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Old 02-01-2012, 10:22 AM   #1
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Lowering car

Do u need to change your stock suspension before lowering the car or do anything else before lowering it
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Old 02-01-2012, 10:35 AM   #2
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Depends on how much you lower your car. If you drop it too much your alignment will be out of whack. If that's the case then you have to buy an adjustable pan hard bar for the rear. And caster camber plates for the front. But if your only doing a minor drop,say an inch, I would still buy an adjustable pan hard just because the really are not that expensive. CC plates, decent ones, will cost more than your lowering springs.
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Old 02-01-2012, 10:47 AM   #3
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Re: Lowering car

It all depends on how much you lower the car. If you go just a little, say 1" or so, nothing really needs to be changed. Any farther than that, you will need either camber bolts or caster/camber plates. Out back you will also need to address the Panhard bar.
I used the Summit Racing spring set on my black Mustang. I also used the camber bolts and a Competition Products adjustable Panhard bar. The whole job took two hours to do, and the results were spectacular.
Summit Racing SUM-720101 - Summit Racing Lowering Spring Kits - Overview - SummitRacing.com
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Why is everyone so gun ho about spending a ton of money!?!?

Just lowered my car with the FRPP k springs (1 1/2" drop all the way around) and picked up ehibach camber bolts to get the alignment done.... Extremely easy and I did not need a adj pan hard bar... I will say I plan on picking one up just in case I need it in the future and I am also looking into new shocks n struts for better handling and comfort over harsh bumps... I think it also depends on how many miles are on the car... I have 50k so all my stuff is good...
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Old 02-01-2012, 12:10 PM   #5
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Don't listen to these people
K springs
Camber bolts off AM
And a alignment

Done....

Unless you have high miles then everything they said is correct
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Don't listen to these people
K springs
Camber bolts off AM
And a alignment

Done....

Unless you have high miles then everything they said is correct
I never said it was expensive or even hard to do. The only thing I said was that CC plates arnt cheap. And that you only need them if you do a big drop. Lol
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I know... I typed up a really long detailed response on my lowering experience ... But my stupid phucking piece if poo iPhone kicked me out of the app ... So I just kept it short and sweet... Cc plates are not always needed... But I for one am getting them later along w full Suspension set up from steeda... I plan to road race... So I guess we need to know what this guys goals are first and foremost
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I know... I typed up a really long detailed response on my lowering experience ... But my stupid phucking piece if poo iPhone kicked me out of the app ... So I just kept it short and sweet... Cc plates are not always needed... But I for one am getting them later along w full Suspension set up from steeda... I plan to road race... So I guess we need to know what this guys goals are first and foremost
+1 on what he plans to do
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Re: Lowering car

If you want to do it right, you will need springs, revalved struts and shocks to match your new spring rates, caster/camber plates or cam bolts and your adjustable panhard bar. Then after you drive it for about a week get the alignment done.
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Re: Lowering car

I just posted links to the CHEAPEST parts in the Summit catalog.....I tried to go cheap and not get a panhard bar. The rearend was moved over about 3/8" and caused all kinds of tire rubbing.
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Re: Lowering car

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