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Old 03-22-2012, 05:07 PM   #1
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So I've installed the Steeda CAI w/ SCTx3 performance tune, pro-action struts and shock, heavy duty upper strut mount, sport springs and F/R sway bar, and an adjustable Pan Hard.

First I would like to say that the quality of the parts is just outstanding. Steeda is also doing their part in keeping America strong with their parts being made in the USA. Also, the shipping time was incredible. I believe I ordered on Wednesday and it arrived Friday.

The CAI was a perfect fit and the instructions easy to follow. Once installed and the new tune loaded the power increase was amazing. Sounded better at idol and the throttle response was immediate.

I had never done suspension work before so I call on some friends to help me out. The struts, shocks and springs were just as easy to install. As long as you've used tools before I would highly suggest that you save your money on labor and do the install yourself. Again the parts were a perfect fit. The only thing I thought they would have included would be new strut bolts. I ended up reusing the originals off the stock struts.

The heavy duty upper strut mounts are exactly what they say they are. The quality is awesome and something I would suggest to everyone when changing out their suspension.

The sway bars are of equal quality as everything else. As a note, should you do a swap make sure you pay attention during the install. Sounds elementary, but when we first installed the front sway bar we put it in upside down. (Didn't really pay attention when I pulled the stock one off) Ensure the curved portion is facing down. If you don't the sway bar will make contact with your harmonic balancer as you go over the bump at the end of your driveway and make a horrifying grinding noise. (No damage, luckily)

The Pan Hard is also of great quality. The only issue is not being able to get to adjusting nut on the passenger side while it's on the car.

Overall I am extremely happy and have zero regrets going with an all Steeda CAI and suspension set-up. The car performs great. I love the feel of it in the when putting the hammer down and in the corners. Unlike the stock suspension where the car feels like it's floating and you don't have control, this is not the case with the Steeda set-up. The car is planted and I have all the confidence in the world jumping on it from the start or getting on it at the apex.

Special thanks to Brandon for being patient with me and answering all my questions.
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Old 03-22-2012, 05:54 PM   #2
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I didn't drive the car but I can attest to the quality of the parts and ease of install. The new stance is perfect too!
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I'm deeply considering their Boss lowering springs.
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Sleeper GT,

We appreciate the support and the great write up. You will not be disappointed in any regards to the parts you purchased from us.

Let us know if we can ever help you with any questions or concerns you might have.

Enjoy the ride!!

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We have had many positive reviews on the Boss springs and many satisfied customers. They are a great option to improve an all ready bad a$$ automobile.

PM if I can help place your order or if you need anything answered.

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I will offer to take your stock ones off your hands.
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I will offer to take your stock ones off your hands.
Might be a month or two but I'll PM you when I pull the trigger, I'm gonna do it just not right now.
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I'm going to be installing Steeda Sports this weekend so I'll keep you updated with my thoughts on the quality of the product. I'm sure it will be second to none.
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So I've installed the Steeda CAI w/ SCTx3 performance tune, pro-action struts and shock, heavy duty upper strut mount, sport springs and F/R sway bar, and an adjustable Pan Hard.

First I would like to say that the quality of the parts is just outstanding. Steeda is also doing their part in keeping America strong with their parts being made in the USA. Also, the shipping time was incredible. I believe I ordered on Wednesday and it arrived Friday.

The CAI was a perfect fit and the instructions easy to follow. Once installed and the new tune loaded the power increase was amazing. Sounded better at idol and the throttle response was immediate.

I had never done suspension work before so I call on some friends to help me out. The struts, shocks and springs were just as easy to install. As long as you've used tools before I would highly suggest that you save your money on labor and do the install yourself. Again the parts were a perfect fit. The only thing I thought they would have included would be new strut bolts. I ended up reusing the originals off the stock struts.

The heavy duty upper strut mounts are exactly what they say they are. The quality is awesome and something I would suggest to everyone when changing out their suspension.

The sway bars are of equal quality as everything else. As a note, should you do a swap make sure you pay attention during the install. Sounds elementary, but when we first installed the front sway bar we put it in upside down. (Didn't really pay attention when I pulled the stock one off) Ensure the curved portion is facing down. If you don't the sway bar will make contact with your harmonic balancer as you go over the bump at the end of your driveway and make a horrifying grinding noise. (No damage, luckily)

The Pan Hard is also of great quality. The only issue is not being able to get to adjusting nut on the passenger side while it's on the car.

Overall I am extremely happy and have zero regrets going with an all Steeda CAI and suspension set-up. The car performs great. I love the feel of it in the when putting the hammer down and in the corners. Unlike the stock suspension where the car feels like it's floating and you don't have control, this is not the case with the Steeda set-up. The car is planted and I have all the confidence in the world jumping on it from the start or getting on it at the apex.

Special thanks to Brandon for being patient with me and answering all my questions.
John, great review and I'm really glad that you are satisfied with the products.

Don't hesitate if you have any more questions or if I can help you with anything else.

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Baker,

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John got to put the Steeda suspension to the test on Saturday when some idiot driver tried to run him over.
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I wish we had it on video.

So we were at a GTG in Raleigh, going from one location to the next. On the way a white SUV decides that they should be in the same lane as me, but not only that in the exact spot as me. (Mind you we are in a 6 car convoy and I'm 3rd) I'm in the left lane, slam on my brakes, start to cut to the left but I'm out of room. As the anti-lock brakes kick in we enter a intersection. I move more left as she is still coming my way. Now she is on my left and I have a huge pole and 10 foot wide median in front. My only choice is to go into the on coming traffic lane. Luckily no one was in that turn only lane as I enter it. I notice there is about a 20 foot gap after the pole on the median and where the bushes start. This is my only chance to get back on the right side of the road. Traveling about 40-45 MPH I hit the median at a 45 degree angle, cross the median enter back on the right side fish-tailing. (luckily the median was not the usual with a 90 degree curb, they had a 45 degree lip and was about 8 inches high) As I get back straight I catch the white SUV and let her know she is "#1" if you know what I mean. We then get back in formation and continue to the next location. I would like to say that the Steeda suspension was unbelievably stable. Believe it or not even though I may have caught a little air, landed a bit rough, went a little sideways I felt like I had control. If you want a suspension that has a real life situation story, well here it is. When or if I get another Mustang it will be on a Steeda suspension set-up.

Jeff if I missed anything please chime in.
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I was last in line but that sounds about right.

Mad props to Johns driving skills and the Steeda suspension.
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Steeda TJ, Brandon,

I'm also planning on upgrading my suspension and are thinking off getting the parts from the Steeda.ca site as i'm in Canada.

Here are the parts i'm considering:

1) Steeda sports springs (to replace stock springs)
2) Steeda pro action dampers (to replace stock dampers)
3) steeda adj panhard bar (to replace stock non adj bar)
4) steeda HD upper strut mount/caster camber plates (to replace stock upper strut mounts)

My car's a 2012 GT (coupe), currently all suspension is stock. Being new to all this, this might be a dumb question but would i need to get new jounce/bump stops such as the ones from ford racing to replace the stock ones? In other words, would the stock rear jounce stops work with no issues (too high) with the steeda sports springs? These are the ones i meant...they're shorter than the stock ones i believe.

http://www.fordracingparts.com/parts...KeyField=12272

I'm new to all this, and definitely striving to do this install right so greatly appreciate your advice or other recommendations. I'd like to lower the car for looks but also to improve the floaty feel of it as it is stock. Less brake dive, body roll, squat, but still a comfortable ride, and less wheel gap are desired.

Also as far as the strut mounts you have, do these work the same way as the caster/camber plates from Maximum Motorsports, and serve the same purpose or is there a reason to use one over the other?

Just wanting to be sure all these parts have everything needed to replace the stock ones properly.

Thank you in advance.
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Steeda TJ, Brandon,

I'm also planning on upgrading my suspension and are thinking off getting the parts from the Steeda.ca site as i'm in Canada.

Here are the parts i'm considering:

1) Steeda sports springs (to replace stock springs)
2) Steeda pro action dampers (to replace stock dampers)
3) steeda adj panhard bar (to replace stock non adj bar)
4) steeda HD upper strut mount/caster camber plates (to replace stock upper strut mounts)

My car's a 2012 GT (coupe), currently all suspension is stock. Being new to all this, this might be a dumb question but would i need to get new jounce/bump stops such as the ones from ford racing to replace the stock ones? In other words, would the stock rear jounce stops work with no issues (too high) with the steeda sports springs? These are the ones i meant...they're shorter than the stock ones i believe.

http://www.fordracingparts.com/parts...KeyField=12272

I'm new to all this, and definitely striving to do this install right so greatly appreciate your advice or other recommendations. I'd like to lower the car for looks but also to improve the floaty feel of it as it is stock. Less brake dive, body roll, squat, but still a comfortable ride, and less wheel gap are desired.

Also as far as the strut mounts you have, do these work the same way as the caster/camber plates from Maximum Motorsports, and serve the same purpose or is there a reason to use one over the other?

Just wanting to be sure all these parts have everything needed to replace the stock ones properly.

Thank you in advance.
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We appreciate the support and the great write up. You will not be disappointed in any regards to the parts you purchased from us.

Let us know if we can ever help you with any questions or concerns you might have.

Enjoy the ride!!

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What would labor cost (hrs) for steeda springs/shocks struts/ pan hard bar/ camber plates ?

Debating on steeda or eibach at power by the hour. I'm close to both.
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What would labor cost (hrs) for steeda springs/shocks struts/ pan hard bar/ camber plates ?

Debating on steeda or eibach at power by the hour. I'm close to both.
You could do it yourself pretty easily, all it takes is some basic tools and a rented spring compressor. I'm guessing here, but for a shop it's probably a 4 hour billable job at $90/hour. Wev'e had a group work on one car and got it done in 2, invite some mechanic friends over and you can get it done. I've got a guide i can send you via email if you'd like. There are plenty of DIY guides on the internet too.
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You could do it yourself pretty easily, all it takes is some basic tools and a rented spring compressor. I'm guessing here, but for a shop it's probably a 4 hour billable job at $90/hour. Wev'e had a group work on one car and got it done in 2, invite some mechanic friends over and you can get it done. I've got a guide i can send you via email if you'd like. There are plenty of DIY guides on the internet too.

Awesome, thank you for the info! My only problem is if I do it myself my wife will know I spent another grand on the car, haha. The sneaky things we do...

I'm looking to save some money, and actually this install doesn't look too rough.

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Yeah, I've had Steeda HDCPs and Sport springs on my '13 GT since around 3k miles (now 22,200), not a lick of a problem. Very solid products.
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