Wondering what Struts to buy
I need to replace my worn out front struts, but I have a few concerns;
These have been worn out since I got the car. When I first got it, I was suprised by it's lack of boatiness in curves and dips and the like.
I was very happy about this because it was my primary concern in switching to this car from a Fox Body Mustang (4-cyl) because I really liked the way that car handled, and didn't want a huge sacrafice in that department.
So, I am thinking I should not buy Monroe Standard replacement struts.
I think that they will return her to her stock boatiness and ruin my current road hugging stiffness.
So I figured I would tell you guys what I want from this car, and see what you suggest.
I want the ride to be fairly stiff, not alot of float. I dont really need adjustable ride height or anything fancy, just a nice bolt in strut that is a good deal more stiff than the stock replacements.
I deliver pizza, so handling is my top priority, but on the off chance that I do convince a pretty young lady to take a ride with me, I don't want a pepple in the road to shatter her tail-bone either, so it needs to be able to repsond to larger impact force fairly well without sweating the minor dips and imperfections in the road.
I'd rather feel the small stuff so I can be aware of the different conditions my car might react to should an emergancy arise.
I really liked the stock suspension in the 2001 Cougar I had. I know thats a FF and a whole different platform all-together from our cars, but the suspension had what I wanted. It was stuff and rigid, didn't give in the corners at all, and hugged every little bump on the road. Yet on the few Landings I did after amorous jumps of Rail-Road tracks, she would come to rest smoothly, without the normal "Crash" associated with such an event.
I don't expect rally car performance, but something simililar to those stock struts would be nice, I liked their style.
But , another VERY IMPORTANT factor, is that I can't afford to shell out 300$ on these things or anything like that, so they need to be in the 50-80$ a piece range.
Soo, all that in mind, any suggestions???