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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-04-2010 Thread Starter
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Should I go with Maximum Motorsports or Steeda suspension upgrades?

Just got my car out to the track (Bone stock 1996 Mustang GT) for my first HPDE and have also been attending some training at Driveway Austin (highly reccomend these guys!) I just bought the car about 4 months ago after looking long and hard for a bone stock version so I could keep up with changes. I don't want to make any changes that would make the car illegal for NASA CMC competition as that is my long term goal over the next 2 years. It seems as though Steeda and Maximum Motorsports are the two main companies that produce the parts I am looking at, and I think that I would like to use a single company as much as possible.

The parts in question (won't necessarily use or change all, and this is not an all encompassing list) that are CMC legal are: panhard bar(add), rear lower control arms, springs, caster camber plates, bumpsteer kit if necessary, steering shaft and subframe connectors.

All this being said, which company would you guys use: MM or Steeda?

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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-06-2010
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Definately MM.

You won't find better service, I've never gotten attitude from them, they've been super helpful on the rare occasion you need it (since their install instructions are so complete). I made a few calls to get some recommendations on what spring rates and sway bars to start with and I've been talked out of buying parts right away so that I'm happier with the end result, any company willing to take the chance that they'll lose a sale so you're happy is a good one in my book.

Also the parts are very well made and they've been tested over and over again in competition.
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-06-2010 Thread Starter
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MJ91GT you just sold me on MM Their instructions did look really good and I like the fact they race as well (I know Steeda does too) I have been looking over their catalog and it was the only catalog worth buying that I have come across it has such good info in it. Now knowing they are that honest on the phone as well sounds like they are the choice for me. Now I just gotta wait for the OT check to come in and I can get started!

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Another place you may check out is these guys:

Griggs Racing Products

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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-07-2010
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I installed the Steeda Stop the Hop pack and Steeda sport springs on my '08 GT. Great looking pieces, snug fitment, all done while crawling under my car in the driveway with no special tools. I autocross my car and am very happy with the handling improvement with these two things. Steeda sold me with their lighter weight chrome-moly raw materials. Every little bit helps.
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-26-2010
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buy a car already built you will spend 1/3 the money. And a 96 gt is not competitive in that class it would need to be a newer mustang
Believe me you will waste your money MM coil over, shocks/struts CC plates, k member, front control arms,SFC,lower control arms,torque arm, and a cage installed in the car is well over $10k now you need brakes, wheels tires fire system, seats, fuel safe cell thats another $8k +

our you can buy one already build for half that.
dont waste your money and time

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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-28-2010 Thread Starter
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CMC not AI. About half of the mods you mention are illlegal in CMC (coil over, k member, torque arm) class racing.Something like the MM Road and Track Box is what most of the guys I have talked to run. Both NASA champs this year ran a SN95 body so it can work if prepped right. They do have 5.0s though so I have some catching up to do motor wise but supposedly some rule tweaks are coming and I am still in the process of earning my comp license anyway. I was scared to buy someone elses problems with a used car. It might cost me a little more now but I know exactly what has and hasnt been done to the car.

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AI champion...

Robin Burnett has been using Steeda suspension parts in his AI and CMC cars for quite some time with really good success. 30 or 40 wins in AI and a few more in CMC as he is just starting to run there also. The cool thing is it is off the shelf Steeda stuff...
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