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Old 03-08-2012, 12:02 PM   #1  
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Default Roush rear springs on a convertible

I have a 2007 v6 convertible and I hate that the rear tires have a larger gap than the front. I heard that these roush rear springs level out the car nicely but I also heard that the rear of convertibles are heavy than coupes. Has anyone with a convertible installed the roush rear springs? If so, how does it look and how much drop did you see?

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I had them on my vert (rears only) for a couple years. IIRC, it was ~3/4 inch drop and they leveled out the car nicely. I will dig in my photos and see if I can find one with them installed.

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+1 who would love to know.
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Found one with Roush rears installed.

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Found one with Roush rears installed.

That looks great.

I heard it was harder to install the springs in convertibles... did you have to do anything special to install them, like removing the subframe connectors?
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I installed the Eibach Pro Kit Springs on my convertible. It wasn't to bad but I did have to remove the sub-frame connectors. It was about 4 or so bolts on each connector, then the install goes like a normal coupe.
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Just installed the Route 66 55D rear springs on my 2010 GT convertible over the weekend. I was able to install them without removing the sub-frame connectors by doing the following:

Jack the car up and use jack stands under the frame on each side to support the vehicle. Remove both rear wheels.

On each side of the car remove the 10 mm bolt holding the brake hose bracket to the body, the 15 mm bolt holding the shock to its lower mount and the 15 mm bolt holding the sway bar link to the body. All of this allows the rear axle to have maximum travel when you go to remove the springs.

The axle will now be resting on the sub-frame connectors. Position your hydraulic jack under one of the lower shock mounts and raise that side of the axle as high as it will go without lifting the weight of the car off of the jack stand on that side. This will lower the opposite side of the axle enough to allow the removal of the spring. Swap out the spring and repeat the process for the other side.

Re-install the 15 mm bolts for the lower shock mounts and the sway bar links using blue Loctite on the threads to keep them secure. Re-install the brake hose brackets.

Put the rear wheels back on, remove the jack stands, lower the car to the ground and you are done.

Hope this helps!
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