Originally Posted by mustangkid9234 View Post
I am conglomerating everything of my suspension into one thread
Well, I come here for a final answer. I have the stock 225/60-17 BFG radial TA
I want to run 235/45-17 pilot super sports.
I have a tuner so I can re calibrate everything. But will the pilot super sport fit on the rim.
Yes I know I should pick up 18 or 19 inch rims and get a staggered like 255 in the front and 275 or 285 in the back but Im putting the other money towards gears, strut mounts, and coil overs (KW V1)
Coil overs: KW V1s, are there better choices? for around the same coin or cheaper
Sways: eibach adj front and rear
strut mounts: gt500
1. Will i need a re alignment?
2. Everytime I raise or lower the coil overs will I need a realignment?
3. Shouldd I get an adj PHB
4. When I lower the car via coil overs, it will become stiffer right?
5. My tire question above.
My general uses are drag strip 5x a year, one auto x, maybe a track day, and 1-2x a month going to the mountains.
OK HERE WE GO!
I wouldn't really recommend 235/45-17 just because I think they will pillow a lot and you will lose handling because of it. Save up for a set of 18s (I'm selling mine -hint hint- haha)
KW V1s are very nice but they do lack the adjustability which killed the deal for me. I would recommend a set of BC coilovers or megans. They aren't as good as the KWs when it comes to raw performance but they are more livable since they allow for a little adjustment. OR OR OR GO BALLS OUT
<~you should know what I mean by now
And no just by lowering your car on coilovers will not make the ride stiffer. It is all on the dampers' settings. I adjusted my v3s so that on regular daily drive, it is as smooth and soft as a cadillac.
You are just better off getting some 3.31s or 3.73s. From what I've heard, 3.55s have awkward gearing when it comes to anything but drag racing. For autox, it is better to be able to stay in one gear so you don't lose time shifting from one gear to the next, but with 3.55s the ideal speeds is usually split between two gears. Get what I am saying?
Apparently they make a huge difference, but I haven't got them yet. When I do, I'll tell you how great they are after a track day.
Save some money and stay with stock because Maximum Motorsport Caster/Camber plates (will discuss more in alignment section) don't fit GT500 mounts.
This also encompasses your questions regarding the adjustable panhard bar question as well. Whenever you lower your car or do any suspension mod, it is recommended that you get the car realigned. Which brings me to camber/caster plates and the adj. panhard bar. They are mandatory
!! Whenever you lower/raise a car, it tampers with the suspension geometry so your camber, caster, and toe will be off in the front. Since our cars has a live axle in the rear, camber, caster, or toe is impossible to adjust or even change. The adjustable panhard bar is what you use to recenter the rear axle after the drop because it will slant/shift to one side. In order to get the front back in spec or into race spec, a caster and camber plate is needed. Google up what "caster", "camber", and "toe" because thats an entirely different thread.
PM me if you have any additional questions.