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Discussion in '94-95 5.0 - Specific' started by lucass95GT, Apr 16, 2006.

  1. lucass95GT

    lucass95GT New Member

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    what would be the best suspension setup to go with if i want my car to handle like a track car while still being able to use it as a daily driver. cause i really want to go with some kind of coil-over suspension.

    thanx,
    lucas
     
  2. 94gtstang50

    94gtstang50 Well-Known Member

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    Well with just a saleen front lower sway bar, and you can fast enough to make you sick into corners. I'd say thats a good place to start. Then springs and shocks and struts. MM makes a good coilover kit as several members here will tell you.
     
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    jimgt95 New Member

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    I would advise sticking with one suspension manufacturer. I didn't and am less than pleased with the results. With one company you know that all of the components are engineered to work together.
     
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    94gtstang50 Well-Known Member

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  5. Steve-Oh

    Steve-Oh Legend

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    another vote for MM (Maximum Motorsports). They sell full streetable kits, you won't be sorry!
     
  6. Dalamar

    Dalamar Legend SN95 Supporter Retired Staff

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    Maximum Motorsports - without a doubt.

    tip - don't be dup'd by cheaper stuff that says they're comparable.
    They are not.
    Griggs is comparable, but harsher and more hardcore track,
    Some steeda stuff is good, but not all.
    don't waste your time and money like I did -

    MM all the way.
    They engineers and test's they're stuff. It really works well.

    My suspension stuff is listed in my sig.
    If you have any questions I"d be happy to explain,
    I just replaced my whole setup over the winter. a bunch of research was involved.


    To answer your question:
    I recommend good strut's and shocks,
    MM coil overs, and CC plates,
    LCA's, (lower control arms) - leave the stock uppers in !!!
    XL subframes,
    and Panhard rod.

    That will give you a good all around performance advantage on the track, and still ride smooth and quiet on the road.

    It will Reduce wheel hop, and axle wind up, and will corner like a bitch on wheels,
    Improve traction at a launch and out of turns.

    They have some box kits, or you can piece it together.
    Good luck.



    Also, Despiet my good intensions - don't just believe what I say, read up on it on they're site, or call them with questions.
     
  7. Matt94GT

    Matt94GT Legend SN95 Supporter Retired Staff

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    I have Tokico Illuminas, MM Coilovers up front, Eibach springs in the rear, MM LCAs, FRPP UCAs and I love the feel I have now of my car. Im going to add a panhard bar this summer hopefully.
     
  8. 95CALI-5.0

    95CALI-5.0 Active Member

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    MM is a good manufacturer to start with. Check out my sig. Handles like it's on rails :banana:
     
  9. Z28 This

    Z28 This Active Member

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    MM all the way
     
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    Ford Racing M-5400-A and a set of rear control arms....

    cant beat i for $600
     
  11. Downshift

    Downshift Well-Known Member

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    Im still learning a lot about suspensions especialy mustangs. Why wouldnt you upgrade the upper control arms and only the lower?
     
  12. Dalamar

    Dalamar Legend SN95 Supporter Retired Staff

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    I went through suspension 101 over the winter on my car.

    Maximum Motorsports saved my ass.

    Here's a read on what I did:
    I explain this in there.
    http://www.sn95forums.com/forum/index.php?topic=1081.msg13966#msg13966

    According to MM, and other sources, the stock upper design is flawed.
    it has a loose bushing and ovald holes to allow slop so it doesn't bind as it articulates.

    PPl who swap to solid uppers and lowers experience bind which transfers into the floor of the car.
    And will damage the torque box over time.
    For just drag racing, solid uppers and lowers are ok, but for street driving - where the axle
    is articulating, bad news.

    This info is from MM - feel free to call them yourself if you want confirmation.

    Uppers seem to be a fad, like underdrive pulleys were a few years ago.
    they are a cheap fix for drag launches. If you want your car to perform well on the street, and last, I wouldnt do it.
     
  13. Steve-Oh

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    lucass95GT, listen to Dalamar.