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No clue about anything about handling any help or places to start would be nice, 04 gt auto slp catback, i look at the other threads but did not understand them lol THANKS!

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therearesomanythreadsabouthandlingitwillmakeyourhe adspinyoucanstartoutwithperformancespringandsubfra meconnectorsandlowerprofiletiresswaybarsandcontrol arms


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Right on Tim.

if you search the posts you can find some great info and its all about balance and your intentions...Daily Driver, Strip, Road Racing? these will be factors in your decisions.

You can add performance\lowering springs, caster/camber plates, good shocks (Tokicos or FRPP), adjustable panhard bar on the rear end, sway bar(s), strut tower brace as a start and then a good performance alignment to bring camber, caster and toe and rear end alignment back into spec.

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thanks tim for nothing! and thanks twshovel ill check it out
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Didnt know that was considered nothing.....:smoke:

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lmao....I don't know about anyone else. But Tim's post showed no spaces in the words....I loved it!

I would also highly recommend digging up some information on how how stock suspension design works.

A really good sticky in the tech section of 4.6 called "Late Model Mustang Suspension Explained"

Here is a link https://www.allfordmustangs.com/forum...explained.html

Inside that thread is a link to this link

Late Model Mustang Suspension Basics

Read that stuff and it will give you a very good understanding of whats going on. After that (as mentioned above). Decide what you want your car to be set up to do and what you will enjoy the most. different paths for different applications.

Best of luck and happy reading.
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lmao....I don't know about anyone else. But Tim's post showed no spaces in the words....I loved it!

I would also highly recommend digging up some information on how how stock suspension design works.

A really good sticky in the tech section of 4.6 called "Late Model Mustang Suspension Explained"

Here is a link https://www.allfordmustangs.com/forum...explained.html

Inside that thread is a link to this link

Late Model Mustang Suspension Basics

Read that stuff and it will give you a very good understanding of whats going on. After that (as mentioned above). Decide what you want your car to be set up to do and what you will enjoy the most. different paths for different applications.

Best of luck and happy reading.
Yeah same here not sure why he did it unless it was to tell him to SEARCH for the answer.

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No clue about anything about handling any help or places to start would be nice, 04 gt auto slp catback, i look at the other threads but did not understand them lol THANKS!
When you say "handling", what are we talking about specifically? Just taking corners a little faster on the street? Or auto-cross? Or road racing?


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Bullitt5339 made a thread a while back basically discussing improving handling on a budget that had some good ideas in it, you should check his profile and select "view member threads" to find it. Aside from that everybody else seems to have this covered; you need flsfc's, lca's, etc. just to start and where you go from there will require a specific goal for what you want the car to do. Beyond that nobody can really just spoonfeed you a parts list or provide too much in the way of general reccomendations until your goals and budget have been made clear, as well as you addressing any particular handling deficiencies the car currently has beyond what's typical to these cars.


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I'm going to tell you what I was told when I first started inquiring about doing Autocross and building a nice handling car:

Go to an autocross and drive it as is until you aren't the limiting factor anymore. Even on a stock car, your driving is going to be the major limiter at first no matter what parts you put on it. Go to a driving clinic offered by SCCA or similar organization and learn what oversteer/understeer/push/loose, etc feels like and what it means when the car does it. Then once you're no longer the limiting factor in the car, you'll be able to tell what you want the car to do better in specific terms and then exact advice can be given on how to make that happen.

That is, if you're really serious about making a car handle...... If you just want to take that turn a bit faster, get some shocks, struts, springs and tires and go have fun.

But when you want to learn how to really drive the car, take it to an autocross or road racing beginner's clinic. I don't care how well you THINK you can drive, you can't drive worth a crap when it comes to true handling.

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IlikeTim'sresponsetooIthoughtitwasfunnybutI'mnotre alsurewhythefuckhediditohwellitmademefuckinlaughwe shouldallrespondtothreadsthiswayandthemodswillbeli ke"whatthefuck"andthennoonewillwanttojointheforuma ndwewillstopgettingthesamedamnthreadseverydayofthe week.
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lmao....I don't know about anyone else. But Tim's post showed no spaces in the words....I loved it!

I would also highly recommend digging up some information on how how stock suspension design works.

A really good sticky in the tech section of 4.6 called "Late Model Mustang Suspension Explained"

Here is a link https://www.allfordmustangs.com/forum...explained.html

Inside that thread is a link to this link

Late Model Mustang Suspension Basics

Read that stuff and it will give you a very good understanding of whats going on. After that (as mentioned above). Decide what you want your car to be set up to do and what you will enjoy the most. different paths for different applications.

Best of luck and happy reading.
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I'm going to tell you what I was told when I first started inquiring about doing Autocross and building a nice handling car:

Go to an autocross and drive it as is until you aren't the limiting factor anymore. Even on a stock car, your driving is going to be the major limiter at first no matter what parts you put on it. Go to a driving clinic offered by SCCA or similar organization and learn what oversteer/understeer/push/loose, etc feels like and what it means when the car does it. Then once you're no longer the limiting factor in the car, you'll be able to tell what you want the car to do better in specific terms and then exact advice can be given on how to make that happen.

That is, if you're really serious about making a car handle...... If you just want to take that turn a bit faster, get some shocks, struts, springs and tires and go have fun.

But when you want to learn how to really drive the car, take it to an autocross or road racing beginner's clinic. I don't care how well you THINK you can drive, you can't drive worth a crap when it comes to true handling.
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Ireallyenjoyedtheresponseinthisformatfromthemerest andpointofthe"OP"havingtoputatleastalittleeffortin findingtheanswer.IsweartofuckingChrist,Ithinkweput moreeffortinansweringaquestionthan,well,mostwillev erputintoactuallytryingtofixtheproblem.

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