Some suspension question
I bought a 88 GT roller to swap the drivetrain out of my wrecked 03 Cobra in. While ofcourse if you drive a Terminator you like a car with alot of power and torque I also like a car that handles well. This will mainly be a street car, but not a DD, but a weekend toy. I would also like to try some Autox, and maybe eventually RR. I do know I've always hated the stock 4 link setup, and its unpredictable snap oversteer nature.
I plan on starting with the frontend, and for me there are 2 choices. Griggs, or MM. My problem with the MM front suspension is that to run a 03/04 Cobra motor with there Modular Foxbody kmember you have to run one of their oil filter relocation kit which sell for $400. Thats a lot of $ for what it is, and would about offset the cost of just going with Griggs parts instead if you can leave the oil filter in its factory location. Does anyone know if I would need to relocate the oil filter with the Griggs kmember? Also does Griggs make control arms for Foxbodies to place the wheels in the factory location like MM does? Right now the car has 255's on the front and they are rubbing the front bumper cover in the wheelwells like crazy. The car fact a D&D kmember and control arms on it, and to me it looks like the wheels are moved forward from the factory location with that setup, but IDK. I assume I can run the MM C/O's I had on my Cobra on this car if I go with a Griggs front suspension?
For the rear suspension I'm leaning towards a Steeda 5 Link 2. While handling is important to me I am going to have to think about a setup that will do a fair job of hooking up a torque 550ish whp Foxbody. I have read that the 5 link does a better job of planting power than a torque arm setup on Mustangs. Is this true? How will a 5 Link work with a Griggs, or MM front suspension? If I do the Steeda 5 Link I will run MM C/O's, and Extreme Duty lower control arms. If I plan on running turn downs would a original 5 Link be better than a 5 Link 2? What is y'alls opinion on the rear suspension for my project? Would a 3 link setup work better? I'm going to stick with a SRA instead of swapping my IRS in it.
What rear differential would work good? After reading threw threads on here I'm leaning towards just using a Eaton Posi.
Other parts I plan on using are Griggs World Challenge SFC kit, and maybe some GW jack rails. The car already has a 8 point roll cage in it.
I'm also wanting to use some Toyo R888's on all corners. My car is not minitubed, but the rear fenders have been modded, and its wearing some 17x10.5's with 315 Nitto 555R's that seem to clear just fine. I've heard that the Toyo R888's run wide, but do you think that some 295 R888's would run wider than some 315 555R's?
Any good advice would be appretiated, and sorry for the long read.