View Full Version : Chassis Thoughts...

03-15-2005, 10:33 PM
So after CMP, I am thinking I want to some some more stiffening and perhaps some suspension componants.

I already have Maximum Motorsports Full Length SFCs, but was trying to decide whether to go with more MM equipment (such as strut tower braces, K-members, etc) or go with Kenny Brown components.

I was pondering the MM Maximum Grip box or maybe sport box, but thought I'd check for some input first.


03-16-2005, 08:06 AM
Do you have a photo of the front of your car you could post?

03-16-2005, 08:28 AM
I think you are going to hear positive things about each company. I fell in love with Kenny Brown's stuff when I took and ride in Big Daddy's car. He has the entire Kenny suspension with the exception of the rear geometry change and one other thing that I can't remember right off the top of my head. Anyway, I have never felt a car that was as solid as his. Cornering was amazing, no body roll (roll cage does help) and car just hugged the corners. It's something that is hard to really put into words but to say I was impressed with the way the car handled is an understatement. I have never ridden in a car with a MM suspension so to say anything about them would be an ignorant statement on my part but I know quite a few people that are happy with their products.


03-16-2005, 08:43 AM
That is good info on KB.

Here is a pic of the front:

03-16-2005, 10:25 AM
The prevailing thought is if you start down one path, stay on it. You already have some MM stuff. Stay with there products, they've been designed and tested to work togther.

Since you already have sub's, it make sense that the next mod be STB's. Front, then rear.

My $ 0.02


PS. It was good to see you again at CMP.

03-16-2005, 10:41 AM
Hey Copper
I am a big MM fan. I have the rear grip kit, CC plates etc on my car. I would look hard at what each company offers for the IRS in your car. I have heard a lot of good stuff about KB and what they do with the IRS. You need to decide what your goal for the car is and how far down the mod path you plan to go. Don't let anyone fool you if you start modding you will feel a difference on the road and it is very easy to wind up with a track car.

03-16-2005, 05:55 PM
Thanks guys. I was kind or thinking the same thing. I have a lot of respect for the KB stuff, but I started with MM, and I've never heard anything bad about them.

Rick, I knew you would be all for MM:) I knew you had a bunch of pieces from them. From reading on SVTPerf.com, also of the guys like what MM does with the IRS.

The maximum grip box is pretty expensive, but it comes with a new K-member and coilover kit, as well as all the bushings necessary to sure up the IRS.

SVTMadman had a lot of success with the KB stiffening components this weekend though.

03-16-2005, 06:25 PM
Thanks for the front pic, I wanted to see your front bumper.

You have a great looking car :thumbsup:

03-16-2005, 06:26 PM
You can get a good deal on MM parts locally. Send a PM to 5oh on HPT and tell him I sent you.

03-16-2005, 06:35 PM
Thanks for the compliments!

Jeff, I think members of the SCMC get a 10% discount with MM. Will that count with 5oh, or will I still do better than getting the 10 and going straight to MM?

03-16-2005, 06:43 PM
Depending on what it is you might be able to beat the 10%

03-16-2005, 10:35 PM
Nice looking car, I am installing Steeda Springs, X2 ball joints and Bump steer kit tomorrow. So No advice yet! I like your Coba r Tail and front bumper, did you have to replace the trunk to install the Rear spoiler? If so what year model trunk lid dis you use. I have been thinking about replacing mine as well. Again nice car! :thumbsup:

03-17-2005, 01:37 AM
Thanks! It was a wingless trunk off a 99 v6 I think. I still have my stock trunk lid and front fascia wrapped up in plastic downstairs.