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I don't race... I cruise.. thats all... I want the car to ride better.. I have 15" wheels, stock straight axle.. (that must stay in).Will coilovers help.. if so, what are the options..

If the stock mustangs springs are right for a 3400 lb. car.. won't that be to much spring for a 2200 lb. car..
On a cement interstate road.. it just beat your butt to death....Is there another coil spring out of something else that would work.. escort,pinto :D

Ok... tell me I am a wuss... but lets hear your ideas...
 

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better seat cushions! :D
 

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Al go with the coilovers...one of the best mods I've done on the car. You can't go wrong.
I've about got the top installed, thanks for your help!
 

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I used the ProShock that were offered in a group buy about 1 year ago-Racing Rob I think put it together about $450.00. Easy installation, everything you need was in the package, about 2 hours counting the time to cut the old towers out. It made a world of difference & my ride height doesn't keep moving around.

Sorry about the triple post!
 

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3 link will do more to soften the rear end up than coil overs will. Honestly!! The rear with stock 4 link binds quite a bit and makes the ride stiffer than it could be.

Remember the stock mustang has the vast majority of the wieght on the front wheels. The FFR is the exact opposite.

Thats not to say coilover with really soft springs (like 150's) would not make a nice soft ride. :D

Hopefully someone who retro-fitted the 3 link will pipe in a describe how the car 'softened' up. It made a huge difference on a friends car.

David
 

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Buy a Buick and cut the top off
 

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I don't know if it is possible. If you want it to ride like a Buick, then ....

wouldn't you really rather have a Buick?
 

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I have solid axle with coilovers and the ride is very good. It has 200# springs, so that might make the difference. I hear irs rides much better, but can't attest to that yet - let you know in the spring...

Brian
 

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To paraphrase Full Metal Jacket: "You have 'RACER' in your name and 'I don't race' in your post? Is that some kind of sick joke?" ;)

Drive on!
 

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I started with the 4 link with donor springs, then upgraded to coilovers for my second driving season(huge improvement in ride quality and cornering). I then upgraded to the 3 link the following winter. I saw a marginal increase in ride quality, but not nearly as profound as moving from the donor coils to coilovers. If you are on a budget, I would at least get a coilover set up installed and wait on the 3 link.
 

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I used the coilover set-up but traded out the springs for 350# fronts and 250# rears (bought them direct from Pro Shock). While I wouldn't describe the ride as "plush", it's decent on the highway, doesn't loosen your fillings over the bumps and provides better than decent handling.

DT
 

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I don't know if the coilovers for the Cobras have this capability, but many do. They use 2 separate springs on each corner. A lighter one...100# or so with a heavier one and a connector thing in between. As you hit lighter bumps, the light coil works over it's range. If you get something bigger or are in a cornering situation with large weight transfer, the light ones just about compress completely and the heavier ones work. Some springs for non-coilovers have variable rates that work in a similar way.
 
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