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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-08-2020 Thread Starter
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2010 GT Suspension

Looking to replace/upgrade the suspension on my 2010 GT.
Considering: Ford Performance Handling Pack Assembled Coupe GT 2005-2014
Ford Performance: M-FR3A-MGTA

Any constructive recommendations or information?


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I guess the FRPP packages are pretty good but I don't have any direct experience with them so can't comment further.

This is a huge topic with many different options. To narrow it down and focus on the right things, you need to first think about what you are trying to do -- do you just want a tighter handling street car; or do you have road track use in mind? How much street comfort are you willing to give up, for tighter handling? Is the car your daily driver? How are the roads in your area -- would lower ground clearance be a big problem? What is your budget -- are you looking for a low budget minor upgrade, or higher budget full makeover?

There is an old thread on here from user "sqidd" with a great run-down of different suspension packages for different budgets and uses. With a few searches and some patience hopefully you can find it. If I was starting over I'd probably start there.

I do have some more thoughts but need some more input on the above, before I waste my time and yours with stuff that is not on track to what you want.


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Looking to replace/upgrade the suspension on my 2010 GT.
Considering: Ford Performance Handling Pack Assembled Coupe GT 2005-2014
Ford Performance: M-FR3A-MGTA

Any constructive recommendations or information?
Here's the thread

https://www.allfordmustangs.com/foru...nclusions.html
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I bought the steeda stage 3 kit the car drives like on rails! on the other hand I did not install the ball joints because apparently they make vibrations with front lowers control arms oem
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Steeda sells extended ball joints to correct the "roll center" on lowered cars. This becomes more important as the car is lowered more, with about 1" or less of drop on the front it is not a big deal.

The problem with the extended ball joints is that they cause "bump steer" which needs to be corrected with a "bump steer kit" which requires time consuming adjustment by an alignment shop that knows what they are doing with bump steer.

The "vibrations" you have apparently read about is probably referring to "steering shudder" which happens on the 2011 cars if you install hard poly bushings in the front lower control arms.

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Over here in pot hole city I shudder to change the suspension to anything performance oriented.

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Looking for tighter handling street car. Take some roll out and lower 1 inch or less. That kit is listed under $1500, but there are some recommended additions, which I am not sure I need. It is/was my daily driver, I have added a Wrangler for Winter ops.

I am not finding the green leaf set up, looks like that post is 10 years old. I will keep looking.

Below is the package I am considering.

https://www.cjponyparts.com/ford-rac...4/p/MFR3AMGTA/

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I personally think these cars already sit pretty low to the ground. I changed my shocks and struts and it handles like a whole new car. Used Gabriel Ultra's in the front and KYB Gas Adjust in the rear. I don't road rally the car but do drive somewhat aggressively through the country. I'd invest in good tires.
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Looking for tighter handling street car. Take some roll out and lower 1 inch or less. That kit is listed under $1500, but there are some recommended additions, which I am not sure I need. It is/was my daily driver, I have added a Wrangler for Winter ops.

I am not finding the green leaf set up, looks like that post is 10 years old. I will keep looking.

Below is the package I am considering.

https://www.cjponyparts.com/ford-rac...4/p/MFR3AMGTA/
Sorry, the thread that my89 found for you was not the thread that I was talking about . . . here is the right one, and sqidd made similar posts in some others:
https://www.allfordmustangs.com/foru...ing-packs.html

I haven't read back through this thread, but I think it does discuss the FRPP packages . . . his summary in short "I've had the FRPP kit. It's crap. The springs are crap and the dampers are crap. The front roll bar is not needed." The package in the link on CJ Pony Parts does look pretty good to me, but as I mentioned earlier, I have no direct experience with it and I would listen to sqidd

The thread that my89 linked is about take-off GT500 struts and shocks, that were readily available at that time but not any more. I actually have the exact set-up that he was talking about on my car, and it has served me well. I also went with GT500 take-off sway bars, which were readily available at the time.

I am probably going to go with this "kit" from Vorschlag very soon; but it does not include some of the components that the FRPP kit does.
https://vorshlag-store.com/collectio...t-s197-mustang

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Once you've decided on some Suspension Kits, like the FRPP, STEEDA etc., try to talk to some knowledgeable folks, modification shops and/or Reps where you might buy the kit from and see if they ask questions about the car and how you plan on driving it. Suspension upgrades, good ones, are like performance tunes, no two are really alike. Every car is a little different and each driver likes their suspension / ride a certain way. Don't think you have to go with a Kit, even though it might be the cheaper route, it may not always be the better route. Mixing Steeda, FRPP, M&M etc. components is not uncommon. Its about getting the car as perfectly set up as you can. Again, its all about how you plan on driving the car that begins the process. Good Luck.
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