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|November 12th, 2015 08:07 PM|
Chiming in here a little late. I run the STR.Ts with K-Springs, and have no complaints about the ride. A little expectation management goes a long way. I think if youre prepared for some ride stiffness then you wont be disappointed. If you want a really comfortable ride then lowering the car will always bring some frustrations from time to time.
I used the gt500 mounts. I dont have any noises or suspension issues. I think it rides great and handles great.
I still have some body roll, but I attribute it to needing some better sway bars, a STB, and some better control arms/control arm brace.
|November 11th, 2015 04:16 PM|
Originally Posted by 07 Boss View Post
I will pass on the Bilstein's since my Christmas gift from the girlfriend is the Koni struts and shocks. I really appreciate it though. Since the car is off of daily duty I am gonna make it a nice little cruiser and finally be able to enjoy it on weekends after daily driving a Honda Fit.
|November 8th, 2015 12:41 PM|
Anyways, I have a set of used Bilsteins sitting in the garage. I kinda promised to sell them to this guy at the track but I won't see him until first weekend in December. But I might be persuaded to sell them if you are interested.
|November 7th, 2015 10:47 PM|
|ghunt||If the ride is that good I might pick up some BMR springs myself. I have the P springs and I agree, the ride is pretty crappy.|
|November 6th, 2015 05:52 PM|
|AR Stang||That sells me on the BMR one's for sure. This state has enough bad roads even when they are paved. The last thing I want is to be annoyed driving the car.|
|November 6th, 2015 05:37 PM|
Originally Posted by BMR Tech View Post
|November 6th, 2015 01:13 PM|
|BMR Tech||The SP009s are definitely a better riding spring than the Ford Racing P-springs. Our springs are a good bit softer compared to the P-springs and they're linear. On really bumpy roads, those P-springs are going to stiffen up quite a bit.|
|November 6th, 2015 01:05 PM|
Originally Posted by ghunt View Post
|November 6th, 2015 01:01 PM|
|ghunt||I'm probably going to buy a set of Koni STR.T's this winter. My factory stuff has almost 90K on it and I think I have a bad strut mount anyway so I'm just gonna swap it all out.|
|November 6th, 2015 12:43 PM|
Originally Posted by BMR Tech View Post
|November 6th, 2015 12:37 PM|
Konis are the way to go IMO.They perform well for street cars and you can't get better than a lifetime warranty. As far as I know, ST doesn't offer a warranty like that.
The GT500 mounts will also work with the P springs, you shouldn't need any camber adjustment with such a mild drop. If it's not in spec, just rotate the mounts 180* and that should bring it in.
|November 6th, 2015 12:30 PM|
|November 6th, 2015 12:15 PM|
|AR Stang||Okay. So the Gt500 mounts will be fine even with them having no adjustment for a DD? I wouldn't be opposed to buying the MM plates if they were worth the price.|
|November 6th, 2015 11:59 AM|
|November 6th, 2015 11:35 AM|
Originally Posted by Destination S197 View Post
I guess since no one is chiming in with ST reviews I will stick with the Koni orange's.
|November 6th, 2015 12:12 AM|
After having run with a set of Ford Racings progressive rate springs, given they were a K spring and not the P, the ride was pretty harsh for something that was supposed to allow a comfort ride with some handling added.
After about three years of dealing with that and the popping and wore out J&M camber plates I went with the following parts and part numbers from BMR. The ride was phenomenal. I went again with Koni STR.T and loved the ride, the difference from the BMR handling springs and the FRPP K springs was night and day. The BMR springs had a much better ride and were more predictable when getting aggressive.
|November 5th, 2015 06:56 PM|
Koni Orange's or ST Suspension Shock/Struts
So after going through all the stuff for my steering wheel shake at 75-80mph. 07Boss suggested I look into my struts being changed out since I have exhausted a lot of other areas. Car is an 07GT and has just under 89k miles on original shocks/struts. It see's 99% street use so I don't need to go adjustable's or anything like coilover's.
I am looking at the Koni Orange's, which I have read a lot of reviews on, and the ST Suspension shocks/struts. Car will be getting Ford Racing P-springs along with them.
Anyone have experience with the ST stuff? I don't mind waiting until the Koni sale goes on again, if ST is not worth it, since it is off DD duty now and will see maybe 20 miles a week until Spring.