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Old 06-02-2013, 12:12 PM   #1
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Lowering car what do i need?

I plan on ordering some lowering springs from am. I know I need to get camber bolts an a pan hard bar. Is there anything else that I'm am going to need?
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you can flip your shock position 180 degree
and won't need camber plates
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I'm dropping it 1.5 all around
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What is flopping shock position about?
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Camber bolts an adjustable panhard bar should be all you need to get everything aligned up correctly with only a 1.5" drop but FRPP strut-mounts would also be a good idea.
Also depending on how many miles you have on your present struts and shocks with a 1.5" drop they may not last to long. KYB makes decent replacement oem style struts and shocks that work well with lowered cars for a fraction of the cost of Koni or other performance struts/shocks

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What is flopping shock position about?
you turn the front strut mount 180degrees the Frpp mounts have an arrow that should point out towards the fenders per instructions you flip them 180 degrees so the arrow points in towards the engine
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The car only has 30,000 miles on it
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I just dropped mine a little over a month ago. I upgraded everything. but the basics are springs & adjustable panhard bar. My camber was still dead on. Don't know if this is because I put new struts and GT500 mounts on or not.
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Adjustable LCAs or relocation brackets correct the changed geometry in the rear.
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adjustable LCAs for the rear...might as well do them while you are putting the panhard bar in too.
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Adjustable LCAs or relocation brackets correct the changed geometry in the rear.
Are those necessary though? Can it be lowered without them?
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Are those necessary though? Can it be lowered without them?
Yes I had my car lowered for a year with out them, no problem, I did however install them recently and noticed slight improvement in traction
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Are those necessary though? Can it be lowered without them?
It's not a necessity. It does correct the newly changed geometry. If you still have stock LCA's, then you really should change to adjustable aftermarket ones. The stock ones suck and aftermarket will dramatically minimize wheel hop. It's an amazing change.
If you have already put in aftermarket LCAs. Then you can just get relocation brackets to fix geometry.
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Are those necessary though? Can it be lowered without them?
Yes my stuff I ordered just showed up today (FRPP-P springs,New strut mounts, and an adj. panhard bar) I plan to use the stock struts and shocks for now.
My next up-grade in a month or so will be Non-Adj lower control arms and an Adj upper control arm Im not going to do the relocation brackets for the lower arms because I dont see a need for them for the way I drive my car as it will most likley never see a drag strip Im only doing the control arms to stop wheel hop and to correct my pinion after being lowered. But control arms are not something you have to do
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You will prolly need to get shocks valved for high spring rate lowering springs. They stockers may not hold up.
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You will prolly need to get shocks valved for high spring rate lowering springs. They stockers may not hold up.
The spring rate is 230 in the front an 200 in the rear. Is that too high?
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I'm looking to do the same thing. Just don't know if it's worth it
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I'm looking to do the same thing. Just don't know if it's worth it
It's not going to cost a lot and it gives the car better handling and appearance
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65K on my stang just need lowering springs?
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Im on the process of gathering the stuff needed to lower my stang. I just bought off of latemodelrestoration a set of shocks and struts that are stock take offs with less then 5 miles for 100$ im going to get the s&r performance springs from AM and gt500 strut mounts and an adjustable panhard bar. Ive heard thats all is needed but i do want the lower control arms and relocation brackets
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Sweet man. Would love to see some pics once you're done
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Sweet man. Would love to see some pics once you're done
Ill load up pics when its all done!
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I'm probably going the S&R route as well
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I just installed extreme roush lowering kit with my rims
Nothing else
And it's so perfect
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I'm probably going the S&R route as well
That's what I was gunna do but then I saw the ford racing k spring which seem more popular. I just feel that they have a better quality than the s&r for just $30 more.
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Hmm. I see. This will be a tough one lol
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Hmm. I see. This will be a tough one lol
I've had the sr springs on for about 8000 miles now and all seems great! I'd order them again if I had to choose from any! Great quality and the price is perfect!
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