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Old 06-17-2005, 07:24 PM   #1
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Mod money to spend... what to get

I have 200-300 bucks...

I was considering full lenght subframes and a K brace... thats 300... but not sure, any other suggestions?

Anything not just performance
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I wouldn't worry too much about the K-member brace. The subframes are a good idea though, just remember you'll also have to pay someone to install them.

How about some MM LCA's instead???
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I thought about those... not sure. I may do the LCA's....hmmm
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Old 06-17-2005, 08:23 PM   #4
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SFCs never really felt too different on my car. They are decent but nothing great. I had LCAs becasue I had slicks on my car and those helped out a lot.

I had a set of solid link LCAs like you can find on ebay for about $150 or so. Maybe save the rest? The problem with mustang suspension is that once you start with that, you forget all about performance and suspension becomes a VERY slippery slope.
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I beg to differ, good suspension is very much a part of performance, and subframe connectors, even regular length ones will make your mustang feel a lot more solid than it does now. If your car doesn't handle well, then its no good being able to go fast, in my opinion at least. Same with brakes, but you already did those.
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Hey Rick!!! haven't seen ya in a while. Doing okay?

I agree that suspension is important, but if you start modifying it too much, then you end up with a new rear end with new upper and lower control arms, shocks, struts, sway bars, sub frames, etc, and want more

stick with shocks/struts/springs and sways. If you do HEAVY cornering then possibly sub frames. I just don't think for everyday activity they are too vital. Ford would have put them on if it was vital (like they did on the verts)
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My GT vert came with them, but they were useless pieces of tin, I replaced them with Steeda type tubular regular length. Cornering is my main thing, I just don't happen to think the GT is lacking that much in the power dept. I have been around, sometimes I post, sometimes not. Trying to contribute more, life has been through some changes since my mom passed away in Jan man. I hope you are doing fine, weren't you talking about going in the Air Force not long ago?
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yeah, I got into the Officer Candidtate program and looks like I will be flying and leaving around Dec. time.
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Cool, I hope you really enjoy it and get to see a lot of the world, not the parts with wars going on, unless that is your bag, lol. I enjoyed my 3 years in the Air Force, and wouldn't trade them for anything, I wish I had stayed for at least 20, but it didn't work out that way.
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Yes, subframe connectors are a must

the thing is, you might not need them now, your chassis might be pretty solid, but over the years, your car will flex like no other

my TC, if i jack it up, i can actually watch my door gaps change
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i agree with tbird. Any fox chasis based mustang (79-04) mustang needs subframes,over time just launching hard, hell normal wear and tear makes the frame and body want to twist. My hatch sits about 1/4" or so to the right from not having subframes and it wanting to twist. had my car jacked up the other day for the H pipe, drivers side was higher then pass side so it was twisted and my drivers door couldnt open, once i lowered it a lil to get it open it would never close again until the car was back on the ground.
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The problem with mustang suspension is that once you start with that, you forget all about performance and suspension becomes a VERY slippery slope.
or any suspension. hell i just installed tokico illuminas and tein H-techs and holy crap it made worlds of a difference in handling, and now i want more. im eying front and rear sway bars, front tower brace, and full prothane bushing set.
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