Mustang suspension question

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Old 06-30-03, 10:58 AM
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Mustang suspension question

I have a '98 Mustang V6 with 16" wheels, and Dunlop sp5000 tires. I have had performance springs, and Tokico premium shocks/struts on the car for about a year and a half now. As of late, bumpy roads have been killer. Every bump feels like I am hitting a curb, or something. Could it be that my shocks are going bad already, or is there something else I can check for? I know the springs and shocks produce a harsher ride than stock, but it had gotten to the point of being kind of ridiculous. Any help is appreciated. Thanks
 
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Old 06-30-03, 11:21 AM
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Did the "performance" springs have a quality where they lowered the ride height? If so, the problem may be there.
 
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Old 06-30-03, 11:31 AM
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Yes, they did. They lowered the car somewhere between 1 and 1.5" all the way around.
 
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Old 06-30-03, 11:34 AM
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Good chance the problem is there.
 
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Old 06-30-03, 11:42 AM
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What exactly do you mean by that?
 
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Old 06-30-03, 12:11 PM
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Anytime you change shocks/springs the geometry of the front end changes dramatically. I would start by checking for loose or worn components and if everything is tight like it should be a 4 wheel alignment should be done. Then if your problems persist go from there.
 
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Old 06-30-03, 12:17 PM
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you may have a shock that is not acting as it should. check the shocks for leaking and binding.
 
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Old 06-30-03, 12:47 PM
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Easywind has it correct.
 
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