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Old 10-28-2013, 08:35 PM   #1
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looking to lower my 02 GT very soon. I'm going with H&R super sport springs but what kind of shocks should I get? should I get anything else?
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I went with Tokico D-Specs on mine and am quite happy with them. A friend of mine swears by KYB and Koni. Any of those will work just fine, especially of it's just a DD. I would just go to Maximum Motorsports website and read what struts they recommend for the various springs. Ideally you should get a bumpsteer kit and caster/camber plates to help get your alignment and suspension geometry back in to spec.
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It depends on war your purpose for the car is. Id also consider installing CC plates to for alignment since you can't run much neg camber or castor. Struts and shocks can b pricey but they r well worth the cost.
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I just went through this with my 96 SVT Cobra. I bought used low mile Bilstein shocks & struts off Terminator owners who went coil over. New Bilstein struts are $200-230 each. Shocks $120. I paid $80 a pair for shocks with 5K miles and $175 pair for struts with 6K miles. Needs to really watch the sales forums on the big Mustang forums, they go fast. Also make sure the seller has a excellent reputation. I'm very happy with the H&R springs, also used 5K miles $165 all four. MM CC Plates $135 excellent shape, new urethane isolators from MM, and Golden West Suspension Full Length Sub Frame Connectors.

Rides like a sports car instead of a muscle car. I went used because I was working with a budget. If you have no restriction buy a Gripper Box from Maximum Motorsports. Has matching springs, shocks, struts, CC plates, with optional LCA's SFC's, and sway bar upgrades.
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Is lowering just for handling or does it help put power to the ground like lca's and sfa's?

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okay thanks fellas. I'm looking at H&R super sport and Koni shocks and struts.
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Is lowering just for handling or does it help put power to the ground like lca's and sfa's?

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They're mostly used for handling and looks unless you pick up a set of drag springs.
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