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HuskerGT
06-09-2008, 03:35 PM
We just got through upgrading my suspension. Since I can't do any heavy lifting for a couple more months a buddy of mine volunteered to do all the work (with my supervision, lol) in exchange for my take off springs & shocks.

After doing some reading on this forum, I went with Fox body Tokico HP gas shocks which are an inch shorter than the SN-95 body style shocks and are better for lowered Stangs, Eibach Sportline springs and Maximum Motorsports 4-bolt adjustable caster camber plates. For the drive home we dialed in the alignment with a level! Man it was very easy with these cc plates and it tracked straight down the road all the way home. I'm taking it in to an alignment shop after I hit 500 miles or so.

She rides much better than with my old setup of FRPP lowering C-springs, stock shocks & no cc plates. The springs should settle another half inch or so in about 500 miles.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v519/SkyjacktZJ/100_2463.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v519/SkyjacktZJ/100_2455.jpg

94darkhorse
06-09-2008, 03:59 PM
Nice! You'll love the stance when the springs settle.

rick focks
06-09-2008, 04:06 PM
mmmmmmmm

off topic, is that a steeda wing?

HuskerGT
06-09-2008, 04:08 PM
mmmmmmmm

off topic, is that a steeda wing?

Yes it is.

navarro98gt
06-09-2008, 05:08 PM
Looks good!! How many spacers did you end up using with the CC plates?

HuskerGT
06-09-2008, 05:25 PM
We used them all. Since the struts were an inch shorter, we set it up as if it was at "stock" ride height. 1 small washer on top all the rest below.

I really am surprised at how much better it rides now. I was thinking it might be worse since the C-springs were a progressive rate spring and the Sportlines appear to be specific rate. The shocks & struts must be playing big roll in the ride quality.
:thumb:

Javi
06-09-2008, 05:50 PM
looks good. :thumb:


yeah tokico's struts/shocks are nice and cheap specially if you get the fox ones,i saw in a magazine they are doing the Blue tokico full set for 199.99. which i think is bargain.

HuskerGT
06-09-2008, 06:42 PM
looks good. :thumb:


yeah tokico's struts/shocks are nice and cheap specially if you get the fox ones,i saw in a magazine they are doing the Blue tokico full set for 199.99. which i think is bargain.

That's a great price, if it includes shipping. I think I paid around $230 shipped.

Javi
06-09-2008, 06:45 PM
looks good. :thumb:


yeah tokico's struts/shocks are nice and cheap specially if you get the fox ones,i saw in a magazine they are doing the Blue tokico full set for 199.99. which i think is bargain.

That's a great price, if it includes shipping. I think I paid around $230 shipped.


my mistake they are KYB shocks/struts and shipping was $18.