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Old 10-06-2012, 11:26 PM   #1
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am i missing something? (Suspension)

If I'm going to get new struts, strut mounts, shocks, & springs are there any other small things I'm overlooking that I should look into for this upgrade?
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If I'm going to get new struts, strut mounts, shocks, & springs are there any other small things I'm overlooking that I should look into for this upgrade?
Your stang (2005+) has coil-overs, right? These are new on AM...

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Your stang (2005+) has coil-overs, right? These are new on AM...

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I'm not sure what coilovers are :\ lol
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Can you tell from this? The spring starts like right at the top of pic
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Can you tell from this? The spring starts like right at the top of pic
Yup, least that's what I call them anyway. So, are you planning on lowering your ride?
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Yup, least that's what I call them anyway. So, are you planning on lowering your ride?
The springs I want say 1.25" front & rear. Where I live is already rough on my car. That's as far as I want to gamble right now. Debating on how it goes will depend on how much lower I COULD go in the future.

As of right now just the 1.25" according to
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The springs I want say 1.25" front & rear. Where I live is already rough on my car. That's as far as I want to gamble right now. Debating on how it goes will depend on how much lower I COULD go in the future.

As of right now just the 1.25" according to
Those are what I was thinking, if it's your daily driver and/or pretty rough roads where you live. It's bad here in Indiana too.
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Those are what I was thinking, if it's your daily driver and/or pretty rough roads where you live. It's bad here in Indiana too.
What does the bumpsteer kit you posted help out with? Yes this is my daily driver like you said
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What does the bumpsteer kit you posted help out with? Yes this is my daily driver like you said
Those were like bump stops. I think they replace the factory bump stops. I don't think you have to have them. I think they improve the comfort of a lowered ride. That was like the only thing that wasn't on the list you made in your first post.

A bump steer kit would re-align the geometry of a lowered car to elliminate bump steer. I'm not sure how low you can go on your model before it's a good idea to get a bump steer kit installed.

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Some of the other 05-09 stang owners should know how low you can drop before you need this.
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Those were like bump stops. I think they replace the factory bump stops. I don't think you have to have them. I think they improve the comfort of a lowered ride. That was like the only thing that wasn't on the list you made in your first post.

A bump steer kit would re-align the geometry of a lowered car to elliminate bump steer. I'm not sure how low you can go on your model before it's a good idea to get a bump steer kit installed.

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Some of the other 05-09 stang owners should know how low you can drop before you need this.
To be honest i doubt ill go lower. But if theyre a good thing to have(just with the 1.25" springs) ill definitely add them to my list!
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I just lowered my 05 with the SR lowering springs from AM, the rides still pretty much the same and the drop is about what you're looking for.
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I just lowered my 05 with the SR lowering springs from AM, the rides still pretty much the same and the drop is about what you're looking for.
How low are the SR springs
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How low are the SR springs
It said about 1.5 front and 1.25 rear.
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It said about 1.5 front and 1.25 rear.
did you re use stock shocks and struts? also did you get the bumpsteer kit?
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did you re use stock shocks and struts? also did you get the bumpsteer kit?
Yep reused everything. And no to the bumpsteer kit.
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Yep reused everything. And no to the bumpsteer kit.
how many miles are on your shocks/struts? and do you have any pics of before and after of the springs install? if not after is fine
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how many miles are on your shocks/struts? and do you have any pics of before and after of the springs install? if not after is fine
As far as I knew everything had 120k miles on it, I was in an accident that bent my passenger side strut, I dunno if both were replaced. I don't actually have a pic after the install. I'll go take one, here's a before though

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Here's another before close to the angle I'm at now

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[QUOTE=Seabiscuit;1338250]Here's another before close to the angle I'm at nowQUOTE]

looks like it settled good, thats about what i want, a little lower but not slammin it ya know? haha thanks for the pics i appreciate it. i just figure while im at it id replace shocks and struts. mine only have 67k on them i believe
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Anytime, I'm planning on doing shocks and struts too
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I'd look at getting castor camber plates and an adjustable panhard bar too
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I'd look at getting castor camber plates and an adjustable panhard bar too

ive got a set of gt500 mounts i picked up for 65-70$ i planned on using. and the panhard bar, whats that for exactly? i doubt i ever go to a track. this things strictly daily driver for atleast another 3-5 years
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Anybody know if he can just do camber bolts? Or is that a 99-04 mustang thing?
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He can buy mine and use them, ten bucks.
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