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Old 09-08-2015, 12:47 PM   #1
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Default Happy with new Steeda suspension on my 2010 GT

I already posted this in the "appearance" forum, but thought I'd duplicate the post here to give details on the "Steeda package with our Steeda Sport Springs, Steeda ProAction shocks and struts, Steeda Panhard Bar and Steeda HD Adjustable Upper Strut mounts." My contact at Steeda was Rodney Williamson and he did a great job not only with counseling me on this, my first mod, but also in promptly delivering the package. I had Firestone do the installation after getting skittish about the aggressive attitude of the guys in the speed shop that did the window tinting. First, here are before/after shots. Several days elapsed between the two shots and so I am unfortunately not standing exactly in the same spot both times.

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Looks pretty good for a 2010, don't she? (7500 miles.)

To tell the truth, I can't detect any difference in the wheel gap, front or rear, but it is definitely about an inch lower than before. My mechanics think I am blind, as they definitely see the difference and they like it. I am sure they are right. In any case, I can see it sitting lower in the garage and the stance looks different even in the two pictures above. Plus the springs are a full inch shorter than the originals, so it must be lower.

The big difference is in the ride. This is my first Mustang, and while I did not exactly dislike the ride, I sensed the front end "floating" for lack of a better word, like a boat going over a wave. I wanted it firmer, which it is, but feared it would be harsh. It isn't. It just feels "solid," and there is not creak, groan, or rattle anywhere. You all might think "well, why did you think it would creak, groan or rattle?" and the answer is that I have just had experience with vehicles making noise down under. My mechanic told me these components did not have any bushings to cushion their attachment from the body, and I just feared it would be noisy.

The car especially feels more stable in corners, though the kit does not include sway bars, which presumably would help with that even more.

Cost for the kit was $1069 from Steeda, with free shipping. I paid about $450 for the install and another $200 for a lifetime alignment from Firestone.


So glad I made this my first mod. Up next is a better shifter, then Niche Verona wheels with new tires, and I may be done at that point. The exhaust sound is already awesome, and as for increasing HP, meh, what's the point? I have never even red lined the car as it is, and can't imagine racing anyone. No matter how much HP I get, there is always going to be a faster gun in town, and so I'd rather spend the money on a sound system and wheels and let you guys enjoy the racing trophies.

CALL RODNEY AT STEEDA TODAY! (Rodney Williamson, Sales & Support, Direct Phone: 954-718-6512 [email protected])

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Rob in Plano
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