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post #1 of 18 Old August 18th, 2005, 02:39 PM Thread Starter
 
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What's everyone using.....

please post your suspension setups here. Mine is as follows:
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Pro-Fab tubular a-arms and k-member
Lakewood 90/10's and Granatelli coilovers
150lb springs
Mac caster-camber plates
Flaming River manual rack kit
1-1/2" K-frame spacers
15x4 Weld Rodlites

Rear:
X2C Race control arms, upper and lower
UPR upper axle bearing pivots
UPR rear anti-sway bar
stock GT springs
Lakewood 50/50 shocks
15x8 Weld Rodlites
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post #2 of 18 Old August 18th, 2005, 03:08 PM
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Front
Stock K-member
no swaybar
4cyl fox body springs
strange 10-way struts
stock wheels

Rear
stock swaybar
v8 fox body springs
fox body Monro Sensi-trac 50/50 shocks
Blue Oval boxed upper / lower control arms
no quads
26x10x15 MT ET drags on V6 Mustang rims


good for a 1.56 60'
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Saleen Springs
Stock Struts
2" Sway bar (brand unknown)
17x9 '95 Cobra R - Fulda Tires

Rear-
Saleen Springs
Saleen Shocks
Saleen Quad Shocks
Maximum Motorsports LCA's
Stock UCA's
2" Sway bar (brand unknown)
275/60/15 MT ET Streets Mounted On a Set Of Draglite XP's

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post #4 of 18 Old August 18th, 2005, 05:13 PM
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MD hows the handleing without a front sway bar? Ive been thinking of taking my massive one off for optimized track performance...

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It'd be unsafe for street use were it not for the adjustable struts. It handles slightly better than stock when the struts are tightened down to the #9 setting, but its a bumpier ride. Worth it considering the weight savings and better weight transfer at the track. With the adjustable struts all I have to do is turn the wheel out and reach in behind it and twist the knob on the struts. Makes for switching between street and track mode very easy.

Umm, yea when I say unsafe for street use... well words won't describe the feeling. It feels like your on a boat in the river.
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It'd be unsafe for street use were it not for the adjustable struts. It handles slightly better than stock when the struts are tightened down to the #9 setting, but its a bumpier ride. Worth it considering the weight savings and better weight transfer at the track. With the adjustable struts all I have to do is turn the wheel out and reach in behind it and twist the knob on the struts. Makes for switching between street and track mode very easy.

Umm, yea when I say unsafe for street use... well words won't describe the feeling. It feels like your on a boat in the river.
sounds like fun

btw, im riding stock
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so i wont be doing that any time soon...thanks :wink

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Uhhh, I have no front sway bar and drive to work 5 days a week.

Drives like stock with the exception of a little more body roll and when you hit the gas the front comes up a lot higher and twists a lot more, which is cooler IMO.



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Damn all you cool guys with nice suspension set-ups, im going to be working on mine next week..going to get some 4cyl fox springs for the front and v8's for the rear.......Hmm, and how do i remove the sway bar, i want that "front lifting up feeling"....
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......Hmm, and how do i remove the sway bar, i want that "front lifting up feeling"....
It's easy, remove the 2 end links at the control arms and then the 2 brackets on the frame and you're done.
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Mines all been swapped out for SVO goodies. I gots SVO axles in an 8.8, SVO front hubs so its 5 lugs all the way around. SVO sway bars front and back. SVO 4cyl struts. Boxed lower trailing arms and adjustable uppers (so you can set it up kinda like a 4 link). 2" lowering kit with drag springs. I have it set on 0 deg. caster/camber for less resistance at the track. Next thing to come is a set of Hotchkis CC plates and strut tower brace if it will clear the Demon.
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did you use a bump steer kit to lower it that far? If not, how does it drive?
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did you use a bump steer kit to lower it that far? If not, how does it drive?
It was already lowered when I got it so Im not sure what all was used when it was done. Knowing the guy that I bought it from, only the best parts were used and all of the work was done in a proffessional manner. So if it was necessary or even the prefered way it was most likely done. It handles like its on a rail. I was really impressed too because of the tire size combo. 255/50/15s on 15x10s out back and 205/60/15s on 15x6s up front. Im sure it would handle even better with a set of 17 inch cobras all around but Im happy with it.
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Twist, 150# springs how cute :wink


I have a pile of parts on my pool table right now but they will soon be on the car so I guess I'm just bench racing so far.

I have

PA Racing K-member (open track version)
HR Race springs 800# front 400# rear
Bilstein MM shocks and struts
QA1 camber plates
Granatelli upper and lower control arms
Stock sway bars ... so far.

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800 lb springs? Good God!! Stock springs are in the 275-300 range. As for my 150's I think I might need the weight transfer, besides that, if you can turn left or right, you're not going fast enough......
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800 lb springs? Good God!! Stock springs are in the 275-300 range. As for my 150's I think I might need the weight transfer, besides that, if you can turn left or right, you're not going fast enough......
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front
eibach drag launch springs
90/10 lakewoods struts
removed front sway bar
rear
eibach drag launch with air bag
upr double adj. uppers
upr single adj. lowers
spherical bushings
removed sway bar

Got to take them off ramps kinda slow or damn thing will flip lol.
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front
eibach drag launch springs
90/10 lakewoods struts
removed front sway bar
rear
eibach drag launch with air bag
upr double adj. uppers
upr single adj. lowers
spherical bushings
removed sway bar
Got to take them off ramps kinda slow or damn thing will flip lol.
hey man read about your car in MM&FF runs good...i'm dying to get that 5.0 stroker from VT, how's that thing treating you??
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