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Old 08-01-2014, 09:51 AM   #1
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Fix for a bouncy ride?

I'm in sort of a dilemma with my 2014 GT and could use some suggestions. I love the smooth ride around town but whenever I take the car on the interstate, the ride feels kind of bouncy. After only a few miles, my head feels like its bobbing up and down and the sensation makes me feel mildly disoriented. I have yet to take the car on a long road trip but imagine it would be intolerable after a couple of hours. I don't want to lower the car but want it to feel a little firmer like my GTI. Would different springs or shocks help improve my ride without making it too harsh? Any suggestions to do this without breaking the bank?
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I have the same feeling, its scary to have that much power then hit a bump on the highway and your car bounces up and down.
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Lowering it perhaps and then upper and lower control arms . I'm sure others will chip in


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Again I don't want to lower it, that will cause scraping issues where my driveway meets the garage. I just want to firm up the ride a little, nothing drastic.
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Control arms upper and lowers panhard bar . Again I'm not the expert on suspension I just deal with mine lol someone else should chime in later today


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Stiffer shocks/struts.
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Fix for a bouncy ride?

Put some shocks and struts. The bounce you feel is the spring rate over powering the dampening of the stock shocks and struts.

Having a stiffer shocks/struts would keep the car from bouncing too much.

LCA and UCA don't have anything to do with the bouncing. They keep the rear end planted so that wheel hop is eliminated. However the up and down bouncing motion is not what they're made for.

Another thing you might want to look into are stiffer sway bars.
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Just and interesting note, on my 2013 GT I only get this on certain parts of cement slab hi-way that is warped real bad. Sitching from right lane to left and it stops.
My K1500 bounces on them as well as my past S-10 and a Pontiac Pursuit. The GT bounces less, but they are only in a few places around here in Ohio / Michigan that I notices and a stretch of I35 between Kansas City and Wichita
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Fix for a bouncy ride?

Yes the GT is a boat ride on choppy waves (ie wavy pavement) lol

I thought I bought a boat when I first got my GT
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Mine doesn't seem unusual. Then again I have the Brembo brake pkg. which supposedly has different springs and shocks.
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How is ford racing handling pack? Worth the upgrade?


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