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Old 07-07-2015, 12:58 AM   #1
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A while ago when the car had about 40k miles on it, I installed SR lowering springs with J&M panhard bar. Now after about 6k miles the car started making some noise in the front when moving the steering wheel and rattle noise on the passenger rear end. So I figured out that it's the time to upgrade the suspension. I need your recommendations for the needed parts as the car is my DD.
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A while ago when the car had about 40k miles on it, I installed SR lowering springs with J&M panhard bar. Now after about 6k miles the car started making some noise in the front when moving the steering wheel and rattle noise on the passenger rear end. So I figured out that it's the time to upgrade the suspension. I need your recommendations for the needed parts as the car is my DD.
Bmr makes good stuff.
Start with their LCAs, LCA relo brackets, and the UCA with mount. Then upgrade to 2010 struts and shocks with gt500 mounts (that'll fix your popping problem) you'll probably want camber bolts too.
At some point in time you'll upgrade your sway bars.

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So to use the GT 500 mounts you have to use 2010 Struts?
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So to use the GT 500 mounts you have to use 2010 Struts?

That is correct. The threading length for the top most strut bolt is a different length.
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A while ago when the car had about 40k miles on it, I installed SR lowering springs with J&M panhard bar. Now after about 6k miles the car started making some noise in the front when moving the steering wheel and rattle noise on the passenger rear end. So I figured out that it's the time to upgrade the suspension. I need your recommendations for the needed parts as the car is my DD.
I went through a similar experience except my car was BRAND new. I used the same brand parts as you. For me the solution was new OEM strut mounts for the front. The rear was two fold, the hanger on the muffler was rattling against the sway bar link. The sway bar was also loose.

Replace strut mounts $119. Tighten everything in the rear, free.
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I was thinking about KONI shocks and struts but I'm not sure if the car would benefit from them right now
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What kind of noise does it make when you move the steering wheel? Does it do it when you're not moving?
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I was thinking about KONI shocks and struts but I'm not sure if the car would benefit from them right now
If you're lowered you will benefit with new shocks and struts. The stock ones are not designed to be used with a lowered vehicle. These are next on my list as well.
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If you're lowered you will benefit with new shocks and struts. The stock ones are not designed to be used with a lowered vehicle. These are next on my list as well.
Socal if you don't mind what's going to be your set up? Suspension wise.. Thanks

MPT TUNE, Borla S-Type, Airaid Cai, Ford racing X pipe, Mac ceramic shorty headers, 2010 GT500 rims, 35% tint, Sr Springs, J&M phb, camber bolts, blacked out side markers, front and taillights.
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Socal if you don't mind what's going to be your set up? Suspension wise.. Thanks

MPT TUNE, Borla S-Type, Airaid Cai, Ford racing X pipe, Mac ceramic shorty headers, 2010 GT500 rims, 35% tint, Sr Springs, J&M phb, camber bolts, blacked out side markers, front and taillights.

I just started doing some research on this so Im not 100% yet. What Im looking at though is:

Real LCA's
Rear upper control arm and mount
Relocation Brackets
Most likely Koni Shocks
GT500 Mounts
Ill probably also do some new springs. I want to go a little lower.
Then at some point new sway bars

Right now this is on hold. Im getting a new hood and paint so Ill pay off this first and then move on to my suspension.
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I just started doing some research on this so Im not 100% yet. What Im looking at though is:

Real LCA's
Rear upper control arm and mount
Relocation Brackets
Most likely Koni Shocks
GT500 Mounts
Ill probably also do some new springs. I want to go a little lower.
Then at some point new sway bars

Right now this is on hold. Im getting a new hood and paint so Ill pay off this first and then move on to my suspension.
good plan my friend, i will copy your build list since this is where im going for as well.. little by little..
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