Suspension Help With Suspension

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  1. sixty7stang

    sixty7stang New Member

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    Hey guys my 67 Mustang has completely stock suspension and is my everyday driver. I plan on upgrading the entire suspension eventually, but for now I can only afford to do one or two things at a time. Any suggestions on what I should do in order?
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    First, is this your daily driver, or just a project car? Is it an inline six, or a V-8? What are your intentions with this vehicle?

    If it's your daily, go through your front suspenison and repair/replace everything that is loose/bent/cracked or has play in it, then move to the back, unless something else is feeling wrong. First priority is making the car safe to drive.

    If it's a project car, decide what upgrades you want to do, and make a plan. There are quite a few things that are easier to do in coordination with others. For instance: Upper suspension arms, springs, shelby/arning drop, roller perches. All of those will be pretty much coming out at the same time, which ever one you are doing, and it will save a lot of time and effort to just do them all at once.
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    sixty7stang New Member

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    This is my daily driver and it has a 351W. And thank you for your suggestions!
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    the first thing you want to do is stiffen up the chassis. subframe connectors are a good start, along with an export brace, monte carlo bar, and stringer to tie the subframe connectors to the outer rocker panel. the stiffer you get the chassis, the more effective later suspension modifications become.

    after that you want better springs, with the 351w i suggest using either a 540lb rate or a 620lb rate spring on the front, and a 200lb rate spring on the rear. step up to a good quality set of shocks, i like the KYB gas adjust shocks for an inexpensive upgrade, do the shelby mod that relocates the upper control are pivot point, and invest in a pair of boxed lower control arms.

    after that you want to go to adjustable strut rods, roller spring perches, boxed upper arms, and a spherical bearing for the lower arm.

    in the rear you want some form of traction bar, its hard to beat the shelby under ride traction bars or cal tracs.
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    sixty7stang New Member

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    Wow thank you!!! That was very informative I will definitely keep all of that in mind!
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    If you can't do it all at once, rbohm's approach is VERY sensible. I did all the items he suggests as well. Do these before engine changes and you will have a nice riding car this is ready for whatever you do next. I went with KYB gas-adjust in the front only and GR2's (those are replaced now by their Excel-G) and a 4 1/2 leaf mideye rear spring , 620 one inch lowering front. Even SWMBO thinks it rides nice and quiet. Well, at least the suspension is quiet!
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    anytime.
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    When I bought my car the first thing I did was order new disk front breakers, then the power steering. Next was the all ball joints, a-arms, and full caged sub frame connectors. Now I'm doing the rear springs, breaks and rear end. Now that its safe to "stop, and turn" I'm going to start building out an new motor.
    I'd say breake are #1, then steering. After that have fun with it.

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