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Old 10-28-2008, 11:20 AM   #1
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Thinking about SVT Suspension Kit

Don't want big drop, don't want overly stiff ride (got that in my other car), don't want my wife to object.

Can't seem to get pics uploaded ... are they too big at 97 kb?

I know some of you have SVT Suspension Kits and that there are other kits out there and that this may have been beaten to death in the past, but at the risk of boring everyone, what do you guys think?


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I have the svt kits in stock normally. PM me for questions.
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Don't want big drop, don't want overly stiff ride (got that in my other car), don't want my wife to object.

Can't seem to get pics uploaded ... are they too big at 97 kb?

I know some of you have SVT Suspension Kits and that there are other kits out there and that this may have been beaten to death in the past, but at the risk of boring everyone, what do you guys think?

Best bang for the buck bar none. Performance springs, shocks, and bigger rear sway resulting in significant handling improvements for less than 300.00 is amazing.
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Old 10-28-2008, 12:14 PM   #4
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I just installed my svt kit and I really like it. It really is the best bang for the buck.

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Old 10-28-2008, 12:57 PM   #5
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This "best bang for the buck" phrase is having an effect on me.

So, are you guys saying you now corner flatter, you were lowered only modestly, and you didn't give up much in the ride department? Dang! That's what I want!

Okay, Mike, PM sent!
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Old 10-28-2008, 01:33 PM   #6
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Okay, talked to Mike, and I'm more confused.

Now, I'm thinking I'd like to go with the Ford Racing kit Mike has like focusin has on his car. I've got the same size tires (215/45R17) on similar wheels, so the drop would look similar.

And, of course, Mike is a salesman, so now he's talkin' sway bars and this and that ... just glad I'm not having a beer with him or he'd be selling me more stuff!

(j/k Mike, thanks for your help!)
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not side track but what is the diff. b/w the ford racing kit and the svt?
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Old 10-28-2008, 02:34 PM   #8
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From what I've gathered up till now, the Ford Racing kit will lower the car about 1.5" and the SVT kit will lower it about 1/2". Spring rates are roughly the same.

^^That's what I've been told.^^



Check out focusin's car in post #16. VERY nice!

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From what I've gathered up till now, the Ford Racing kit will lower the car about 1.5" and the SVT kit will lower it about 1/2". Spring rates are roughly the same.
It's usually in the area of .75" or so...give or take. The Ford Racing Kit may give you some problems going of some bumps or some inclines. I dropped my Mazda 6 about 1.25" and it can't make it into the garage anymore without some ramps. I also seen a few people with it and if you put any kind of weight in the back it sags pretty bad with the Ford Racing Kit. But if you don't put much in the back, then you won't sag.

You'll be pleased with whatever you get. The SVT is the best bang for the buck by far!

Sway Bars will help you elminate body roll. The stock rear sway bar is 20mm and the SVT is 21mm. Not much of a difference on paper, but makes a world of difference when driving it. Like stated before a suspension kit for under $300 is the best you can get for the cost. If you can, find someone that has a SVT and drive it. You'll notice the difference right away without sacrificing ride quality.

My car with the SVT Suspension kit. This first pic is only a few days old and hasn't settled yet. The 2nd isn't a good shot, but you can tell the difference:


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nice........well now I know what I'm getting

BTW, Mike...... how much do you sell your kits for?

PM me when you have the chance (won't be a sale lol, at least not for a little while :B)
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