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Old 09-06-2013, 07:33 PM   #1
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Currently on now:
•SR lowering springs 1.5 front and rear
•SR tower brace strut
•j&m chamber plates

Future upgrades:
•Tokico struts / shocks
•full replacement on all bushings (replace with prothane)
• steeda bumpsters and x5 ball joint
•Lower and upper steeda control arms
•replace the tie rods


---The picture with 4 pictures on it.---- the top two is before.. The bottom two is after (modded).
-Will have a clean motor bay after transmission is replaced.-
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Nice stance! Your car looks great!
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are camber plates and adj pan hard bar a necessity with these springs or is the 1.5 drop enough to keep things cool? I do plan on upgrading the lca's and PH bar in the future however...just wondering if i need to spend $600 right now, or is having just the springs fine?
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are camber plates and adj pan hard bar a necessity with these springs or is the 1.5 drop enough to keep things cool? I do plan on upgrading the lca's and PH bar in the future however...just wondering if i need to spend $600 right now, or is having just the springs fine?
I recently found out the miles on your car will play big part.
If you have maybe under 60k springs and chamber should be fine.
Because of my miles I have to get completely new shocks & struts for the lowering, along with new rubbers & ball joints / bumpsteers. Which I'm going do very eventually.

I haven't got the chance to drive my car over 1 mile due to transmission. So I can't give you a straight out answer.
It does feel good driving around the block, felt it springs and strut tower was all it needed.
However as I said I haven't drove over 1 mile.. And I can't even go over 40mph without breaking my motor.
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Why didn't u just fix the transmission instead of all this supsension stuff? Looks good btw
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Why didn't u just fix the transmission instead of all this supsension stuff? Looks good btw
I am getting transmission replaced.
Had to wait 2 weeks for it to be built, now one more week for them to send it. Along with my torque converter 3k stall.
I have appointment for shop on 16th.
I was just doing suspension while I was waiting on transmission parts. (Diff shop for trans)


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I am getting transmission replaced.
Had to wait 2 weeks for it to be built, now one more week for them to send it. Along with my torque converter 3k stall.
I have appointment for shop on 16th.
I was just doing suspension while I was waiting on transmission parts. (Diff shop for trans)

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Ahh I see nice!
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Ahh I see nice!
Yeah! Taking time is all. d:
Transmission is gonna b a badass with the torque converter seeing that the transmission is street fighter tci rated for 850hp
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I recently found out the miles on your car will play big part.
If you have maybe under 60k springs and chamber should be fine.
Because of my miles I have to get completely new shocks & struts for the lowering, along with new rubbers & ball joints / bumpsteers. Which I'm going do very eventually.

I haven't got the chance to drive my car over 1 mile due to transmission. So I can't give you a straight out answer.
It does feel good driving around the block, felt it springs and strut tower was all it needed.
However as I said I haven't drove over 1 mile.. And I can't even go over 40mph without breaking my motor.
Sounds good, I have 32k on it right now
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Sounds good, I have 32k on it right now
Sounds you'll be fine with just lowering springs & chamber plates.

You don't need new bushings.
Ball joint might be needed depending on how your car responds to the lowering springs.
I would recommend get them after you install the lowering springs and chamber plates. So you'd know how well your car responds to the alignment (geometry levels?)

You can always add control arms, pan, strut tower brace for much better handling.

It all comes to how strong, stuff, firm you want your suspension to be.

Lowering springs, chamber plates would've done the trick if I had under 50k miles.
But that was not the case. Lol

Hope I give good help & advices! These above are what I've learned so far.
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I appreciate the help, bro.
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I appreciate the help, bro.
No problem
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All I used was the camber bolts when I lowered mine. It has front and rear steeda sway bar adj panhard steeda sports springs. I have put it to the test and it handles well. No more body roll but I do need bumpsteers to fix my rough road problem and a good break upgrade

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All I used was the camber bolts when I lowered mine. It has front and rear steeda sway bar adj panhard steeda sports springs. I have put it to the test and it handles well. No more body roll but I do need bumpsteers to fix my rough road problem and a good break upgrade
How many miles on yours?
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On the car or suspention?
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On the car or suspention?
Struts & tower and the bushings
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Probably 3000 miles
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Probably 3000 miles
Oh that's good.
Easy to tackle the rattle, loud sound if lower car.
I gotta do whole thing lol...
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The install didn't take long and it handles well
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Update on parts for my car-


I'm ordering
- X5 ball joint steeda
- steeda bumpesters
- complete bushing prothane
- and possibly but most likely struts / shocks tokico
To go with the lowering 1.5 I have on.
Within few days so it can be installed after my transmission is replaced.

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The install didn't take long and it handles well
Yeah I bet.
I can't wait drive my ):
Only 4 more days for the shop!
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Steeda makes excellent parts so they are who iam sticking with
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Steeda makes excellent parts so they are who iam sticking with
Oh yeah!
+ on steeda! Such a amazing item.
Hell I love the steeda intake on mine car (;
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Their suspention parts is where its at in my opinion
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Their suspention parts is where its at in my opinion
Intake steeda are pretty good as well.
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Intake steeda are pretty good as well.
I believe that
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Just ordered!

-Prothane Total bushing kit
-Steeda Bumpsteer Kit
-Steeda X5 Ball Joint Kit
-2 Replacement Front Outer Tie Rod End
-2 Replacement Front Inner Tie Rod End

Will get little bit more perhaps next month.
For now it's enough. Considering the fact I'm also doing transmission & exhaust.
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How do you like the springs
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How do you like the springs
I love it, even though I only drove it around the blocks. Handled pretty very good, sexy! Looks much better. I don't know why ford made it 4x4 look in the first place.

Couldn't do above 40mph without breaking my motor.
Still waiting to replace my transmission / torque converter which should happen by next week.
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Drove my car today.

Man suspension feel 2 times better in big curves, etc. went easy on her today because of rain.

Can't imagine how much better it'll be running with more suspension parts I have on the way!
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Drove my car today.

Man suspension feel 2 times better in big curves, etc. went easy on her today because of rain.

Can't imagine how much better it'll be running with more suspension parts I have on the way!
Don't forget them breaks they are a must have Wance you start hammering it threw the turns
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Looks like more than 1.5" to me. The adj. panhard bar should be required on that drop and adjustable camber plates are a really good idea, not to mention shocks/struts should be done at the same time as the springs. The factory shocks aren't valved for the different spring rate and drop.
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Looks like more than 1.5" to me. The adj. panhard bar should be required on that drop and adjustable camber plates are a really good idea, not to mention shocks/struts should be done at the same time as the springs. The factory shocks aren't valved for the different spring rate and drop.
Obviously you didn't read the first page.
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