So this is a discussion maybe some of you have already had or were considering having.
So my current suspension setup is as follows:
2 inch dropped King Springs
Adjustable Koni Shocks
1 1/2 Inch Drop King Leaf Springs
Adjustable Koni Shocks
The car handles a bloody dream, it sticks to the road, and it carves corners nicely, while being comfortable on long distances.
I love my current setup.
So this is my question, its not so much a problem, unless I go over a bump or pot hole too fast.
With the front suspension, because of the massive drop in suspension I have kept the spring guards on, however the suspension travel is quite a minimum.
I'm going to stick a gopro underneath, to see exactly what the arms are doing, and see where the little travel is.
So this is my proposition/question, I have too future paths I can take.
The first is get rid of the stock setup, and go for the RRS setup, apart from the benefits of a lighter knuckle, bigger bearing and load capacity, it claims to reduce the unsprung weight, which makes sense.
However, this is my concern, if I lower the car to the way it is now, I still have the issue of the lower control arm have a reduced travel distance. I could raise it a little more which I will most likely do, just to have some more ground clearance. Has anyone had experience with the RRS setup??
The benefits I see are:
Fit Wider Wheels
On the fly adjustable suspension setup
Bigger Load Capacity
Less Unsprung weight
Still using stock arm setup
If lowered still limited suspension travel
So the downfall list is pretty small, and raising the ride height will rid the issue with suspension travel, and looking at there site, the setup comes with a skinnier lower arm, so there is more space for suspension travel. But like I said, anyone with some experience with this setup, tell me if they noticed a difference in the car, and how low it is, and what the travel is like.
The second option is as follow:
There is a mustang kit from the states, which uses the same setup and dimensions as the Falcon XC, it has a lower and upper arm, its lighter and stronger, and and fully adjustable upper arm for camber. With that as well, unsprung weight is reduced, because the coilover connects from the tower to the bottom arm, so all the weight of the suspension is sprung.
But it uses the stock knuckle setup, now to allow me to have full suspension travel like stock, I can buy an aftermarket Mustang drop spindle, which drops 2 inches, is lighter and stronger. And is exactly the same dimensions as the current spindle (just dropped)
This means I have the car lowered 2 inches still, but have full suspension travel, allowing better suspension geometry, because the arms aren't so straight.
So all and everyone, thoughts and opinions.
Even from a science point of view, does a fully adjustable and lighter and more improved double wishbone setup beat the RRS setup???