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Old 07-14-2014, 04:34 PM   #1
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Suspension kit or Gears?

I'm in between swapping out my 2.73's for 3.73's or purchasing a handling starter pack(sve lowering springs, lower control arms, panhard bar, camber adjustment bolts.) SVE Mustang Performance Suspension Kit (11-14) - LatemodelRestoration.com

My current mods are a JLT Cold air intake, MPT/BAMA race tune, roush Axlebacks.

What do you guys think? Should I finish off my performance with the gears first, or add on a few suspension parts? Which will give me the biggest gains in your guys's opinion?

The price difference is about $450 between gears installed and the suspension.


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Personally, Id go with suspension. It will look a lot better and handle a lot better.
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Personally, Id go with suspension. It will look a lot better and handle a lot better.

Do you think everything included in that kit will be adequate? No need to replace the struts and mounts?


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I'm in between swapping out my 2.73's for 3.73's or purchasing a handling starter pack(sve lowering springs, lower control arms, panhard bar, camber adjustment bolts.) SVE Mustang Performance Suspension Kit (11-14) - LatemodelRestoration.com

My current mods are a JLT Cold air intake, MPT/BAMA race tune, roush Axlebacks.

What do you guys think? Should I finish off my performance with the gears first, or add on a few suspension parts? Which will give me the biggest gains in your guys's opinion?

The price difference is about $450 between gears installed and the suspension.


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I've been going between the same choices for quite some time and I'm leaning towards the gears. Mainly because I believe it'll give the biggest bang for the buck. Just my 2 cents
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I can't wait to get my gears, but it would make no sense to get that if she can't "Handle" it...

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Do you think everything included in that kit will be adequate? No need to replace the struts and mounts?


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The list you have should be good.
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I've been going between the same choices for quite some time and I'm leaning towards the gears. Mainly because I believe it'll give the biggest bang for the buck. Just my 2 cents

Me just wanting the most in demand power out of car is telling me gears too! But the conservativeness in me is saying to balance everything out with some suspension

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I can't wait to get my gears, but it would make no sense to get that if she can't "Handle" it...

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Makes sense. I just wish I was rich and could get it all at the same time haha


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You will have a hard time actually putting the power to the ground without suspension


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Suspension kit or Gears?

I wouldn't say it's being conservative bro, it's more like doing it the right way. I mean unless you wanna look like that cartoon car where the wheels keep spinning in one place while the other car is a good half a car length ahead of you after the green "on the track obviously" lmao



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Me just wanting the most in demand power out of car is telling me gears too! But the conservativeness in me is saying to balance everything out with some suspension
OK, cool, it's settled. Go with the suspension, do the gears latter
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The price on that kit is awesome. I know Eibach and J&M by reputation... is SVE good quality product? If so, I'm gonna grab one of these kits myself.
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The price on that kit is awesome. I know Eibach and J&M by reputation... is SVE good quality product? If so, I'm gonna grab one of these kits myself.

Pretty sure sve is lmr's brand, kind of like sr is to am. All I know is the sve wheels are good quality for the price so I'm sure their suspension isnt too bad either. They're even doing tunes now I'm pretty curious how they are.
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I think I'm sold on this kit. Should I also get a bumpsteer kit such as Steeda Bumpsteer Kit 555-8106 (05-14 All) - Free Shipping ?
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Suspension First. Do you look to see what it would cost to have struts, strut mounts and shocks to this kit?
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I would agree suspension is the way to go here buuuut that SVE kit looks a little sketch to me. Looks cheap and the bushings in the LCAs look awful.

You may get what you pay for. I put together a similar kit piece by piece, it's more expensive but has quality parts.

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My philosophy is, spend a little extra up front so you only have to do it once and you're confident it will work 100%.

My personal choice is the Pro System: Eibach Mustang Pro-System-Plus 35125.68 (11-14 GT, V6) - Free Shipping
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I've been going between the same choices for quite some time and I'm leaning towards the gears. Mainly because I believe it'll give the biggest bang for the buck. Just my 2 cents
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You will have a hard time actually putting the power to the ground without suspension


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Actually not at all if its a dd. If your tracking on weekends then yes but just driving "spiritly" its really not a problem at all.

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I'm in between swapping out my 2.73's for 3.73's or purchasing a handling starter pack(sve lowering springs, lower control arms, panhard bar, camber adjustment bolts.)

My current mods are a JLT Cold air intake, MPT/BAMA race tune, roush Axlebacks.

What do you guys think? Should I finish off my performance with the gears first, or add on a few suspension parts? Which will give me the biggest gains in your guys's opinion?

The price difference is about $450 between gears installed and the suspension.
It sounds like you have a pretty good build list so far! How are you enjoying the Bama tune?

I honestly don't think you can go wrong with your next mod. Suspension and Gears are both very important areas of your Mustang. I would personally go with a set of Gears next! You'll notice huge gains in acceleration and torque from a set of 3.73's. Gears are one of the best mods I did to my 2011 GT! After you have the power and acceleration where you want it, throw some suspension on to make sure you can put that power to the ground.

Keep in mind this is just my personal opinion! Let me know if you have any questions at all. We'd be happy to help!

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I think I'm sold on this kit. Should I also get a bumpsteer kit such as Steeda Bumpsteer Kit 555-8106 (05-14 All) - Free Shipping ?
I'd recommend this Bumpsteer kit to anyone whose Mustang is their DD, even on stock springs. Steering response is greatly improved and upon hitting 'bumps' the steering does not get thrown off.

If you're lowering though you'll also want to pair this bumpsteer kit up with Steeda's X11 Ball Joints. Lowering will throw off the geometry of the suspension and the X11's will be one of the items needed to correct it, as far as roll center goes.
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