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04-08-2016 05:47 PM
felixthecat
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Originally Posted by SrDudley View Post
Hmmm alright thank you Felix and sailor got some choices. Of course I sold my stock Svt suspension so I don't have my springs anymore that woulda been easy.
Should be able to find a set of svt springs.
04-08-2016 10:37 AM
SrDudley Hmmm alright thank you Felix and sailor got some choices. Of course I sold my stock Svt suspension so I don't have my springs anymore that woulda been easy.
04-07-2016 07:33 PM
felixthecat
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I have the ford racing tockiko suspension on my Svt already and that lowers it I think I read an 1.5"? I have a 4 point Cfm lower stress bar on there as well and I can't even go over a soda can on its side haha so a little higher if anything. Just want good handling don't care about height really I'm more on the performance aspect of everything rather than looks if that makes sense. Handles like its on rails already just not too comfortable haha.
If thats the case^^^^^^I'd swap out the springs for the svt springs & use the Tokico struts.
04-07-2016 04:57 PM
sailor For more comfort you might need to back off on the handling aspect a bit, like by going to Eibach springs at the same height which are a "progressive" type for softer initial response (smoother over small bumps).

That returns it to a stock SVT type feel over small bumps, stiffer only on the larger ones when you use more travel. Same drop as current, 1.5" from std or about 1" lower than SVT.

Current setup should include straight rate springs, better for racing but stiffer and less comfortable on the initial hit from bumps.

You could try those with the current dampers (relatively cheap), stepping up to Koni Yellows for adjustable damping is quite expensive. Remember that much of the suspension "feel" comes from the spring rates & type, dampers are matched to them to snub the bounce and have relatively little effect on the compression stroke (typically 10% compression, 90% rebound).

C/O setups tend to START at the same drop you have now, with adjustability to go lower.
04-07-2016 10:40 AM
SrDudley
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Originally Posted by felixthecat View Post
How low do you want to go?
I have the ford racing tockiko suspension on my Svt already and that lowers it I think I read an 1.5"? I have a 4 point Cfm lower stress bar on there as well and I can't even go over a soda can on its side haha so a little higher if anything. Just want good handling don't care about height really I'm more on the performance aspect of everything rather than looks if that makes sense. Handles like its on rails already just not too comfortable haha.
04-06-2016 09:34 PM
felixthecat
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Gotcha I'm just thinking longevity I live in New England and my Svt is my daily driver. I don't want to spend almost $800 and have them rust out in a couple years.
How low do you want to go?
04-06-2016 12:50 PM
SrDudley
D2 Coilovers?

I never leave my car alone so I don't see that being an issue. I goto the car wash in the winter for the underbody wash very religiously just to wash off the salt they use on the road it's terrible. Thank you I appreciate the help.
04-06-2016 08:09 AM
rambleon84
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Gotcha I'm just thinking longevity I live in New England and my Svt is my daily driver. I don't want to spend almost $800 and have them rust out in a couple years.
The big thing is just keeping them clean and lubing the threads and spinning them up/down a couple times a year. You only run into issues with rust or seizing if they are set to one height and then not touched for long periods of time.

Of course stainless is still probably better for longevity than galvanized
04-06-2016 07:51 AM
SrDudley Gotcha I'm just thinking longevity I live in New England and my Svt is my daily driver. I don't want to spend almost $800 and have them rust out in a couple years.
04-05-2016 08:48 PM
felixthecat
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Do they make a ss version of the st's? Or is that what is then classified as what you said the kw var1s?

Planning the future a long ways down the road well maybe I'm not a big fan of the ford racing tockiko struts and springs I have on my Svt....
The ST's are the same as the K/W v1, the ST's use galvanized housings vs the K/W's SS. So your getting K/W quality on a budget w/ the ST's. If I was going the c/o route, I'd go w/ the ST's.
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