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04-17-2011 01:32 PM
94Cobra I forgot to mention I just bought a pair of Denso O2 sensors from RockAuto for $30.79 each. If you need any part numbers for any of the above, I can supply them on request.
04-16-2011 11:03 PM
94Cobra
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Originally Posted by WillJongIll View Post
"SPC rear camber arms and front camber plates"
Is this necessary when adding new, lower springs? Or will alignment take care of camber issues?
If you don't get adjustable arms or camber plates in your suspension somewhere, you will not be able to get a decent wheel alignment. These adjustments are necessary to compensate the different angle the struts will be sitting at with shorter springs.

Just to give you something to think about: I recently upgraded my main suspension components (more to come before summer's end). I decided to get new SVT springs instead of lowering springs. I think my car is low enough. Plus, I didn't want to mess with adjustable shocks/struts. I had adjustable coilovers on my '94 Cobra. I drove myself crazy trying to find just the right settings. I couldn't make up my mind even a year later. So, I went with the orange Konis this time. They are non-adjustable. The ride over the old ones is awesome! While the are stiffer than the originals, they still supply a nice smooth ride. I bought the springs and the Konis from Massive the fronts were $94 ea., the rears were $70 ea., springs were $140

I also went with a Massive strut tower brace and a Massive rear shock tower brace. I now have a very level car, practically no body roll and and smooth ride.

BTW, since I was changing springs as well, I also bought new strut mounts (top of the strut, keeps the spring in place) from Summit for $26 ea, coil spring seats (between the spring and strut mount) from RockAuto for $13 ea. and KYB universal bellows $11.50 ea also from RockAuto. I had my struts assembled and ready to install and a straight up swap.

If you are interested, I have a thread here about how each mod effected my car after each was installed.
http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=253528
04-16-2011 10:19 PM
bmylez Orange Konis (STR or whatever) are non-adjustable. Yellows are adjustable.
04-16-2011 09:00 PM
bry2kd Thanks for this great info..I am looking forward to do the same thing replace my 4 set of suspension upgrade..
04-16-2011 01:34 PM
MichSVT $286, he has them in stock, i say go with toulsey

What's the diff between yellow and orange koni's?
04-16-2011 09:41 AM
fakitol for the clamps, just go to a muffler shop and tell them to weld couple drops on the actual sway bar (on the places where u gonna put clumps). It's a $10 job and it will never move :)
04-15-2011 02:55 PM
Hempster ...or $286 from Tousley!
04-15-2011 02:35 AM
94Cobra
Just changed mine.

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Originally Posted by WillJongIll View Post
She runs strong, no real problems at the moment except an O2 sensor I've been putting off. But the shocks and struts are still original and tend to squeak and creek a bit. I figure they're due to be replaced.
I recently decided on Koni STR-T (orange) and new SVT springs. I am waiting for new control are bushings to come in to get the springs in as well. It cost me about $470. If you are interested, you could get all new springs, struts, and springs (stock on SVT) with struts and front springs already assembled for $329 from Summit:

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/FMS-M-3000-ZX3A/
04-15-2011 02:13 AM
pleasehelpme! You guys rock !

Hopefully Ill get a really good price on fronts only :)

Good forum guys, i know i jumped in w/o reading it alll, but I found the info about who i needed to contact before you told me :) As a forum member I know how annoying that shit is ! lol Atleast I didnt start a new thread !
So thanks for not bashing me or anything, chances are i would have done it to someone :p

Proud ownder of a 2004 V6 mustang, build for hoping approx 260rwhp N/A.
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mustangmike!

You guys are welcome to come check out the stang community anytime !

LATER.
04-14-2011 10:59 PM
tjboston5676 that was awesome 3 posts all at the same time about tousley haha that was cool
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