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decided on which coilovers to go with....

after months of research and thought, i have decided on the cortex kit. it's one of only 2-3 true coilover set ups for the rear and they seem to really have a grasp of what is needed for the mustang. it's not cheap, but what good set of coilovers are? anyone else have the cortex kit here? and any thoughts on it from first-hand knowledge? thanks.


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No first hand experience, sorry. I found them for $2,599 which is quite high. Have you looked at KW coilovers? I have owned them before and they are amazing.


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^^^KW's are not true coil overs in the rear.

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you should check out the options @ ksport coilovers. Formulad D drifter Danny George has a sponsorship with them and you get 15% off your order when you use DANNYWHO code at checkout.
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Why do you want true coilovers in the rear? You can run a coilover spring in the stock location with a weight-jacker setup and still achieve spring choice/corner weighting/ride height adjustability, and have more room for wide tires.

I believe the Cortex base coilovers are twin-tube koni-yellow inserts, but I could be wrong. So take that how you will.

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Why do you want true coilovers in the rear? You can run a coilover spring in the stock location with a weight-jacker setup and still achieve spring choice/corner weighting/ride height adjustability, and have more room for wide tires.

I believe the Cortex base coilovers are twin-tube koni-yellow inserts, but I could be wrong. So take that how you will.
from my research, it seems as if i would achieve greater ride quality with the springs further outboard. that makes sense dynamically with a live rear axle. they also have a really nice strut mount with a lot of camber adjustment, which most of the other brands do not have. kw does not come with strut mounts. that's another 300-400 bux. i also like how they are very mustang focused and have their shop at sonoma raceway, where they test. i spoke to them the other day and they really know their ****.

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after months of research and thought, i have decided on the cortex kit. it's one of only 2-3 true coilover set ups for the rear and they seem to really have a grasp of what is needed for the mustang. it's not cheap, but what good set of coilovers are? anyone else have the cortex kit here? and any thoughts on it from first-hand knowledge? thanks.
I have the Koni Yellow Coil Overs, LCAs, and the Watts Link from CorteX. I have the street set up. It was not the cheapest but you will not be disappointed. This completely changed the car. I've been running them for 3 months and am very happy. This is my DD and won't see a track so being able to deliver a good ride on bad roads is very important to me.

'12 Black GT Premium, 6 Speed, Hurst Shifter, GT500 Spoiler, Staggered Shelby Razors, Michelin PSS, BMR SFCs, Borla S, Cortex Suspension with Coil Overs and Watts Link, Whiteline Front Sway bar and LCAs
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I have the Koni Yellow Coil Overs, LCAs, and the Watts Link from CorteX. I have the street set up. It was not the cheapest but you will not be disappointed. This completely changed the car. I've been running them for 3 months and am very happy. This is my DD and won't see a track so being able to deliver a good ride on bad roads is very important to me.
I agree with artist.

I have a similar street setup from CorteX plus the torque arm. 25,000 plus miles. Money well spent!
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Ya don't go with K-Sport, they don't even have a coilover that is made for the mustang at the moment. Danny had a custom coilover made for his vehicle, then they decided to produce them for mustangs.... BUT ONLY FOR DRIFTING SPECS. They don't have any other type of coilover design for a Mustang.
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