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Good morning:

I am considering getting a Mustang Plus mid-level handling "kit" (uprated springs, antiroll bars, A-arms and shocks) for my parents' '65. Has anyone gotten one of these kits and, if so, could you let me know how it performed?

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/s/ Chris Kennedy
 

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I am happy with the kit I received from them. I went with the 4 1/2 MID EYE leaf springs in back and the 620 in front on a v8 car. Car sits pretty level and gives a firm but not harsh ride with little body roll. 5 leafs in back will probably beat you to death unless you have a full tank and passengers all the time.
I needed everything replaced so the kit worked well for me. I do plan to go with roller perches in the future.
I was lucky to live near the so I picked it up at the store to avoid shipping costs
Also do NOT use Poly on your strut rod bushings. It is to hard and can break the strut with catastrophic results to your car and you.
You might want to think about front disk brakes since everything will be apart. CSRP has a complete kit for $524
Good Luck
Ron
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I am happy with the kit I received from them. I went with the 4 1/2 MID EYE leaf springs in back and the 620 in front on a v8 car. Car sits pretty level and gives a firm but not harsh ride with little body roll. 5 leafs in back will probably beat you to death unless you have a full tank and passengers all the time.
I needed everything replaced so the kit worked well for me. I do plan to go with roller perches in the future.
I was lucky to live near the so I picked it up at the store to avoid shipping costs
Also do NOT use Poly on your strut rod bushings. It is to hard and can break the strut with catastrophic results to your car and you.
You might want to think about front disk brakes since everything will be apart. CSRP has a complete kit for $524
Good Luck



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Thanks for your reply! :bigthumbsup Did your kit include the front suspension pieces (i.e. upper arm and lower arm---the lower arm is what I think you are referring to as the "strut rod"--is that right?).

:shiny: /s/ Chris:shiny:
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I got the complete suspension kit they offer along with the interior package because we needed everything. It came with new upper and lower control arms and spring perches.
The strut rod connects the lower control arm to the front radiator support. I clanged my original strut rods to adjustable strut rods to make the car handle better.
Here are pictures of the old and new strut rods:
Photo Page/4 Pictures

Good Luck
Ron
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I got the complete suspension kit they offer along with the interior package because we needed everything. It came with new upper and lower control arms and spring perches.
The strut rod connects the lower control arm to the front radiator support. I clanged my original strut rods to adjustable strut rods to make the car handle better.
Here are pictures of the old and new strut rods:
Photo Page/4 Pictures

Good Luck
Ron
Christophers 66 Mustang Restoration and Modification
Thanks---yeah, now I recognize it! Again, I appreciate the reply. /s/ Chris
 

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See if you can also get a camber wedge kit. It basically gives you the ability to drop your control arm 1 5/8" for optimum camber, and thus much better handling, all without the ball joint binding. That and roller spring perches will certainly wake up the car.

Also a good investment: traction bars. My car had a habit of torque steering under load, but now it drives straight with the bars. They also reduce axle windup and hop and improve forward bite.
 
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