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Discussion in 'SN95 Cobras' started by 97RioRed4V, Jul 30, 2014.

  1. 97RioRed4V

    97RioRed4V Member Established Member

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    Basically my car has a Vortech and 4.10 gears. What I need is your opinion on suspensions.

    I purchased the following suspension parts:
    • MM Caster/Camber Plates
    • Koni Yellow Sport (single adjustable) Struts and Shocks
    • MM Full-length Subframe Connectors

    What I would like to add to this is:
    • H&R Super sport Springs
    • Front and rear urethane spring isolators
    • MM Heavy-duty Rear Lower Control Arms
    • Urethane Pinion Snubber

    I will not take this car auto crossing. At most, once a year at the drag strip. It will be a nice weather day cruising car.

    Do I need:

    Option 1
    • MM Front control arm bushings, urethane
    • MM Solid Steering rack Bushings
    • MM Bumpsteer kit, 1994-04 Mustang, tapered-stud style

    Option 2
    • Energy Suspension Mustang Off-Set A-Arm Bushings
    • Steeda X2 Balljoints
    • Steeda Bumpsteer kit

    Did I miss something or can I skip the options above all together?
     
  2. 97RioRed4V

    97RioRed4V Member Established Member

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    Any opinions on this?
     
  3. cbrown9064

    cbrown9064 Member Established Member

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    Yes...get the adjustable heavy duty rears from MM. You will appreciate being able to give the car the stance you want, versus what the fixed arms give you. Worth it.

    If you are not autocross ing, I would not worry about the bump steer kit. I have the H&R Super Sports with urethane isolators and autocross it. I do not notice any bump steer. You could get some urethane rack bushings, that is an improvement. No need for solids. Are your front bushings shot? If not, leave them alone for now.

    If you really want to improve steering "feel"' get a MM needle bearing steering shaft. This will tighten things up a lot.

    Also, get the MM spring install tool for the fronts. Makes installing the springs a safe affair and easy.

    FWIW, my setup is Bilsteins (fixed), H&R Super Sports, urethane isolators, MM heavy Duty adjustable rears, urethane pinion snubber, MM caster/camber plates. It rides pretty good, and handles much better than stock. No bump steer issues.
     
  4. Tabres

    Tabres Not without incident Established Member

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    Personally, I don't see why you'd want to mess with the bushings in the front control arms unless they're totally perished. And if that's the case, often times its easier/almost as cost effective to simply upgrade to 03/04 Cobra front lower control arms. Those arms will also gain you a marginally better turning circle.

    The bumpsteer kit and X2 balljoints, also not necessary with the drop H&R SuperSports produce.

    The steering rack bushings aren't a bad idea if you're looking for a better steering feel. I have them in my car, paired with a MM solid steering shaft and its one my favorite things I've done to the car.
     
  5. Fox 5.0

    Fox 5.0 Member Established Member

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    I agree with whats already been said, on your two Option lists I would only look for some urethane rack bushings.
     
  6. AZSN95SNAKE

    AZSN95SNAKE New Member Established Member

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    You don't need any of that stuff for what you intend to use the car for. I'd get the steering rack bushings though. Other than that the car sounds set.
     
  7. 97RioRed4V

    97RioRed4V Member Established Member

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    Thanks guys!!!!!!!!!! This will help keep my suspension budget under control.
     
  8. 98 Saleen Cobra

    98 Saleen Cobra Authorized Vendor Authorized Vendor

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    Start with fixing the rear suspension before you move to the fronts.
     

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