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kdryan 05-12-2013 02:12 PM

Softening up the ride?
 
Ok, since I put the 18" rims and the Sumimotos on my car, the ride has REALLY gotten stiff. I can feel every single bump in the rode and it's a bit uncomfortable. Can someone tell me the best way to soften things up a bit? My ass will thank you...

Kevin

BleedinBlue 05-12-2013 02:31 PM

Less air in your tires.

Wait, that's for mtb'ing.

You're down to springs, shocks/struts. Visit the handling section and read up, everything you will want to know about lowering your car and fixing your ride is found there. Of course it's going to cost some $$...so it's either that or going back to stock wheels/tires.

JThor 05-12-2013 08:22 PM

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Originally Posted by kdryan (Post 8212091)
Ok, since I put the 18" rims and the Sumimotos on my car, the ride has REALLY gotten stiff. I can feel every single bump in the rode and it's a bit uncomfortable. Can someone tell me the best way to soften things up a bit? My ass will thank you...

Kevin

Lower pressure in the tires, go with a softer tire (like an all season), or go back to 17". The 17" were smoother because there is more tire to cushion the ride. The things you do to improve the handling will stiffen the ride. Lowering springs, etc., will make the ride even stiffer.

2005Redfire6 05-12-2013 08:42 PM

Sell the Mustang and get a luxury car!

kdryan 05-12-2013 09:28 PM

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Originally Posted by 2005Redfire6 (Post 8212279)
Sell the Mustang and get a luxury car!

Can I have yours?

One thought I just had was that it was colder out when I bought the wheels, so I wonder if they're over-inflated now. I'll need to go check a little later.

2005Redfire6 05-12-2013 09:33 PM

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Originally Posted by kdryan (Post 8212313)
Can I buy yours?

I don't drive a luxury car, I drive the Mustang everyday!

kdryan 05-12-2013 09:36 PM

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Originally Posted by 2005Redfire6 (Post 8212318)
I don't drive a luxury car, I drive the Mustang everyday!

Oh, I thought that was a Yugo... ;)

2005Redfire6 05-12-2013 09:48 PM

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Originally Posted by kdryan (Post 8212321)
Oh, I thought that was a Yugo... ;)

Not sure I get it?


But anyways check your tire pressure, I noticed more roughness then usual when my tires were at 35 or so.

kdryan 05-12-2013 09:54 PM

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Originally Posted by 2005Redfire6 (Post 8212331)
Not sure I get it?


But anyways check your tire pressure, I noticed more roughness then usual when my tires were at 35 or so.

Nothing worth getting. Just a bad joke...

JThor 05-13-2013 12:51 AM

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Originally Posted by kdryan (Post 8212321)
Oh, I thought that was a Yugo... ;)

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