Yeah, I sort of assumed he had an 05 or later because of where he's posting, but being new, he might be in the wrong forum...
From the folks I'm talking to that own 05's, an important part of the equation that's being overlooked is the wheel/tire combo. Lots of guys looking for better handling are going for the springs and other suspension components, THEN adding low profile tires and larger wheels, and discovering how much rougher the ride gets from that change. A buddy of mine had some Maximum sub frame connectors and their full rear end treatment installed, and was happy enough with them - then went with the big wheels and low profile tires he wanted, and discovered his ride was too harsh for him. Now he's faced with either going back to his old wheels and tires, or removing some of the components he just had installed on the car - NOT the right sequence!
I don't think the subframe connectors are the problem, and I told him so - those urethane bushings are the main difference, imo. Subrame connectors are good for EVERYTHING - launches, handling and street use will all benefit. I'd be sure that whoever welds them in knows what they're doing (and that they don't set your carpets on fire, of course).
It occurs to me that settling on the wheel and tire you're wanting FIRST might be a good idea, just to prevent going over your personal "comfort zone" with further changes.
I agree that another decision fork is whether to build the car for the street, the strip, or the track. Or what combination of all three.
The other factor is of course looks, which is heavily influenced by ride height and wheel/tire size as well.
With the number of club members complaining about having to remove components because they don't work well with prior items, sitting down and going heart-to-heart with what you plan to do long term seems wise to me.
Originally Posted by Kyle F
I don't know about you, but I think my 05 is prety flexable for a hard top.
I do think wheel hop is bad and LCA's would be a help, but according to Spohn and BMR Fabrication its the upper control arm (3rd link sometimes as its referred) is actually the most effective replacement. Ofcourse this is more geared toward hooking up on a launch.
Then thehandlign packs are fo just that. the Subframes will help with both.