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Old 08-20-2013, 03:49 PM   #1
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Default 11-14 Suspension Opinions wanted...

Looking to upgrade my suspension on my '13 GT. I don't do any road course or AutoX racing mainly looking to help ripping around town during a cruise and Drag.

Originally was planning on the following setup because of good reviews not to mention wasn't so hard on the wallet but a couple factors have steered me in another direction.
SR Performance - SR Performance Lowering Springs - Coupe
SR Performance - SR Performance Rear Lower Control Arms
SR Performance - SR Performance Rear Upper Control Arm
SR Performance - SR Performance Adjustable Panhard Bar (Little bit of Cornering upgrade)
Lakewood - 70/30 Front Struts (think 90/10 may be a little excessive for street)
Lakewood - 50/50 Rear Shocks

*SR does not currently make an UCA for the 11-14
*SR LCA is currently out of stock and and figure won't be in stock till late Sept.

I'm kinda the OCD type that likes to try and keep as much as possible the same brand as possible (yes I know it's not always possible) but if I can find a reliable company that makes all the parts I am looking to swap out I try to go that route.

With SR not being in stock for approx a months time and them not making a specific part for my car I was thinking of going the STEEDA route it is a bit stiffer on the wallet but they do make all the parts I am looking to swap out.

Steeda Street Adjustable Panhard Bar
Steeda Sport Springs - Coupe
Steeda Billet Rear Lower Control Arms
Steeda Upper Control Arm
Lakewood - 70/30 Front Struts (think 90/10 may be a little excessive for street)
Lakewood - 50/50 Rear Shocks

* There is 4 options (technically 3 part number has 2 options Logo or No Logo) for the Billet Rear LCA and curious as to which one would be best suited for me.
Currently I dyno at 419rwhp & 398tq and it states the 555-4406 - Billet Rear Control Arms - Spherical Bearing & Poly Bushing is for 500+hp applications. Two questions in regards to that...
1. Is that 500+hp BHP or RWHP applications
2. Would this be recommended because I eventually plan on going the Hellion TT route or would I be better off getting the 555-4405 until I install the TT Kit then buy the 555-4406 or 555-4407 LCAs.

Does anyone currently run this type of setup on their 11-14? What are the likes and dislikes if any if you do run a similar setup?

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Do you have a different setup similar to the application I have of mostly Street with some "spirited" driving and some Drag Strip (Street Legals are only held Fridays) that you think would be a better route to concider?

ALL opinions, recommendations, information would and will be greatly appreciated.
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| Bama 93 Race Tune | Barton 2-post Short Shifter | JBA Xpipe /w Cat Deletes | Steeda 101mm Intake | Roush Axle back | Roush Upper Grille | Stock 245/45/19 Pirelli's | Stock 3.55 Gears |
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Old 08-20-2013, 04:41 PM   #2
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If i had to do it over again, id probably just go with adjustable height and damping coilovers (if these are available reasonable price and come with reasonable springrate) , an adjustable panhard bar or watts link, and spend the rest on wide lightweight high quality wheels and tires.

I am very satisfied with my current setup though and dont actually have experience with the coilovers, im just assuming being able to adjust the height is pretty awesome
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Old 08-21-2013, 06:19 AM   #3
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I'd also get LCA relocation brackets. They really help with traction on a lowered car.
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Old 08-24-2013, 10:36 PM   #4
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I just did 14 passes at Pacific Raceway on the 21st of August and my new set-up rocks, I sucked at first but having never driven a 6 speed and 14 tries later, I got better.

My set-up launches true and straight with stock P-Zero 245x19's. A little spin at first but much better then before.

Yukon differential posi-traction no fish-tail like with the Track-Lock. Some one at the track with a Boss said they broke their's (T2) my research showed T2 were good at the Track but bad for Drag Races. My $350 Yukon + $400 install is better then a $900 T2 + install that's going to break again. 14 launches straight and it felt good and gave me the confidence to launch harder.

Swarr-Bar? That thing running under the differential. Stops side-to-side hop.

The differential tubes are also tac welded all around at the bace of the center diff housing.

For the OCD: All Eibach Springs/Struts/Shocks and Sway-bars, All matching BMR adj.
LCA with LCB, UCA, PHB and Safety Loop/Brace, Alloy diff shafts, FRPP 3.73 with FRPP cover and Royal Purple, One piece Shaft Master aluminum drive shaft with steel braided clutch-line, Barton SHS.

Once I get the new clutch and aluminum flywheel, I'll have a bombproof driveline that gets me from A to B as fast as I can learn to drive this 6 speed.

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Old 08-27-2013, 12:57 PM   #5
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setup looks great there^
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