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How can I stiffen up the ride and handling of my SVT without changing the ride height? As it is, I am constantly scraping my exhaust header when going over dips in the road and such. (I've gone through several O2 sensors as a result of this). The suspension feels too soft. It's killing my enjoyment of the car. I bought the car with 31,000 miles and I currently have 58,000 miles on the car. I have been considering replacing the struts with new factory units, but I'm not sure it would help.

What are my options? I want more compression stiffness in particular. I don't want the car to sit any lower than it already does.
 

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stiffer shocks will do it, as will stiffer sway bars, although sway bars will work in the corners, but not when both front (or both back) wheels see the same bump. you also could find some custom springs with a stiffer springrate, but same length.
 

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Yes your best bet is to get stiffer shocks and struts. If you bought your car used are you shure you have the stock suspension. Maybe it was lowered by the owner before you.
 

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Shocks and struts don’t change ride height. Check out the AGX or Koni adjustable. I have the Koni's and love them. I can adjust them soft for long distance (for my gf) or max firm for my everyday fun.
 

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your car height looks pretty normal for stock suspension, think of maybe some coilovers, they will stiffen the ride and you can choose the height you want out of them.
 

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coilovers are uber expensive. i recommend the KYB AGX's. i have them and love them. they will help stiffen it up emmensly.
 

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Yes indeed you look stock. It is a clean looking SVT. [idea] If we could get the road crews to fix all the pot holes and missed up roads, that would help alot. [driving]
You could also put on a little taller tire to raise up your car like a 215/50/17 tire. Stock on the SVT is a 215/45/17. But stiffer shocks and struts would be your best bet. Good luck [headbang]
 
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I suspect that my stock struts and shocks are worn out. Also I'm not sure what kind of springs I have or if they are stock. I just ordered the OEM SVT suspension kit from CFM. At 58k miles it will probably be good to replace all the parts that could be worn out. I haven't read of too many people having rubbing issues with fresh stock suspension bits, so hopefully this will cure the problem I'm having.
 
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