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So i bought some parts back when MM had their Deal of the Day campaign and now i need to collect the rest before the car goes off to the shop for the build. Keep in mind that im just building a fun street car (i figured this would be the best forum for suspension help) and i may autoX once or twice a year if time permits.

So far i have:

Installed:

Bilstein Sport shocks (will these be sufficient?)
H&R Race springs
Sway bar endlinks
Sway bar bushings
MM C/C plates
MM Solid steering shaft
MM Rear LCAs
MM FL SFCs

I've Bought:

MM K-member
MM PHB
MM Torqe Arm

Now i'm looking for:

MM Front control arms (regular offset or forward offset?)
MM Coil Over Kit (suggestions on spring rates please)
MM Adjustable rear sway bar
MM Bump Steer kit
MM Front sway bar relocation kit


The shop doing the install will be doing their version of the Griggs Thru-the-floor kit

My question to you guys is, what else may i need for this kit to be installed? The shop doing the work will be Performance Autosport in Richmond, VA. I've talked with them a couple times but i just wanna do some more homework before i go drop it off in a couple months.

Any help would be appreciated.
 

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Which car will the setup be going on...asking because of offset of tires. I tried to run normal arms, with k-memeber and 245/45-17 tires up front and they would not fit my 90 Coupe.
 

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Just to add to the info, 275/40/17's for on my 91 with Maximum SN arms.
 

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sorry, this is for my 93GT... i currently have 5 lug conversion with Brembo 00R up front and regular 11.65 cobra rear calipers on 95R R58 wheels wearing 255 width tires. I'd like 275 all around if possible.

Straightliner1... are you saying i should look into SN95 control arms?
 

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I'm running sn95 arms on my 86 with a stock k-member which has the a-arm pickups .5" inboard per side from where the MM k would have them. My fender clearance is very tight with 17x8" 96 Cobra wheels and 245/45/17s. If the arms were forword offset or the spindle another .5" further outboard, there would be ugly fender clearance issues requiring serious mods to work. I believe there is another thread here on Corral discussing MM forward and standard off-set arms as they relate to fender clearance issues.
 

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The shop doing the work is known across the nation for their work. You're in good hands.

You don't necessarily need the adjustable rear sway bar, but if you want it, go for it! The Bilstein sports will be fine. Are you going to add coilovers to the rear or just the front? If you add the to the rear, you'll need to have the rear shocks grooved. If you have Fox rear shocks, you'll have to upgrade to SN95 rear shocks.

Front control arms, that's your choice. There are ways to use the forward offset arms with 275s upfront. I'm doing it, others are doing it. I'm sure that shop has run in to this before and knows what to do.

The exhaust will need some modifying but it's nothing major.

If you like how the springs currently ride, call MM, tell them and they'll recommend springs for you. That's what I did and their recommendation what right on.

http://forums.corral.net/forums/road-racing-auto-x/1284178-295-a6s-test-fit-issues.html
 

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i had MM notch the rear bilstein sports when i bought them as i always planned to go the coilover route. Coilovers will be had front and rear. Right now i'm leaning towards the standard Control arms as a forward offset would require more fender modification than i'm willing to do.

For exhaust, im gonna have Performance Autosport replicate a side exit system they built for a customer's 93R they have on their site.

I am still debating on the necessity of the adj rear sway bar... I figure it'll be good to have even if i never adjust it... same with the coilovers.. Again this is mostly a street car that barely gets driven as it is... just wanna build some fun into the restoration process.
 

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sorry, this is for my 93GT... i currently have 5 lug conversion with Brembo 00R up front and regular 11.65 cobra rear calipers on 95R R58 wheels wearing 255 width tires. I'd like 275 all around if possible.

Straightliner1... are you saying i should look into SN95 control arms?
Personally if it's just a spirited driver, I'd say no. The reason is, they are longer (to minimize the arc during movement) and will push your wheels outward almost 1.5" per side. This will make fitting a decent wheel/tire combo impossible. I had to add Maier racing's fiberglass 1.5" flares to get my wider wheeltrack to fit. If you're building an all-out corner caver yes SN arms, but it'll be a PITA getting everything else to fit.

I too agree, don't bother with the adjustable rear swaybar, for now. The car will be such a different animal with all of these other parts you won't otice the benefits of the adj. sway bar. Same goes for the forward offset control arms. K.I.S.S :)

BTW, good choice on the front and rear brakes. I have the exact same setup. I love 'em!
 

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street driven mustang (MM says coilovers front n rear the stiffest u should go is 400F 300R)

which is what i plan on doing with bilstein sports on all 4

use the stock swaybars for now, i hope u bought the shorter front swaybar endlinks as well (these are for stangs lowered 1.5inchs or more)

the front swaybar is really big and might be actually stiffer than what u want, the rear sway we can swap with 79 to 99 rear swaybars i think 4 cylinder/6 cylinder v8 so u can experiment with different rear swaybars (junkyard finds) for cheap
 

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Personally if it's just a spirited driver, I'd say no. The reason is, they are longer (to minimize the arc during movement) and will push your wheels outward almost 1.5" per side. This will make fitting a decent wheel/tire combo impossible. I had to add Maier racing's fiberglass 1.5" flares to get my wider wheeltrack to fit. If you're building an all-out corner caver yes SN arms, but it'll be a PITA getting everything else to fit.

I too agree, don't bother with the adjustable rear swaybar, for now. The car will be such a different animal with all of these other parts you won't otice the benefits of the adj. sway bar. Same goes for the forward offset control arms. K.I.S.S :)

BTW, good choice on the front and rear brakes. I have the exact same setup. I love 'em!

I like the way you think! I'll keep the stock sway bar for now then and stick with Fox length A-arms. Easier to fit, less $$$ also if the shop can just bolt them on with minimal modifications ;)

I love these damn brakes too! I should have done that a long time ago... really makes the car that much more fun to drive. Cant wait to see what i'll be saying after the suspension is dialed in.
 

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I have some MM Steering rack bushings that I need to get rid of. My wife bought them for me but I am not using their K-member. MM won't take them back because I took too long to check the part number. My fault. Let me know in a PM.
 

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I love these damn brakes too! I should have done that a long time ago... really makes the car that much more fun to drive. Cant wait to see what i'll be saying after the suspension is dialed in.
If there's any downside to Brembo, it's the fact that their sport series slotted or cross drilled single piece rotors are no-where to be found. I emailed Maximum too, and they said no ETA. If you get to the point where you open track the car, you'll be hard pressed to find reliable front rotors - that are affordable.
 

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If there's any downside to Brembo, it's the fact that their sport series slotted or cross drilled single piece rotors are no-where to be found. I emailed Maximum too, and they said no ETA. If you get to the point where you open track the car, you'll be hard pressed to find reliable front rotors - that are affordable.
i have already looked into it just out of curiosity and you are correct. I've been shopping around for a reliable two piece setup but they are considerably more $$$ :(
 

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Stock replacement rotors (no slotted/cross-drilled/coated) can be had any day of the week. However, as mentioned, you can buy another vendor's aluminum hat rotors. A buddy of mine uses Baer's 2-piece rotors. BANK! Like to the tune of $300 per side.
 
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