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Old 01-13-2014, 02:59 PM   #1
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Hey guys I want to put lowering springs on my car. 1.5 drop on front and 2 on rear.. do I just replace the old ones with new ones and that's it.. no other mods?
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You'll need caster/camber and an adjustable pan hard rod. If not the rear geometry will be screwed and the inside of your tires will wear faster. Just got my springs and things installed too! Got quoted $300 for install
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CC Plates $250 - need these, old OEM strut mounts fall apart when removed
Adj. Panhard Rod - $115, need this or this could happen (really bad) eibach lowering spring problem

You might also want new shocks and struts from same manufacturer or your ride quality will suffer harshly
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i just installed eibach sportlines this past weekend and only bought a BMR panhard bar for the rear, getting an alignment this weekend too. so far I haven't had any problems, and the install wasn't too bad either.
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I see. A shop quoted me for 300 springs and installation and they said it was only a matter of removing old springs Nd putting new ones in
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I see. A shop quoted me for 300 springs and installation and they said it was only a matter of removing old springs Nd putting new ones in
Install them on your own it will save you some money


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Install them on your own it will save you some money


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Caster Camber plates are overkill...camber bolts are all you need for a 1.5" drop!
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If u lower it 1.50 front and back all you will need is the camber bolts
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If u lower it 1.50 front and back all you will need is the camber bolts

And a panhard bar, and lower control arm relocation brackets
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And a panhard bar, and lower control arm relocation brackets
You dont need those extras unless your going lower than 1.50
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You dont need those extras unless your going lower than 1.50

I'm just gona overkill my suspension because I'm just wanting everything to be lined back up as close to factory as possible
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You dont need those extras unless your going lower than 1.50
When altering the suspension (drop height doesn't matter), you will always need an adj. panhard rod. Even some Mustangs come out of the factory with their pinion angle out of alignment, so that should show you how sensitive the rear end can be.

As far as CC plates vs. CC bolts, if you're going to keep your Mustang for a long time, I'd use heavy duty CC plates. Ford's strut mounts only last (from what I've read and have a little experience with) from 60,000-80,000 miles and then they start popping and going bad, at least on the 05-09's. I may be a little off it is safe to say the OEM strut mounts are junk.
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When altering the suspension (drop height doesn't matter), you will always need an adj. panhard rod. Even some Mustangs come out of the factory with their pinion angle out of alignment, so that should show you how sensitive the rear end can be.

As far as CC plates vs. CC bolts, if you're going to keep your Mustang for a long time, I'd use heavy duty CC plates. Ford's strut mounts only last (from what I've read and have a little experience with) from 60,000-80,000 miles and then they start popping and going bad, at least on the 05-09's. I may be a little off it is safe to say the OEM strut mounts are junk.
According to american muscle you dont need them, and i dont have them on my car
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According to american muscle you dont need them, and i dont have them on my car
Read the very first post:

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Lowering your car at all you will need an adjustable panhard bar. At 1.5 you will want CC bolts minimum, anything lower than that and you are looking at the relocation brackets, Bumpsteer kit, CC plates, rolling your fenders (depending on your wheels and tires), shocks/struts to match the springs.

You can "get away" skipping some of these, but come on. You drive a Mustang, your going to push it to its limits, and when you do, do you really want your suspension to be jeopardized because you skipped something in your suspension?
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Lowering your car at all you will need an adjustable panhard bar. At 1.5 you will want CC bolts minimum, anything lower than that and you are looking at the relocation brackets, Bumpsteer kit, CC plates, rolling your fenders (depending on your wheels and tires), shocks/struts to match the springs.

You can "get away" skipping some of these, but come on. You drive a Mustang, your going to push it to its limits, and when you do, do you really want your suspension to be jeopardized because you skipped something in your suspension?

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