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Old 05-27-2019, 09:50 PM   #1
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New SVT owner and suspension upgrades

I recently picked up a 2003 SVT and while it has a rebuilt motor and and new clutch ect, it has 180,000 miles on the body and suspension. I have read through a lot of the threads about suspension upgrades and it seems every time I get set on one thing or the other ether it is not being produced any longer (moog CK control arms) or the company is no longer around. I would like to use the car for autocross and I am looking for suggestions as where and what to go with on the suspension side of the car. I would like to keep the budget around $1500 if possible but can go more if needed.


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Check out the Road Racing & Rally section. Lots of good info in there

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I recently picked up a 2003 SVT and while it has a rebuilt motor and and new clutch ect, it has 180,000 miles on the body and suspension. I have read through a lot of the threads about suspension upgrades and it seems every time I get set on one thing or the other ether it is not being produced any longer (moog CK control arms) or the company is no longer around. I would like to use the car for autocross and I am looking for suggestions as where and what to go with on the suspension side of the car. I would like to keep the budget around $1500 if possible but can go more if needed.
The SVT struts and springs are very good when NEW.

I have had my car since '04 and 3 years ago, replaced the struts & springs with the SVT kit. At that time I also replaced the ball joints and all the bushings with a full Prothane set. Get the clear/white grease made for urethane and use plenty of it. If you use it ONLY for autocross, go with more aggressive parts - coil overs, tubular control arms and maybe even some aluminum bushings.
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