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Old 08-24-2008, 12:14 PM   #1
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question about 02-04 gt lowering springs

im about to buy some h&r sport lowering springs for my 03 gt , however i wanted to know if everyone else that lowered there mustang needed camber caster plates, i called h&r and they were like uhhhhhhhh i dk?
it lowers it 1.65 in the front , 1.50 in the back.
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Re: question about 02-04 gt lowering springs

with the sport springs CC plaets are a MUST, I have H&R race and it slammed the car and I had to have them.
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Re: question about 02-04 gt lowering springs

even if you don't absoloutely need them, which you would in this case, it is nice to have them so you can align the car easier. I used the Eibach prokit on my car which is a 1.5 inch drop and I needed them to get the alignment in spec. The car actually dropped closer to 1.75 inches all the way around though.
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Re: question about 02-04 gt lowering springs

I put eibach sport springs on my car, had it aligned with no issues. now when I do my shocks i will the the camber plates though (cause I autox) but i have no tire wear issues yet, I have 5000 plus miles on the setup already. I would say cc's are recomended, but not needed.
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Re: question about 02-04 gt lowering springs

Would you need them for specific rate springs?
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Would you need them for specific rate springs?
its not a matter of spring rates. The more you raise or lower a vehicle, the more out of spec the alignment goes. Caster/camber plates allow more adjustment than stock so you can get the alignment back into spec. Usually the more the car is lowered the stiffer the spring rate to keep it from bottoming out.
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I put eibach sport springs on my car, had it aligned with no issues. now when I do my shocks i will the the camber plates though (cause I autox) but i have no tire wear issues yet, I have 5000 plus miles on the setup already. I would say cc's are recomended, but not needed.
how low did it go... cuz its its more than about an inch~ you will need em... but just because they are "in spec" doesnt mean they are the best setup for what you are doing~ that all depends on how you want the car to handle and how it is driven~ so every car differs.
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how low did it go... cuz its its more than about an inch~ you will need em... but just because they are "in spec" doesnt mean they are the best setup for what you are doing~ that all depends on how you want the car to handle and how it is driven~ so every car differs.
no its not setup for specs for autox, but i got mine in spec for daily driving. what does the pro kit do like 1.5". thats what I got. i was just stating the you dont HAVE to have the camber kits to get back in aligment (if you got a guy that knows what hes doing). just saying its not needed but its recommended.
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Would you need them for specific rate springs?
I think i miss read this earlier. But what I said still applies. It really depends on how much you lower the car. I really like the progressive spring rates but thats just me, you can run specific rates if you want. It also depends on what you want to do with the car...drag racing, auto cross, daily drive it etc.
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Re: question about 02-04 gt lowering springs

i saw some lowering springs on ebay for the 00 gt for like 40$ im not possitive but it probably would not be a good idea to go cheap on springs would it?
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i saw some lowering springs on ebay for the 00 gt for like 40$ im not possitive but it probably would not be a good idea to go cheap on springs would it?
ABSOLUTLY NOT!
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lol just making sure.. thanks
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