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IFS choices- 38 Pontiac?

Hello:

I am in the planning, tech and budget stage to make our 38 Pontiac 4dr. a daily driver/cruiser/restomod: LS/Vortec 5.3, 4l60e tranny and a 3.23 explorer rear, 4 wheel disc, etc.

I have looked at Mustang based coil-over IFS setups from Fatman, Gayle Bridges and JW Garage. All of them seem similar, however I am attracted to Bridges "Softer and more stable ride" option. It features 14" 225# springs and a longer compression stroke.
Has anyone installed that system? I don't want a choppy ride, but a soft mushey ride is also a no-go.
Thanks for looking.

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Hello:

I am in the planning, tech and budget stage to make our 38 Pontiac 4dr. a daily driver/cruiser/restomod: LS/Vortec 5.3, 4l60e tranny and a 3.23 explorer rear, 4 wheel disc, etc.

I have looked at Mustang based coil-over IFS setups from Fatman, Gayle Bridges and JW Garage. All of them seem similar, however I am attracted to Bridges "Softer and more stable ride" option. It features 14" 225# springs and a longer compression stroke.
Has anyone installed that system? I don't want a choppy ride, but a soft mushey ride is also a no-go.
Thanks for looking.
My ride uses an OEM MustangII IFS straight from the wrecking yard. I have upgraded it with poly bushings and custom springs from Eaton-Detroit www.eatonsprings.com/

Nice, comfortable ride, decent handling. So my guess is that it doesn't matter what you choose for the most part.
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