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Old 07-30-2012, 07:24 AM   #1
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lowering springs- what else 'needed'?!

my new H&R SS springs are here! my question is, what else is absolutely 'necessary' to do job? i am planning on new struts/shocks, and steeda or MM cc plates, and i have a good alignment guy 'lined up'. btw, car is '04 GT with 60k, 5 speed w/some modest mods, and stock rear gears(for now)

i really dont want to get into bumpsteer kit(my mech says prob not needed), ball joints(although i'd like to add the steeda X2s at when time comes to replace),control arms, or new bushings unless they are needed.

advise appreciated; b4 and after pics to come.
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Old 07-30-2012, 07:30 AM   #2
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Re: lowering springs- what else 'needed'?!

honestly if the car is just being dropped around 1.5" then you can toss the springs on with no other upgrades....anything past and the alignment guy won't be able to get the negative camber in a close enough to 0 range without a c&c plates (maybe even camber bolts, but they can't pull to many degrees)
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Re: lowering springs- what else 'needed'?!

thanks for replay. sorry, should of stated... effective drop is 1.75"f and 1.6"r
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Re: lowering springs- what else 'needed'?!

Then youll want c&c plates to get then neg camber set correctly...
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Re: lowering springs- what else 'needed'?!

thanks. yes, was planning on those. just wanting to know if anything else is 'required' to do job right or if doing springs/shocks/cc plates was indeed all i need to do
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Old 07-30-2012, 09:38 AM   #6
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Re: lowering springs- what else 'needed'?!

On the same page with he OP here too.

I got my car with Eibach pro kit springs..which kinda blow...I want just springs. What's a good drop?

OP you like your H&R springs? they say it lowers it around 1.75 and 1.6? Sounds awesome..I may want lower..I don't know.


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Old 07-30-2012, 09:58 AM   #7
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Re: lowering springs- what else 'needed'?!

not installed yet... i am trying to decide which shocks/struts to buy, and make sure i don't need anything else besides the cc plates(steeda).

all indications from other retailer/forum reviewers lean toward 'great improvement' in handling and ride with these springs, so looking forward to getting it done soon.

what have pics till then of course
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Nice! Can't wait to see it man...I do NOT advise anyone get te eibach pro kit -___- my ride quality is terrible. lol

How much did your run you? Where did you get them from?
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Old 08-02-2012, 11:13 AM   #9
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Re: lowering springs- what else 'needed'?!

bought on web from guys who purchased new but never used. springs 175 and cc plate 190. gonna pick out and order my struts/shocks today or tomorrow!
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Old 08-02-2012, 12:22 PM   #10
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Re: lowering springs- what else 'needed'?!

why not just cut your stockers...it's always what works for me and other stang guys i know?
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I installed polyurethane spring isolators when I installed my H&R race springs. I would recommend upgrading from the factory rubber isos.
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Re: lowering springs- what else 'needed'?!

I replaced the isolators too. After seeing how bad the old ones were, I was glad I did. i also put in H&R super sports from AM.
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Old 08-02-2012, 05:31 PM   #13
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no need for isolators...just rip the old out and leave them out. a bit of electric tape spun on the end will keep it from squeaking..other then that you're golden, and you'll drop close to 1/4" more lol
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no need for isolators...just rip the old out and leave them out. a bit of electric tape spun on the end will keep it from squeaking..other then that you're golden, and you'll drop close to 1/4" more lol
I also heard this from the guy I bought my springs from and i was wondering if there's any long term damage or nothing like that.
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I ran H&R SS for 2 years without anything else and factory struts.
They really don't need anything as long as you can get your caster/camber back to 0 or less than 1.
I replaced the isos a few months ago after mine finally wore through, but that's it.
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For you guys that want to go really low without coilovers, I have H&R SS springs, no isos, and X2 ball joints and I honestly can't fit one finger between the fender and tire. I had to get the Bumpsteer kit tho. Front wheels hopped like crazy going this low. Keep in mind this is on 245/45-17s. Also, I'd recommend new shocks as well. It just completes the setup.
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