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While on official business the other day I openned up the bullitt to see what it had. I got up to about 125 mph and it was very strong all the way up and had a lot left when I backed out of it. However, I was very disapointed with the softness of the suspension. My Crown Vic PI is a lot tighter at 120-130 mph than my Bullitt is...why? It seems that a high performance sports car would handle better...any ideas to stiffen this up a little?

I just saw posted at BON that a recall may be coming on the bullitt suspension. anyone else heard of this.
 

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I agree with you crimecrusher, although the suspension is much improved over the stock GT it needs to be a bit firmer if you're into high speed aggressive driving. Living over here will allow me to use my Bullitt in this way so I ordered the following additions to bring it all under control under those extreme conditions:
Steeda aluminium rear upper and lower control arms, Steeda heavy duty subframe connector which I'll weld in; Maximum Motorsports Caster Camber plates which I'll set up with factory toe in, -1 degree caster, and 6 degree camber; Maximum Motorsport stainless steel brake lines; FMS aluminium driveshaft; and Eibach Sportline Springs. I'll determine if the the stock Tokikos are suitable with those springs after some driving. If they are not I have some Tokiko 5 ways that I bought from a friend that I could use. And just in case anyone wonders I save every stock piece I remove in the unlikely event that I will sell my Bullitt or want to it restore to its stock condition for that Pebble Beach Concours in 2032. :smile:
 

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I won't know for sure until I get them on the car which according to my shipping agent will be on these shores next Saturday. However, the Roush suspension is about as excellent as they come from a Tuner/Factory car. No bumpsteer, no high speed foating and very little brake dive. Cornering is also a strong point but is also limited by the tire selection. I tried Yokohama AVS sports (not a good experience) BFG Comp TA's (okay) and now BFG G-Force (by far the best choice for my dry road activities)
 

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Roush..

I am sure you meant -1 degree camber, not caster. Typically, you want about 4 to 4.5 degrees Caster and I would set toe at a 16th toe in for the street.

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Good catch FordBullitt, yes that's what I meant "dyslexia from suffer I sometimes"
 

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Good catch FordBullitt, yes that's what I meant "dyslexia from suffer I sometimes"
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offical business was...on my home from training one night I volunteered to keep an eye on a drunk driver until a unit could catch up. When a unit caght up, the Lt asked me to stay so I had to hurry home and get ready.

Whatever!
Some hidden strobe would be cool!
 

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Hey Crimecrusher I'll make sure next time I'm through Texas in my Bullitt I'll slow down cause I know I can't outrun my own kind. :razz:
 
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