Suspension Shocks?

Discussion in 'SN95 4.6L Mustang Tech' started by Jhussey1280, Jan 7, 2013.


  1. Jhussey1280

    Jhussey1280 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2012
    Messages:
    179
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    19
    Alright so I'm moving on to the suspension upgrades of my 98 GT and I'm torn on shocks. I was looking at Tokicos, but I'm wondering how good they really are for a lowered car. I'm not necessarily wanting to go "cheap" but I don't need adjustables. Any ideas?

    Thanks guys!
    #1
  2. Sharad

    Sharad ALWAYS choose the V over the P!!! Wait... what? Site Sponsor

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2011
    Messages:
    1,337
    Showcase:
    1
    Likes Received:
    307
    Trophy Points:
    94
    Are you more into cornering or straight line performance? What springs are you running?
    #2
  3. Jhussey1280

    Jhussey1280 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2012
    Messages:
    179
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    19
    Well I'm into an all around performer, but if I had to chose, I'd say straight ling. HR Sport springs.
    #3
  4. PULMEOVR

    PULMEOVR I need a bigger E-Penis.

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2003
    Messages:
    703
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    27
    I have the Tokico HP shocks & struts (also called the "blues"). I am lowered on H&R springs as well, but the Super Sport version (about 2 inches drop). I have twice now blown out my front strut. I think the struts are too long in length (for how much of a drop I have) and they compress too far when I hit a bump, blowing out and therefore ruining the strut. I believe the H&R "Sport" springs don't lower as much as the "Super Sports"? If so, you may be perfectly happy with these Tokicos. Myself on the other hand, will be using a shorter shock from a fox body and possibly not a Tokico. The rear shocks, however, seem to be holding up just fine.
    #4
  5. bullitt 736

    bullitt 736 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2004
    Messages:
    119
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    17
  6. Sharad

    Sharad ALWAYS choose the V over the P!!! Wait... what? Site Sponsor

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2011
    Messages:
    1,337
    Showcase:
    1
    Likes Received:
    307
    Trophy Points:
    94

    For all around dampeners, with an edge toward straight line performance, I really like the Strange 10-way adjustable shocks & struts. They work very well on the drag strip, but they handle pretty well in the corners when you set them to stiff.
    #6
  7. Jhussey1280

    Jhussey1280 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2012
    Messages:
    179
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    19
    I was looking at the Strange 10-ways a couple of years ago, now I can't seem to find them. I've looked on americanmuscle.com were I saw them before but I dont see them now. I'll have to dig again. thanks!
    #7

Share This Page