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    Best of both worlds

    Ok guys. I have a 98 formula. I have staggard tires and agressive stance. the front handling and suspension needs an overhaul same with the rear

    Id like to keep the look and as I have vette rims with a wide offset so the rear tires stick out. And gas shocks that lift but lately fenders have been rubbing and gouging the rear tires. I air them up almost daily. Front tierods failed inspection. Big project ahead

    Im looking for a good performance handling package that is the best of both worlds good touring set up but keep the aggressive look.
    Most handling packages lower the vehicle and im not looking for that

    Links to parts would be really helpful thanks

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    Very happy after swapping our car's front suspension out with UMI tubular components and Koni double adjustables. I kept the ride height stock as well.

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    +1 for UMI suspension stuff.

    I have my upgrades listed in the signature. Quite a bit.

    Unless you have the ability ($$$) to get it all done. Focus on the tie rod ends, shocks maybe springs. Those you can get from Summit, Rockauto, local parts stores. Get it running safe first.

    Regarding shocks - for stock power and mild track use Bilstein are pretty good. Koni are much better, but then QA1 or Viking Coil over's are best.

    Follow by Rear Lower control arms, Front/rear sway bars. Now if you're staying with stock power you're pretty much done. However if you're wanting to take it to the track, autoX, etc then yeah more upgrades are needed.

    Depending on what you're wanting it varies.

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