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Suspension advice for well rounded street/strip setup

I've finally decided that I should give other aspects of my mustang some much needed attention as far as power I'm at full bolt ones and the only suspension work I've done is bmr non adjustable Lcas. I'm fully aware that there is about a million ways to do the suspension on these cars but because doing it wrong can have a negative effect on performance I figured I'd seek out some advice since I'm ignorant when it comes to suspension. I'm hoping that I can be educated and pointed in the right direction because I'm afraid to buy the wrong components.

So as for the mustang it is my daily driver but it sees the drag strip frequently during the summer months but I've been dying to lower it around 1.5 inches for aesthetics but I also wanted to address the bounciness I've noticed when watching videos of my runs. I'm assuming the weight transfer is good for launching but the entire car likes to bob up and down 3-4 times every time I shift and I've gotten comments on how violent my gear changes look from other people.

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This is screen shot of my 1-2 shift, looks like I'm close to pulling the tires off the ground.

Thinking about it from a physics stand point this up and down motion takes away my forward momentum which would equal a slower et (I might be wrong), but on the other side I don't want to hurt my et from changing my suspension. I also race on Micky Thompson 28x10 slicks and skinniest on the front, which makes my other concern is the possibility of getting to much squat and having the tire catch the body panel or the wheel well from being lowered.

So in short I'm looking for a lowering spring/shock/ strut setup that will help me at the drag strip or at least not hurt my performance but can handle daily driving duties with occasional mountain road driving. I was thinking about doing the following set up so any pointers about what I should possibly change would be great.

And I was planning on getting a bmr adjustable pan hard bar and adjustable upper control arms.

I don't need a crazy hardcore set up I mainly want to do this for aesthetic reasons but I don't want it to negatively impact my ets or destroy the ride quality.

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My car ran the same times with LCAs as my factory ones. I actually have the factory ones back on now since the bushings went bad in my aftermarket ones (2009 gt)

A rear diff and the cobra jet drag springs may be something to look into.

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