Search



Go Back   MustangForums.com > Ford Mustang Tech > 2005 - 2014 Mustangs > S197 Handling Section
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?
Search

S197 Handling Section For everything suspension related, inlcuding brakes, tires, and wheels.

Welcome to Mustang Forums!
Welcome to Mustang Forums.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, at no cost, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!


Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-02-2012, 07:38 AM   #1
2008Vert
2nd Gear Member

 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Vehicle: 2013 Mustang Convertible
Location: Close Enough
Posts: 231
Default First suspension upgrades

I have an 08 V6 Base convertible.

http://www.newtakeoff.com/mustang_gt...2005-2009.aspx

I found this kit for the GT convertible. Would this be a major improvement over what I have?

I would like to start doing some mods and thought this might be a good start.

And would it fit?
This ad is not displayed to registered or logged-in members.
Register your free account today and become a member on Mustang Forums!

Last edited by 2008Vert; 05-02-2012 at 08:17 AM.
2008Vert is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2012, 07:52 AM   #2
Warpig12354
3rd Gear Member

 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Vehicle: s197
Location: Texas
Posts: 684
Default

Maybe the sway bars would be an upgrade but everything else would probably not be noticeable. I would go with the Koni STR.T's (on sale right now) and a set of Steeda sport springs if you want to see and feel a noticeable difference.
__________________
s197, looking for a Terminator
Warpig12354 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2012, 08:18 AM   #3
safetyfastgt
1st Gear Member
 
safetyfastgt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Vehicle: 2011 Mustang GT Convertible
Location: TN
Posts: 91
Default

Steeda now has sport springs specifically for convertibles, that deal with the extra weight in the rear of a convertible.
safetyfastgt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2012, 03:08 PM   #4
tj@steeda
2nd Gear Member
 
tj@steeda's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Vehicle: 2012 Ford Mustang
Location: Florida
Posts: 423
Default

2008 Vert,

We definately have the ability to get you to your goal of a better ride. Is this your DD and what are you looking for in regards to improvement?

Shoot me a PM and we can start looking at packages that fit your needs. Steeda is an American Made company that specializes in Ford vehicles.

Let me know your thoughts.

Best Regards,

TJ
tj@steeda is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2012, 11:27 PM   #5
UPRSharad
Sponsor
 
UPRSharad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Vehicle: 2006, Ford, Mustang GT
Location: FL
Posts: 2,091
www.facebook.com/sraldiris
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 2008Vert View Post
I have an 08 V6 Base convertible.

http://www.newtakeoff.com/mustang_gt...2005-2009.aspx

I found this kit for the GT convertible. Would this be a major improvement over what I have?

I would like to start doing some mods and thought this might be a good start.

And would it fit?
That would be an improvement over your stock stuff, but to me, if I was going to replace the factory suspension, I'd go for more performance oriented equipment.

That said, I like lowering springs, an adjustable panhard bar, and rear control arms as a good place to start modding the suspension. And of course, we carry all of these at www.uprproducts.com. Also, our parts are Made in America, they carry a Lifetime Guarantee, and mf.com members get a 10% discount on any part we manufacture.
__________________
UPRSharad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2012, 09:00 AM   #6
imaredtuna

 
imaredtuna's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Vehicle: 2010 Mustang GT Convertible
Location: California
Posts: 48
Default

I'd start with Konis before anything else.
imaredtuna is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2012, 12:46 AM   #7
2008Vert
2nd Gear Member

 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Vehicle: 2013 Mustang Convertible
Location: Close Enough
Posts: 231
Default

Can anyone tell me what size the sway bars are on my base convertible and what size the ones on a GT convertible are?

Also, what is the difference between the suspension on the vert and the suspension on the coupe?
2008Vert is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2012, 01:44 AM   #8
Forty-two
1st Gear Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Vehicle: 2007 Mustang Conv.
Location: Austria/Europe
Posts: 53
Default

I am currently in the same situation of improving my suspension and I've been reading a lot. In the end I chose Koni Sports (Yellows) and Steeda Sport Springs as my first step. In addition I will put in camber plates by Maximum Motorsports. Still waiting for the springs to arrive so I can put them in

Quote:
Originally Posted by safetyfastgt View Post
Steeda now has sport springs specifically for convertibles, that deal with the extra weight in the rear of a convertible.
Is there a huge difference in the springs for the coupe and those for the convertible?

Quote:
Originally Posted by 2008Vert View Post
Can anyone tell me what size the sway bars are on my base convertible and what size the ones on a GT convertible are?
GT convertible should have 34mm/18mm, the V6 convertible 31.7mm/18mm. That's the info I could find. I didn't measure mine though
__________________
2007 Mustang V6 Convertible - Tungsten Grey

2008 Smart Brabus ForTwo - Black

Last edited by Forty-two; 05-04-2012 at 01:55 AM.
Forty-two is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2012, 07:51 AM   #9
2008Vert
2nd Gear Member

 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Vehicle: 2013 Mustang Convertible
Location: Close Enough
Posts: 231
Default

So the rear swaybar on both the base and the GT are the same? The only differenct being the front?

I have been reading up on it and it would appear that the Pony Package V6 is the same setup as the GT?

I have also read that the Pony Package may actually have better handling characteristics than the GT because of the decrease in weight of the V6 over the V8?

I guess what I am getting at is that now I have the stock base convertible. I have found a complete (springs and all) GT convertible suspension including the strut brace for 300 bucks locally. It would seem that that would be a major improvement over what I have and a good place to start. I just bought the car so I probably won't be doing any serious performance mods for a while.

Thanks to the guys from Steeda and UPR but I just don't have the budget for much right now.
2008Vert is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2012, 01:46 AM   #10
Forty-two
1st Gear Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Vehicle: 2007 Mustang Conv.
Location: Austria/Europe
Posts: 53
Default

That's what I've read, too. Pony Package should be the same as the GT. I'm not sure though if both convertibles (Base & GT) have the same sway bars. Been reading the GT is a lot stiffer, so maybe only the diameter is the same, but the material different?
__________________
2007 Mustang V6 Convertible - Tungsten Grey

2008 Smart Brabus ForTwo - Black
Forty-two is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2012, 01:46 AM
MustangForums
Ford Mustang




Paid Advertisement

 
 
 
Reply

Tags
0509, 06, 2005, 2008, 2011, convertable, convertible, front, lowering, mustang, sn95, springs, steeda, suspension, upgrade, upgrades, v6

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

Advertising

Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory
New Sponsors
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:51 PM.

© Internet Brands, Inc.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2

This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. Ford® is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company
Emails Backup