So, I finally got a torque arm, and finished off my rear suspension setup. Coil overs go in tomorrow. Install was... time consuming, but mostly because I can't weld, so I needed to wait for a friend who can to do it for me. The rest of the install went smoothly enough, and he did a fantastic job putting it together. Even painted the subframes for me again. I owe him quite a few drinks for this one.
As for the review: A-fucking-plus, Maximum Motorsports. This piece of metal completely changed the way it feels to drive this car. Each time I add new suspension stuff, the car feels better, but this was next level. Go get one.
Normally, when you step on the gas, the nose of the car lifts up a bit, and the car squats. Not so, anymore. Now, you hit the gas, and your body gets planted back in the seat and the car moves the fuck out. Grip and go! Coming out of a corner, no tail happy traction loss, you just point and shoot and the car ends up where you want it. It's not a Mustang anymore, it's better. Even braking is improved. Instead of nosediving, the car stays flat and planted. In turns, the body roll is, if not eliminated completely, minimized as much as possible.
I can't imagine how much better it would be with a proper coil over setup with appropriate spring rates.
If you were thinking about it, stop, and just get one. I'll throw some pictures up when I get back to my office.
The pictures I took are bad, and I should feel bad, but here they are:
You can see that the subframe connectors had some rust in the first picture, but it got scraped and painted and looks way better now. No excuse for the exhaust though...
'01 GT Convertible
Maximum Motorsports TQA|PHB|FLSFC|LCA|Coilovers
D&D T56 Magnum; Cobra R Brakes; Sparco Seats
Tuned by Mustang Magic and so much other stuff
'16 Fiesta ST
Cobb FMIC, Turbo-back exhaust, RMM and Air Filter
Tuned by Stratified