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Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Vancouver, WA
Bullitt Year: 08
Bullitt Color: HG
Bullitt Serialized Number: 1PP05
08 Suspension Refresh
2008 Bullitt 1PP05 has 78K miles on the odometer. It was ready for new brakes and I decided to also refresh the suspension. When I bought the car it already had Ford Performance Parts M-5300-PA 1" Lowering Springs with KONI STR-T struts and shocks. I like the current ride height so I stayed with the "P" springs. I thought about upgrading to adjustable KONI Sport struts and shocks or trying the new KONI Active but decided to stay with the KONI STR-T.
The brakes were straightforward. New rotors, pads and lots of cleaning. I installed the FPP M-2078-MB Boss 302 Brake Line Upgrade Kit and did a full brake fluid flush.
For the front suspension I reinstalled the "P" springs with new KONI STR-T Struts using the FPP M-18183-C Front Strut Mount Upgrade and M-5570-A Jounce Bumper Kit. I also installed a 2008 GT500 Front Sway Bar with new Ford BR3Z-5K483-B End Links. The sway bar is the same 34mm diameter as the stock GT/Bullitt front bar but it is supposed to have thicker walled tubing for additional stiffness.
For the rear suspension I retained the "P" springs and installed new KONI STR-T Shocks. I also installed the FPP M-5538-A Rear Lower Control Arm Upgrade Kit, M-5570-A Jounce Bumper Kit and a M-4264-A Adjustable Panhard Bar. To compliment the stiffer front sway bar I installed a 2011+ V6 22mm Rear Sway Bar. The stock GT/Bullitt rear bar is 20mm.
I used new fasteners from the FPP M-FR3-FASTENERS Handling Pack Fasteners Kit plus some extra parts I ordered for the rear sway bar. This may not have been necessary but Ford recommends it and now everything looks new.
I've only put 300 hundred miles on the car since the refresh but so far I'm happy with the results. The ride with the "P" springs and KONI STR.T struts and shocks is firm but still comfortable and wife approved. The sway bars increased the roll stiffness and so far the balance seems good for street driving.
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