Suspension upgrades - what are you guys running here?

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thenewguy

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It's incredibly rare I've put lowering springs on factory shocks and struts and ever thought it was what I would call "good." Usually the springs end up under damped and it makes the car floaty like you mentioned. If I needed more lowering I'd be going coilovers for sure. I've got the alignment dialed in on mine as well. Looking forward to getting the Whiteline rear bar on and then getting some new tires for the 22's in the spring!
Well, when theyre manufacturing these lowering springs, all the R&D is done on stock struts since they know majority will do that so they are matched perfectly with them. Now if you find it not to your liking, you can definitely tinker them to make it custom to you. Most who put lowering springs are going for a more daily drivable car and occasional track use. I find it a good medium especially with family
 

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Well, when theyre manufacturing these lowering springs, all the R&D is done on stock struts since they know majority will do that so they are matched perfectly with them. Now if you find it not to your liking, you can definitely tinker them to make it custom to you. Most who put lowering springs are going for a more daily drivable car and occasional track use. I find it a good medium especially with family

It's not just on the Flex, it's been on a lot of different vehicles over the years. Every time I've done just the springs on stock struts/shocks it always ended up floaty feeling. As soon as those lowering springs were paired with something like Bilsteins it made a HUGE difference.
 

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It's not just on the Flex, it's been on a lot of different vehicles over the years. Every time I've done just the springs on stock struts/shocks it always ended up floaty feeling. As soon as those lowering springs were paired with something like Bilsteins it made a HUGE difference.
Again, just giving my opinion, the OEM's have some floatiness so they are able to absorb the harshness of the lowering springs plus like I said, the spring rates match them. Slap some KYB's and you almost feel like youve put on coilovers since theyre much more stiff.
 

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Actually, I have 4 rears, so I'm running 10.5's all the way around. Here are a couple of pics of most of the stuff I've done throughout my ownership of my sho.View attachment 89385View attachment 89386View attachment 89387View attachment 89388View attachment 89389View attachment 89390View attachment 89391View attachment 89392View attachment 89393View attachment 89394View attachment 89395View attachment 89396

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Is there a kit to change the Center concel gear selector, is that from a mustang?
 

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Is there a kit to change the Center concel gear selector, is that from a mustang?
Yes, it's a shifter conversion kit for an automatic mustang. I had to do a little bit of modifying to get it to work with my sho, but it's worked great for the past few years.

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If you're not going full coilover crazy PP shocks with H&R sport springs are an amazing budget friendly suspension setup!
Mevotech makes beefier outer tierod ends and sway bar links which are pretty nice so far.
 
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