The Ultimate Suspension Guide

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  1. Nuttinbutcrumbs

    Nuttinbutcrumbs Active Member

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    What sort of suspension setup is under that cobra hood?



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    Factory stock for now. But that'll soon change. I've already started gathering parts.

    Plans are
    Rear:
    '03 Cobra IRS with FTBR delrin bushings, bumpsteer/ toe link kit, and modded FRPP diff cover.
    Bilstein shocks
    H&R Race Springs or go for Maximum Motorsports Coil overs

    Front:
    '03-'04 Cobra front lower control arms
    Steeda X2 ball joints
    Global West Del-A-Lum bushings
    Bilsteins struts
    H&R race springs or Maximum Motorsports coil overs
    MM 4 bolt caster camber plates
    MM bumpsteer kit
    MM sway bar end links
    MM K member or Team Z autocross K Member
    * MM front lower control arms if/ when converting to coilovers

    Other:
    Stifflers full length subframe connectors with jacking rails and matrix braces.
    Stifflers tubular transmission cross member
    Stifflers spider brace
    6 point cage
     
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    Road course car?


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    More like weekend street car that will see the road course or autocross some. Virginia International Raceway is only a 25-30 minute drive from my backdoor.
     
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    g36 monkey Moderator Staff SN95 Supporter

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    Impressive list.

    My red car has the whole MM k member setup, and mm rear coil overs. still working on the panhard bar and torque arm and a built 8.8 with 9" housings.
     
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    I'm not sure I understand the thread? Are you asking for the "best suspension"? Or just a list of what people are running suspension wise?

    Wut
     
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    Also with extra please.
     
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    absolutely nothing under my cobra hood that is not stock. I mean unless your going to go 150 mph then why do you need it to go to/from 711? Just some stick on hood pins on the top for the look but other then that completely stock.
     
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    I only ever see speeds in excess of 200. My car is in perpetual motion.
     
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    well I would take the brakes off then. No need for anything other then the parking brake right? :eek:nthego:
     
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    So are cobra hoods the ultimate suspension upgrade?

    I get that the nostrils are used for extreme ventilation and cooling, and that the hood is made of reinforced aluminium to reduce body flex, but are they really that great?
     
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    What they're running and I guess car usage. Street, drag, autoX etc.




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    Ha! Yes....
    Disregard the failed attempt at a joke w the cobra hood. What are kind of suspension do y'all have?

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    I have a very street friendly setup.

    - Strange front coilover kit
    - Strange 10-way adjustable struts
    - QA1 10" 300lbs springs
    - J&M caster camber plates
    - Revo Technica camber kit
    - SVE rear lowering springs
    - Strange 10-way adjustable shocks
    - UPR rear coilover mounting brackets
    - J&M lower control arms
    - Rear cobra sway bar

    Planning to get tubular a-arms and a second attempt at a rear coilover kit for the holidays. Then next year a 4 point cage custom fabbed into a 6 point.
    I've wanted subframes for the longest time but have come to the realization that will never happen because they would be a pain in the ass to deal with scraping everywhere.

    Other than that, I don't have much planned for suspension. It rides nice as is and won't be taken to anything more than a road course for recreational activities.
     
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    Y2k carbon fiber cobra R hood
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    Ridetech dual adjustable shock waves front/rear and ridetech E3 controller with automatic ride height sensors
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    Steeda adjustable sway bar in rear, non adjustable up front(bump steer kit)
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    Steeda Billet Fronts sway bar mounts that I had anodized black
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    Ridetech Strongarm rear control arms
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    MAximum motorsports Front control arms
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    Max motorsports K and then the spintech full length subrame connectors.

    Its really simple and yet it isn't, I want it all... I want to be able to have the adjustability to tighten it up with a few clicks and take on a drag strip or a road course and enjoy an afternoon/evening while not fearing the need for a trailer or to be beat up on the ride to/from. I want to take it to a show and drop it like its hot and ride in comfort to/from while fearing no speed bump or curb. Some say you can't have your cake and eat it too. I think its just a really expensive cake if you want a bite of it and be able to enjoy everything.....
     
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    Weekend street car. Nothing fancy but it's handles better than when it was new and well enough to get you in trouble on a public road. The ride is firm but it doesn't beat you to death. I need to address the rear end still, I have a lot of azz wag going on. The plan for the rear is to replace the old rubber bushings in the uppers with new rubber bushings in conjunction w a set of aftermarket lowers.
    As of now:
    KYB non adjustable shocks/struts
    Ford racing b springs
    Standard length weld in sfc's (big improvement)
    Refurbished front-end using Moog "problem solvers." I have no issues with them with my modest drop.



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    The thought crossed my mind to go this route also instead of coil overs. But I didn't want to deal with the air tank, compressors, and airlines, etc. that is involved with an air kit and the extra weight that comes with all that.
     
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    Do you think an aluminum tank, compressor/ bags and the lines weighs more then the 4 springs? Pretty sure I saw somewhere it was not.
     
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    They pretty much balance out. In all actuality your shifting more weight to the rear and lightening the front.


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    Which is major on these cars!
     
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