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Old 10-27-2014, 09:02 AM   #1
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Suspension question for Brembo/Track Pack owners

Disclaimer: I'm still learning about suspension components so forgive my ignorance. Most of my knowledge has been gleaned from this board and elsewhere.

Has anyone with the GT Brembo or Track package performed suspension upgrades on their car? Many of the suspension upgrade threads here seem to involve the base GT. I have a 2011 Brembo package car (I found the base GT too soft/floaty for my taste). If so, what did you do and were you able to achieve measurable handling gains without killing the ride?

I like the way the car currently handles, but I'd like to get rid of the silly 4x4 stance and lower the car a bit (no more than 1-1.5 in.). I'd also like to eliminate some of the pitch and dive under hard acceleration, eliminate a little body roll, and improve traction coming out of turns. Thing is, my car is a DD so I really don't want to kill the ride quality. I like a firm ride but don't want to bash my spine in. Is achieving this a possibility or am I trying to have my cake and eat it too?
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Old 10-27-2014, 09:09 AM   #2
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It's very possible. Tons of suspension companies can achieve what your looking for. I'm currently looking at buying the FRPP handling package, Steeda is very good too, and a lifetime warranty
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There are a ton of options for you that will considerably improve the handling and stance of your car. Depends on what you are willing to spend. At a minimum I would suggests lowering springs
panhard bar
shocks and struts.
Next, depends on what you use your car for, strip, setup will differ from a road course setup in regards to sway bars and control arms.
If you go the Coil Over route, from my experience, get a good set and don't cheap out on them or you will regret it. I have heard and seen countless people get a relatively inexpensive set of coil-overs and end up taking them off due to the ride.
This car has the Eibach R2 Pro Series coil overs where you can easily adjust your ride height, shock rebound and dampen rate. Set all the way soft and this car rides and handles light years better than the stock setup and even is significantly better than when it had springs (HR) and good after market shocks/struts (Koni). You can also tighten this setup up with some simple turning of knobs and it will be as firm as you would ever want for aggressive cornering.
It is all just personal preferences when it comes to suspension and mainly what works best for the application you will be using your car for.
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You forgot about Camber plates.
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With this car being a DD, get conservative springs with Bilstein or Koni Yellow dampers. With conservative springs there are a few things you can go without, such as cc plates. I typically recommend GT500 strut mounts with the 05-09 front struts, you can turn your mount 180 degrees and with springs like Eibach pro kits you'll be good. Any reputable alignment shop should be able to get you within spec.

adjustable Panhard bar and Adjustable Upper control arm and mount. Many will get LCA's over a UCA which I don't full understand. UCA is your 3rd link, it has everything to do with the rear end of the car. Stiffen and bulk it up a bit, you'll notice a difference. Then, if you want to, get some non adjustable LCA's. You'll be set then.

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I have a '12 gt with brembo package and today i installed the eibach sportline lowerimg springs. Lowered the rear 2" and the front 1.5". It looks awesome and the ride quality isnt that bad compared to stock. I also installed caster/camber plates and an adjustable panhard bar. My car is a daily driver

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