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Old 03-23-2012, 06:55 AM   #1
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lowering 04 gt

i may be able to get my hands on never used h&r springs for my ride at a fraction of initial cost

was wondering, is a fully adjustable caster/camber plate 'suggested' or a necessity, and will i need to do a new bump steer install also. along those lines. should any shop know how to properly align with this setup, or will i have to go to a 'specialist'??

i am planning on new struts as well, but not planning on doing new sway bars, bushings or ball joints (yet)

as always any advice greatly appreciated
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Old 03-23-2012, 07:00 AM   #2
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Re: lowering 04 gt

I wish I knew more about custom suspension geometry.. I had an 03 Cobra with Maximum Motorsports caster/camber plates because the car was lowered. I've learned that it's nearly impossible to get a good/true alignment without them (although I could be wrong). A good shop should know how to adjust them. It's just a matter of watching their alignment machine and knowing how to adjust caster/camber plates to get the desired outcome along with the other adjustment they have to make. Old school independant shops may not look to kindly on it or not give you the proper set up, or may just flat refuse. In that case, a specialist may charge more, but you'll know it's right. I suggest/and recommend them for lowering a car.
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When you get down to 2" CC plates become a must. I suggest MM 4 bolt. I have this set up and can not get the alignment perfect. It does not wear the tires but after a few seconds it will veer off. I posed this question to Steeda on their forum. When you get some/not all SN95's this low a bump steer kit and the X2 ball joints are what will take up the slack and tighten it up.

I've been told here this is not the case but Steeda and FastLane Motorsports both confirm this as fact. Search X2 ball joints on a 95 GT on Steeda's forum(to lazy to grab the URL myself lol)
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Old 03-23-2012, 08:34 AM   #4
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For that large of a drop you will need cc plates, bump steer kit, and then I would recommend new shocks and struts and possibly the ball joints
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