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Old 12-27-2012, 12:59 PM   #1
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Front end appearaance, or suspension mods? Can't decide

I am going down to Late Model Resto tomorrow. Can't decide what to get.

These Front end appearance mods, that i really like the looks of and feel confident I can install myself.

2010-12 Mustang California Special Front Valance Kit at LRS - Free Shipping!
Ford Mustang Boss Front Chin Spoiler Street Splitter (10-12) at LRS - Free Shipping!
2010-2012 Roush 7 Bar Upper Billet Grille, Black at LRS - Free Shipping!

Or these suspension parts, That I'm sure will need to be installed at a good shop.

Eibach Mustang Pro-Kit Lowering Springs (11-13 GT/V6) 35125.140 at LRS - Free Shipping!
BMR Mustang Upper & Lower Control Arm Kit (05-10) CAP002 at LRS - Free Shipping!
BMR Mustang Adjustable Panhard Bar (05-13) PHR006B at LRS - Free Shipping!
BMR Mustang Control Arm Relocation (05-13) CAB005B at LRS - Free Shipping!

What woould you guys do? Get the appearance mods that you could install yourself right away? or get the suspension stuff that you wouldn't be able to have installed for a few months account the price of the install?

Car is my daily driver, I do not race it, just enjoy driving it and have fun everytime I get in it.
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Old 12-27-2012, 01:05 PM   #2
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I think suspension. It's an appearance and handling mod all in one. I've never done it but most people say even if you don't know much about cars you can still do the suspension mods on your own.

I'd recommend getting new shocks/struts as well because the stock ones suck for lowering and will need to be replaced soon after anyway.
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Old 12-27-2012, 03:00 PM   #3
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I did those appearance mods, and I love it, but honestly if you want your car to drive better I would do the suspension.

I sort of regret going the route I did as I would have done things differently if I had the knowledge I did now.

plus, I am sick of looking at my car and thinking 4X4 jeep from how high it sits.
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Well, just got back from the shop that wiill install suspension, this is the same shop that installed my headers, Great guys. Their shop is alway full of Mustangs.

He said since i dont track or race, i would be waisting money on UCA/LCA and panhard. Said all i need for 1 in drop is springs, but recommends the shocks/struts also.
so here is what i am thinking now...
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Control arms help a lot I would get them they help put the power to the ground and les wheels pin
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Control arms help a lot I would get them they help put the power to the ground and les wheels pin
Yeah UCA, LCA and relo brackets are a must. Pan hard bar would be good while your at it.

Will help eliminate wheel hop and keep your tires planted.

Also if you drop but don't do LCA and relo brackets from what I remember your LCA brackets will aim down and not give you as good of traction.

Personally I am doing all white line products for LCA, UCA, relo brackets and pan hard bar come spring time before i do shocks and struts.

Sick of touching the gas and breaking out the back end.
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Does anyone know what springs have the most even drop meaning flush all around.
Frpp k springs dont drop enough in the back and h&r dont drop enough in the front.
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Does anyone know what springs have the most even drop meaning flush all around.
Frpp k springs dont drop enough in the back and h&r dont drop enough in the front.
My h&r supersports are flush all around
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My h&r supersports are flush all around
Your car looks a little bit like an orgasm IMHO.
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Your car looks a little bit like an orgasm IMHO.
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My h&r supersports are flush all around
Wow they look like coilovers, how is the ride.
I had them in the bmw i had before and i loved them.
Bro your car looks sick as hell!!!!
Do u think it will still look flush in 19???
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Wow they look like coilovers, how is the ride.
I had them in the bmw i had before and i loved them.
Bro your car looks sick as hell!!!!
Do u think it will still look flush in 19???
Thanks. Yes it will be flush with 19's. The ride is not so great. I'm still on stock struts though. Your car looks good also man. Love the quad borla s types you got
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your rear end will b off center when u drop your car, even an inch, i cant believe the shop said it wasnt necessary for a panhard bar? just knowing the tire is sticking out one side more than the other would be worth the money to fix it?
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Thanks. Yes it will be flush with 19's. The ride is not so great. I'm still on stock struts though. Your car looks good also man. Love the quad borla s types you got
I could personally recommend the tokico d spec on the steeda website, they are adjustable and just $550. Same as the frpp but different sticker.

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Thanks. Yes it will be flush with 19's. The ride is not so great. I'm still on stock struts though. Your car looks good also man. Love the quad borla s types you got
Are u getting the roush side and rear side splitters? I just installed it yesterday and they look sick with the roush front splitter.
It makes the car seem about an inch lower.
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I could personally recommend the tokico d spec on the steeda website, they are adjustable and just $550. Same as the frpp but different sticker.

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Are u getting the roush side and rear side splitters? I just installed it yesterday and they look sick with the roush front splitter.
It makes the car seem about an inch lower.
Yes I am getting those also. We should stop since we are totally hijacking this thread. Lol
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