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F0RSAKEN 07-16-2004 04:50 AM

Suspension install Q's
I was just checking the Kenny Brown site for suspension kits, and I see one for 299 that comes with 2 subframe connectors, 2 matrix braces, and 2 jacking rails. My Q is, is this stuff direct bolt in? Does it require welding? How hard are these to install, and about how long would it take for a competent car mechanic to do? Do they require adjustments to work properly? And last but not least, what other suspension mods go good with this as a first step? IS this a good first step in suspension modding? (lied about the last Q, whoops my bad).

Lumpydogs 07-16-2004 11:53 AM

YES, Welding is required on all six pieces. The matrix will most probably
require shortening also. Not a difficult install but the use of a lift and
an experienced welder is strongly suggested. Some aftermarket sub-frame
connectors are bolt-in but I don't have any experience with them, sorry!

Firme 07-16-2004 12:12 PM

like Lumpy said, they are weld in. When it comes to subframes, IMO DO NOT get bolt in types. You need weld in for any type of structural integrity. I would also look for a Mustang shop in your area that has experience welding in SFCs. A good welder can do it, but they might weld the wrong spots or weld too much. From what I have been told by installers, there in only a few point that need to be welded, and certian ares that shouldn't be welded.
Hope that helps.. just my 0.02

GUMBALL 07-19-2004 06:35 PM

Lumpydogs and Firme are exactly right.
- these are the first upgrade that everyone recommends.
- they will make a noticeable difference in the feel of your car
- bolt-in subframe connectors are a waste of money
- the install time by a good mechanic with a welder is about 3 hrs.
- the next upgrade recommended would be strut tower brace and
camber plates.
- if you can't find a shop to install, call the techs at KB, they can recommend
one in your area.
Enjoy your car.....:)

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