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starting my list for suspension parts, any help welcome

This is a discussion on starting my list for suspension parts, any help welcome within the Suspension and Handling forums, part of the General Help category; So I'm going to do my shocks, springs, and rear sway bar all myself, I just figure it will be ...

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    So I'm going to do my shocks, springs, and rear sway bar all myself, I just figure it will be save a lot of money doing it myself and also I just need not be lazy person with it. I did buy a new spring compressor that looked safe, I never used a spring compressor on any of my mustang's, but from watching a youtube.com video, it looks like it is going to be needed.

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    Alright so I'm hoping sometime soon to get to install everything I have, I will do sub-frame connectors next, the 2pt ones bolt on.
    Here is the list of all suspension mods getting done
    1. Bilstein HD shocks with new front shock mounts
    2. Eibach Pro-Kit springs
    3. BMR rear sway bar w/ bolt on mounts
    4. New bushing and endlinks for stock front sway bar.

    I'm sure its going to be a big different on the way it handles, the T/A is about to hit 113K miles with stock stuff, so if anything I'm sure it is time to change and that is why I went ahead and did new bushing and end links for the stock front sway bar, better than leaving old stock ones on there with that many miles on them.

    Again hope to do this soon, but no for sure date of when I'm going to install it all, but will for sure update

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    id say bmr drag pack ... bilstein isn't exactly made for drag racing ... I have a set ive never used still in the box for a g body. adj coil overs front for the win kyb adj struts next then lake wood 90/10 struts

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    look at my post abt my 99 it has bmr drag pack with cheap lake wood 50/50 rear shocks 90/10 lake wood struts rear dr's front reg street tires both on fac z28 wheels .. u looking to go 10's or 9's .. I can sell you my front struts cheap.. click on pic.. cam and nitrous only bone stock heads and bottom end with 148k miles ... its my 17 yr old daughters car she drives it to school

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    For me, I know I do not want mine set up for drag only, or would have went a different route, I wanted nice street ride and I would be going to the track from time to time, but my goal is mid 11's with DR's on it. so i'm setting up more for street than track or drag
    Nice video BTW

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    Ok place order for bmr 2pt sub frame connectors in red.

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    Good stuff. It's a relatively easy install. Having a magnetic rod helps when installing the front portion of the piece.

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    sorry no I do not have one
    Is that for the SFC? the rod

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    It's not an absolute requirement. But my buddy had one on hand when we were installing the SFCs on my car. There is a metal piece that goes inside the subframe through a preexisting opening. Sliding it in and then trying to position it properly is so much easier if you have a magnet, that's all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Naaman View Post
    It's not an absolute requirement. But my buddy had one on hand when we were installing the SFCs on my car. There is a metal piece that goes inside the subframe through a preexisting opening. Sliding it in and then trying to position it properly is so much easier if you have a magnet, that's all.
    May have to check that out, maybe a friend of mine has one thanks

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    mid 11's with DR's big cam , big converter on motor prolly gears too and a great tune

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    I wanna say my beater runs 11.40-50's

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    Quote Originally Posted by 99ss405 View Post
    I wanna say my beater runs 11.40-50's
    Holy thread derailer, Batman!!!
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    Our cars have shocks....not struts.

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    Update: front shocks and springs are on, might start on the rear tonight, what cracks me up is after I had all the front done, my new endlinks and bushings came in the mail, lol now after i'm done, got to take front back off and install the bushing and endlinks.
    on driver side the nut was so tight on there from being stock it broke off, then on pass side the nut on the very top of the shock would not come off from what tools I had so took it to a shop and they got it off, took a long time, but its all good. FRONT IS DONE, well minus the endlinks and bushings, lol

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    Update: went ahead and got the rear end shocks and springs done, also threw on the new rear sway bar.
    Will need to do the front end links and bushings soon, but at least the big part is done, haven't drove it yet, but it looks really nice on the stance.
    I'll post pictures tomorrow sometime, it was dark when I got done

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    here are pictures, she got cleaned up before the photo shoot
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    2) The black on top would have looked killer....CETA MOD...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMWS6TA View Post
    2 things....


    1) Damn that is sexy.....COTM nom here....
    2) The black on top would have looked killer....CETA MOD...
    Thanks for the kind words, yes black would have looked good, but I'm excited about doing the silver, my may keep black rims, but different style, not worried to much about changing them just yet, but down the road.

    When I bolt on the sub-frame connectors I'll add the endlinks and bushings to the front swaybar, that way it will be all in one shot.
    Also need to add my Ram Air decals on the hood, which will have that done when the decals checkers stripes get added.

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