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pandastang 02-29-2012 12:49 PM

replacing oem strut mounts help
 
Ok, so first off I wanted to thank Jazzer for giving me some good info on my suspension. I went ahead and purchased lowering springs along with new shocks/struts. I went with Tein for the springs and the koni strt for the shocks/struts. Parts are in the garage ready to go!
Now time for my question, Ive been reading and searching for a clear cut answer with no luck, but Ive read that once i go and replace the struts I would also have to replace the strut mounts since the oem's wont do so great now the the car is going to be lowered. Ive read that I can either go with gt500 mounts for the steeda hd mounts which are supposed to be way better. Can anyone shed some light on this? ive also read about cc plates...are they supposed to do the same thing? Do I need them in addition to the upgraded mounts? I just wanna get this baby lowered so I'm looking to purchase what I need asap. Thanks for the info!

jdmcbride 02-29-2012 03:19 PM

Just bite the bullet and get the Steeda HD Mounts. If you have problems with the GT500 mounts, you will spend more in labor having to do them again.

gmoran1469 02-29-2012 03:21 PM

Steeda mounts are worth the money. Simple install and it makes adjusting your camber a breeze. You can even mark setpoints on them if you want to have different settings to hot-swap to them at the track.

pandastang 02-29-2012 04:17 PM

Sounds like that's what I'll do today. Would I also need cc plates along with mounts?

Roy_R 02-29-2012 05:20 PM

Nope, don't need CC plates...I would have gotten the Steeda Sport springs instead, works well with those shocks.

http://www.steeda.com/store/steeda-h...d-mustang.html

808muscle 02-29-2012 05:27 PM

Do the install yourself.....its not difficult. Spring compressor tool is around $30 and is worth every dollar.

pandastang 02-29-2012 06:55 PM

thanks for the input, Im gonna go with the steeda mounts, now just gotta find a shop that has em in stock.

Roy_R 02-29-2012 07:10 PM

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Originally Posted by pandastang (Post 7859147)
thanks for the input, Im gonna go with the steeda mounts, now just gotta find a shop that has em in stock.

Can order them direct from Steeda....

pandastang 03-01-2012 12:31 PM

ordered, should be here next week. ill have pics once installed.

tx_zstang 03-01-2012 09:41 PM

Too bad. You could have gone with camber bolts and saved a lot of coin.

wcgman 03-03-2012 08:37 AM

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Originally Posted by tx_zstang (Post 7860808)
Too bad. You could have gone with camber bolts and saved a lot of coin.

So something like the camber bolts from Eibach negate the need for replacing the strut mounts? Thats one big reason I havent pulled the trigger on new suspension because I dont want to blow a bunch of extra coin on something I dont really need...

pandastang 03-04-2012 12:35 PM

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Originally Posted by tx_zstang (Post 7860808)
Too bad. You could have gone with camber bolts and saved a lot of coin.


can you explain this to me a lil more, im all for saving green but i read no where that camber colts would be better than the steeda mounts

White05GT 03-05-2012 12:26 AM

You can borrow a spring compressor thru the Advance Auto or Auto Zone loan-a-tool program. Did that when I changed my struts. Pretty sure it was Advance Auto.

SCCAGT 03-05-2012 09:18 AM

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Originally Posted by pandastang (Post 7863405)
can you explain this to me a lil more, im all for saving green but i read no where that camber colts would be better than the steeda mounts

Camber bolts only allow for camber adjustability. The reason you are getting the mounts is because the stock ones are a weak point, right? and will start to clunk over bumps. The camber bolts will not do a thing for this.

bigblue95z 03-05-2012 09:27 AM

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Originally Posted by SCCAGT (Post 7864364)
Camber bolts only allow for camber adjustability. The reason you are getting the mounts is because the stock ones are a weak point, right? and will start to clunk over bumps. The camber bolts will not do a thing for this.

Def need to get the Steeda HD mounts. From what I've read its a waste to get the GT500 mounts are really no different design and still are prone to the popping. I just ordered them myself. The camber bolts only allow for adjustment, and as far as I know have 0 effect on structural strength.

gmoran1469 03-05-2012 09:28 AM

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Originally Posted by tx_zstang (Post 7860808)
Too bad. You could have gone with camber bolts and saved a lot of coin.

Until he had to replace the whole unit later on from wear and tear.

Save yourself the hassle, and the coin in the long run. Get the Steeda mounts and never worry about it again.

Plus they are easy to make hot-swap points for more aggressive camber at the track.

ODDYSEY 03-05-2012 09:40 AM

I think tx_zstang was saying get the camber bolts instead of cc plates.

SteedaBrandon 03-05-2012 01:43 PM

Thanks for all of the Steeda props!

pandastang 03-05-2012 11:45 PM

thanks for the info guys, parts are ordered. Just waiting for them to come in...they should actually be in tomorrow! oh yasss. Not gonna lie they are pricey but if it sames me time and hassle later on than spending the money aint bad.

pandastang 03-12-2012 12:13 AM

all done with the install....wasn't bad at all to do! gave it a few test drives and i cant believe the difference in the handling, so much better now and im really happy with the stance. thanks everyone for ur input!
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