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Old 08-10-2014, 10:14 AM   #1
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So I searched the forums and didn't find any answers for my particular question. I would like to improve the handling on my DD, but don't have any desire to lower the car or stiffen it too much. In essence, I just want a really smooth ride where I don't feel the bumps, and I'd like to handle corners without feeling anything. I was thinking a Strut Tower Brace and possibly some sway bars. I don't want to break the bank either. Any suggestions would be much appreciated. Note: I never go to the track, nor do I plan on going to the track. So please don't offer suggestions that relate to racing. This is solely a DD. Thanks!


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Then leave it alone. Most upgraded suspension is meant to stiffen the car.
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Then leave it alone. Most upgraded suspension is meant to stiffen the car.
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Maybe a strut tower brace? That will stiffen up the car a lot though. All suspension mods will stiffen your car up....that's the point of them. That's like asking for headers and a tune but no HP gains lol.
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Tires make a big difference

Get the strut bar now.
Then when you need tires get a set of Michelin Pilot sport tires. You will have a car that will ride and handle way better then the Pirelli tires you have on it now.
The Michelin's may cost a little more but they are well worth the extra $$$$.

Read the reviews to see which ones are for your needs

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/michel...elin-tires.jsp

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Yea there really is no way to improve handling like that and keep the same ride comfort.


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Excellent! Thanks a lot for the help, and for saving my wallet.


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All I can say is better sway bars and upgraded struts springs and coils

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And u want to stiffen it a little but not to much then I say get a strut tower brace for the front and the rear

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Sway bars have a minimal impact on ride quality as well.
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The SR springs from American Muscle are what I have on my DD and I feel it made it ride better


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Sway bars have a minimal impact on ride quality as well.
The largest sway bars you can find are going ot be the closest thing to what you are after. Technically not the way to go fast on a road course (huge bars, very soft springs), but for normal street driving, it will feel 100% better steady state cornering and turn in will be much improved.
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In essence, I just want a really smooth ride where I don't feel the bumps, and I'd like to handle corners without feeling anything.
I hate to say it, but sports cars are not known for their luxurious ride to begin with. My Chrysler 300 was like piloting a boat on the road - smooth sailing over every crack, bump and pothole. BUT, it handled like a boat too. I went through 3 sets of tires during the 60k+ miles I put on that car. I would say, daily driver or not, enhance what the car is made for (speed, handling, looks, etc), don't try to enhance aspects that it never had much of to begin with otherwise you might be disappointed - and lets face it, these things cost too much to invest in something your not going to be 100% happy with IMO.
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In essence, I just want a really smooth ride where I don't feel the bumps, and I'd like to handle corners without feeling anything. ... Note: I never go to the track, nor do I plan on going to the track. So please don't offer suggestions that relate to racing. This is solely a DD. Thanks!
I have just the tip for you. Look into tires to get that supple ride you want. This will make a huge impact, trust me. 99% of the active members of the forum are going not going to like my advice, because most people here are trying to maximize performance. But if luxurious ride is what you care about, get some Michelins. I put the same energy saver tires on my Mustang for the winter that comes with my parents' Fusion hybrid. The reduction in road noise is DRAMATIC. Like... half. So you can hear your exhaust note better too (the good noise). The ride is much more supple. And it handles in the rain/snow very well. When I get home tonight I'll tell you the exact the model, can't remember.

And if you get a street tune you can still enjoy the get-up-and-go of your Mustang, even with those tires. You're not going to be able to drive at 130 mpg and you'll add tenths of seconds on your 1/4-mile, but you're never gonna do that, so who cares?
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I hate to say it, but sports cars are not known for their luxurious ride to begin with. My Chrysler 300 was like piloting a boat on the road - smooth sailing over every crack, bump and pothole. BUT, it handled like a boat too. I went through 3 sets of tires during the 60k+ miles I put on that car. I would say, daily driver or not, enhance what the car is made for (speed, handling, looks, etc), don't try to enhance aspects that it never had much of to begin with otherwise you might be disappointed - and lets face it, these things cost too much to invest in something your not going to be 100% happy with IMO.

You have an excellent point. I never thought about the fact that performance and smooth don't really go together. You cath have it both ways right?


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I have just the tip for you. Look into tires to get that supple ride you want. This will make a huge impact, trust me. 99% of the active members of the forum are going not going to like my advice, because most people here are trying to maximize performance. But if luxurious ride is what you care about, get some Michelins. I put the same energy saver tires on my Mustang for the winter that comes with my parents' Fusion hybrid. The reduction in road noise is DRAMATIC. Like... half. So you can hear your exhaust note better too (the good noise). The ride is much more supple. And it handles in the rain/snow very well. When I get home tonight I'll tell you the exact the model, can't remember.

And if you get a street tune you can still enjoy the get-up-and-go of your Mustang, even with those tires. You're not going to be able to drive at 130 mpg and you'll add tenths of seconds on your 1/4-mile, but you're never gonna do that, so who cares?

Thank you for your advice, I will definitely take it to heart.


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