Suggestions on street suspension setup

Discussion in 'Suspension and Brakes' started by Leo 5.0, Feb 8, 2014.

  1. Leo 5.0

    Leo 5.0 Active Member

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    I currently in the planning stages of my build and am looking for advice on a good setup for all around driving.
    This car will never see a dragstrip, just looking for fun and capable handling.
    I will be using 17 inch wheels all around, and probably be using 315/35s out back. I plan on going 17x8 and 17x10.5 for the actual setup.
    I was initially going to use the M5400-A(bullitt) setup, but I only know of one place that still carries it. But have heard mixed things about it.



    I am looking at the Eibach system as it has EVERYTHING minus caster camber plates and control arms, and the drop isn't extreme.
    looking for 1-1 1/2 inches
    And sway bars to match.
    As for the rear, I plan on using J&M upper and lower control arms, I have had good experience with them.

    So please chime in!
     
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    H&R springs
    Maximum Motorsports Camber plates
    Tokico Illumina/Bilstein struts and shocks
     
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    Go with the MM Caster camber plates for sure, you need the adjustment they give. Have you thought about Coilovers?
     
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    X2 on h&r springs
     
  5. Leo 5.0

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    Oops I suppose I posted in the wrong spot! Sorry!!

    So the Super Sports and some Tokicos or Bilsteins?
    And advice on the sway bars?
    Or will the stockers suffice?

    I remember using the eibach sway bars on my 09 and set it in the middle spot. Substantial cornering improvement over the stock pony package setup.

    I've thought about coilovers.
    But I don't see full adjustment being necessary for my usage.
     
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    Oh and since we are talking suspension, with my planned addition of Control Arms, will removing the quad shocks be an issue?
     
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    You can remove the quad shocks. They're a pretty sloppy design to begin with. I took mine off even before doing control arms and never felt a difference.
     
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    I'm already running basically the same set up your looking at. Exception is I have Koni Red single adjustable shocks and struts. and Steeda 4 bolt CC plates. Stock K member and sway bars.
    95% of the time my struts/shocks are on the softest settingand the ride is nice and smooth (definately not teeth ratteling for the long haul). When I decide to run the Dragon's Tail (318 turns in 11 miles) in Tenn/NC, all I have to do is use an allen wrench to tighten the suspension up. And it's get plenty stiff with very little roll.
     
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    Bilsteins all the way around, upr front K member and coil over setup, eibach front and rear sway bars, eibach rear springs (of your choice), go ahead and get the j&m with the 3 piece bushings that's what I have on the rear control arms.... and shit I would grab a watts link if you can. Imo that would be an awesome Street setup. I plan on running very similar

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  10. Leo 5.0

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    Yes I was looking at getting a K member, just for cleaning up the front end, but everything looked to be for a coilover kit.
    I figured a DD could stand to lose weight.
    Even if I don't race it, the lighter it is, the better whatever power I have will work. Also to at least offset the 17s. Looks are never light haha
    Was am looking into getting a weight of 3100 or so with me inside. Being a 248a I figure a few things are already gone.
    Am planning a K member, A arms, flywheel, ds, and seeing what I can ditch without loosing too much when driving around in the summer.

    I am almost certain I can get it down...question is how much do I want to toss to do it.
     
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    Do not switch to an aluminum flywheel if that's what you're thinking man. Aluminum flywheels drop the rpms too fast on a daily driven car, so definitely do not switch to that lol. You should check out upr's K member/coil over kits man its a great deal and I think you'll be happy with it!

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    Make sure whatever K member you're looking at is approved for street use, some are not.
     
  13. Leo 5.0

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    Oh really? I had heard for drag racing an Aluminum Flywheel was bad, but heard it was fine on the street.

    And yes, I've been looking for a street K member.