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Old 02-20-2012, 12:35 PM   #39
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Originally Posted by FocusedSlayer View Post
Posted via FF Mobile The front Eibach sway is 1 step up from stock and the Steeda rear sway bar I got was a 22mm bar.


I took the car in for service last year and the Ford mechanic told me that the frpp is almost identical to the svt set up minus the rear disk brakes.


For me it rides kinda rough but that has a lot to do with me having 18's an low profile tires. But it hugs curvy roads like you would't believe.
I believe the dampers/struts are the same as on the SVT kit, makes sense. How long have you had the FRPP?

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Originally Posted by ChrissyL View Post
My FRPP sedan will smack down on really rough spots in the road. When new, the set-up bordered on harsh on merely crappy roads; after it broke in until now (30+K on them), it’s been firm, communicative, and precise about going where you want to go. It reminds me of the ride qualities of well set-up motorcycles. It behaves very well indeed on fast mountain roads: comfortable and confident.
Very useful review of the FRPP Chrissy. What size rims do you have?
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Originally Posted by Djzx3 View Post
FRPP 1.5 inch drop is what I got, and on the roads of CT? I'm happy.
If CT is anything like NJ or NY, then what you're saying is the stiffer springs can handle anything...any issues with the dampers? I've read elsewhere on the forums that the FRPP springs are a touch too much for the SVT dampers and they may have to be replaced more often...
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