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Old 11-09-2015, 06:12 AM   #1
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Need help with installing lowering springs in Bay Area

Hey, I am new to the forum. I am from california and have a 05 GT. My first mustang, love it. I recently placed an order for some lowering springs and was wondering if anyone is in the Bay Area that would like to help me install them on my car. At this time I cannot afford to get them professionally installed. I also would enjoy to do it myself as well I just do not have a garage and I live in an apartment. If is there anyone out there who would like to help a fellow mustang enthusiast out. Let me know. Thanks
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I'd love to help but I just moved out and I don't have my tools or a garage.
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I appreciate it. I know how you feel about not having a garage. Even a drive way would be nice at the point. Apartments suck


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Just wondering, did you also order an adjustable pan hard bar at the same time?
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I did not order a pan hard bar. After the springs settle I'm going to take it in the get alignment checked out. If I need one at that point I'll pick one up.


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You will need one. What springs did you order?
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Old 11-09-2015, 10:38 PM   #7
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SR springs. I wanted the sportlines but since I don't have much money to play with I thought that would be a bad idea


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Need help with installing lowering springs in Bay Area

You will def need a panhard bud. I would wait till you can afford one before you install the springs. They are cheap. 100 bucks or so. But if you skip it your rearend will be off center.
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Yeah I may try and snag one up on Black Friday possibly


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Old 11-10-2015, 11:26 AM   #10
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The factory doesn't even have the rearend centered...if you don't have the money lower the car and wait to get the adjustable panhard bar...you won't have any issue although I would measure to where it is now, then measure again when the springs settle.
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Just for reference purposes...

I checked my rear wheel offset within a couple of months after getting my 2014 Mustang brand new. I found that the wheels were favoring the left side of the car by approx. 1/2" (relative to the fenders).

By approximate calculations, if you drop the rear by 1", in other words, one end of the panhard bar dropped 1", the resulting offset would be less than 1/32".

Maybe I should get my dealers opinion on this stock offset.
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Mine was about 3/8" closer on the left side when it was stock and after a 2" drop it was 5/8".............go figure!
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The lowest quote I got for spring install was 270. Highest 860 (your kidding right) no. This doesn't include alignment


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The lowest quote I got for spring install was 270. Highest 860 (your kidding right) no. This doesn't include alignment


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After doing my own Mustang along with helping 4 others change their springs it usually takes about 2 to 3 hours depending on how fast you go and what tools you have. It makes a big different to have a lift. So $270 sounds pretty good if they are charging $90 per hour....and depending on what kind of work they do.
The $860 sounds like a Ford Dealer or someone who really doesn't want to do the job............IMHO
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Do you have any friends with a garage? Maybe one will be nice enough to lend it to you for the day.
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Need help with installing lowering springs in Bay Area

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Looks really nice......nothing like a lowered Mustang!
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Thanks I am having a lot of fun driving this again. Almost like I got it again for the first time.


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Yes, it certainly does change the personality of the car......"keep the shinny side up".
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