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eatmyjeep
11-01-2010, 09:06 PM
So I've been looking at steeroids r&p set up for my car (http://mustangforums.com/forum/#). From speeddirect.com and the salesmen Randy told me they also coil over spring set ups on there web sight for $850 bucks. Does anyone know anything about there " vector" coil over set up? I don't really know the first thing about this stuff..

Thanks in advance!

Hoover
11-02-2010, 09:45 AM
Here's the link: http://speeddirect.com/docs/Vector_Street_Thunder.pdf

You remove the old coil spring and shocks, along with the coil spring perch on the upper control arm, and bolt it in. Looks like a well put together kit. I would either replace the upper control arm, or rebuild the current one. Might think about doing the Shelby-Arning 1" drop.

buening
11-02-2010, 05:09 PM
Not too shabby, but you are still stuck with the same suspension geometry as the original. You'd accomplish the same thing with roller spring perches from Opentracker, but you wouldn't have the ride height adjustability like the coilovers (cutting factory springs is only way). While it isn't exactly cheap, check out the Street or Track's new coilover suspension (if you have the $$$). http://www.streetortrack.com/files/images/st/Coilover_Front_Suspension.pdf

http://www.streetortrack.com/Street-or-Track-Front-Coilover-System-pr-24491.html

It has improved geometery with a 50% greater motion ratio.

Kevin427
11-02-2010, 05:39 PM
I think if you could find out the part number for the coil over setup from Q1A, that bottom bracket would be easy enough to fabricate and you could save some cash. there is another
system available through Mustangs Unlimited that is similar but does not use that ugly bracket on the control arm. it is about the same price.
http://www.mustangsunlimited.com/itemdy01.asp?T1=RM5160+01&Category=&catkey=EMUSTANG

428 Cobra Jet
11-02-2010, 09:06 PM
Guy's, I have a TCP Coil Over system in a 70 427 FE Mustang, 2 way adjustable, 1" drop, plus accessories was approx $1250 for the kit, great product.

wantahertzdonut
11-03-2010, 12:06 PM
Not too shabby, but you are still stuck with the same suspension geometry as the original. You'd accomplish the same thing with roller spring perches from Opentracker, but you wouldn't have the ride height adjustability like the coilovers (cutting factory springs is only way). While it isn't exactly cheap, check out the Street or Track's new coilover suspension (if you have the $$$). http://www.streetortrack.com/files/images/st/Coilover_Front_Suspension.pdf

http://www.streetortrack.com/Street-or-Track-Front-Coilover-System-pr-24491.html

It has improved geometery with a 50% greater motion ratio.

That looks a lot like the Global West coilover setup. (also not cheap)

eatmyjeep
11-04-2010, 08:41 PM
ok so from what ive read i found that people are saying its better if the shock/spring mounts to the lower control arm vs the upper... any truth to that?

Hoover
11-05-2010, 08:17 AM
ok so from what ive read i found that people are saying its better if the shock/spring mounts to the lower control arm vs the upper... any truth to that?

It is a newer style of suspension, you have to decide if $2000 bucks is in your budget or not. Check out Buening's post, it sums it all up nicely.