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Old 04-02-2015, 05:44 PM   #1
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I have a 2007 Mustang GT and I want to lower it correctly .. I currently have 19" SVE drift wheels I want to lower it for better handling and look . I'm not sure what springs are good and I should use .. What else will I need exactly to do the job right
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Go with a aggressive 2inch drop spring to get rid of the gap, I did cobra jets just because my car is raced more in a straight line and and I still wanted to get that good tall slick in the back with no rubbing issues, but if you do a 1.5 drop you'll still have a small gap dude to the low profile tire you have
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Go with a aggressive 2inch drop spring to get rid of the gap, I did cobra jets just because my car is raced more in a straight line and and I still wanted to get that good tall slick in the back with no rubbing issues, but if you do a 1.5 drop you'll still have a small gap dude to the low profile tire you have

So what do u recommend ??? What are good springs? What is good suspension. Anything else


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Your also going to want LCAs if you plan on doing any kind of racing. You may also need LCA relocation brackets depending on how low you go. If those two don't eliminate wheel hop then a UCA would also help. Finally, with either 1.5 or 2 inches you are going to need a panhard bar to keep your axle center. All of this stuff is going to have to be adjustable since your cars ride height is no longer stock. If you don't race you might be able to get away with just a panhard bar. As far as which springs to get, I would just use Google. Their are several options for our car.

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Your also going to want LCAs if you plan on doing any kind of racing. You may also need LCA relocation brackets depending on how low you go. If those two don't eliminate wheel hop then a UCA would also help. Finally, with either 1.5 or 2 inches you are going to need a panhard bar to keep your axle center. All of this stuff is going to have to be adjustable since your cars ride height is no longer stock. If you don't race you might be able to get away with just a panhard bar. As far as which springs to get, I would just use Google. Their are several options for our car.

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Well what do you you plan on doing with the car?

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I have a 2007 Mustang GT and I want to lower it correctly .. I currently have 19" SVE drift wheels I want to lower it for better handling and look . I'm not sure what springs are good and I should use .. What else will I need exactly to do the job right
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Tokico D-Spec Adjustable Struts and Shocks
H-D H & R Sway Bars - Front & Rear
Elibach Pro Lowering Springs
Steeda ball joints and bump steer kit
J & M Upper and Lower Control Arms
J & M Camber Plates
Adjustable Panhead Bar
14" SSBC Front Brake System
13" SSBC Rear Brake System

This is what I've used up to this point.


Do the springs, the bumpsteer setup, tie rod ends, and camber plates to start off with.
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Tokico D-Spec Adjustable Struts and Shocks
H-D H & R Sway Bars - Front & Rear
Elibach Pro Lowering Springs
Steeda ball joints and bump steer kit
J & M Upper and Lower Control Arms
J & M Camber Plates
Adjustable Panhead Bar
14" SSBC Front Brake System
13" SSBC Rear Brake System

This is what I've used up to this point.


Do the springs, the bumpsteer setup, tie rod ends, and camber plates to start off with.

I only have about 1,000 to work with.. What do u recommend for that amount? Will it be a good ride??


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Well what do you you plan on doing with the car?

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It's just a daily driver, might take it the track one day.


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I only have about 1,000 to work with.. What do u recommend for that amount? Will it be a good ride??


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For the Bumpsteer tie rod ends - $168
Ball joints - $158
Springs - $245
Camber Plates - $291

Your ride will be about the same. When you start adding hd sway bars, hd adj. shocks you will see the ride start to stiffen. But it's not that bad.
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For the Bumpsteer tie rod ends - $168
Ball joints - $158
Springs - $245
Camber Plates - $291

Your ride will be about the same. When you start adding hd sway bars, hd adj. shocks you will see the ride start to stiffen. But it's not that bad.

Should I buy them from American muscle or what?


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Check out American Muscle, Steeda, Elibach, and J&M web sites as I have ordered from them all. All of them are reputable. Pricing at AM is not any cheaper than the other sites but they offer free shipping. The others probably do also if your order is over $100.
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Check out American Muscle, Steeda, Elibach, and J&M web sites as I have ordered from them all. All of them are reputable. Pricing at AM is not any cheaper than the other sites but they offer free shipping. The others probably do also if your order is over $100.

What do u recommend? Is eibach any good or is the ford racking springs better?


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What do u recommend? Is eibach any good or is the ford racking springs better?


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The Eibach is the spring that I used. Either one is going to give you what you are looking for.
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I have eibach on my car as well.

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The Eibach is the spring that I used. Either one is going to give you what you are looking for.

Do u have the link to that particular item ?


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What do u think of these? Is that to low for my tire set up? Will I scrape ? I live in a city, what do u think? Thanks for all the help

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What do u think of these? Is that to low for my tire set up? Will I scrape ? I live in a city, what do u think? Thanks for all the help

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I run a 20" rim & tire on mine and the pro spring setup works great in my opinion. The sportline setup is going to drop you even more. I drive in the city also, but, I guess it depens on how hilly it is in your neck of the woods. I don't ever rub tire to body but I've come real close to frontend scraping the ground. So, if you have to deal with steep inclines you might not want that extra drop in the sportline setup. What rim size are you running? If you are running at least a nineteen the pro line setup I would think is as far as I would drop your height.
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I run a 20" rim & tire on mine and the pro spring setup works great in my opinion. The sportline setup is going to drop you even more. I drive in the city also, but, I guess it depens on how hilly it is in your neck of the woods. I don't ever rub tire to body but I've come real close to frontend scraping the ground. So, if you have to deal with steep inclines you might not want that extra drop in the sportline setup. What rim size are you running? If you are running at least a nineteen the pro line setup I would think is as far as I would drop your height.

I'm running 19" x 9.5 all four corners. 275/35/19 Nitto Nt555

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For me personally 1.6-2 inches would be too much for me and I think I would scrap unless I was really cautious when driving. That is really the key is not can the car be DD'ed with an extreme drop but are you willing to adjust your driving habits to accommodate your setup. In the past I've had cars that were dropped 2-2.5 and as long as I was aware of what i was driving I was fine. But you have to be willing to be extra careful and take driveways at an angle, etc. I'm over that and want a DD that I can just drive like a normal car and not worry about that.

Regarding supporting mods to support the drop. I would recommend first deciding how much you want to drop. Generally its either .6-1.5 or 1.5+. Once you know that I would contact where every you want to buy and as what all they recommend given your budget instead of relying on the reply's from people who just see this. I know AM and Steeda have good service departments that will put together a package for you given your budget as there are things that are good to have and must have. Most will say an adjustable panhard bar is a must and then other items are good to have but not a must.

And I know its frustrating because its not exactly black and white as far as what exactly you need to lower your car. I've decided to lower my ride as well and have been spending a ton of time to research what exactly I need to do it right the first time so I feel your pain.
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For me personally 1.6-2 inches would be too much for me and I think I would scrap unless I was really cautious when driving. That is really the key is not can the car be DD'ed with an extreme drop but are you willing to adjust your driving habits to accommodate your setup. In the past I've had cars that were dropped 2-2.5 and as long as I was aware of what i was driving I was fine. But you have to be willing to be extra careful and take driveways at an angle, etc. I'm over that and want a DD that I can just drive like a normal car and not worry about that.

Regarding supporting mods to support the drop. I would recommend first deciding how much you want to drop. Generally its either .6-1.5 or 1.5+. Once you know that I would contact where every you want to buy and as what all they recommend given your budget instead of relying on the reply's from people who just see this. I know AM and Steeda have good service departments that will put together a package for you given your budget as there are things that are good to have and must have. Most will say an adjustable panhard bar is a must and then other items are good to have but not a must.

And I know its frustrating because its not exactly black and white as far as what exactly you need to lower your car. I've decided to lower my ride as well and have been spending a ton of time to research what exactly I need to do it right the first time so I feel your pain.

So what do u think my best option is? I want to get rid of that ugly wheel gap and also reduce the body roll. I love to drive my Mustang a lot in twisty corners up in the hills..


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Are you willing to adjust your driving habits? Such as always backing into a parking spot or taking driveways at an angle. I have a CDC aggressive splitter which extends the front quite a bit and I'm lowered about 2 inches, but I am still able to DD my car because I adjusted my driving habits.

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Are you willing to adjust your driving habits? Such as always backing into a parking spot or taking driveways at an angle. I have a CDC aggressive splitter which extends the front quite a bit and I'm lowered about 2 inches, but I am still able to DD my car because I adjusted my driving habits.

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Why would I have to adjust my driving habits? Would a two inch drop be that low that I would scrap on speed bumps and pot holes???


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Why is that? What would I have to do to prevent me damaging my undercarriage?


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Why? Because you're losing 2 inches of clearance. How would you adjust? It's already been stated several times in this thread.

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Why? Because you're losing 2 inches of clearance. How would you adjust? It's already been stated several times in this thread.

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So what is the stock ride height clearance wise???


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I believe the front is 5.75 inches from the ground

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[QUOTE=PonyOnTheBeach;2205426]I believe the front is 5.75 inches from the ground. And scraping the h*** out of the front of my car concerns me more than damaging the undercarriage.

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Would u do the 1.6 front 2inch back eibach sportline drop? Or the ford racing 1.5 inch drop all around? I have 19" wheels with height of the sidewall at 35. Would the ford racing ones not look good based on the small height of my tire??


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I would suggest that you park your car on a flat & level piece of road, parking lot, driveway and get under your car with a tape measure and measure what "your" car's clearence actually is!!
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Would u do the 1.6 front 2inch back eibach sportline drop? Or the ford racing 1.5 inch drop all around? I have 19" wheels with height of the sidewall at 35. Would the ford racing ones not look good based on the small height of my tire??


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Both of those seem like good options, if you want to keep the rake and aggressive stance then your definitely going to want to get the ford racing set. However if you want to have the car level and less aggressive then I would get the eibach set. What I would do is look at a few mustangs with rake and a few that are level and chose your kit that way. Both kits are built by reputable companies so either way you can't go wrong.

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