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Old 07-21-2013, 07:34 PM   #1
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I'm probably gonna get yelled at..but in a few years I'm thinking about doing an engine swap in my v6, so my question is what upgrades should I do/can i do to improve my suspension? I'm looking into lowering springs for now, but then there's shocks and struts. So what should I get?
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I have H&R SS springs on mine with MM CC plates and Steeda bump steer kit and love it but I do bottom out if I go over a speed bump to fast.

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I have H&R SS springs on mine with MM CC plates and Steeda bump steer kit and love it but I do bottom out if I go over a speed bump to fast.

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Okay, cool! How different does it feel? And what would upgrading shocks and struts do for me?
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Lowering a car will almost always result in a "rougher" or should I say harder ride. It just comes with less suspension travel. Of course it aids in taking turns aggressively by lowing the COG. This is that conclusion I've come to after lowering all of my cars hereto. You also of course get that nice stance, but I've always felt that feeling a little more road imperfection is worth it.



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Okay, cool! How different does it feel? And what would upgrading shocks and struts do for me?
It feels alot better, more planted to the ground, less body roll. But like ^ said you will get more noise in the cabin, and feel every bump in the road. If you can live with that then its perfect.

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I'm a big fan of suspension upgrades. Too many people get distracted by the shiney object knowns as horsepower. A well rounded car is MUCH more fun to drive.

With suspension, make sure you plan out all the parts you want to make sure they work well together. Just tossing parts together can result in a loss of handling/braking ability.

A good set of springs, adjustable dampers (shocks and struts), CC plates, control arms and poly bushings go a LONG way when compared to the stock suspension designed in the late 70's.
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I'm probably gonna get yelled at..but in a few years I'm thinking about doing an engine swap in my v6, so my question is what upgrades should I do/can i do to improve my suspension? I'm looking into lowering springs for now, but then there's shocks and struts. So what should I get?

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This thread is exactly what has been going through my mind! Lol so guys I haven't done anything to my suspension. But I was wondering as a good first thing how is a strut tower brace?
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Why these ones specifically? And I'm planning on doing a coyote swap (or better) in a couple years, would these work well for it? Or should I buy these ones then replace them to something else when I do the swap?
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Basically, I just want to know what my best option is that would be compatible with an engine swap, and just all around amazing.
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