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Old 07-26-2014, 09:38 AM   #1
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Thinking about lowering

So I'm finally thinking of lowering the car a little. I'm not slamming it, I just wanna get rid of some of the fender gap (especially in the rear). What I'm looking at are the Steeda Sport Springs on AM. They look like a good choice for me because it's very mild drop (1.0 front, 1.25 rear). I guess I'll also need an adjustable panhard bar too. I'll probably have a shop install them so I'll have them realign the wheels too. Is there anything else I need to do? I just figured I wouldn't because of how slight the drop is. Also, the Steeda Sport Springs only have one review on AM. Are they not that great? It got a good review. Lol
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Also looking at the Steeda Ultralites which would be a 1.25F/1.5R drop.
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Yes, it is recommend to get a panhard bar when lowering these cars. The rear end tends to shift upon lowering.

If you are looking to do shocks/struts down the road ... it may be more cost effective to do them at the same time as the springs (same install labor).

Also, it depends on what you are looking for more in the springs.

The Ultra Lites will provide a slightly ride better than the Sports Springs.

The Sports Springs offer better handling.

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Here are h&r super sports on 20" wheels. Love it! Did it myself and the took it to get aligned and they said it was perfect. No camber plates or pan hard bar. Click image for larger version

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Here are h&r super sports on 20" wheels. Love it! Did it myself and the took it to get aligned and they said it was perfect. No camber plates or pan hard bar. Attachment 162679


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So all you did was the springs?
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So all you did was the springs?

That's it. Ride is good. Cut about .5" off the back bump stop. Alignment is perfect. Ima upgrade the shocks eventually.


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Take measurements of the rear end of your car, see if the tires are exactly the same distance from the fender edge on both sides. When you lower a car with a panhard bar, the angle of the bar changes and it physically pushes the rearend to the left as the angle is reduced. This is why you need an adjustable bar when lowering, you shorten it up when you lower to keep the rear centered.

I would be HIGHLY suspect of any alignment shop that just says "G2G" on a lowered car with no CC plates or adjustable PH bar.
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H&r super sports look fantastic. Had them on my 03. The ride was outrageously stiff though. The camber was totally whacked out after the install. The alignment was totally effed also. I opted for a less aggressive spring on my 05. Love the way H&R's look though



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Take measurements of the rear end of your car, see if the tires are exactly the same distance from the fender edge on both sides. When you lower a car with a panhard bar, the angle of the bar changes and it physically pushes the rearend to the left as the angle is reduced. This is why you need an adjustable bar when lowering, you shorten it up when you lower to keep the rear centered.

I would be HIGHLY suspect of any alignment shop that just says "G2G" on a lowered car with no CC plates or adjustable PH bar.

I watched the machine. Everything was perfect.


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That's it. Ride is good. Cut about .5" off the back bump stop. Alignment is perfect. Ima upgrade the shocks eventually. Sent from my iPhone using Mustang Evolution
How did u cut the bump stops? Got a pic?
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How did u cut the bump stops? Got a pic?

It's like a Christmas tree shape kinda. I cut the top tier off.


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It's like a Christmas tree shape kinda. I cut the top tier off. Sent from my iPhone using Mustang Evolution
What did u use to cut it off?
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What did u use to cut it off?

Razor blade. It's just that polyurethane ****.


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Razor blade. It's just that polyurethane ****. Sent from my iPhone using Mustang Evolution
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05-10 Koni Yellows
BMR Springs (1.5" drop all 4 corners)
BMR Panhard Bar
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BMR LCA relocation brackets
bump stops cut 1" off back ones, 1/4" inch off front ones





If you keep your car long enough after just a spring install, apparently the OEM shocks will ware out prematurely and will need replacement. replacing the shocks with the springs initially, you pay the same labor only once if having it done at a shop
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