would I buy it? Sure, especially since you mentioned you are looking for some additional improvement to your stock, non PP suspension package, and don't plan to make it a full on track racer (who really does this for the street?). Not sure what your rear gear setup is, but if it's a 2:73, you may want to consider a 3:31, 3:55, or 3:73. Those are a huge improvement to accelleration from a stop, or rolling start. That makes for some weekend tracking or road "twisty" fun as well.

The front springs won't work, but you can easily just install your current front springs onto the GT front struts, or buy a set of performance V6 springs. You might find someone interested in buying just the springs, but the market is pretty much flooded with GT springs.
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