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Old 03-02-2014, 11:51 PM   #1
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Suspension gurus please help

I have a '14 GT, manual, TP with just Steeda 93 octane tune, Steeda LCAs, and cat-back exhaust for mods so far.

Alright, I have ordered and en route the following parts for my suspension:
-Koni STR-T struts (11-14)
-Koni STR-T shocks
-Steeda HD cc plates
-Whiteline adjustable panhard bar
-Steeda Ultralite springs

This vehicle is my daily driver and will not see any track/strip time in the near future. My goal was basically to improve handling and lower the ride height. That said, through my research, to do it right involves a lot more than just lowering springs. The more I read about suspension upgrades, the more money I find out I need to spend. My question has to do with relocation brackets for lcas. I understand the potential need for relocation brackets. I'm stuck between the "weld in" ones and the "bolt on" ones. For my application, will I be ok with just bolt on ones, i.e. the BMR ones? I'm uncomfortable with letting just anyone weld on my vehicle. I have no welding experience so that's not an option. Where I live, in Charleston, SC, I haven't been able to find one speed shop or anyone specializing in modded cars. Also, since I already have the Steeda lcas installed, does it matter which style relo bracket I get for fitment? Thanks in advance for replies. I'm new to this modding thing so I want to do it "right" and not "good enough."
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The Bolt on BMR ones will be 110% perfect. I run the same ones. Make sure you mount the LCA in the middle hole on the relocation bracket though.

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The place you bought these parts off didn't provide you any recommendations? Cause they should
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The place you bought these parts off didn't provide you any recommendations? Cause they should

I didn't ask. I get better answers on here. Usually when I ask them, they say oh yeah, you need this, this, and this. Oh yeah, that'll be $1077. Just want honest, straight forward answers. Lol
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I didn't ask. I get better answers on here. Usually when I ask them, they say oh yeah, you need this, this, and this. Oh yeah, that'll be $1077. Just want honest, straight forward answers. Lol
Like I posted the bolton ones will be perfectly fine. No problems will arise. Just mount the LCA in the middle hole

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Like I posted the bolton ones will be perfectly fine. No problems will arise. Just mount the LCA in the middle hole

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Awesome. Thanks a lot for the reply!
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If you don't mind a little bit of a drive, Carolina Chassis Dyno in Lexington, SC is who does that kind of work on my car. It's owned by a gentleman named Travis Lane and he does damn fine work.
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Like I posted the bolton ones will be perfectly fine. No problems will arise. Just mount the LCA in the middle hole

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+1 don't forget to install ford racing jounce bumps as to avoid your new suspension from bottoming out and cause some damage.
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Hey OP. how do you like the koni strt shocks/struts and steeda ultralights?
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Konis will not last take a look at these:
http://performance.importrp.com/i-68...FSdn7AodmkQAFg
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Hey OP. how do you like the koni strt shocks/struts and steeda ultralights?

I love them! The ride quality improved exponentially. The drop of the springs was just what I was looking for. No added nvh to date. Couldn't be happier.
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I love them! The ride quality improved exponentially. The drop of the springs was just what I was looking for. No added nvh to date. Couldn't be happier.
Awesome thanks for that info. Time to order some parts
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