isolators?

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  1. GRECS121

    GRECS121 New Member

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    Hey guys I've been reading alot on some of the Mustang sites I visit about people removing their isolators when they lower their car. My question is would removing the isolators effect ride quality? I bought a 95GT that already came lowered but the ride quality is :eek:utofcloset:. Just trying to figure out possible solutions before I go purchase anything.

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  2. Red96GT

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    I have no experience but from what I've heard it usually makes no difference in anything. Some people say the ride is louder/squeekier but others say nothing changes.
     
  3. 19mustang95

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    you need new shocks and struts...ones made for a lowered car.
     
  4. 95KBGT

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    i was toying with this idea, but i heard if you go long tubes dont take em out. I also heard if you do take them out wrap some tape around the tops of them to get rid of the squeeks.
     
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    yeah, longtubes and no isolators is a pain in the ass. unless your stang is a garage queen like mine
     
  6. scarface

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    I have longtubes, and no Isos. I wrapped the springs with tape, so no noises. THere isnt any ride difference with or without.
     
  7. GRECS121

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    Alright guys thanks for clearing that up for me
     
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    O0 NP
     
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    pics? :) :) :) :)
     
  10. GRECS121

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    here are the 2 pictures I have on my computer. Hopefully all the snow and salt on the roads will go away soon so I can give it a nice cleaning and get some nicer pics.

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  11. TxCobrA98

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    car sounds mean! whats your exhaust setup?? i saw it said offroad hpipe, what else?
     
  12. GRECS121

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    Ford racing headers, MAC OFFroad H and a bassani catback


    Thanks for the compliments. Your cobra makes me so jealous :khobra:
     
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    :khobra: :khobra: :)
     
  14. Nightcrawler

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    without isolators the spring will rub against the control arm and it will over time will destroy the spring
     
  15. scarface

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    it would actually go through the control arm before it rubbed through the spring, but it would take a gagillion years for either to happen.
     
  16. 19mustang95

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    DFG is the win... :bunny3:


    and for the people that say you need iso's if you have longtubes are just being big scaredy cats..i have them and i have been contemplating taking off the dead coil from my springs.. 8)
     
  17. Nightcrawler

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    uhm i have heard different, Its the spring that starts to unravel as it worn...



    That was from the guys at Maximum Motorsports. They advise against running no isolators
     
  18. scarface

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    how would the spring unravel?lots of cars come without isolators from the factory...but its all good man O0 I choose to not run them...you run them.. We can still be friends :)
     
  19. Nightcrawler

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    yes yes we can......





    PARTY TIME :bunny3: :bunny3: :bunny3: :bunny3: :behind: huh?
     
  20. scarface

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