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Lowering your 05/06 Mustang GT

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Old 09-13-2012, 03:43 AM   #501
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Eibach f&R. My son did it in my driveway in a couple of hours. Retained stock shocks which was fine. Ended up a little high in the but the stance is great. added 18" wheels. and Magnaflow catback true duals also took a couple of hours. Any lower than that and scraping becomes constant.
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Old 12-24-2012, 04:01 PM   #502
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Old 12-24-2012, 04:06 PM   #503
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I've had some good experiences and some bad, but I am always willing to experience. After reading some positive feedback from Mustang owners, I decided to buy some eBay springs lol. We'll see how that goes at $82.00 for the set. I don't do any autocross, so my goal is to lower the stance, eliminate brake dive and squat, and do this all without sacrificing ride. If I don't like them, then I will go to AM's site and get Eibach's Sportline springs.
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Old 01-14-2013, 07:08 PM   #504
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ok so ive been reading through this thread, i haven't read every page. but i am noticing noone that ive seen has bought the SR lowering springs. is it a bad thing that i did? i am planning to install them this week with the stock shocks and struts. is this a bad idea? any advice?!
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Old 01-15-2013, 04:48 AM   #505
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ok so ive been reading through this thread, i haven't read every page. but i am noticing noone that ive seen has bought the SR lowering springs. is it a bad thing that i did? i am planning to install them this week with the stock shocks and struts. is this a bad idea? any advice?!
Did you read the reviews on the AM page regarding them. Seem like those people who bought them, liked them. 26 of 26 positive reviews. I also saw that they are sufficient if you use the stock struts/shocks.
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Old 02-26-2013, 05:48 AM   #506
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I am installing the Stack Racing Performance springs this weekend, just the rears 1st.
I want to see how that looks and feels 1st. I'm keeping the stock shocks as the pony
only has 13,550 miles.
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Old 02-26-2013, 07:22 AM   #507
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It's so easy to upgrade the rear shocks without going anywhere near the rear springs that they can almost be considered separate mods (even though it's still best to keep them matched). I went the other way, with Koni yellows and (what I'm still on) OE springs. When I do swap the springs, I won't do anything to the shocks except perhaps tweak the adjustment (a task that takes less than a minute per shock).

Up front is a somewhat different story, with disassembly, reassembly, and re-alignment being involved for both spring and strut replacement. For most folks who can't do their own mechanical work and their own alignment, the smart move there is to do springs and struts at the same time. Worst case if you begrudge throwing away struts with relatively low miles is to pack them up in the box that the new struts came in and save them for either a return to stock at car resale time or as a straight resale to somebody whose strut replacement budget is absolutely minimal.


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Old 02-26-2013, 04:29 PM   #508
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When lowering it remember you want an adjustable panhard bar the rear end tends to sit more to the left. Also an adjustable upper control arm helps. Depends how low you want to go... I'm slammed about three and half inches lower than stock ride height. I have everything listed above plus eibach sway bar kit, steeda endlinks, steeda g-trac brace. Handles great!
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Well Norm, I installed the springs and the only problem I have is a loud bang when the
auto shifts into 2nd from a burnout pedal stomp? I may need an adjustable uca? Pinion
angle problem, I need to measure.
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Is this loud bang new since the spring swap? If so, are the springs 'clocked' properly in the seats?

The only other thing that comes to mind is going to be a bit more work and involves inspecting at least the bushing ends of the LCAs and UCA. Try to work with BMR especially if you have an early UCA (you'll have to discuss with them what constitutes "early").

After that whether you get new bushings or not, I think you'll want to belt-sand the outer flat ends of the bushings until they're no longer than the inner sleeves that the bolts go through (preferably 1/64" to 1/32" shorter, but not more than about 1/32" shorter). What you're doing here is keeping any of your bolt torque from being "wasted" trying to compress the poly. All of that bolt torque is supposed to be clamp load through the inner sleeve, so it won't move under load. If it does, it'll take up the clearance between it and the bolt and make noise doing so. Look for evidence of this happening.


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Dang Norm, I could not tell how to clock the new springs, it handles great in the twisty's.
Yes, the bang was after the install and torque of all bolts. I need to do another burnout
an see if it Bangs again I guess? Thanks for your reply,Alan in sunny Seadrift,Tx.
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Old 11-12-2013, 10:44 AM   #513
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I already posted this in my own recent thread in this section, but thought I should put it up here so I could get some more eyes on it.

From my other thread:
So of course after considering suspension stuff I want to do some things I've thought of since buying the car new over 8 years ago. Namely lowering and handling upgrades. I would be doing all the work myself. Here's a couple of options I'm considering.

Both would include either the SR (AM brand) or FRPP front LCA and new front outer tie rods or the bumpsteer kit.

Option 1
-SR Performance springs (1.5 " drop) since they're on sale right now at AM for $99
-Koni Str.T struts/shocks or possibly Strange adjustable (same price as Koni's)
-J&M or QA1 caster/camber plates (although maybe I could just get away with using camber bolts and the Ford racing strut mount upgrade?)

Option 2
-Keep it simple and go with something like the Eibach Pro-System-Plus Kit (1.3" front, 1.5" rear drop), which would probably save me a little bit of money in addition to adding a front and rear sway bar

Also aware that I should probably do an adjustable rear panhard bar, although some people seem to think it's not necessary. Any tips/advice? Am I forgetting anything you guys would consider necessary? Relocation brackets? Thanks for the help.
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After some further reading in this thread, it looks like the Eibach pros with Tokico adjustables are a popular combination. Any thoughts on how the Tokicos compare to the Strange adjustables?
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I did Roush springs all around, koni str.t shocks and struts, j&m adjustable panhard bar, steeds hd strut mounts/ camber plates with the ford k member brace and frpp strut tower brace. Handles great and is low enough to eliminate some of the 4x4 stance but doesn't bottom out or scrape on driveways or bumps.
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Nice stance, my new pony needs help, waiting on funds.
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