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Old 02-04-2016, 03:42 AM   #1
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SR Coil over kit

Hey guys looking to pull the trigger on this kit next week.. Has good reviews but anyone here have any experience with them?
I called GTR in Rancho and they said the 250lb rate is pretty soft.. The Gt is daily driven. Looking for the adjustability and too carve some corners. I do not mind a stiff ride.. I'm on cut springs and need to have a less bouncy yet stiff ride.

Considering the eibach super sport kit W/sway bars..


Any input/suggestions on other products is appreciated. Looking to spend under 1k
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Ps. Prepared to get flamed about the cut springs. Lol

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Don't skimp on coilovers. Especially with SR...

For around 1k...grab a set of Bilstien struts and shocks, and some Steeda Springs and you will be infinitely happier than had you made the mistake of going with SR's coilovers.

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You only need coilovers if you need the adjustability. Otherwise a good set of springs/shocks/struts/cc plates is just fine.


This is an area you do NOT want to skimp on, this is your safety on the road and the safety of anyone riding with you or near your car if a suspension part lets go.


Max motorsports for the coilovers or don't bother.


If you are on a $1k budget... MM CC plates, SR springs are actually ok, and then something like Tokico Illumina shocks/struts and then a good alignment and you'll be very happy.
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Thanks for the input. One concern is that I want my car to be as low as it currently sits.


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Maybe bilstiens and a set of h&rs?
You guys have experience with the eibach kit? The one that comes with springs dampers and sway bars. Sounds like a good deal for a decent price

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Maybe bilstiens and a set of h&rs?
You guys have experience with the eibach kit? The one that comes with springs dampers and sway bars. Sounds like a good deal for a decent price

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The Eibach kit won't get you very low, but I've got a few friends that are very happy with the performance and ride quality.

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Hmm I guess I'll sit on making a purchase. BC coilovers are tempting.
Stiff for when I'm in the hills and soft when the old lady wants to cruise around.


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Hmm I guess I'll sit on making a purchase. BC coilovers are tempting.
Stiff for when I'm in the hills and soft when the old lady wants to cruise around.


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Then save for a good set. You'll regret buying the SR's and will end up spending even more in the end to install a quality setup of coilovers.

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Hey guys looking to pull the trigger on this kit next week.. Has good reviews but anyone here have any experience with them?
I called GTR in Rancho and they said the 250lb rate is pretty soft.. The Gt is daily driven. Looking for the adjustability and too carve some corners. I do not mind a stiff ride.. I'm on cut springs and need to have a less bouncy yet stiff ride.

Considering the eibach super sport kit W/sway bars..


Any input/suggestions on other products is appreciated. Looking to spend under 1k
Will install myself.

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Wait for the v2's to come out, they are currently only for the 05+ and they look allot better, if you arent track racing the car and just want the low life they are perfect for the car.
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The SR coil lowering springs are actually pretty good, you could use these, X2 balljoints without spacer, no isos, new shocks, struts ( Koni STR.Ts), and MM CC plates ONLY if your doing CC plates (probably will have to have them if nearing the 2" or more mark). I didnt really need them on my 96 with H&Rs but its about 1 3/4" lower than stock and they got it really close to spec without them. But I had them so it didnt matter anyway.

How about looling into the Raceland coil overs? They have been used by a couple members ( Comporange, and TheChech) and both had favorable results. Their about $500 for a set, I dont know how much their CC plates are though?

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Or check out Tein S Tech lowering springs. They claim a 2" drop all around. Their a good company from what I have researched but I couldnt find a ton of info on them as far as Mustang results. They may be worth a look as their lower than Eibach or H&Rs.

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Don't cheap out on coil overs. On a 99-04 i would run nothing but Maximum Motorsports, which is what i use on my car.
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Don't cheap out on coil overs. On a 99-04 i would run nothing but Maximum Motorsports, which is what i use on my car.
This seems to be the best option

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Mine are the ones that use the KONI Yellows. 375# in front and 250# in rear. If you aren't focused toward performance maybe 325# front and 200-225# rear
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How much did that set up run you? And do MM cc plates need to be used? As in can others be used..
I like the rear being true coilovers.

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Id like to have adjustable dampening

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How much did that set up run you? And do MM cc plates need to be used? As in can others be used..
I like the rear being true coilovers.

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Id like to have adjustable dampening

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You CAN use other CC plates, but MM ones are by far the best. All in all probably around $1600 i believe, including the plates. Got a good deal on the shocks and struts since KONI usually does a really good sale once a year. Front and rear are single adjustable for rebound. There are dual adjustable shocks they make for rebound and compression.

The rear being a true coil over is nice. Thats one thing i don't like about most of the cheaper kits, they aren't actual coil overs in the back, they are just an adjustable spring perch, the actual spring rates aren't coil over rates. Mine are full coil overs.

Ride isn't too bad now that i'm not hitting my bump stops anymore. Car is really low. If left a bit higher than where mine sits at then the ride is actually really nice.
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If you're looking for low on a budget either run. The Tein S Techs or H&R SS springs are a good option. I'm running the SS without isolators in front and it's almost as low as my old GT was. I agree with everybody else about the SR coil overs, it's not something I would skimp out on.
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I agree with what's been said. Maximum Motorsports Coilovers or bust. Know a couple guys that are running them and absolutely love them.

If you can live without the adjustability of coilovers and want a decent drop (~2" front/1.8" rear) get:

H&R Super Sports, Bilstein HD Shocks/Struts, Maximum Motorsports 4 bolt CC Plates, and Steeda X2 Balljoints. Remove all isolators.

Exact setup is going on my Mach this spring. Not corner carving so no need for coilovers and this setup will ride as good if not better than factory. Have the exact same setup on my 03 minus the Bilsteins, running Tokico HP's instead as I got a great deal on them.

Despite what a lot of people say you will need a proper alignment. The factory plates on our cars allow for virtually zero alignment so you will need some type of aftermarket plates to allow for the adjustments. I advocate Maximum Motorsports 4 bolts, nothing less.

Many consider the drop spring setup I listed above to be expensive. When compared to less expensive product setups it is, but remember, you get what you pay for. Do it right, do it once.
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The only SR mod I have enjoyed is their CIA because CIA is all bs anyway and there wasn't a noticeable difference between my SR, K&N and C&L. I had got their rear control arms and sway bar kit during the summer and just two weeks ago the bushings already went to crap and cracked to pieces and was squeaking so loud it very embarrassing. Realized I should have saved another pay check and got steeda. Got them last Friday and the second I took them out of the box build quality was so shockingly better. Never again going cheap on suspension parts, steeda is more firm and better handling too a lot of movement still with SR and didn't really feel planted so never considered it in my build because it felt like a waste of money and stock was just as good. Also I cant stress enough on how embarrassing the squeaking is, it was even louder than the exhaust, not the looks I wanted pulling into campus or a gas station. Was hell for a few weeks until I got it replaced.
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Ended up getting cx racing coils.. So far so good.

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I have some friends that have had these coils on other cars(a camery and a genesis) that said nothing but good things from 1st hand experience... Quality is actually good. Lets see how they hold up.. 450 spring rate up front on a 8inch spring 350 in the back..

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450 front and 350 rear?

Those are some stiff *** springs. That's the type of spring a more dedicated race car would use. I don't even use that high of a rate.


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The spring rates scared me but I had cut springs for the last year so I'm used to a stiff ride.
These are riding pretty amazing compared to before. I have the dampers set on 15 of 32. Major improvement.

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For someone that isn't used to a stiff ride i wouldn't recommend them.

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Had them about a week now. now, Have been messing with the dampening latley its fun.

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Looks good. I saw the CXracing coilovers on Ebay for $903 or so earlier, not to pry but is this about what you paid? Or did you go thru their site? A guy at work just installed the SR coilovers and his car looks great, and he said it feels pretty good too so far. He hasnt driven it very much at all just on the couple nicer days we have had here recently. SR is so iffy though except for their lowering springs, I dont know what to expect. If his coilovers work out ok, I may feel alright about them. He is an enthusiast as well and wouldnt have junk on his car, as far as I know, I have known him for years now. I will have to ride in it and drive it this spring to see for myself. Even if their coilovers were ok or on par with Racelands and were fine for summer cruising driving, I dont know I could go with them since you have to use their CC plates and Ive already been there and done that fiasco! Unless you can use other CC plates with them?

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I paid about 840 for them on ebay. I'm not too sure of you have to use their caster plates but the shop I went too was able to get the alignment into spec 1.3


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