2015+ S550 Mustang Forum (GT, GT350, GT500, Mach 1, Ecoboost) - Mustang6G.com 50 - Livernois - 1
2015+ S550 Mustang Forum (GT, GT350, GT500, Mach 1, Ecoboost) - Mustang6G.com
Homepage Wiki MOTM Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Ford Bronco Forum Calendar Garage


Go Back   2015+ S550 Mustang Forum (GT, GT350, GT500, Mach 1, Ecoboost) - Mustang6G.com > Technical Subforums > Suspension, Brakes & Chassis

Suspension, Brakes & Chassis Everything related to S550 Mustang suspension, brakes and chassis.


User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 12-12-2017, 03:45 PM   #1
EFI
Member
 
EFI's Avatar
 

Drives: 5.Br0
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Boston
Posts: 937
Thanks: 0
Thanked: 207 Times in 163 Posts
Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
iTrader Score: 2 reviews
Basic coilovers vs. high end shocks/struts

During this winter I plan on upgrading the suspension setup on my car, and would like to get some ideas on what would work best for both street and track use.

Car is a daily driver and summer weekend track car (usually hit about 10-15 events a year), so not quite a dedicated setup by any means. While I would love to drop 4k on some high end dual/triple adjustable coilovers, that's a bit much right now.

So looking in the 1000-1500 range, which gets me either some nice high end shock/strut/spring combo (Koni, Billstein etc.) or some basic single adjustable coilovers (ISC, Pedders etc.)

Looking at purely performance on the track, what would be the better choice between those two options? I'm leaning towards the Billsteins with some Swift springs just for the fact that it's still a street car, but if even a set of lowly coilovers will outperform those on the track then I'm willing to sacrifice a bit of the street manners for all out cornering.
EFI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2017, 03:51 PM   #2
BmacIL
Enginerd
 
BmacIL's Avatar
 

Drives: 2015 Guard GT Base, M/T
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Naperville, IL
Posts: 9,268
Thanks: 3,604
Thanked: 4,399 Times in 2,851 Posts
Mentioned: 234 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Garage
iTrader Score: 2 reviews
I'd take a great shock and spring combo over a cheap(er) coilover everytime. Bilsteins + BMR Handling springs (the new ones) would be awesome. That plus the rear LCA bearings and you'd have one helluva setup.
__________________
2015 GT - Guard | 300A | Manual - 3.31 axle | DD/AutoX/HPDE Machine
My Build Thread
Livernois Flex Fuel Tune | Corsa Sport Catback | Mishimoto Induction Tube | MGW Race Spec | GT350R/BMR Handling Springs | Ford Racing Track Dampers | 19x9.5 SVE Drift Flat Black | BMR Cradle Lockout | BMR Vertical Links | PP Chassis Bracing | PP Rear Sway Bar | BG Syncroshift II | Velossa Tech Big Mouth Ram Air |


https://www.velossatechdesign.com
BmacIL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2017, 04:47 PM   #3
SteedaTech
 
SteedaTech's Avatar
 

Drives: 2016 Mustang Q750
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Pompano Beach, FL
Posts: 1,182
Thanks: 915
Thanked: 736 Times in 520 Posts
Mentioned: 174 Post(s)
Tagged: 6 Thread(s)
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
Attachment 149916
Quote:
Originally Posted by EFI View Post
During this winter I plan on upgrading the suspension setup on my car, and would like to get some ideas on what would work best for both street and track use.

Car is a daily driver and summer weekend track car (usually hit about 10-15 events a year), so not quite a dedicated setup by any means. While I would love to drop 4k on some high end dual/triple adjustable coilovers, that's a bit much right now.

So looking in the 1000-1500 range, which gets me either some nice high end shock/strut/spring combo (Koni, Billstein etc.) or some basic single adjustable coilovers (ISC, Pedders etc.)

Looking at purely performance on the track, what would be the better choice between those two options? I'm leaning towards the Billsteins with some Swift springs just for the fact that it's still a street car, but if even a set of lowly coilovers will outperform those on the track then I'm willing to sacrifice a bit of the street manners for all out cornering.
Here is another option, our Steeda Dual Rate springs and Pro-action adjustable shocks & struts very popular among the HPDE enthusiast!
Furthermore, the ride quality is excellent for a on track set up!
Also, comes with a lifetime warranty
If you have any questions please reach out to miked@steeda.com[/email]

https://www.steeda.com/Steeda-S550-M...15-17-555-2409
Attached Images
   
__________________
Steeda: More Wins. More Records. More Championships... than all the competitors combined. Performance proudly Made in the USA.

Need advice on your upgrades? Connect with a Performance Expert for product knowledge, advice and special pricing: 1-800-950-0774 or sales@steeda.com


SteedaTech is offline   Reply With Quote
Users thanking this:
Old 12-13-2017, 02:55 AM   #4
Nuked
Member
 

Drives: 2016 Triple Yellow GTPP w/Recaros
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Morgantown, WV
Posts: 261
Thanks: 34
Thanked: 58 Times in 47 Posts
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by BmacIL View Post
I'd take a great shock and spring combo over a cheap(er) coilover everytime. Bilsteins + BMR Handling springs (the new ones) would be awesome. That plus the rear LCA bearings and you'd have one helluva setup.
I'll second this. You get what you pay for with coilovers more times than not. Higher end shock/strut and spring combo > budget coilovers.
__________________
2016 GT Performance Pack w/ Recaros

Lund FF tune / SVE350 wheels / BMR SP080 / BMR CB005 / JLT CAI / Corsa Extreme / BMR CB006 / Steeda Shock Mounts
Nuked is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2017, 04:55 AM   #5
GT 550
Member
 

Drives: Black GT MT S550
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Australia
Posts: 310
Thanks: 159
Thanked: 81 Times in 61 Posts
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
Third it.

A coilover is pretty much just a different means of doing the same thing. It doesn't inherently make a better suspension. There are some advantages to a coilover; if it's a threaded body (not all are) you can adj ride height easily instead of changing springs, if it's dual threaded you can change ride height without affecting travel, and if you want to change valving and spring changes at the same time you're only dropping one unit to do both.

I'll take good valving in a standard config matched to the right springs over average valving in a coilover every time.
GT 550 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
My Complete Suspension Comparisons to date, Springs, shocks, Coilovers ETC. READ MustangCollector Suspension, Brakes & Chassis 561 04-20-2018 06:43 PM
GT350 struts vs coilovers/FRTP shocks jofivepointoh Suspension, Brakes & Chassis 1 11-15-2016 05:41 PM
Shocks and struts jofivepointoh Suspension, Brakes & Chassis 16 09-16-2016 11:50 PM
Shocks/Struts StangMan04 Suspension, Brakes & Chassis 0 11-18-2015 09:17 PM
Shocks vs coilovers Jeffy_2010 Suspension, Brakes & Chassis 9 07-17-2015 11:10 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:44 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.2.4 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.Navbar with Avatar by Motorradforum

Garage vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.