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Tubular K Members

Discussion in 'SN95 Cobras' started by brucesvt, Jun 7, 2020.

  1. brucesvt

    brucesvt Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Ok fellas looks like my cobra is getting upgraded with a Tubular k member along with coil overs.

    Question is which company to go with, car just got a MM k member brace installed back in March. The most reasonable one we found was Qa1. Since we can still use the stock arms( have new bushings and ball joints) and only get coil overs.

    The goal is to the best handling before getting it shipped to me.

    Which I just think my ex father in law is love with the mustang since he keeps upgrading it IMG_8746.JPG
     
  2. Adower

    Adower Well-Known Member Established Member

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    I have a Griggs tubular k member. No complaints here.
     
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  3. jman37

    jman37 Active Member Established Member

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    My car has the UPR k member and it's great. No complaints with it.
     
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    patc84 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    UPR here, no issues and chromemoly.
     
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    9397SVTs Well-Known Member Established Member

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    I've had a complete UPR front end before and currently have a complete QA1. Both work and I haven't had a single problem with either one.

    If you are after the best handling, I recommend sticking with Maximum Motorsports. Get the whole front end kit and be done with it.
     
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  6. shurur

    shurur Well-Known Member Established Member

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    BMR for sure..and hands down.

    They have a lightweight standard version and another premium version that is more like the discontinued steeda...both with or without spring perches.

    Also takes the OEM LCAs

    lots of recent svtp threads about them.

    BMR Suspension
     
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  7. brucesvt

    brucesvt Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Cool thanks a lot guys. Keep this old man informed lol
     
  8. Bullitt2655

    Bullitt2655 '01 Bullitt Established Member

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    I personally recommend MM products and have their k-member and coilovers installed among many more of their products. MM products have all been engineered to work together.

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  9. Makobra

    Makobra Mostly Peaceful Established Member

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    I have the maximum motorsports and it seems to be beefier and built more for "life of the car" than some of the others.
    one thing to keep in mind is that a lot of tubular k members are really focused on drag cars so that might not translate as well into road course or LONG TERM road use.

    i think by the time I'm done I'll have every MaximumMotorsports part available for my IRS equipped cobra :D
    with MM you get what you pay for. everything from them has been robust and high quality.

    and I have BC racing coilovers BTW.
     
  10. Saleen498

    Saleen498 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    I have the MM K member package and coilovers in my 02, I havent driven o. It yet to be completely honest but I am very happy with the build quality and fitment of all their parts. I haven't even looked into any other company for the suspension on my 03

    and Jeffrey Epstein didn't kill himself.
     
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    shurur Well-Known Member Established Member

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    96GT226410 Active Member Established Member

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    I don't like coilovers so I have a UPR K member and I'm going to keep my stock front control arms.

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  13. brucesvt

    brucesvt Well-Known Member Established Member

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    2DXTRM Pushrod 5.0 Established Member

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    any reason why you need a tubular K-member?
     
  15. brucesvt

    brucesvt Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Of course the main reason is weight savings. But eventually I want to install headers and it will make my life simple at that point. Also if i ever do a engine swap I will be ready for it


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  16. Cobraonr

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    Its my understanding K members reduce weight and improve the geometry of the front end. My 86K mile 98 Cobra is still OEM, but I spent a few days doing open track events at Road America and watch other SN95s turn flatter and really excell when tracking out of an apex all makes sense why K members are a good upgrade We all like a street drags once in a while, but nailing a perfect apex and hammering out of a turn on a twisty New England road (w/a k member) would be an ah-ha moment.
    IMO :^D one day I'll get my setup. Other priorities for now, so I'm living vicariously through all you svt peeps. Thanks for that!


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  17. Makobra

    Makobra Mostly Peaceful Established Member

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    yeah, my MM k member and control arms push the wheels forward a little bit, too.
     
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    shurur Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Great response!
    Besides that, when is it ever about "need" with our cars?
    It is always about "want" with our little money pits. ;-)
     
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    geoffmt Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Yes, I believe that’s an option on geometry choice. I actually like the look and can spot a mustang with one right off now. And they flat WORK!


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  20. nomoretickets

    nomoretickets Active Member Established Member

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    If you want handling for twisties, MM is for sure the way to go
     
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