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Here a couple of photos. The after pic is with snow....
My goal was track day improvement not a lower look. Went with the Steeda Boss 302 springs, Steeda HD plates, Koni Yellow, Ford Racing jounce, Fays2 Watts Link.
The springs and struts were a piece of cake to install with the car on jack stands. The Fays2 requires careful measurements. In the end I had an issue with the axle not being centered. A call to Jim, owner of Fays2, got a quick resolution to a problem he knew immediately. Jim said, "did you do the install on jack stands instead of weighted on ramps"? Yes; I did the install with the car on the jack stands due to wanting clearance due to my Track Pack finned differential cover. The unweighted install created the axle issue so I dropped the car onto the ramps, loosened the axle clamps, re-centered the car, tightened up and perfect. Thanks Jim.
I chose the Steeda HD mounts as I was told with a struts and springs set up the max negative camber of -2.3, without interference, was obtainable with the HD so a more exotic camber plate would be a waste.
Also installed the 2013-14 model JLT Brake Cooling kit. This is a very nice kit for a reasonable price. Install was a bit of a pain but not difficult if care is taken locating the holes you must cut in the lower fascia. You can see the intake in the lower fascia of the top photo.
No driving experience yet as the roads here in Northern NH are a mess for a while yet. I will report back once the car is on the road and again after my first track day; May 9.
Very pleased with all the pieces. Steeda customer service was exceptional. The Mustang aftermarket is highly competitive and everyone I have corresponded with and bought from has been great but Steeda's follow up and responsiveness was astonishing.
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Last edited by todcp; 01-14-2014 at 02:17 PM.
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The drop is great...For me it is about handling not looking low.
I found the stock Mustang suspension to be awful. Even with the Track Pack. Poor dampers and spring rates even for street use. Yeah you can get the stock car to run on the street or track at a high rate of speed but it is not much fun trying to control.
If your car is a DD then all it needs is good spring rates and Koni's. I would go for the Steeda Sport Springs instead of the Boss 302 springs I bought. Almost identical drop but less spring rate so better suited to the street and to the Koni SR.T shocks that I would highly recommend.
Another option that gets great feedback is the BMR springs at the same drop as the Steeda Sports but supposed to have a great street ride quality.
Give Sam Strano a call about his Steeda Sport Spring and Koni SR.T package and discuss what you want to accomplish.
My Mustang is not a DD but rather a nice day toy and will be on the track so my choices will be different. The Strano package above is all I would do for a street car suspension and then just enjoy the car. No other changes needed. No other cash to waste. Have fun.
I DD on Koni Yellows and I find that I like to adjust them every now and then. The last time I adjusted them was when I took the car to the drag strip and I wanted to soften the struts... but I typically run the Yellows at full stiff on my 2011 5.0 with UPR suspension. It corners incredibly well that way.
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