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Post by d_word on Tue Aug 28, 2012 4:25 pm

Hope everyone is having a good week so far. I have some downtime at work today and started to dive into looking on upgrading my suspension. Starting with Shocks/Struts/Springs since im way past due on replacing those. Really dont wanna lower my car due to the bumper that im getting, The C series bumper is low as is. Thinking maybe I should keep the stock springs if im not lowering??

Trying to stay in the $3-400 range. Dont need anything adjustable. Will be doing the installs myself hopefully.

Found these on clearance at AM
http://www.americanmuscle.com/mustang-tokico-shock-2005.html

Also on MustangForums a guy was selling a slighty used set of GT500 Shocks/Struts/Springs for 350. Im sure I can talk him down a few bucks.
http://mustangforums.com/forum/parts-for-sale/660726-fs-2010-gt500-shocks-struts-springs.html

Thoughts.....Suggestions...
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Post by Guest on Tue Aug 28, 2012 9:31 pm

Maybe just buy new and know where your line in the sand is....I know we all ain't loaded but security could be in knowing what you are really getting. Just saying

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Post by Henny Penny on Wed Aug 29, 2012 5:09 am

6-71 wrote:Maybe just buy new and know where your line in the sand is....I know we all ain't loaded but security could be in knowing what you are really getting. Just saying
...agreed...
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Post by d_word on Wed Aug 29, 2012 6:20 am

Henny Penny wrote:
6-71 wrote:Maybe just buy new and know where your line in the sand is....I know we all ain't loaded but security could be in knowing what you are really getting. Just saying
...agreed...

Yea I would have to agree also. Just looking around more last night made me realize I need to buy all new parts.
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Post by Guest on Wed Aug 29, 2012 6:46 am

Good for you on that decision and I believe it will be one you won't regret.

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Post by Silverstang on Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:44 am

Although the gt500 set up sounds nice, I only buy stuff like that from someone local or someone I know. The shocks from AM are a good choice.
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Post by Great White on Wed Aug 29, 2012 4:32 pm

go with the tokico ones from AM suspension components are not somthing you want to skimp on
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Post by d_word on Wed Aug 29, 2012 4:45 pm

I ordered the tokico's from AM today, hope to get them by Friday to put them on. Still searching around for a good deal on the front struts. Wish they were on clearance too but I may order them this weekend from AM if I don't come across any thing cheaper. Thanks for you input so far guys
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Post by Big Blue on Wed Aug 29, 2012 5:04 pm

I put a slightly used GT500 set under Big Blue, I love it but if I had to do it again I would go with something better, so great move, I had 115,000 on the original suspension so when this one came up for $300 struts, shocks and sway bars it was no brainer, it would have cost more to replace the struts and shocks with stock.
So one question D, after you get all this done, do you think you can drive into a curve like a Patriot LOL, just kidding man.

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Post by d_word on Wed Aug 29, 2012 5:13 pm

Big Blue wrote:I put a slightly used GT500 set under Big Blue, I love it but if I had to do it again I would go with something better, so great move, I had 115,000 on the original suspension so when this one came up for $300 struts, shocks and sway bars it was no brainer, it would have cost more to replace the struts and shocks with stock.
So one question D, after you get all this done, do you think you can drive into a curve like a Patriot LOL, just kidding man.

LOL I would def feel more comfortable going into those curves after all this is done! guess we will find out on the next cruise

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Post by 05RedDevil on Wed Aug 29, 2012 6:48 pm

I've never had a bad experience with a purchase through a forum. Hell, I just bought a set of FRPP 3v0 spark plugs from a guy yesterday and told him I needed them quickly. He lives in New Mexico. They were on my doorstep before noon today.
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Post by d_word on Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:44 am

I never had any bad experiences buying on forums or craigslist either. Every aftermarket part on my car is used. Never purchased any moving parts(engine, suspension, etc) used tho.

Came across this on ebay. For $50 darn bucks I may just get them for the upper strut mount upgrade which i need anyways. Think they are $100 on fords website.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/280937641203?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649
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Post by Great White on Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:49 am

I have no issue buying used parts for my whip either. Some great deals to be found. Just have to look around, sometimes have to go strapped when meeting people off craiglist but in the end works out.
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Post by etc1006 on Sun Sep 02, 2012 12:42 am

Got a few goodies for the 10' off MCM and a couple forums this past week. BMR strut and lower A arm brace, CS front valance, and a pair of RTR wheels BNIB last weekend. And a set of low mile stock 19x8.5" 2011 wheels and tires today.
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