rear end suspension

Discussion in 'Suspension and Brakes' started by Caboose302, Feb 13, 2015.

  1. Caboose302

    Caboose302 Well-Known Member

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    Looking at a couple different options to lower the rear end a bit. 1st option is something like this.

    http://www.uprproducts.com/mustang-adjustable-spring-mount-springs.html

    Other option is a full Coilover setup like this:

    http://www.uprproducts.com/mustang-rear-coil-over-kit-strange.html

    Yet another option would be adjustable-perch lower control arms like this:

    http://www.maximummotorsports.com/H...g-Rear-Lower-Control-Arms-1979-1998-P523.aspx

    Sharad at UPR said he liked the first one but I really havent found any reviews on them so I figured I'd ask the suspension gurus here.

    Not necessarily looking at UPR but they were just the first ones I found.
     
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    mcglsr2 Well-Known Member SN95 Supporter

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    I would personally recommend the MM RLCA's because:

    1) You get the added bonus of beefing up the RCLA's, which is essentially what pushes your car forward when you step on the gas. This is a win
    2) It will also let you remove your quad-shocks if you are still running them
    3) You get to keep your current springs/shocks (assuming you like them)
    4) You don't have to weld anything
    5) I really like MM parts
     
  3. Caboose302

    Caboose302 Well-Known Member

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    my rear springs suck (Ebay springs) and my shocks need replaced anyway so that's why I was initially looking at coil-overs, BUT I do like MM parts and I need LCAs anyway. Maybe I'll see if I can find someone who just used the front springs of a good kit and is selling the rears.
     
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    I run J&M street rear lca's, I love them. Also run the uppers, no quad shocks.. I know it wasn't really what you were asking about, but I figured I'd give my .02 on my rear lca's.
     
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    I have the J&M street/race weight jackers lowers on my car. They are very well made with great quality welds. You can get an extra inch lowering with them, or 2 inches raising them. If you check out the customer photo in the link, its a pic I took of them installed on my car. I think I got like a 15 percent discount off my next purchase just for submitting that photo. http://www.americanmuscle.com/jm-jacker-lca-7998-race.html
     
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    Caboose302 Well-Known Member

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    I think an extra inch is all I'd need since I'm already at 2.5" lol. I can at least get the stance and get rid of the quad shocks at the same time. I wasn't set on the MM, I just happened to be on their website and saw them.
    Thanks guys
     
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    Ferocious Legend SN95 Supporter

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    I also have the J&M LCA's. Love em. Stance is on point with the perches set exactly in the middle.