-   2005-2014 Mustangs (
-   -   replacing oem strut mounts help (

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.

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


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.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:40 PM.