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Old 01-21-2015, 09:47 AM   #1
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Ford Racing HANDLING kit M-FR3-FS review

So i told you guys id write a review after i get to drive the car a little bit.
so here we go with the review and I'll pics of the car up soon.
Ill start out and say this kit is by far the best set up for people who want light to moderate lowering say .8 of an inch to slightly over an inch. I've been a few foci with coil over set ups and roll bars and i can confidently say that my car has same handling characteristics as those cars with coil over set ups. The car feels composed (more planted to ground) than stock and with the ford racing lowering springs that i had on the car before.
The stock set up kinda felt kinda jiggly( like the back end wanted to slide out at any point through the corners), the same goes for the ford racing lower springs. with the lowering springs the daily drive just got harsher with bumps and corners ( after hitting some bumps id sometimes shutter like i broke something on the car).
Now, going back to the Handling kit. The car is really planted to the ground i mean i took a loop corner changing interstates at 70 mph and held it all the way through the loop. Lets just say I'm toughly impressed with this kit and Ford Racing really did their homework on this one. i really want to auto cross it in the spring and summer and quite excited for my road trip on Sunday night from Minneapolis to Nashville to see how the kit does on long distance trip.
if you guys got any questions ill be happy to answer.


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i'm glad to hear its a good kit. this is what i want to do to my car as well.
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Ford Racing kit is amazing in terms of it all the strut could be better though.

The main reason I state that is that when i got my Raceland Coilovers, I took a good look at the my struts but one of them was slightly bent, I believe it was the wheel hop which caused this. Since the install i have modified my coils and they are fine as for the 20k i put on them.

The sways are perfect on stock I used to max out 90 turns at around 30-40 kph, since the back end would sing out any higher for me or felt unsafe. Since the coils i have done 60kph on a 90 with just light slide, with a quick recover less or around a second.

They have well develop kit there if anything from them the sways are worth it.
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i'm glad to hear its a good kit. this is what i want to do to my car as well.
you should its worth it. i wanted this kit since i got the car but never pulled the trigger until two weeks ago. best car investment ive made to date.
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Now do you know if you can buy the parts seperatly? I really want this kit except for the front sway bar. i'm not really interested in that.
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Now do you know if you can buy the parts seperatly? I really want this kit except for the front sway bar. i'm not really interested in that.
I believe you can actually. I'll just have to pull part numbers off the kit.
And research some more.
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Now do you know if you can buy the parts seperatly? I really want this kit except for the front sway bar. i'm not really interested in that.
Why not the front bar?
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Why not the front bar?
i could be wrong, but from what i read when you upgrade the rear sway bar, upgrading the front sway bar as well eliminates the effect of the upgraded rear sway bar.
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i could be wrong, but from what i read when you upgrade the rear sway bar, upgrading the front sway bar as well eliminates the effect of the upgraded rear sway bar.
I haven't checked out the sizes & how they mount to what. I did mine yrs ago from 21mm to a 22mm & the rear from 20mm to a 25mm & now have the Steeda fatman bar.
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I haven't checked out the sizes & how they mount to what. I did mine yrs ago from 21mm to a 22mm & the rear from 20mm to a 25mm & now have the Steeda fatman bar.
Did you ever drive it with the stock front sway bar and aftermarket rear sway bar? and then add the Front sway bar to see how it feels? how does it drive now with both bars upgraded?
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