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What length/rate/diameter springs did you go with? I need to pickup some new suspension for mine, and I'm trying to see if I have anything in boxes that will work.
 
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What length/rate/diameter springs did you go with? I need to pickup some new suspension for mine, and I'm trying to see if I have anything in boxes that will work.
Let me try and get you a part number, if I were you, I would just buy the Ford Performance kit, I pieced mine out because I already had some of the parts...
 
Let me try and get you a part number, if I were you, I would just buy the Ford Performance kit, I pieced mine out because I already had some of the parts...
I appreciate it. I have a bunch of springs sitting around. Currently on FEAL Coilovers, but after having multiple failures, and a lack of track time lately...I can't see it being worth proper suspension at this point in time.
 
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Ok, should be these springs, Ford used to sell the complete kits, springs, shocks, bars and links for about $1200, I was trying to find that kit but I'm not sure they are still making them. If you can't get the Ford kits, I would try rickey at cortex for one of his kits. He moonlights in IMSA on one of the gt4 cars.

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@Grim FWIW I'm not a fan of coilovers unless you are a very hard core racer. The good ones are north of $5K, the actual race Penskes are over $10K. and if you run them on the street they need rebuilding at least every 20K miles. That's a lot of driving schools, or other mods.
 
Ok, should be these springs, Ford used to sell the complete kits, springs, shocks, bars and links for about $1200, I was trying to find that kit but I'm not sure they are still making them. If you can't get the Ford kits, I would try rickey at cortex for one of his kits. He moonlights in IMSA on one of the gt4 cars.

@Grim FWIW I'm not a fan of coilovers unless you are a very hard core racer. The good ones are north of $5K, the actual race Penskes are over $10K. and if you run them on the street they need rebuilding at least every 20K miles. That's a lot of driving schools, or other mods.
I haven't been impressed by them either, they are coming off :) I found the entire Ford kit. However, I already have whiteline parts on the car, and don't want to replace them at this time.

Any chance you can give me a ride height measurement - Center of wheel to fender?
 
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I haven't been impressed by them either, they are coming off :) I found the entire Ford kit. However, I already have whiteline parts on the car, and don't want to replace them at this time.

Any chance you can give me a ride height measurement - Center of wheel to fender?
Give me a bit, at doc office
 
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Ok, so here we go
Tires on both cars are
255x45x18 front
285x40x18 rear
There are center caps so I can't really get to the spindles to check the half height. Also the same springs on both cars.

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Also...
I assume the discrepancy is due to new vs 6 year old springs

The weight of the supercharger, intercooler and heat exhanger may account for most of that 1/2"
 
Ok, so here we go
Tires on both cars are
255x45x18 front
255x40x18 rear
There are center caps so I can't really get to the spindles to check the half height. Also the same springs on both cars.

You run a taller tire in the front? I assume the measurement was floor to fender lip? Thanks for the assist!

Jealous of the GT500, that's the color I want to get one in.
 
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The weight of the supercharger, intercooler and heat exhanger may account for most of that 1/2"
Yeah, but it's front and rear that is shorter, the blower and all of its crap only accounts for about 5% max.. which is significant because it's over the nose, but I don't think that's the reason in this. case
 

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Yeah, but it's front and rear that is shorter, the blower and all of its crap only accounts for about 5% max.. which is significant because it's over the nose, but I don't think that's the reason in this. case

sorry, I saw the pics of the front of the car and the fender measurements and the height difference and just thought that you were doing the front. But looking closer, I now see its the rear fenders.
 
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You run a taller tire in the front? I assume the measurement was floor to fender lip? Thanks for the assist!

Jealous of the GT500, that's the color I want to get one in.
Sorry brain fart, here's the size tires

Standard tire size:255/45 ZR 18 (F); 285/45 ZR 18
 

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