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Old 11-18-2014, 06:11 PM   #36
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Anyone have any old lowering springs they with wish to sell me?

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I've got my stock 2001 Bullitt springs still.... They lower about 3/4" with isolators and about 1" without isolators. Better spring rate than the GT also so there is a handling improvement.


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I agree if you lower your car at all then you should get new shocks and struts just because the ride geometry has changed and this will wear out stock struts faster HOWEVER if you have lower miles like myself then with just a 1.5" drop with the SRs won't change the geometry too much which is why only a panhard bar is required but changing shocks and struts would be the next thing you wanna do after springs. That's only for the SRs tho anything lower might require camber plates/new strut tower braces but im not too familiar with that


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Ok what exactly is the panhard bar
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I agree if you lower your car at all then you should get new shocks and struts just because the ride geometry has changed and this will wear out stock struts faster HOWEVER if you have lower miles like myself then with just a 1.5" drop with the SRs won't change the geometry too much which is why only a panhard bar is required but changing shocks and struts would be the next thing you wanna do after springs. That's only for the SRs tho anything lower might require camber plates/new strut tower braces but im not too familiar with that


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Very true about the panhard bar for 05-14 because it will push the rear axle out to the left I believe but for the 99-04 mustang gt and v6 it has 2 upper control arms and no Panhard bar so getting an adjustable panhard bar is not required because there is not one present. I will say though if you lower the car 1.5 inches you should get caster camber plates because you will wear the inside of the tire out much faster. This is due to the camber being at a higher degree then stock.


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Ok what exactly is the panhard bar

Don't worry about the panhard bar you don't have one that's the 05-14 model


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Alright. So need for a panhard bar?
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Disregard panhard bar lol that's my mistake


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Nope you don't have one on the rear. I have one only because I drilled through my frame and added one Click image for larger version

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That long silver bar connecting from the axle to the frame is a panhard bar you should not have one unless some one installed one. I'm 95% sure you don't unless the previous owner installed it and didn't tell you about it


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99-04 doesn't have a Panhard bar so no need. The axles are off no matter what lol. My axle stuck out on stock springs before I installed my Panhard bar.


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Looks a lot similar to mine lol

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Looks a lot similar to mine lol

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I think we might of covered to much about suspensions tonight


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Yess indeed lol
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Out of all my suspension, including the coilovers I noticed the biggest difference in handling from the Panhard bar.


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For sure on the panhard bar I feel so more confidant in corners now it's unreal how bad it was before it was on there


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Well I understand it better now. This is my first car I've had nothing but lifted trucks in the past so things are a little different lol
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Well I understand it better now. This is my first car I've had nothing but lifted trucks in the past so things are a little different lol

No worries you'll pick up things fast just by watching what others do on here. I've only had my Roush for 10 months before I got out of the lifted trucks and rock crawling. Click image for larger version

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These cars are so easy to work on and mod its unreal every thing is straight forward.


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I've had mine for about 4 months I traded a 97 f150 with 5 inches of lift For it. I've heard there pretty easy to fix up
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Here is a quick vid i did of my suspension.

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Out of all my suspension, including the coilovers I noticed the biggest difference in handling from the Panhard bar.


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For sure on the panhard bar I feel so more confidant in corners now it's unreal how bad it was before it was on there


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Soo you guys are gonna come to Colorado for a road course day right?? I wanna see how my setup would compare
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Mines not done yet still need a few more things before I put it on the track lol


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Soo you guys are gonna come to Colorado for a road course day right?? I wanna see how my setup would compare

Eventually lol. I'm hoping to do a few road courses this year.


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What all is needed for a road course? And should we start a new thread for a road courses? Since this one is starting to get away from the springs subject?


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What all is needed for a road course? And should we start a new thread for a road courses? Since this one is starting to get away from the springs subject?


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Lol sure.


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I'll post a pic of my spring setup.

OP I would try to find pictures of various heights you can do. I liked the look of my H&R Race springs when I had them, but now it would look funny considering I'm used to my current setup.

Current is 2.5" front and 2" rear with 18s (recently) and 17s previously
Old setup with H&R Race springs was 1.5" front and 1" rear with 17s
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Would I have to get new cc plates for a 1.5 drop
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No I don't think you would, could probably get away with camber bolts.

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Camber bolts only go about 1 degree + or -

I use both in any case. Camber bolts and plates that is.


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Ok and do I have to absolutely replace shocks and struts.
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Ok and do I have to absolutely replace shocks and struts.

It's a good idea to if you are lowering. But not absolutely required


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Ok and what could be the consequences of not replaceing them
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They will go out quicker so things may be more bouncy. If you go really low without replacing then they can max out.


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I just plan on going 1.5 to 2 inches
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The stock shocks and stats will become worn pretty quickly. It's best to get them in while doing the springs, will save you in the long run.

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Is that a panhard bar
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