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Old 03-21-2013, 08:33 PM   #1
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Or save for s/c for July
suspension...
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Haha that is on to do List eventually but things listed are priory I'm by no means a racer or track person I do plan on doing drag strip with my dad that's it though. So probably uca and lca eventually just not at moment
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Haha that is on to do List eventually but things listed are priory I'm by no means a racer or track person I do plan on doing drag strip with my dad that's it though. So probably uca and lca eventually just not at moment
Well if you saved for an SC and don't do suspension first your gonna be unhappy.

I wish now looking back on it I had done suspension a long time ago.
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Lol ya traction would b a issue lol but still sitting on stock rims as of now and miss my bass so idk So lost maybe just dump half on loan idk lol gah car causes many sleepless nights haha
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Suspension then supercharger. Then when you feel like being a badass trade it in for a civic, drives the ladies crazy.
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Lol ya traction would b a issue lol but still sitting on stock rims as of now and miss my bass so idk So lost maybe just dump half on loan idk lol gah car causes many sleepless nights haha
I did suspension before rims....

I've had my car 2 years and some days now and only finally am changing out the rims. They come in Monday.

You've had your car what a couple months? Slow down man and think it over. Suspension will do far more for you than rims will.
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I think since you pretty much have all the looks done you just need to finish it off with some wheels. Black with GB accents would look sick with your color combo.
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Ya just had car 2 months and its come along ways already lol a blue suspension kit under it would look sick as well lop
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I bought a new set of roush 20" wheels with cooper rs3 tires. It's gonna look sick but I was also thinking of sc mine but I think my next mod would be suspension, brakes, and then the sc
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Definitely suspension first, then wheels... I think audio is the last thing I would ever do to this car, the exhaust tone is the only music I wanna hear when the windows are down
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without supporting suspension mods it would not be fun...lol

this car can barely put down the power it has without modding the engine as is, add in a jump that big in HP and TQ and it would be a nightmare.
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[QUOTE=nosympathy;1578017]without supporting suspension mods it would not be fun...lol

WoW......you've never been to MB SC then
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without supporting suspension mods it would not be fun...lol

WoW......you've never been to MB SC then
Myrtle beach? Not since I was a tiny kid.
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without supporting suspension mods it would not be fun...lol

this car can barely put down the power it has without modding the engine as is, add in a jump that big in HP and TQ and it would be a nightmare.
I only have wheels and tires with no suspension work at all with a tvs blower,....I sure have a lot of fun!
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I'm sure that the tvs is plenty of fun with out suspension upgrades, quite frankly I'm a little jealous. But there are NA cars running much better times than yours would in large part due to suspension. (Whether you drag race or not is irrelevant, I'm just using drag times as a standard for comparison.) these cars lack good suspension, not power... We're spoiled, 400+ hp is ALOT but we're using it as the norm now
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Hell I have winter tires on and I spin up til 3rd running the hancooks or w e great tire just no traction to get on it lol so I've been looking I could do uca lca then struts and shocks and a off road xpipe is that a good list?
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Hell I have winter tires on and I spin up til 3rd running the hancooks or w e great tire just no traction to get on it lol so I've been looking I could do uca lca then struts and shocks and a off road xpipe is that a good list?
Lca and relo brackets along with uca and tq mount. Those are some of the best traction mods that you can add to the s197
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I'm sure that the tvs is plenty of fun with out suspension upgrades, quite frankly I'm a little jealous. But there are NA cars running much better times than yours would in large part due to suspension. (Whether you drag race or not is irrelevant, I'm just using drag times as a standard for comparison.) these cars lack good suspension, not power... We're spoiled, 400+ hp is ALOT but we're using it as the norm now
I agree. Good points. I use drag times for comparisons as well.
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Lca and relo brackets along with uca and tq mount. Those are some of the best traction mods that you can add to the s197
So that and xpipe? Don't do struts for now ? Will 2k cover parts and install
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So that and xpipe? Don't do struts for now ? Will 2k cover parts and install
Ah sorry I missed that, konis are on sale for $330 for the month as well as GT500 mounts are usually a shade under $100. Sending a PM now.
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Ok that would help I want to some performance still thus the off road x pipe and il get ghost can for fun . But suspension work will not be done by me my budget is 2k preferably 1500 lol
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Good rims will cost you more than $2000.
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Or a nice new cowl hood damn to many wants
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Get those and then do GB accent stripes. I figure that is pretty much the last visual you need so might as well finish it up.
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A good suspension setup will run you roughly $1200 + whatever springs you choose. If you go with the following:

Koni str.t
Gt500 mounts
Adj. UCA
LCA
Relocation brackets
UCA mounts
Adj. Panhard bar
Camber bolts

If you're not installing it yourself, add another $600 or so.

If you plan on going to the drag strip, I'd do all that plus a set of drag radials before even considering a supercharger.

Also, just my opinion (I know some people on here will disagree and say I'm wrong), but I would suggest to save up at least twice the amount of a supercharger kit before pulling the trigger on a supercharger. Unless you have another car that you can use as a daily driver.

I've been down the forced induction road before, on other cars, and it has never been just the cost of the F/I kit. There's always little things here and there that you need to supplement your kit, or to supplement the car in order to make it better with the kit or just more reliable. Then there's always things that break, just due to the extra power.

At some point, depending on how long you plan on keeping the car, or how much power you plan to run, I would start looking into getting a built engine. Again, some people will disagree here, but a non-factory F/I car will not last as long with F/I as its N/A counter part (unless the N/A one has some crazy mods).

Before anybody says anything, I am not against F/I at all. I'm all for it!! In fact, I plan on going either the S/C or TT route later down the road. However, for now this is my daily driver, and I will not be going that route until I get a second car.
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idk what kind of sound system youre looking for but i just took one out of my old trailblazer SS. 2 12" subs and a 1000w orion amp. Now that i think of it idk if itll fit in the trunk of ur mustang..
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Lol I already had 2 12in kickers and amp but need box . Only doing one 12 that's it it's plenty lol
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So shipping list is done and everything else will follow over summer

Black amr or gt500 rims 19in staggered
Jba off road h pipe with a ghost cam tune from bama

Other thing I'm ordering caliber covers from mgw while pricey I believe will be best color match and to be honest I don't plan on selling car so down road will help . Question is I'm getting gb covers but they come with mustang engraved on them in different color between white red silver or black thought ?
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A good suspension setup will run you roughly $1200 + whatever springs you choose. If you go with the following:

Koni str.t
Gt500 mounts
Adj. UCA
LCA
Relocation brackets
UCA mounts
Adj. Panhard bar
Camber bolts

If you're not installing it yourself, add another $600 or so.

If you plan on going to the drag strip, I'd do all that plus a set of drag radials before even considering a supercharger.

Also, just my opinion (I know some people on here will disagree and say I'm wrong), but I would suggest to save up at least twice the amount of a supercharger kit before pulling the trigger on a supercharger. Unless you have another car that you can use as a daily driver.

I've been down the forced induction road before, on other cars, and it has never been just the cost of the F/I kit. There's always little things here and there that you need to supplement your kit, or to supplement the car in order to make it better with the kit or just more reliable. Then there's always things that break, just due to the extra power.

At some point, depending on how long you plan on keeping the car, or how much power you plan to run, I would start looking into getting a built engine. Again, some people will disagree here, but a non-factory F/I car will not last as long with F/I as its N/A counter part (unless the N/A one has some crazy mods).

Before anybody says anything, I am not against F/I at all. I'm all for it!! In fact, I plan on going either the S/C or TT route later down the road. However, for now this is my daily driver, and I will not be going that route until I get a second car.
$1200 will not get you a good suspension setup, It will ok not good. More like $2000 and up. Plus labor. Shocks/ C/C plates are not on your list. That's about 6-800 alone

Do suspension first.
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Rims are being ordered I can't even take these winter tires to strip so have to start there
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