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Old 11-02-2005, 10:13 PM   #1  
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Default at what point would i need a suspension upgrade?

I plan on puttin my 96 mustang gt in the low 300hp and idk how much torque it would all translate into im just wondering at what point would i need to upgrade my suspension
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Old 11-02-2005, 11:22 PM   #2  
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Default RE: at what point would i need a suspension upgrade?

As long as you keep the stock springs you should have no problems. You will, however need some upper and lower control arms and tires. If you have any problems from there, just get some adjustable rear shocks to better transfer weight and I dont dee you having any traction problems.

The traction problems come in as soon as you install lowering springs. Lowering springs dont allow for any weight transfer, therefore you are like a skateboard with a motor.
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Old 11-03-2005, 12:08 AM   #3  
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Default RE: at what point would i need a suspension upgrade?

I am a VW owner, and from what I understand (and know) is that by using a stiffer spring-rate and shocks/struts will lower the center of gravity (with lowering springs) and increase the overall ability to turn through sharp corners as well as give a greater appearence with those hiddeous wheel gaps.

Now do mustangs come factory with stiff spring rates specifically designed for taking sharp turns.
Will using a so-to-speak coilover or cup-kit suspension require a camber kit also, as well as new ties arms?
And why would yuo want to lower the rear of the car and cause a reverse rake?
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