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Old 12-10-2007, 03:16 PM
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Hello, I have a 90 fox 5.0 5spd car. Has all the usual mods already done. Now looking to do the rear and maybe the front suspension. Any good advise as far as what springs and control arms would work best with out spending a fortune. I am on a budget. Looking for the poor mans way to upgrade. Please advise brands and types that would work for drag racing. The car will only be running in the high 12's to low 13's. Thanks
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Old 12-10-2007, 03:30 PM
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check out the maximum motorsports sport box.

its cheap and has a bunch of good parts in it. great starter kit.

http://www.maximummotorsports.com/st...roducts_id=194
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Old 12-10-2007, 03:50 PM
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i just put upper and lower BBK control arms, kyb shocks, and steeda lowering springs in the back and the car is COMPLETELY diff. its no fun to drive since the car doesnt lose control anymore lol
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Old 12-10-2007, 03:56 PM
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i just put upper and lower BBK control arms, kyb shocks, and steeda lowering springs in the back and the car is COMPLETELY diff. its no fun to drive since the car doesnt lose control anymore lol
You should use the same type of spring in the front as the rear....need to have the correct spring rates.
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Old 12-10-2007, 03:57 PM
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sub frame connectors first if you dont have them. the best money I ever spent on suspension parts was Strange drag struts 10 way adj. and the price is right. get some adj. rear upper arms set the pinion angle that also helps a lot as far as brands go do some research for your self. I also dont run a front sway bar that helps but its not the best thing for a everyday driver
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Old 12-10-2007, 04:16 PM
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i just put upper and lower BBK control arms, kyb shocks, and steeda lowering springs in the back and the car is COMPLETELY diff. its no fun to drive since the car doesnt lose control anymore lol
You should use the same type of spring in the front as the rear....need to have the correct spring rates.
yea i bought all 4 springs, struts for the front, its just i only had time to do the back, the front will be done this weekend i hope :P
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Old 12-10-2007, 05:15 PM
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i bought UPR pro series upper and lower contraol arms ($300 for the set), Strange 10 way adjustable shocksfor the rear, steeda sport spring (back only),,,,and gonna order a UPR k-member and a-arms..($600)
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Old 12-10-2007, 05:36 PM
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I would second the Sports kit from maximum motor sports boxor just the chassy brace package & subframe conectors. My car felt completely different after I had this put in.
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