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06-30-03, 10:58 AM   #1  
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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06-30-03, 11:21 AM   #2  
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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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06-30-03, 11:31 AM   #3  
Yes, they did. They lowered the car somewhere between 1 and 1.5" all the way around.

 
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06-30-03, 11:34 AM   #4  
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Good chance the problem is there.

 
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06-30-03, 11:42 AM   #5  
What exactly do you mean by that?

 
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06-30-03, 12:11 PM   #6  
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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06-30-03, 12:17 PM   #7  
you may have a shock that is not acting as it should. check the shocks for leaking and binding.

 
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06-30-03, 12:47 PM   #8  
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Easywind has it correct.

 
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