I have a 2002 Ford Taurus SEL with the 16 inch tires.
I want to modify the suspension to improve on cornering ability. I
want to do this because I happen to live on some pretty rugged terrain
and the highway that runs through my County is very twisty and
sometimes I don't get adequate steering feedback from the car probably
because it has power steering.
But the main concern is road holding abilities. Is it possible to
install a front roll bar for better cornering? If I get stiffer shock
absorbers like "Monroes" would that help any or would stiffer strut
springs be needed too? Also I really don't want to mess with the ride
height yet I'm open to all possibilities. Many high performance cars
are sold stock with those wide and thin-walled high performance
wheels/tires like some of the BWM sedans for instance. Would that make
the biggest improvement?
I don't want to do a half assed job with this mod, I would rather get
it done right the first time. And so I'm concerned about needing to
recalibrate the speedometer/odometer if the wheels change in size.
I would like better cornering and tracking, at the same time
maintaining ride comfort on the straightaway highways.