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    Ordered Hotchkis Rear Suspension Bits - Panhard Bar, Sub Frame Connectors, Sway Bars, MGW SSK

    http://www.mgwltd.com/2011-short_throw_shifter.shtml
    http://www.hotchkis.net/2011-2012-mu...n-package.html
    http://www.hotchkis.net/05_mustang_sport_sway_bars.html
    http://www.hotchkis.net/20052011-for...onnectors.html


    REAR SUSPENSION PACKAGE
    The Hotchkis Sport Suspension Rear Suspension package for the 2011-2012 Mustang is designed to improve all the key components in the rear suspension improving traction and reducing wheel hop. The package includes adjustable Upper Trailing Arm, Lower Trailing Arms, and a adjustable Panhard Rod. The adjustable upper trailing arm design makes pinion angle changes a breeze while the high articulation 7/8" heim joints allow for adequate suspension twist for maximum articulation and minimal suspension bind up. The hi tech lower trailing arms featuring TIG welded I-Beam construction for maximum strength to weight ratio with greasable swivel max polyurethane bushings to increase suspension articulation while maintaining a quiet, comfortable design. The adjustable panhard rod is designed to allow adjustment for changes to ride height and improves cornering traction by reducing suspension flex. The rear suspension kit is finished in gloss black powder coat for durability and is a direct bolt in installation that can be done in minutes. The Hotchkis Rear Suspension Package is a must have finishing touch for any high performance 2011-2012 Mustang."



    Features:


    Adjustable upper trailing arms with high articulation 7/8" heim joints and CNC machined 1.5" bodies.
    Lower Trailing arms feature TIG welded I beam steel construction creating a strong, yet light weight part while greasable Swivel Max polyurethane bushings.
    Adjustable pan hard rod with greasable bushings.
    Bolt in installation, no modifications required.







    SUB FRAME CONNECTOR


    Hotchkis Sport Suspension Sub Frame Connectors for the 05-12 Mustang are designed to add rigidity to the chassis to improve vehicle performance by reducing chassis flex. Fabricated from 1" x 2' x .095 wall rectangular steel for maximum ground clearance, these TIG welded connectors are powder coated gloss black. Installation of these connectors does not require modifications or cutting of the floor boards. The connectors bolt directly into the car using existing mounting points and can be done in minutes. Hotchkis Sub Frame Connectors are a must have, finishing touch for any high performance application.


    Features:


    Powder Coated Gloss Black Finish.
    TIG Welded construction.
    Fabricated from 1" x 2' x .095 wall rectangular steel.
    Slim Fit Maximizes Ground Clearance.
    Bolt In Installation, No Modifications Required .







    SWAY BARS
    Specs:
    1.5" (38.1mm) Tubular Front Bar, 4 Way Adjustable.
    1" (25.4mm) Tubular, 3 Way Adjustable
    Weights (Bar Only) Front 13lbs Rear 9 lbs


    Specs vs GT 500 Stock
    Hotchkis Front:
    Hole 1: 45% stiffer than GT500
    Hole 2: 65% stiffer than GT500
    Hole 3: 85% stiffer than GT500
    Hole 4: 105% stiffer than GT500
    Hotchkis Rear:
    Hole 1: 5% stiffer than GT500
    Hole 2: 25% stiffer than GT500
    Hole 3: 45% stiffer than GT500


    Specs vs 2011 5.0L
    Hotchkis Front:
    Hole 1: 45% stiffer than 5.0L
    Hole 2: 65% stiffer than 5.0L
    Hole 3: 85% stiffer than 5.0L
    Hole 4: 105% stiffer than 5.0L
    Hotchkis Rear:
    HP setting 1 = 120% stiffer than 20mm rear
    HP setting 2 = 160% stiffer than 20mm rear
    HP setting 3 = 200% stiffer than 20mm rear






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    You are getting into tracking this thing aren't you?

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    You are getting into tracking this thing aren't you?
    Have been since the first time I went in my M3. Straightline racing gets boring unless you have an insanely fast car and is just a small part of cars. Learning to "really" drive a car is where its at, thats when you really get in tune with your vehicle and learn the limits and how it behaves past the limit. Its about learning to control your beast and control it at 100%, feeling what is happening at the front, rear, being able to tell exactly what is going on with each tire etc.

    Unless you car is a real beast what does it take to put the pedal to the floor and go fast, to me that got boring after a few times
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    Did you check out griggs racing ?
    Every track junky at the svtperformance forum goes with them !!
    Here is a link for their products: http://www.revanracing.com/search.ph...griggs&x=0&y=0
    Hope this helps!!

    Ps: good choice going with mgw they are the best !!!
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DD GT3 RD Click here to enlarge
    Have been since the first time I went in my M3. Straightline racing gets boring unless you have an insanely fast car and is just a small part of cars. Learning to "really" drive a car is where its at, thats when you really get in tune with your vehicle and learn the limits and how it behaves past the limit. Its about learning to control your beast and control it at 100%, feeling what is happening at the front, rear, being able to tell exactly what is going on with each tire etc.

    Unless you car is a real beast what does it take to put the pedal to the floor and go fast, to me that got boring after a few times
    I understand what you are saying. Everybody has their own thing.

    Update when the parts come in!

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    I understand what you are saying. Everybody has their own thing.Update when the parts come in!
    Will do!
    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ad445 Click here to enlarge
    Did you check out griggs racing ?Every track junky at the svtperformance forum goes with them !!Here is a link for their products: http://www.revanracing.com/search.ph...griggs&x=0&y=0Hope this helps!!Ps: good choice going with mgw they are the best !!!
    Thanks! Some big packages! Trying not to spend big money so I will see how this goes then it will prob be front camber plates so I can get a nice alignment and front and rear control arms, or just go full coilovers
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    Hotchkis, wow thats an odd choice for a Mustang that wants to be serious. Maximum Motorsports, Kenny Brown and Griggs honestly make the best stuff out there for the Mustangs. Take a look I would strongly recommend canceling the order and going with one of them. I ran Hotchkis CC plates and arms on one Stang the handling was not up to par. Switching to MM make the car awesome.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sledgehammer Click here to enlarge
    Hotchkis, wow thats an odd choice for a Mustang that wants to be serious. Maximum Motorsports, Kenny Brown and Griggs honestly make the best stuff out there for the Mustangs. Take a look I would strongly recommend canceling the order and going with one of them. I ran Hotchkis CC plates and arms on one Stang the handling was not up to par. Switching to MM make the car awesome.
    Thanks Sledge. I've used Hotchkis before, had a car shop owner owner recommend them and my neighbor who builds old cars and fabricates some awesome parts highly recommend them.

    Some of the guys on the forums are running MM camber plates which I will probably end up ordering soon.
    All the packages are pretty expensive from the company's you listed. 2500 and up. I spent 1k on handling parts so not bad. The parts came in yesterday and god damn are they beautiful. I almost got the kB set up but can't find anyone who is running it, I talked to KB and they sounded very knowledgeable and helpful. The Hotchkis stuff is some of the same parts KB is running. And a lot of guys are using the Ford Racing parts as well.


    And check out this custom 32 ford my neighbor built. My car Is on a lift in his back yard where this is. Guy has a sick set up in his backyard.

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    I hear you on the price concerns... Keep in mind those are packages you can order any one part you want. If you have MM for instance and buy the control arms and springs from them. Then you want to buy a package later they will put together a discounted package based on what ya need.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DD GT3 RD Click here to enlarge
    And check out this custom 32 ford my neighbor built. My car Is on a lift in his back yard where this is. Guy has a sick set up in his backyard.
    That's really sick! I've toyed with the idea of building one of these:

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sledgehammer Click here to enlarge
    I hear you on the price concerns... Keep in mind those are packages you can order any one part you want. If you have MM for instance and buy the control arms and springs from them. Then you want to buy a package later they will put together a discounted package based on what ya need.
    ill prob end up with their control arms and camber plates. I dont even think they make what I got (lower and upper trailing arms)
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    These are awesome. Look at the headers in the one I posted. The guy working on my car now fabricated those headers. Beautiful how they rotate around

    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    That's really sick! I've toyed with the idea of building one of these:

    http://www.bimmerboost.com/images/im...oryfive2-1.jpg
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    Chit I missed the 32 on my cell... That's damn nice
    We stay swingin...
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    had everything installed yesterday, car feels great! havent really been able to push it but played around and it does seem more rigid and less understeer but I wont really know the later till I can really push it.

    ordered this today as well....more rigidity! This plus the sub frame connectors should help a bit.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DD GT3 RD Click here to enlarge
    had everything installed yesterday, car feels great! havent really been able to push it but played around and it does seem more rigid and less understeer but I wont really know the later till I can really push it.

    ordered this today as well....more rigidity! This plus the sub frame connectors should help a bit.

    http://www.germanboost.com/images/im...roducts7-1.jpg
    http://www.germanboost.com/images/im...285606_n-1.jpg
    You still have yet to install this brace right?

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    You still have yet to install this brace right?
    correct, arrives tomorrow
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    That's sick. I'm sure you feel a big difference in turns. I need to stiffen up my rear as well.
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