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Old 06-24-2012, 11:50 AM   #1
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What all is needed for lowering?

I want to lower my 05 GT my rims have some offset (no idea how much) will this be a problem? I want to drop it at least a couple inches in the back. Do I JUST need the springs? Or do I need other stuff too?

Just want to make sure I have EVERYTHING before I start pulling my car apart lol
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Old 06-24-2012, 11:53 AM   #2
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Your rears stick out as much as mine do man. My best adivice to you would be cheaper coil overs go with h&r they are around 450 for all four and you can put your height anywhere from stock to 2.7 inch lowered. I just ordered mine this paycheck.

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What wheels are those by the way
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Old 06-24-2012, 12:01 PM   #3
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I want to lower my 05 GT my rims have some offset (no idea how much) will this be a problem? I want to drop it at least a couple inches in the back. Do I JUST need the springs? Or do I need other stuff too?

Just want to make sure I have EVERYTHING before I start pulling my car apart lol
If you're just gonna drop the back then yea all you need is springs but if you plan on dropping the front too then it's best if you buy caster camber plates as well, so you won't wear the inside of your front tire.
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Old 06-24-2012, 12:33 PM   #4
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Re: What all is needed for lowering?

if you want to drop the car you need to get wheels that fit the car properly first. You are going to hit the tires every time you hit a bump, not to mention it looks bad. With an 8", 9" rim you should use a 6.5" BS
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Thanks for the info! I guess I'll have to hold off till I get different wheels/ tires I don't know what wheels the car has on it I don't really like them.
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Here is a better picture of the wheel style. They just came with the car when I bought it.
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You definitely need to be careful lowering with those wheels.

Bare minimum needed for lowering:
Springs, adjustable panhard bar, camber bolts or plates.
Any time you lower your car, the rear end shifts, it's just the nature of our solid rear axle. The panhard bar is mounted with the frame connection higher than the axle connection; it can only move in an arc. If the axle is now closer to the car, the panhard pushes it off to the side because that's the only direction it has to move.
You can get away with it if you're very careful with the drop and only do a small one, but it's still not the best idea.
As for your tires snacking the body, I really don't know it depends how much you drop it too.
My rears fit the same way so I'm curious to see how it works.
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Re: What all is needed for lowering?

I did not mean to be mean, but with your wheels sticking out like that, you will get all kinds of stuff throne up on the car and chip your paint. Keep an eye on the classified section of the different forums, stock wheel and tire combs always come up at good prices. I pick-up a perfect set of 18" fan-blades for only $200.
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You will need either lowering springs or coil overs. If you go with springs than you need shocks and struts. Definately going to need caster camber plates to get it all aligned. It is also a good idea to instal new ball joints and a bump steer kit while down there.
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I'm pretty sure your wheels are American Racing Cobra 427s.

http://m.summitracing.com/parts/ARE-427586537

Expensive freakin' wheels.
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I'm pretty sure your wheels are American Racing Cobra 427s.

http://m.summitracing.com/parts/ARE-427586537

Expensive freakin' wheels.
Huh that does look pretty much exactly like them from that picture. I thought they were like stock v6 wheels? Maybe I should keep them lol. I get compliments on them all the time when I'm getting gas but I never really liked them.
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