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Old 03-27-2012, 07:17 PM   #1
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are they needed on the 2012 Mustang.... Just bought some race star wheels w/ slicks and have been told these are a must.
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Old 03-27-2012, 08:09 PM   #2
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depends.
what kind of racing are you doing, and what kind of power you puttin down.

if you just go occasionally, and only have bolt ons, then i would say you dont need them.
but they really arent that expensive anyways.
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Old 03-27-2012, 08:13 PM   #3
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imo as long as youre not lifting the the fronts, then no.
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I put down 406 RWHP, and now will be running 15" racestars w/ slicks.
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I wouldnt worry about it yet.
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Old 03-27-2012, 08:20 PM   #6
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I wouldnt worry about it yet.
Is it true they will help reduce wheel hop? Going into second was ridiculous.
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Old 03-27-2012, 08:36 PM   #7
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From the factory the chassis is pretty rigid, not necessarily the case with the older generations, so SFC are not really necessary. There are better suspension mods
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you should look into some suspension packages. like sam strano, UPR, stangsuspension, etc.
is your suspension stock right now?
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With the pre-2005 (S197) cars they were a "must" because of the flex in those bodies.

The person who told you that with your 2012 they are a "must" is thinking of older Mustangs. My convertible even doesn't flex - and I've driven a friend's S197 convertible with almost 600 to the rear wheels, lifting both front tires on the launch, and no flex. So if a convertible doesn't flex, then the coupe won't have a problem.
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http://www.uprproducts.com/mustang-s...evel-1-11.html

control arms are a good place to start.
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