Ford Racing Suspension Upgrades

Discussion in 'Suspension and Chassis' started by VoodooBoss, May 22, 2012.

  1. VoodooBoss

    VoodooBoss Rick Moderator

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    I going to place an order for some Ford Racing suspension upgrades similar to what Gary did not quite as far. My main goal is to reduce brake dive and body roll and lower the car a little while still maintaining a decent ride for the street. Frankly while the stock suspension is nice and tight I was expecting it to be a bit firmer especially since it's a RCWALP. ;D I'm not looking for a complete make over or race car suspension. I originally wasn't going to install new RLCA's but since I'm doing the relocation brackets I decided to upgrade them as well. The Dynamic (Multimatic)/FR/Tokico dampers aren't necessary with the P or K springs but I'm going to do it all at once and sell the stock dampers. I should have everything delivered and installed before my next track day at Laguna Seca in June. Both Capaldi Racing and Toulsey Ford have some of the best prices on the internet. I'll be selling the stock parts so if you're interested in them send me a PM.

    Springs: M-5300-P

    Jounce Bumpers: M-5570-A

    Adjustable Panhard Bar: M-4264-A

    Rear LCA relocation brkts: M-5650-A

    Rear Lower Control Arms: M-5649-R1

    Dampers: M-18000-C

    Maximum Motorsports CC Plates: MM5CC6

    You can read about Gary's setup here:

    https://trackmustangsonline.com/boss-302-technical-forum/i-did-what-i-said-i-wouldn%27t-suspension-parts-are-in-route/new/?topicseen#new
     
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    cloud9 Gary

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    8) Nice Rick!
     
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    I wish someone would do something different so we can compare setups. But you definitely can't go wrong with this setup for a good entry level complete system....and the price you can get it all for is pretty darn good as well. Capaldi are good people and they are racers. They have knowledge behind just selling a part....
     
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    Nice! I almost wish the Ford guys would have put the P-springs in the BOSS from the start.
     
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    Agreed,
    nice Rick.
     
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    Yeehaw! ;D
     
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    great list. I'm copying some of it.
     
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    has anyone tried the K springs yet? they drop the car another 1/2" front and rear (front the p's)? and are they stiffer or the same rates?
     
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    I believe the rates are very similar they just drop the car more. You might need a bump steer kit for the front with those springs since it drops the car more. When you run 18's at the track you'll drop the car an additional 1/2" to 1".
     
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    Does anyone run the complete steeda setup? This may be an apples to apples comparison.
     
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    My parts finally shipped and should arrive Friday June 1st. I'm going to try and get the install done on Wednesday June 6th. In preparation I've been driving mine around with the stock dampers set at 5/5 so I'll be able to tell how much stiffer the new setup is compared to stock on the stiffest setting. I had only run mine on 5/5 once when I first bought my car last Summer. Running at 5/5 feels more like I expected the car to ride when I first brought it home. I'm always amazed how nicely it rides on 2/2.
     
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    Rick,
    I'm not sure why you would need a smaller strut nut. I run MM plates and the nut is not the limiting factor. Not sure where this information came from that the nut hits the opening. ???
     
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    Well then I have some extra nylocks. Fortunately they are not very expensive.
     
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    Yea those nuts must be for the pre-10 or 11's. They changed them at some point.
     
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    cloud9 Gary

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    They changed the strut mounts in 2011. You have to pay attention to that when ordering suspension parts. You can use 2005-2010 parts on the 2011+ but you have to get the correct strut mounts. For example MM makes a c/c plate for 2005-2010 that is MM-5CC-1 and for 2011+ it's MM-5CC-6. Depending on what struts you are using, you order the corresponding strut mount/camber plates.
     
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    are you using the 2011+ mounts with your new frpp struts?
     
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    I hope so that's what I ordered! I have the MM-5CC-6 sitting at home waiting to be installed with the rest of my parts that arrive today.
     
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    cloud9 Gary

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    You're good to go 8)
     
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    All this talk has me itching to put my Roush Trak Pak kit on the car....eeeeeek! :eek:

    I just need to hurry up and get a house in an area with fewer speedbumps... ::)
     
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    If you go over speed bumps fast enough you won't even feel them ;D
     

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