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Old 08-06-2013, 11:18 AM   #1
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opinion on a drop

how much should I drop my car just to kill the gap

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Old 08-06-2013, 11:20 AM   #2
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Inch and a half seems to be the popular drop for the 2010 to current Mustangs. Drivability remains good.
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Old 08-06-2013, 11:47 AM   #3
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1.5 all around would be good to go. On a different car I measured the gap and decided there.
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Agreed. I would shoot for 1.5" at the least. Filling in that wheel gap will really change the look of your Mustang, plus the handling performance.

Check out the SR Performance lowering springs. They'll lower your Mustang exactly 1.5" on all four corners. Plus, they'll keep a comfortable ride with the factory struts/shocks. The only thing I suggest getting is an adj Panhard bar because the rear end won't be centered after the car is lowered.

Hope this helps your decision! Let me know if you have more questions!

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Old 08-07-2013, 09:31 PM   #5
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Agree with what has been said. I went with the steeda ultralights. Got a real good deal in them too.

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Old 08-07-2013, 11:01 PM   #6
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Agree with what has been said. I went with the steeda ultralights. Got a real good deal in them too.

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how do they ride? did you have to get a panhard bar?
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Old 08-08-2013, 12:05 AM   #7
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how do they ride? did you have to get a panhard bar?
+1. did you?
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Old 08-08-2013, 06:24 AM   #8
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+1. did you?
No panhead. I would have gotten one if needed but it went right into spec with an alignment.

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how do they ride? did you have to get a panhard bar?
They ride good. Not too much different from stock. They are just s little more stiff.

I am pleased with them.
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Old 08-08-2013, 08:10 AM   #9
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The 1.5" looks awesome, such an aggressive look overall.

I am thinking dropping it myself with the springs + adjustable panhard, but Im wondering how this will effect my clearance when winter time comes around in New Jersey. Any advice?

1.5" sounds like such a little difference that i cant imagine it will determine if I make it or not in the snow (yes, I'll have winter rubber of course; have Blizzaks WS70s or Xi-Ice3's)
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Agreed. I would shoot for 1.5" at the least. Filling in that wheel gap will really change the look of your Mustang, plus the handling performance.

Check out the SR Performance lowering springs. They'll lower your Mustang exactly 1.5" on all four corners. Plus, they'll keep a comfortable ride with the factory struts/shocks. The only thing I suggest getting is an adj Panhard bar because the rear end won't be centered after the car is lowered.

Hope this helps your decision! Let me know if you have more questions!

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The fitment section for these springs indicate the following on the AM site:

"Application. This set of four SR Performance Lowering Springs are designed for use on the 2005 to 2010 GT & V6 Mustangs Coupes. They will also fit 2011 and newer GT & V6 Coupes when used in combination with Ford Racing M-18183-C upper strut mounts and M-18000-A dampers (sold separately). Does not fit convertible models."

So, will I also need to purchase the upper strut mounts and dampers as well? My car is a '13 V6 purchased 04/27/13.
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Wondered the same thing and did not order.
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Wondered the same thing and did not order.
Yeah, I've been reading alot about lowering springs, but I haven't seen anyone say anything about new strut mounts and dampers for the SR and Ford Racing springs installation. The strut mounts are $110 a pair on AM. The Eibach, HR and Steeda springs don't mention anything about this added expense. Any advise from anyone who has installed lowering springs would be most helpful.
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Old 08-08-2013, 04:58 PM   #13
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having seen (side by side) the 1" and 1 1/2" the lower drop looked much better....opinion only
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