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Another suspension thread for 2013 V6 mustang

Hey everyone,

I wanted some input and/or suggestions on suspension for a 2013 v6 mustang.
Now, my mustang is my daily driver and i don't plan on auto crossing or drag racing it. I would just like better handling and not sacrifice ride quality. Kinda came up with a list based on the Ford Racing Handling Pack for V6 (pretty pricey)

Gt500 struts and shocks
Ford Racing k-springs (just want a 1" drop nothing more)
Ford Racing sway bar kit
and the other little things I might need. And does this all fit on the V6??

Any input is welcomed, I'm a bit clueless when it comes to suspension.

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Those mods will make it handle better, but ride quality will diminish.

Where in South Florida are you? I'm in Fort Myers, but I drive to West Palm quite a bit. I can take you for a spin in my '11 Mustang to give you a feel for what upgraded suspension is like.



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Those mods will make it handle better, but ride quality will diminish.

Where in South Florida are you? I'm in Fort Myers, but I drive to West Palm quite a bit. I can take you for a spin in my '11 Mustang to give you a feel for what upgraded suspension is like.
How much will it diminish? Is it because I'll be lowering it or the parts used? And I'm down in Miami.
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Where in miami are you I was planning on lowering soon but don't want to ruin my ride for daily driving.

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How much will it diminish? Is it because I'll be lowering it or the parts used? And I'm down in Miami.
It's because you're making everything stiffer
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Where in miami are you I was planning on lowering soon but don't want to ruin my ride for daily driving.
Dade county. Shoot me a pm

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It's because you're making everything stiffer
Rando, quick question. I know the shocks and struts for the gt500 are made for the weight of the gt500. But don't you think with lowering springs, it'll sort of balance out?? I'm trying to at least get similar ride quality. Down here, there are some roads that you feel everything with stock.
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It's because you're making everything stiffer
Nevermind, I got it, still learning all this stuff. What alternatives would you recommend?
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Eh I'm not sure I haven't looked into the aftermarket suspension stuff yet, but I do understand the concept of better handling vs ride quality. It's hard to get both. They are usually trade offs
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Eh I'm not sure I haven't looked into the aftermarket suspension stuff yet, but I do understand the concept of better handling vs ride quality. It's hard to get both. They are usually trade offs
I figured as much. I've been doing some research and is it recommended to just get the springs?? I read somewhere that after a while the stock struts and shocks "fall apart" when using aftermarket springs.
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I figured as much. I've been doing some research and is it recommended to just get the springs?? I read somewhere that after a while the stock struts and shocks "fall apart" when using aftermarket springs.
one important question here: are you doing the job or paying a tech for installation?
If you are paying, you will save money by replacing the dampers and springs at ounce

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I figured as much. I've been doing some research and is it recommended to just get the springs?? I read somewhere that after a while the stock struts and shocks "fall apart" when using aftermarket springs.
stock struts are a giant turd sandwich IMO. way too weak, even for a stock setup.

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Thanks for the input everyone. I was doing some research and found that anti-sway bars and a tower brace will pretty much improve handling while keeping the stock ride. Came to the conclusion that Ill change suspension later on, when the funds are available. So any suggestions on the best anti-sway bars??
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We all know you have a 2013 V6 and are probably all assuming this is a base model..... but, is it base? premium? Performance Package?

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We all know you have a 2013 V6 and are probably all assuming this is a base model..... but, is it base? premium? Performance Package?
Straight up base model
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WhiteLine makes some nice sway bars. Their bushings are pretty nice (no maintenance, low noise). They are a little pricey though.

BMR and Steeda are some other options.


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