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FRPP suspension package 94-04

I purchased a 1995 GT a few weeks back. My plans for the car are to build a fun HPDE/auto x vehicle that will always be street legal. Due to work and family I'll probably only see a road course 5-6 times a year if I'm lucky. The car is unmolested so it needs everything ! With that in mind I'm looking for my fisrt major enhancement to be the FRPP suspension package M5400A. Kit includdes teh following:
-Pair of 600LB-IN Front Springs
-Pair of 250LB-IN Rear Springs
-Larger Front and Rear Sway Bars
-Larger Front and Rear Sway Bars
-Pair of Front Struts and Rear Shocks.

Lowers 1994-1998 cars 1" and 1999-2004 cars .75". Will not fit on 1999-2004 Cobra with Independent Rear Suspension.

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-Caster Camber Plates. #M18183S3
-Rear Lower Control Arms, #M5649G9

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Id hold off on that. I don't think you would be happy in the long run. Maybe a better set of shocks and struts would make you happier in the short term and give you a good foundation to build on.


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I've ran that "kit" and felt it was adequate. Not optimal, but it had good street manners and acceptable performance for what it was.

There's certainly better out there, just a matter money...like most things. I agree with BULLITT for the most part though.
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Isn't that pretty much the Bullitt or Mach 1 kit? Whats the price?

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.75" drop on 99-04 sounds like the bullitt suspension. Same spring rates as well and the struts look like tokicos.
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FRPP list price of 545. My humble opinion is no. Buy some Konis or Bilstiens at that price.

If it is the same as teh suspension that was on my car (01 Bullitt) the sways are 28 front and 21 rear. The shocks aren't that great.

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Yes, thats the Bullit/Mach kit.
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Price is $499.95 most places.
MU, CJ's. So Bilstein HD's are the way to go?
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I personally like the Bilstein option and thats what I use, but if you're wanting to get the last tenth out of the car, then something adjustable like a KONI Yellow or Tockico D-Spec would probably be the choice.
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Why don't you call MM.What you probably want is the "Starter Box".Which is HD Bils and MM Road and Track springs.

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Call MM... if you want to stick around the $500 mark then just install some new Bilsteins and then add on from there.

My very close friend installed the suspension kit your looking at on his 1995 GT convertible and while it lowered it nicely, it really didnt do much for handling.

If you really want to feel tighter... shocks/struts, full length sub frames and then add what you "need" frm there.

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Thanks folks.
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What did you decide?

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^ Still researching. I'll be stopping by some local shops this week to see what brands they deal with. I prefer to try to deal with local shops if possible. Looking into the Strange adjustable shocks and struts.
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Looking into the Strange adjustable shocks and struts.
Thats certainly not a wise decision.
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Strange are no good for road racing/autox.

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^Thats what I have heard lately.Even though the Strange rep said I should be covered. Still researching. I'm going to check out some local shops this week.
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Of course he did, he's trying to sell you something so he can eat.
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He's feeding you a line of BS

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+1 Seriously. Trust us.

Maximum Motorsports Starter box kit. If you have to put this off for another YEAR to save up the money, do it. Suspension work is fun and all, but doing it right the first time is so much less of a headache. Trust me and ask me how I know...

and no, I wasn't really thrilled with the Mach 1/Bullitt shocks and struts. Had Steeda Sport springs, which were fine, but I always regretted not doing the Bilsteins and H&Rs.
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Use that money towards a good set of shocks/struts.

If you are on a budget look for someone selling their Koni's, Bilstein's, or maybe even some Cobra struts/shocks. Sometimes you can catch someone else's takeoffs.

Stay away from the Strange shocks and I wouldn't bother with the FRPP's either.

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Go to the for sale suspension section on this site - two or three sets of used Bilsteins. I've purchsed two sets of used Bils so far with no issues other than they were a bunch cheaper than new.
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I keep missing the Bils when they come up for sale. I'll keep a better look out. Had some time to crawl underneath the car last week to see what it needs the worst. Looks like I have a rear seal leak on the tranny,all the bushings are really showing their age. Picked up a tri ax shifter for a good deal from a local guy put some fluid in. Also noticed when I popped all the wheels off to bleed the lines. My driver front wheel has a broken stud ! Note to everyone take off the center caps of your wheels before you buy a used car !!! I crawled underneath looking for the typical things, but missed that !! Damn.
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Tokico D Specs wins out.
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That is a much better choice than the FRPP kit

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Decided to not buy twice. I'll take my time to collect all my parts and put it all together when I get the time. Weekends will be tied up until football season is over.
H&R springs,MM for caster/cam plates,lca's,Steeda uca and subframe.
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MM CC Plates are great. I got mine from Stang Suspension for a great deal. They are gone now but Artsparts has good pricing on them. Strano carries them too

What H&R Springs are you planning to run? Have you looked into any of the MM springs? You might want to give them a call and see what they have. Their street performance springs seemed to sound pretty good.

You might wait on the Steeda uppers, there are better options out there.

CC plates and springs would be a big change

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H&R Race springs with D specs is what been ordered.
Most suggested combo for what I'm trying to do and what I want to spend.
Now I can debate for the next few months on all the other parts on the list which seat to get
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+1 Seriously. Trust us.

Maximum Motorsports Starter box kit. If you have to put this off for another YEAR to save up the money, do it. Suspension work is fun and all, but doing it right the first time is so much less of a headache. Trust me and ask me how I know...

and no, I wasn't really thrilled with the Mach 1/Bullitt shocks and struts. Had Steeda Sport springs, which were fine, but I always regretted not doing the Bilsteins and H&Rs.

I agree. I'll I'm running the bullitt setup and wish I had put on H&R race springs (what MM used to rec) and billsteins.
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H&R Super Race's, Bilsteins, and all new bushings all around. It will make teh car feel 100 times better than what it was.
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D Specs and race springs came in. Now I'm looking for a deal on Cobra front arms. If no deals then I may just swap out with fresh poly bushings and call it a day.
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D Specs and race springs came in. Now I'm looking for a deal on Cobra front arms. If no deals then I may just swap out with fresh poly bushings and call it a day.
Do SFCs next or even before you do the spring/shock swap.

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D Specs and race springs came in. Now I'm looking for a deal on Cobra front arms. If no deals then I may just swap out with fresh poly bushings and call it a day.

Poly bushings are a hellalot cheaper than Cobra arms and are better bushings IMHO. I just did this a few weeks ago and it really wasn't too bad of a job.

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