Handling was greatly improved with the addition of new shocks and springs. The car does not exhibit the rear end wag at high speeds that it used to when changing lanes. Ride is roughly the same, just slightly more firm, until you put it into a turn. The car turns much flatter and is more stable on bumpy surfaces too. The only drawback is that now the rear axle only has about 1" of travel before touching the axle snubbers. I have cut them down to only about .5" thick, which helps, but now when they hit, it is much harder since most of the spongy material is gone. I am going to try to fit some of those drag race air bags in the springs to help keep the rear from bottoming.