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I have been looking into a few different options as far as rear suspension for the fox, and wanted to get a few opinions before I make a selection. I don't plan on mini tubbing it, and would like it to be streetable.

1. Autofab race cars bolt in coilovers.

79-2004 Mustang Rear Coil Over Conversion Kit, autofab race cars

2. Auto Weld Chassis weld in coils without anti roll bar.

Coilovers

3. Air Bag...
 

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I have the AutoWeld stuff in my car, you mentioned not wanting to minitub but I would think they still use the Aldans for their drag oriented pieces.

The Aldan coilovers are some of the nicest units I've seen, billet bodied with billet knobs, quality everywhere and they feel heavy duty when setting them. Mine came with something like 150lb springs in the rear and I had to get lighter ones, they did it quickly and with no hassle. Mine are double adjustable, 12x10. Definitely a thumbs up from me.

My problem with the bolt-ins, I don't like the idea of putting the weight of the car on that dinky little shock mount on the 8.8. Just doesn't seem safe IMO.
 

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Thanks Omar, thats a really good point. The autofab bolt-in kit only uses 2 grade 8 bolts and IMO cheesy mounting brackets that seem like they would break or twist under some real power. Now that I took a better look at your setup, I really like how stout it looks, and I agree the Aldan pieces look amazing. i think I found the coilovers for me.

I wont be ordering their anti-roll bar, but will the spare tire well still need modification?

FYI the stock tank has been removed in place of a 10Gal fuel cell
 

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I *think* it'll fit without messing with the tirewell, I'll get some measurements from the rear of the car to the bar so you can compare to stock.

One thing you need to know, so you're not misled by my picture, the attachment tabs that are on the cross bar are EXACTLY the same position as the tabs in my UPR anti-roll bar. Meaning that when I welded the coilover brackets onto the 8.8, the UPR bar had no way to attach because it's mounting tabs landed smack dab in the middle of the coilover bracket on the 8.8. My shiny new anti-roll bar had to be cut out. :(
 

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Thanks, I really appreciate the great info. That is shitty you had hack your UPR anti-roll bar. Im really glad now that I haven't welded mine in yet, maybe the Autoweld torsion bar is something to look into.
 

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No, the Autoweld torsion bar is complete junk. Worthless for drag racing. I have it and am removing it.

I am looking at the Baseline Suspensions anti-roll bar, the mounting arms are closer together and will clear the coilover stuff just fine.

Do you have the UPR bar?
 
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