First Suspension Mod? - MustangForums.com



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

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-16-2013, 09:59 PM   #1
CPTCO
5th Gear Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Colorado
Posts: 2,709
Default First Suspension Mod?

I will be installing 4.10 gears this week. My car hooks really good now, but I'm afraid I will spin really bad when I get my gears. I don't want to lower my car, because I live on a dirt road and bottom out at times. Right now I'm running 285/40/18s on the back.
So my question is this, do I need to upgrade my rear suspension to help keep the rear tires planted? Since I'm not lowering I assume I can use a non-adjustable LCA. Are LCAs stand alone? Or do I need to do the uppers as well. Oh yeah, and what about spherical bushings?
Thanks in advance.
CPTCO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2013, 10:01 PM   #2
CPTCO
5th Gear Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Colorado
Posts: 2,709
Default

Oh, and I don't really race, no twisties here either. I just want to be able to go fast in a straight line once in a while.
CPTCO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2013, 10:25 PM   #3
baddog671
6th Gear Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: MD/WV
Posts: 5,736
Default

I would definitely grab a set of LCAs. Non-adjustable poly's since you don't want to lower.

Just an example:
http://www.americanmuscle.com/sr-lca-0514.html

When I first got my car I could wheelhop the hell out of it, so first thing I did was a set of BMR's.
baddog671 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2013, 10:32 PM   #4
CPTCO
5th Gear Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Colorado
Posts: 2,709
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by baddog671 View Post
I would definitely grab a set of LCAs. Non-adjustable poly's since you don't want to lower.

Just an example:
http://www.americanmuscle.com/sr-lca-0514.html

When I first got my car I could wheelhop the hell out of it, so first thing I did was a set of BMR's.
Thanks for the info. I was thinking about BBK
BBK 25215 Rear Lower Control Arm Kit for Ford Mustang GT : Amazon.com : Automotive BBK 25215 Rear Lower Control Arm Kit for Ford Mustang GT : Amazon.com : Automotive

If I order from Amazon I get free two day shipping and I can get them installed before the gears get here.
CPTCO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2013, 10:44 PM   #5
baddog671
6th Gear Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: MD/WV
Posts: 5,736
Default

Buy from AM bro! Same price and free shipping.
http://www.americanmuscle.com/bbk-lca-0513.html
Ask a rep on here if they still give discount coupons as well.
baddog671 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2013, 10:47 PM   #6
CPTCO
5th Gear Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Colorado
Posts: 2,709
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by baddog671 View Post
Buy from AM bro! Same price and free shipping.
http://www.americanmuscle.com/bbk-lca-0513.html
Ask a rep on here if they still give discount coupons as well.
I know, I know...but still, free two day shipping. The gears are coming from AM if its any consolation.
CPTCO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2013, 11:02 PM   #7
baddog671
6th Gear Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: MD/WV
Posts: 5,736
Default

On AM's site it is free and says delivery by 6-19

Either way, can't complain about BBK!
baddog671 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2013, 11:09 PM   #8
CPTCO
5th Gear Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Colorado
Posts: 2,709
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by baddog671 View Post
On AM's site it is free and says delivery by 6-19

Either way, can't complain about BBK!
Good to know that's a solid brand. I like the fact that you can grease them. I should have them installed ahead of the gears, or during the gear install. Either way, I'm excited to get it done.
CPTCO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2013, 11:17 PM   #9
baddog671
6th Gear Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: MD/WV
Posts: 5,736
Default

How much they charging you in labor on the gears?
baddog671 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2013, 11:28 PM   #10
CPTCO
5th Gear Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Colorado
Posts: 2,709
Default

I'm not sure yet, they charge $75 an hour. Said they thought about four hours. Taking it to my GM dealer (flame on right). But it's the only shop around and I trust these guys implicitly. So I'm gonna guess around $300. They do great work there, give me a car to drive, and don't rake me over the coals. Last time I drove around in the new Corvette Grand Sport while I waited on my oil change.
CPTCO is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
S197 Parts baddog671 Parts For Sale 20 07-26-2016 02:20 PM
Starting a new project....could use some input. Matt's 95 Stang 5.0L (1979-1995) Mustang 2 10-05-2015 08:16 AM
October Sale - AmericanMuscle AMAlexLazarus AmericanMuscle.com 0 10-01-2015 11:29 AM
GT500 front LCA question UrS4 S197 Handling Section 1 09-30-2015 11:13 AM
Car Suspension problems? marc954 4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang 2 09-29-2015 12:18 PM


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


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:59 AM.