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Old 01-25-2013, 05:32 PM   #1
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Full suspension review coming up!

Order and will be installing the following parts and doing a track and street review.

-hotchkins LCA
-hotchkins UCA
-hotchkins sway bar
-hotchkins subframe connectors
-tokico d spec adjustable shocks/ struts
-frpp k springs
-gt500 mount
-bmr pan bar
-shelby tranny cooling scoop
- will be getting lca relocation braket from hotchkins because any other braket will interfere with the sway bars on the stiffest setting. (They are still been develop)

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Can't wait for the review. Wanting to do something similar. Need to order a low floor jack, first.
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My ford dealer will install it all for 300 align.
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My ford dealer will install it all for 300 align.
300 is a steal, what is that, Pesos? lol
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My ford dealer will install it all for 300 align.
Lol whaaaaaaaat?!

Local shops where I live want 300-400 for just shocks and struts springs CC plates and pan hard bar.
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I know the founder of one of the biggest mustang clubs in south florida who works at a dealer and hooks me up GOOOOOD, i will also get full warranty even if i tune or SC my car thanks to him.
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How much total just in parts if I may ask
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How much total just in parts if I may ask
Thanks to LMR and Hotchiks not alot.
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Just some pics after install yesterday.
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It looks great! How's the ride?
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It looks great! How's the ride?
On soft it is wayyyy better than stock, more like big sedan than a coupe but when cranked to 1 which is the hardest it will be too uncomfortable for the streets. I now have it right in the middle and it is a dream of how good it rides and handles! Way better than the bmw with all full suspension i had before. It feels safer at high speeds more predictable when the tires come loose.
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On the sn95 when you install a panhard bar you remove one of the uca. Is that not the case with the newer models? I'm going to install a panhard bar and torque arm and you remove the uca all together. Very nice set up btw. I bet it handles way better.
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On the sn95 when you install a panhard bar you remove one of the uca. Is that not the case with the newer models? I'm going to install a panhard bar and torque arm and you remove the uca all together. Very nice set up btw. I bet it handles way better.
Yea i believe the driver side lca has to be removed, i am not 100% sure because i had a local speed shop do it.
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Just some pics after install yesterday.
Looking good!
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By the way, is that the corkscrew at Laguna Seca on your avatar? I just had a chance to drive Laguna Seca in December.
Yea, when last october on a trip thru cali and ofcourse i had to go to laguna seca
i just hate i live sooooooooooo far and cant take my car
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On the sn95 when you install a panhard bar you remove one of the uca. Is that not the case with the newer models? I'm going to install a panhard bar and torque arm and you remove the uca all together. Very nice set up btw. I bet it handles way better.
The 2011+ mustangs come stock with a pan hard bar. You don't have to remove anything to change it out or to install it. Keep both LCA and you keep the UCA. All of which can be replaced with stiffer after market stuff.

Or am I misunderstanding you?
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The 2011+ mustangs come stock with a pan hard bar. You don't have to remove anything to change it out. Keep both LCA and you keep the UCA. All of which can be replaced with stiffer after market stuff.

Or am I misunderstanding you?
I think he means remove to install the pan bar but then you put it back, idk i am confused.
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I think he means remove to install the pan bar but then you put it back, idk i am confused.
Haha I don't think the mustang he has, has a pan hard bar at all so he is asking since he has to change the way it is constructed to add one.

But I am not 100% here.
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Haha I don't think the mustang he has, has a pan hard bar at all so he is asking since he has to change the way it is constructed to add one.

But I am not 100% here.
The sn95's don't come with panhards, I didn't know the new ones come equipped with them factory. On mine I would remove one of the uppers for good, it's called a poor mans 3 link but is better than the stock 4 link but I wouldn't trust it for street daily use. With the installation of a torque arm and panhard you remove both uppers for good. These new mustangs are a lot different chassis wise then I imagined. Watch this video of a vert cobra with the gr40 setup(uses torque arm, coilovers, panhard etc) http://youtu.be/AzpDOFOvdek
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S197 rear suspension is very different than the SN95. Only one UCA, mounted to the pumpkin, the LCAs (all parallel, so no binding), plus the Panhard to control lateral movement.
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I know the founder of one of the biggest mustang clubs in south florida who works at a dealer and hooks me up GOOOOOD, i will also get full warranty even if i tune or SC my car thanks to him.
Omigod I could use that type of connection lol. Btw, what louvers are those?
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