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What can be done to improve ride of my TA?

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    In my opinion, a 4th gen will never be equivalent to a Corvette or Cadillac as far as handling or comfort. I don't care how much you put into it or who you call. Several things can be done to improve upon handling though. Comfort? A little.
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    God knows I've had and still have worse riding vehicles than a 4th gen. Solid axle jeeps and blazers to name a few. So I don't find the ride all that bad in a 4th gen personally and I'm an old fart. But I'd be willing to bet it could be softened quite a bit with the right selection of springs and shocks to suit most anybody. We have daily driven them for years in stock form (since the mid to late 90's) so I guess we are just used to them.

    Good shocks nowadays are a bit pricey, but it would be the first thing I'd try if I wanted to change the ride quality. My other direction of thinking is to trade that sucker in on a new 5.0 stang Just waiting for the day my wife says she's tired of it.

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    My charger rides better but the TA is way more fun. If you want power and comfort get a CTS-V or corvette, that is what I would do.
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    I would go with some new bushings and some adjustible shocks so you can dial in the ride you want. My $.02.

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    I have Koni 4/4 on-car adjustable shocks. I am using Strano's springs too which are supposed to work well with those shocks. They did make the car handle better, but I wouldn't go as far as saying the ride comfort improved drastically. Maybe an air suspension would be more appropriate if driving on a cloud is the feeling some people are after. Not sure. I would agree the CTS-V is awesome though.

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