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Old 07-15-2012, 10:22 AM   #1
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I use to buy tein suspension for my cars but now that i put a twist in my life and got american muscle i feel like tein isnt the right suspension for a gt. what do you all think? i figured maybe eibach or ksport.. Also how hard is it so switch springs. Im use to struts.. And as i see mustang isnt struts so it looks possibly easier is that true?????
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I use to buy tein suspension for my cars but now that i put a twist in my life and got american muscle i feel like tein isnt the right suspension for a gt. what do you all think? i figured maybe eibach or ksport.. Also how hard is it so switch springs. Im use to struts.. And as i see mustang isnt struts so it looks possibly easier is that true?????
Eibach, h&r, ford racing, and steeda make high quality springs our cars have struts in the front and shocks in the back tokico is the brand I use and they offer a very smooth ride! How low do you want to go?
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Prob 2" i want a good stance id like to rid all or most of all wheels well space but also dnt want a rough ride
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Prob 2" i want a good stance id like to rid all or most of all wheels well space but also dnt want a rough ride
Go with the eibach sport springs or the h&r super sport for a 2" drop you will also need chamber plates or bolts, bump steer kit , and a set of steeda x2 ball joints, and I would consider changing the rear control arms while you have it apart the stock ones are crap
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Good to know and yes changing multiple things while apart is something il do... Especially since lowering it putting stress on stock stuff isnt good im sure id be replacing soon if i dnt... So how easy is it to remove springs? as simple as any other vehicle
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Re: SPRING INTSTALLATION questions and help

its easy, you just have drop the control arm so make sure the car is high enough so where it will drop down a good distance. Go to autozone and rent the spring compressor, it will help too. The rear is the same way...in all if you done it before and have the right stuff I estimate its about a 3-4 hour job. Its not bad at all, the spring compressor helps really well or at least it did for me.'

If you are going to get the ball joints and etc do it all at one time cuz most of it you will have to loosen up anyway to drop the control arm, just a FYI...
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I use to buy tein suspension for my cars but now that i put a twist in my life and got american muscle i feel like tein isnt the right suspension for a gt. what do you all think? i figured maybe eibach or ksport.. Also how hard is it so switch springs. Im use to struts.. And as i see mustang isnt struts so it looks possibly easier is that true?????

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Congratulations on the pick up into the mustang world!

The suspension is very simliar to what you are used to, it all works the same way. However the spring is separated from the shock making it pretty easy for install. The rear honestly takes maybe 30 minutes lol, the front is a little more difficult since you have to move some things to get back to the spring.

If you are looking to go 2in', I would lean towards either the Eibach Sport Lines or H&R Super Sports. They are both great ride quality & will get you around the ride height you are looking for!

Like stated above, when going more then 1.5inches you will need to run caster camber plates!

Let me know if I can be of any assistance!

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Re: SPRING INTSTALLATION questions and help

H&R make a great progressive rate spring if you want a stiffer ride that handles better. For a more normal ride with just the looks eibach has a good reputation. You may can find some ford C springs (600/300 rate linear) for cheap.

any more than an inch lower than stock you will need some C/C plates (get good ones).... you may even need them with less than an inch (not worth lowering for looks for only an inch though)
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Go with the eibach sport springs or the h&r super sport for a 2" drop you will also need chamber plates or bolts, bump steer kit , and a set of steeda x2 ball joints, and I would consider changing the rear control arms while you have it apart the stock ones are crap
I got this set up in mine and it's nice ride
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