Fox body suspension Q's

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  1. RyeLou

    RyeLou OT Supporter

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    A friend of mine drives a fox body with stock suspension. The engine has some work done to it but nothing crazy. I'm going to get her shocks/struts for Christmas, but I have no idea what kind is any good. I work at a tire/wheel/suspension place and the only thing we carry in stock is Eibach stuff. We get most of our other stuff from TireRack.com . They have some 4-way adjustable KYB stuff that is fairly inexpensive. Is the KYB stuff any good? I know they also sell Bilstein but they aren't adjustable and it costs a bit more too.

    She drives it mainly on the street and will probably occasionally hit the drag strip. I doubt she'll ever take it to a road track or auto-x.

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  2. Mr. Nice Guy

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    Bilstein, Eibach, and KYB are all worthy manufacturers. Eibach is very streetable, KYB... not so streetable.

    If you're willing to spend the money, a nice Steeda kit would do her well.

    http://www.steeda.com

    Edit: http://www.steeda.com/products/gtrac_stage2.php

    This is a very streetable package that will give the car a much better stance, and a much lower Center of Gravity, providing a more stable launch, and a much better "on rails" feel on the streets/highway.
     
  3. RamGriffin

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    I've never used/heard anything about Eibach.
    Bilsteins I had on my old car and loved them, except at the drag strip, terrible weight transfer.
    KYBs, buddy of mine just got them on his fox and loves them, but he is willing to "put up with a lot" on his car.
    Steeda, never used, but heard good things.

    I'd probably go with the KYBs for her.
     
  4. dano

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    Steeda makes stuff specifically for the Mustang so they know their stuff. Get the X2 balljoints so it keeps the proper geometry in the suspension too.

    I ran their Sport springs and loved 'em. Not harsh, not too low, just right.
     
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    5secstrtcar Spot you 10, give you the move and still hand you

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    You dont need anything fancy....trust me. Get the Lakewood stuff.
     

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