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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-25-2010 Thread Starter
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Coilover suspension for S197

Are coilovers worth the price tag? Seems like they are the crim de le crim as far as suspension goes but man, they are expensive!! Can I achieve similar results with just springs, lower control arms, etc.?

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Coil Overs are worth it if your racing and you need to fine tune your suspension during a race and for different venues, it will give you better suspension geometry as well.

You can get a great handling Mustang with standard springs & Shock/Struts for way less and still have fun and be competative.

I say put that extra money towards other mods uless the car is used for race more than street.

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I went with the coil overs because I want to learn about tuning suspensions for the track. I have found that I have made the ride more comfortable on the street, I am waiting to get on the track to see how it works there.

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You can do it for much less with other parts.

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