Ben22
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    1. Ben22
      Ben22
      Thanks for the great info, but i decided for right now that i am gonna keep it stock and focus on getting more power.
    2. shoobs99svt
      shoobs99svt
      Hey Ben,

      I went ahead and installed a "Bilstein BTS" kit on my 1999. If youre not familiar the kit includes Bilstein Springs, 2 Bilstein HD struts and 2 Bilstein HD shocks, and rear spring isolators. Im not sure what EXACTLY would be different on your app, being SRA and all but I suppose my two cents is btter than anything. Heres a fwd of the email that I sent back to the place that I got the parts from:

      Hey guys I ordered the Bilstein BTS kit for my 99 Cobra a couple of months back... at the time we couldnt find any pics of that kit installed or any other info on how much the car would drop. Anyways heres a couple of pics hopefully will help the next person interested make a better informed decision, in any case im really pleased with the drop, ride quality, and handling.

      The front came down 1", and the rear somewhere between 1" and 1 1/8". Overall I would have liked the rear not to end up as low as it did only because the rear looks a little lower than the front now, especially when you have anything heavy in the trunk (my luggage is when i notice). Maybe if someone tries different bushings in the rear they could get it perfect, but again the difference is pretty much neligable. The ride quality is pretty much the same as the stock springs, in fact if anything it may be a bit more bouncy. Still just as comfortable ride as before I swapped them. Handling obviously a whole lot better, less body roll or sway in the turns. One thing I didnt expect is that the kit DOES NEED the caster/camber plates. I tried to have it aligned without at first and no luck. In fact we couldnt get the front camber close at all. Once I had the C/C plates installed it was a breeze.

      Heres latest pics: http://forums.stangnet.com/767283-some-new-pics-before-winter.html
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