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2013 Mustang suspension help

Hello everyone, i have started working on suspension now that looks are pretty much close to done. I have BMR lower control arms being delivered here in a few hours. I have a BMR adjustable panhard bar that is installed. I was wondering what my next suspension mod should be, and what a upper panhard rod does exactly and if its worth buying, thank you.

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What's the rest of your suspension like?


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What's the rest of your suspension like?
So far the rest is stock, I got the adjustable panhard bar and the lower control arms just arrived, so im gonna get those installed probably Friday, oh and a strut tower brace.

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shocks, springs, and camber are always great

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shocks, springs, and camber are always great
Alright, can i get Koni STR.T shocks first then do the struts or no? And what does the adjustable upper panhard bar do?
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What are you goals & objectives? Do you plan on tracking the car or is it a DD?

Springs are the foundation of better handling & provide better appearance ... it is a good mod to start with or add.

It depends on what you are looking to accomplish.

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What are you goals & objectives? Do you plan on tracking the car or is it a DD?

Springs are the foundation of better handling & provide better appearance ... it is a good mod to start with or add.

It depends on what you are looking to accomplish.

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Its a DD, but i plan on getting longtubes so i wanna wait till i get those before i get springs.

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Lowering springs are very important. I used these and they work great:

05-14 Mustang GT V6 UPR Kit Lowering Springs by Eibach


When you say upper panhard bar, I think you're talking about the panhard brace. Our cars come with a panhard brace from the factory, so the panhard brace UPR makes replaces the weak factory one with a much stronger Tig-welded chrome-moly brace:

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Lowering springs are very important. I used these and they work great:

05-14 Mustang GT V6 UPR Kit Lowering Springs by Eibach


When you say upper panhard bar, I think you're talking about the panhard brace. Our cars come with a panhard brace from the factory, so the panhard brace UPR makes replaces the weak factory one with a much stronger Tig-welded chrome-moly brace:

05-14 Ford Mustang Pan Hard Brace | UPR
Alright, does it improve handling? The brace that is?
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Alright, can i get Koni STR.T shocks first then do the struts or no? And what does the adjustable upper panhard bar do?
I'm a big fan of STR.T's. For the price, they're unbeatable. I got my set last year from Tunersports.com for $315 shipped to my door.

The panhard bar allows you to recenter your car's body over the axle, because once you lower the car via springs it will shift same laterally. An un-centered car throws off handling and as such an adj. panhard is required to center it.

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I'm a big fan of STR.T's. For the price, they're unbeatable. I got my set last year from Tunersports.com for $315 shipped to my door.

The panhard bar allows you to recenter your car's body over the axle, because once you lower the car via springs it will shift same laterally. An un-centered car throws off handling and as such an adj. panhard is required to center it.
So can i run the shocks on stock struts then upgrade the struts later?
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So can i run the shocks on stock struts then upgrade the struts later?
You *could* run STR.T shocks in the rear with OEM struts in the front but I imagine that your car would feel super sloppy - with a tightened up rear end and a loose front - would probably understeer like a freight train and wobble through turns like a drunk fat man.

I wouldnt recommend it.

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Unless I missed it, I didn't see where you have a new upper control arm or UCA bracket. I'd recommend since you are lowering it, I'd get an adjustable UCA and UCA bracket. I have a complete UPR Pro street series suspension and I love it.
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Unless I missed it, I didn't see where you have a new upper control arm or UCA bracket. I'd recommend since you are lowering it, I'd get an adjustable UCA and UCA bracket. I have a complete UPR Pro street series suspension and I love it.
Alright, the lower control arms go on soon, and im gonna buy the upper, but im not going to lower the car yet until i get long tubes to see how the ground clearance is since its a DD. Im very excited to see how much improvement lower control arms make.
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You *could* run STR.T shocks in the rear with OEM struts in the front but I imagine that your car would feel super sloppy - with a tightened up rear end and a loose front - would probably understeer like a freight train and wobble through turns like a drunk fat man.

I wouldnt recommend it.
Alright, that makes sense, how much of a difference does KONI STR.T make?

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