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Old 11-11-2013, 06:28 PM   #1
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LCAs and lowering springs

1.If you plan to lower your car with aftermarket lower control arms, you do need relocation brackets correct?

2. Are relocation brackets necessary if you have adjustable lower control arms?

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Old 11-11-2013, 09:12 PM   #2
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No way!!! Gotta jump on that deal!!
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Just go them $94 with discount going to take a chances with SR I've always had H&R
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Just go them $94 with discount going to take a chances with SR I've always had H&R
Don't forget you'll need a panhard bar and some camber bolts to go along with the springs.
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I don't think you do it's only 1 1/2 inch drop?
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I don't think you do it's only 1 1/2 inch drop?
Pretty sure ya' do need them. Bolts are $25 and a panhard bar is about $100.
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I don't think so AM where are you???
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If you go without it, I believe your rear end geometry will be all crazy. The adjustable panhard bar will help relieve the axle shift. I also believe the camber bolts are needed to help the tires from getting eaten up on the outsides. I could be very very wrong, but I think I recall reading about it.
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If you go without it, I believe your rear end geometry will be all crazy. The adjustable panhard bar will help relieve the axle shift. I also believe the camber bolts are needed to help the tires from getting eaten up on the outsides. I could be very very wrong, but I think I recall reading about it.
Relo brackets are not needed if you have adjustable LCA. Pan hard is needed because if shift, sone people no, but it doesn't take much to mess up with a small shift. With only a 1 1/2" drop, it should be possible to get the wheels aligned without anything, but camber bolts are fairly cheap and make it much easier. You'll also want an adjustable upper control arm to get the pinion angle correct.
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I got the panhard and the bolts when I did my 1 1/5 drop...body shifted about 1-2 inches and the front camber was there but not horrendous...had the bolts so went ahead and but them in
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1.If you plan to lower your car with aftermarket lower control arms, you do need relocation brackets correct?

2. Are relocation brackets necessary if you have adjustable lower control arms?

Thanks all.

(American Muscle has SR lower springs on sale for $99.)
You don't have to do a relocation bracket when doing a set of lower control arms. I'm running an adjustable Upper and Lower control arm on my 2011 GT with no relocation bracket and I'm not having any issues! I do plan to get a relocation bracket at some point so that I can fit a wider slick under the rear fender though.

You may want to think about getting a pan hard bar, however it's probably not 100% necessary. This will just help re center your rear end! When lowering the car, it does get thrown off a bit. I drove around for a few months without the panhard bar and didn't have any issues. However, you could clearly see that the tire stuck out more on one side!

Camber Plates/bolts are also optional when lowering your Mustang. You only need camber plates/bolts for a drop that is more than 1.5" in the front. Anything less than that, you can just get a standard alignment and you'll be in good shape!

I hope this helps! Feel free to hit me up if you have any questions or need some assistance in the near future. You can also hit up my CS team, they can be reached at the contact information in my signature!

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