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View Poll Results: Pick a suspension part
Sub-frame connectors 3 60.00%
shocks/struts 2 40.00%
rear sway bar 0 0%
axle brace 0 0%
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Old 06-25-2021, 12:59 AM   #1
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which suspension part

So for suspension I have
-Eibach Pro Kit springs.
-Eibach front sway bar

Fixing install Steeda adj Rear sway bar.

What next suspension part should I go with.

I am not doing a PHB or anything crazy like that.

What your thoughts.

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Old 07-02-2021, 09:41 PM   #2
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Re: which suspension part

I felt the best rear suspension upgrade I ever did was the spherical bushings in the diff housing and adjustable upper control arms. Prior to that I felt like the car just kind of swayed a bit over the rear axle.
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Old 07-03-2021, 09:25 PM   #3
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Re: which suspension part

you're already doing the springs, might as well do shocks/struts with it.

SFCs would be a close second
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Old 07-06-2021, 01:21 PM   #4
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Re: which suspension part

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you're already doing the springs, might as well do shocks/struts with it.

SFCs would be a close second
Are aftermarket SFC's that much better than the stock ones?


Ash, I like shocks/struts for the next thing to knock out. It was one of the biggest bang for buck on my Mach. My handling and ride was quite a bit better as well as feeling locked to the road at high speeds for me. I will say I wish I had gone with a better set, though. Something like Koni yellow adjustable or Bilstein. Mine are Koni STR.T.
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Old 07-06-2021, 02:31 PM   #5
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Are aftermarket SFC's that much better than the stock ones?


Ash, I like shocks/struts for the next thing to knock out. It was one of the biggest bang for buck on my Mach. My handling and ride was quite a bit better as well as feeling locked to the road at high speeds for me. I will say I wish I had gone with a better set, though. Something like Koni yellow adjustable or Bilstein. Mine are Koni STR.T.
Yes. When I first had them installed and was driving home I wasn't quite sure if it was reeeeeaaaaally helping or not but I stopped for gas and the entrance had one of those "V" drainage sections at the entrance and driving over that was when I realized how much the car had been flexing before.

If you jack your car up in the front, watch how bad your panel gaps get at the front of the door/back of the fender, they go way outta whack. The full length SFCs they stay pretty damned straight.

The stock bolt on ones - Im sure some engineer can you tell you what they add but its like bolting in bars made from beer cans in comparison.
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Old 07-07-2021, 01:29 PM   #6
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Re: which suspension part

SFC and then Struts and shocks
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Old 07-16-2021, 08:04 AM   #7
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Re: which suspension part

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you're already doing the springs, might as well do shocks/struts with it.

SFCs would be a close second
That would have been idea to have done, but yea.

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Are aftermarket SFC's that much better than the stock ones?


Ash, I like shocks/struts for the next thing to knock out. It was one of the biggest bang for buck on my Mach. My handling and ride was quite a bit better as well as feeling locked to the road at high speeds for me. I will say I wish I had gone with a better set, though. Something like Koni yellow adjustable or Bilstein. Mine are Koni STR.T.
Oh it makes a big different over the stock ones when I put the Steeda ones on my 04 Mach that is why I am wanting to do subframes.
I was looking at the Koni orange ones, if I was going to go with anything better, I would just do the Eibach shocks/struts.

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Old 07-16-2021, 08:06 AM   #8
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Re: which suspension part

Just to update this, I did get ahold of some subframe connectors on a sweet deal.

Now to get them welded in.

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Old 08-14-2021, 01:15 AM   #9
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Re: which suspension part

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Just to update this, I did get ahold of some subframe connectors on a sweet deal.

Now to get them welded in.

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Invest in a decent welder, really not that hard to learn and you save a ton of cash and it is fun as well.
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Old 08-22-2021, 09:52 AM   #10
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Invest in a decent welder, really not that hard to learn and you save a ton of cash and it is fun as well.
My father has been trying to get me to get set up for a 220 outlet. It be years from now, but will be having a shop built and that is where I will be having a welder set-up. Might be years from now before I get the subframe set up installed. lol

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