Front Suspension Upgrade ?'s for 93 Fox
So, I took my drag racer out around Infineon's Road Course and had a blast. I was even on my Nitto drag radials. I want to make it handle a little better and my car is due for shocks. My car sits really low so I bought some MM CC plates and I had John Griggs look at the car because I just want him to do my alignment. He lives about 4 miles from my house so I swung by so he could take a quick look before I brought it in for an alignment. He said that my front control arm bushings need to be replaced. My car is due for shocks, since I still have the originals on it and I really hate dealing with the front coil springs. I do not want to take the original control arms off to replace the bushings and then put those originals back on. I also want to make it ride better on the street. Right now it really follows grooves on the road especially under braking and the front bottoms out easily.
So, here is the plan. Replace the control arms with MM's non-offset arms and get one of their front coil-over conversions. Put Tokico D spec struts up front and D spec shocks on the back. Install the MM CC plates and put on a bump steer kit. I would take it to Griggs for the alignment, but I am sure he'll be pissed when he see's MM components on there. I can't afford his stuff! I am considering the reverse offset arms and the MM K-member, but that is a lot more money and time working on the car. I'll have to just do the arms now. I also have some 17" Pony's on the way with 275x40-17 Nitto 555 street tires on them.
Is this setup any good for a car that goes 3k miles a year on the street, sees 15 drag events a year, and if I am lucky will see 2 track days a year? What spring rates would you recommend for the coil-overs with the Tokico's? Car weighs nearly 3600lbs with me in it. John was trying to talk me into the Koni double adjustables for the front and his race shock minus the coil over conversion for the rear. That is just so much money. I think he started to accept my decision to get the Tokico's when he heard how little time I would spend on the road course vs the drag strip and street.
What do you guys think? Will it feel much better than it does now? Do I really want the Koni DA's? I currently have the original shocks and struts and Eibach Progressive springs.
1993 LX HB, Dart big bore 347, Ported Cobra Intake, 70mm TB, Edlelbrock 6037s, FTI custom emission friendly blower cam, 60lb inj, Bullet MAF, Vortech SQ Trim, TKO500, JBA Shorties, 3.55's, and Tweecer R/T
10.84 @ 128.5mph