The Ford Racing adjustable handling pack has been backordered for months, but mine finally came last week. It comes on a pallet and must be shipped freight. I originally ordered it hoping it would come in before my trip to the Tail of the Dragon last month. That was not the case. The car was good on the lower speed Dragon stock. On the faster Hell Bender stretch of road, the car did not feel as planted and I was not as confident pushing it into a corner.
Stock pic onthe dragon...
The kit comes with everything you need to install it. The kit uses 5300-P spring so the drop is only .5-1.0". I did not want anything more than 1" so it was perfect for me. This also means the pinion angle change is very small and the rear axle side shift is also minimal.
After unpacking everything I went to work installing it. Only the sway bars have actual instructions. This was disappointing. I know how to install everything, but a torque sheet would have helped. I had to search around on here for the proper fastener torque.
The dampers appear to be Tokico D's that are valved to Multmatic's specs. The swaybars appear to be made by Eibach. I've heard the springs are also Eibach, but can't confirm.
The rear end is pretty straight forward. The top nut on the rear shock is kinda a PITA. I had to hold the top with a pair of pliers as hard as I could and was just able to break the nut loose. I could not find my pair of vise grips which would have been easier. I measured my pinion angle before starting to see how much it moved.
The front is also pretty straight forward. I had the most trouble with the front sway bar. Everything I found online says it just drops out, but there is a a cross member that keeps it from coming straight down. After looking at it for a few minutes I was able to snake it through the passenger side wheel well.
Total installation time was about 6 hours with a lot of breaks and taking my time. I still have to get an alignment this week. The toe did not seem to move, but my camber is at -2.5*. I'll have to get some camber bolts.
I took at road trip up to pilot mountain and had some time to play on some twisty roads. The handling is much better. The car is way flatter through the corner and the brake dive is gone. The brake dive was probably my biggest complaint of the stock suspension. I have the dampers set on the 3 setting(1-6 with 1 being the firmest). The ride is still reasonable. No additional road noise, but rough roads are a little harsher. Before I felt the suspension was the weak link in how the car was handling, but now it's obvious it's the tires.
Next will be the SVT PP wheels and then SSBC brakes. I'm hoping to be a lot faster when I go back to the Dragon next year.