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BigSkySN95
11-26-2008, 12:51 PM
I put 275s on the front of my '95 GT and it gets jerked all over uneven roads, then I drive my buddy's Terminator and it is straight as an arrow with very little movement over the same road. We both have the same size, brand of tire and same size wheel, what is the difference that makes the Terminator drive so nice?

GDTrumbo
11-26-2008, 01:00 PM
Could be the caster setting's. Does the Termy have CC plates installed?? They enable you to dial in much more caster, where with the factory set-up your stuck with no adjustment.

GT

BigSkySN95
11-26-2008, 02:28 PM
Unless they come stock with CC plates than no, he hasn't done any suspension mods.

Magic
11-27-2008, 01:32 PM
I know the steering components are different...the 03 Cobra also uses a different steering rack and pinion than the other model Mustangs...
That could be an issue there?

realitygt
11-30-2008, 02:53 AM
mine rides like shit on highways and uneven roads also

Magic
11-30-2008, 03:30 PM
Also another thing...the Terminator is many years newer than your car...you could also have some worn suspension bits, like the bushings in the A-arms, tie rods etc...

vermilion
11-30-2008, 09:26 PM
well worn no doubt.

BigSkySN95
12-01-2008, 10:33 AM
Good point on the worn parts, I was planning on starting to replace suspension stuff this winter.

Steven
12-01-2008, 11:10 AM
Well a terminator has bilsteins, 650lb springs, longer control arms, and a better racknpinion to start with. It also has the IFS which makes a difference front to rear in how it drives. The track of the car is better with the IFS then with a solid axle w/ stock suspension

realitygt
12-06-2008, 12:10 PM
u mean irs?

Steven
12-06-2008, 01:10 PM
u mean irs?



yea sorry lol. It's two completely different cars, and to get your car to drive like a termy or better, you'll need a better designed suspension such as TA/PHB combo

Dalamar
12-06-2008, 01:24 PM
is your car lowered?

wandering or pulling on uneven roads is a sign of bump-steer.

BigSkySN95
12-09-2008, 03:24 PM
No, not lowered. Completely stock and original. The car has 70,000 miles on it.

Dalamar
12-09-2008, 05:11 PM
hmm. well if that's the case possibly your tires are shot, or your a arm bushings are worn.

ArkansasMystic
12-09-2008, 10:50 PM
A lot of it is in the control arms. You can swap the front arms off a 03/04 Cobra onto your car and it will make a big difference from what I am told. Smoother ride, reduces the wandering, and also gives you a 10% better turning radius. It is definitely on my mod list. I've seen several threads on it, tons of good reviews (svtperformance). Late Model Restoration has the brand arms with bushings and all, ready to bolt on for $250, not a bad deal and will solve the majority of your issues. It will still not be comparable to the Terminator, but it should make your car feel a lot better.

stampede3
12-13-2008, 03:36 AM
You are experiencing "Tramlining"
Look it up on tire rack.
This is not bump steer.
95% of drivers wouldn't know bump steer if it bit them in the ass.

Mario7820
12-19-2008, 11:55 PM
Its because it has IRS my unk own the term and that things rides so nice!!!

Dalamar
12-22-2008, 01:04 PM
95% of drivers wouldn't know bump steer if it bit them in the ass.


http://www.actioncompaction.com/dalamar_96/funny/assbite.jpg

kyle94gt
12-24-2008, 12:21 PM
yeah my 94 is a beast when it's cold out for sure and especially on slightly uneven roads around 40-70mph. I've already replaced the front struts, tie rods and ends, rack bushings, ball joints, sway bar bushings and end links, and wheel hub/bearing assembly on both sides. I've got new urethane control arm bushings to put in but just haven't done it yet. it's lowered with bbk's and it jerks and sways all over the road once in a while. i was curious if i would need to replace my rack as it's stock from 94?? i know i need to get c/c plates i'm getting them friday but the rack is a concern too. what do you guys think? :occasion14:

97GT4.6
01-13-2009, 01:51 PM
Damn, kyle you have put a lot into your car. mine does the same thing, especially under braking, but my frame is bent i believe.. so i just deal with it

Magic
01-14-2009, 01:25 PM
Damn, kyle you have put a lot into your car. mine does the same thing, especially under braking, but my frame is bent i believe.. so i just deal with it


was the car in an accident?

kyle94gt
01-14-2009, 01:29 PM
Damn, kyle you have put a lot into your car. mine does the same thing, especially under braking, but my frame is bent i believe.. so i just deal with it


yeah pretty much nothing had been changed since 94 when i got it so i figured i may as well go ahead and replace things... sucks that your frame is bent