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Hello,

I've bought an 8.8 axle with Roush Stage 3 suspension (shocks and springs) on the rear and the sway bars from the same kit.
This did not include the front Roush springs or dampers.

So I also bought a set of BMR front springs and new FRPP front strut mounts (as mine are worn). I have been recommended to keep the OEM front dampers.

At the same time I've also bought some 18" 9 & 10 staggered wheels. Like these: Staggered Black Bullitt Wheel & NITTO Tire Kit - 18x9/10 (10-12) at AmericanMuscle.com - Free Shipping!

The new front springs have a 1.25" drop, the rear Roush Stage 3 springs give a 1" drop.

I had also planned to buy a panhard bar from AM as they have them on July offer.

Will I need a bumpsteer kit? It’s not clear from searching the forums if a 1.25" drop will justify the replacement bumpsteer kit.

Does anyone have any experience of the BMR springs, are they a soft or hard spring?

And whilst replacing the rear axle is it worth doing any other mods? I already have uprated LCAs.

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Personally unless you add a ton of power and plan on doing some road courses it's a bit of overkill to beef up the suspension much more.

What are your plans? Fun on the streets? Or actual racing?
 

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Personally unless you add a ton of power and plan on doing some road courses it's a bit of overkill to beef up the suspension much more.

What are your plans? Fun on the streets? Or actual racing?
Fun on the streets, it’s my daily driver so I'm trying to keep it sensible. I take the car on a couple of proper track days each year, and last time it loosened up the suspension... a little to much.

I need to get rid of some body roll, but try and keep the ride quality if possible.

So you don't think a bumpsteer kit will be needed?

For power we are adding an Eaton M90 with custom made parts to fit the old V6 block :)

The M90 is off a Jaguar X350 4.2L V8, it will use the FRPP CAI I already have looping back round the left side of the engine then into a TB off a Mustang GT with a variable manifold pressure (because we don’t know how many PSI it’s going to make) and adjustable rpm pick up, although starting at about 2k. The system will run off Liquid Petroleum gas instead of gasoline.

Anyway, still need more suspension information! I just need to know about the bumpsteer kit and possibly upper control arm as I'm carrying extra weight in the trunk (gas cylinder in place of the spare wheel).
 

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Fun on the streets, it’s my daily driver so I'm trying to keep it sensible. I take the car on a couple of proper track days each year, and last time it loosened up the suspension... a little to much.

I need to get rid of some body roll, but try and keep the ride quality if possible.

So you don't think a bumpsteer kit will be needed?

For power we are adding an Eaton M90 with custom made parts to fit the old V6 block :)

The M90 is off a Jaguar X350 4.2L V8, it will use the FRPP CAI I already have looping back round the left side of the engine then into a TB off a Mustang GT with a variable manifold pressure (because we don’t know how many PSI it’s going to make) and adjustable rpm pick up, although starting at about 2k. The system will run off Liquid Petroleum gas instead of gasoline.

Anyway, still need more suspension information! I just need to know about the bumpsteer kit and possibly upper control arm as I'm carrying extra weight in the trunk (gas cylinder in place of the spare wheel).
First I want to say in general... if you plan to enter your car in many of the Ford's car shows, they are totally against adding in other car company parts (chevy, dodge, and espeically forieign). So, make a wise decidion on this.

Also, I'm upgrading the rest of my suspension too. Right now I still have stock springs, but my shocks and struts are the higher upgrade Tikco parts. They are really great. But I do not think you need to upgrade the bumbsteer... but I think you should upgrade the upper and lower control arms. For the simple fact you have lowered your car and you are adding in some power etc. But if you are mostly just driving it for fun and daily driver... I think its really overkill. I think once you drive it and run against others on the street through the hills and turns, you can better decide if you need to upgrade those parts.
 

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Firedawg,

Ford don't endorse or sponsor any of the shows here in England, not like in America. As far as I'm aware the official Mustang Owners Club of Great Britain does not receive any subsidy from Ford Europe.

And my cars more for daily driver fun as I've already said, and I ordered the final batch of parts the other day after coming to the same conclusion, to try out what I have already bough first.
 

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Firedawg,

Ford don't endorse or sponsor any of the shows here in England, not like in America. As far as I'm aware the official Mustang Owners Club of Great Britain does not receive any subsidy from Ford Europe.

And my cars more for daily driver fun as I've already said, and I ordered the final batch of parts the other day after coming to the same conclusion, to try out what I have already bough first.
Wow, learn something new each and everyday.... Well I could imagine it would be ok to add in other parts/swap engines.... for you its not "foreign". Over here... most of us are about supporting our own country (no offense) by buying many of the cars, parts, etc. You probably can testify to this.. back in the day, when you bought something that was "Made in America"... it meant something. Many of the items back then where made to last... unlike now... its designed to break down at a certain point. We (our country) are trying to get back to that point.
 
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