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Hello all,
I recently changed my wheels and tires on my 90 lx 5.0 conv...I went from these awful 15" ten holes, with 205 tires to 16" ponys and 235/50/16's...Now I really can't remember how harsh the ride was with the old wheels and tires so I feel that must mean it wasn't that bad...But I do remember how crappy it handled with the old stuff...When I got the new stuff the cornering was like night and day, I really couldn't believe how much it improved!...I was only going for the look factor and this cornering ability seemed like an excellent bonus...But now I REALY notice every little crack in the road...Bumps that my wifes Honda goes over like they're not there will jar my teeth out in this mustang...Question is...What can I do to soften this up without giving up my handling???...Is there anything???...I know that I could try different tires/shocks/springs...But I don't want to flip over in a turn either :) ...The reason I ask this is b/c when I rented a new 05 mustang a few weeks ago...I was impressed with how it handled as well as how smooth and un-jarring taking potholes were...Is this rough ride on the older fox bodies a curse or can it be remedied?...I have test driven several 94-98 stangs as well as I wanted one of these body styles a while back...And I don't remember them being harsh at all over rough roads and they still handled very well...So why is my fox body so damn bad?
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JSK
 

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Going with quality struts can make a world of difference.
 

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thanks for the reply ghost...by high quality which struts do you speak of?...Also just did a test on the struts/shocks...I went and pushed down on the 4 corners of the car...The back went down with little effort and came up and pretty much stopped...So I figure they are ok...The front struts however did not...The drivers side goes down with a little more effort and I can't budge the pass. side strut...I feel like if I push anymore I am going to dent the top of my fender...Could this be why the main reason the car takes bumps like a tank???...What is a good quality strut for the front, and shock for the back that will give me decent handling but soften the damn bumps...?
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JSK

ps...how difficult is it to change these out...the haynes manual is not that detailed but it didn't look to difficult to me...any advice is appreciated?
 
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It isn't that difficult, there's only a few bolts and such that even need to be taken off. It's pretty straight forward.
 
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