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Old 08-26-2014, 04:47 PM   #1
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So this past weekend I installed SR Performance lowering springs on my mustang. Install was pretty time consuming as I had never lowered a car before and did it without a spring compressor. The front left strut fell apart but luckily I got all the little ball bearings back in. Impossible to install the fronts without another person if your strut falls apart. Rear springs were super easy, did it in half the time it took to do one side of the front. After a few days I have to say I love these springs the car is the perfect height now and it got rid of that horrible 4x4 look. The rear is not as low as the front which is nice it makes it looks super aggressive and stanced. The price cannot be best, and ride quality is maintained, feels great driving around. Handling Is also improved. Couldn't be happier !!!!!


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If youre going to keep the wheels get some spacers. It will really complete the look. It looks great BTW!!
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So this past weekend I installed SR Performance lowering springs on my mustang. Install was pretty time consuming as I had never lowered a car before and did it without a spring compressor. The front left strut fell apart but luckily I got all the little ball bearings back in. Impossible to install the fronts without another person if your strut falls apart. Rear springs were super easy, did it in half the time it took to do one side of the front. After a few days I have to say I love these springs the car is the perfect height now and it got rid of that horrible 4x4 look. The rear is not as low as the front which is nice it makes it looks super aggressive and stanced. The price cannot be best, and ride quality is maintained, feels great driving around. Handling Is also improved. Couldn't be happier !!!!!
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Awesome write-up! I'm happy to hear that you're enjoying them so much!

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If youre going to keep the wheels get some spacers. It will really complete the look. It looks great BTW!!
Wheel spacers always confused me, what exactly do they do? I know they make the tires seem bigger and wider but how exactly do they work.

I am not yet sure if I am going to be keeping the wheels. I need new tires in about 5k miles....
If I can sell my stock 17's I will be purchasing a new wheel and tire set from AM. If I can't, I will just be buying some tires from tire rack for these 18's.
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Wheel spacers always confused me, what exactly do they do? I know they make the tires seem bigger and wider but how exactly do they work.

I am not yet sure if I am going to be keeping the wheels. I need new tires in about 5k miles....
If I can sell my stock 17's I will be purchasing a new wheel and tire set from AM. If I can't, I will just be buying some tires from tire rack for these 18's.

They push the wheel out more towards the fender. You ever hear of "hella-flush"? I really hate that term...
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Man I want to get me these springs so bad


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That looks mean!! I do agree with Socal Stangman, spacers give that road hugger look.
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Thanks Alex! And thank you for having these on AM so I was able to get them!
Basically half the price of the other competitors, and I don't see why. They are a good, quality product that gives the perfect drop while not having to break the bank and get new caster camber plates. I don't think I even needed the adj. panhard but put it in just to be safe. Will be taking it for an alignment next week.

Forgot to mention - The install time is about 4-6 hours depending on your level of expertise, if you have air tools, and if you have someone helping and if the struts don't fall apart in the front. The strut falling apart was an extra 30-45 minutes of complete and total frustration.....

If you have air tools, a buddy to help, and you know what you're doing around a cars suspension you could get this done in 3 hours or less. An hour for each side of the front and 45 minutes for the back, probably even less. Literally just drop the sway bar, unscrew the back end, drop it with the jack, switch the springs out, and put everything back together. Couldn't be simpler.
The front is a lot more complex, especially if you use a jack to decompress and compress the springs, which I did since I didn't want to pay to rent a spring compressor.
Awesome video from LMR I used below.



Word of warning ... it is NOT as easy as this guy makes it look (The rear is). And his voice is so annoying it makes rewatching parts almost unbearable.
If you follow this video (using the jack), you will be good to go and not have to worry about those evil compressed springs killing you and everyone within a 5 mile radius if you somehow mess up with the spring compressor and set one loose on the world.

If you are on the fence about tackling this install yourself, DO IT. It is a great learning experience. It is very time consuming, but so worth it. And you will save a few hundred bucks!!! And you will feel like a boss after doing it!!
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They push the wheel out more towards the fender. You ever hear of "hella-flush"? I really hate that term...
I will have to look into them! Maybe I will only use them on the rears since the front is already so low. I would be worried about tire rub.

Thank God I have never heard that term lmao.
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You should add a panhard bar


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If youre going to keep the wheels get some spacers. It will really complete the look. It looks great BTW!!
I think I need some for mine as well. Got a bit of rub from lock to lock on these 19s.

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I think I need some for mine as well. Got a bit of rub from lock to lock on these 19s.

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I had some rubbing when I put my 19s on also.

This is the way to go to fix the rubbing issue. I don't like the idea of spacers on the wheels that do the turning. These are safer and way cheaper.

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I had some rubbing when I put my 19s on also.

This is the way to go to fix the rubbing issue. I don't like the idea of spacers on the wheels that do the turning. These are safer and way cheaper.

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I ordered those and the shim style spacer. Ordered two sets for the front and back 3/16ths so it doesn't cause any extra oversteer.

I'll see which ones work better. They were on sales so it's $30 for all 4 and 15 for the Roush. The one thing I don't like about the Roush is it actually reduces your turning radius. Not sure how much but I do plan on tracking the car so that's a small concern.
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These are the springs I plan on getting this week as well. Can you post more pics of the car overall?


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These are the springs I plan on getting this week as well. Can you post more pics of the car overall?


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I have the same SR springs, here are a couple of picks. They make a huge difference.

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I have the same springs! With the right set of wheels, they sit perfect.

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I'm so excited to get these bad boys! I hear such good things about em. Thanks for the pics


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I got the stock 17s right now too. But I will be getting wheels after winter passes.


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I have the same springs! With the right set of wheels, they sit perfect.

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You're going to love them!
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For these lowering springs, do u have to buy the shocks or camber plates? Is the stock suspension able to handle just the springs


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Only thing everyone advises to get is the panhard bar.


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You don't need shocks and struts right away, but I would plan on getting them anyways. I'm actually getting those next


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LMNO-Looks like you got some solid answers here on this!

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Because lowering your car makes the rear axle kick out.
Mustang's are notorious for having a floating rear-I've seen this so bad on some 99-04's that it looks like something out of "Road Warrior/Mad Max" It's not only going to keep it centered and in check where it belongs but it's going to work hand in hand with the springs to put the power down to the ground where it belongs!

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^This-Because the cars so new it's not a real necessity but they would help the dynamics and characteristics that much better!

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Guys, the drop on these looks so much better than stock.

you don't need shocks/struts but since you are in there do it right the 1st time.... I hope to drop mine next year (I'm saving to do it all at once) and if I don't spend any $ on it before I store it for winter that'll be next. Although a custom foglight project has been bouncing around my little brain for a while.....
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I'm gonna keep my 4x4 look for a while. This is a job for a pro and that's not me.. Sure looks good though when they're lowered!
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I'm gonna keep my 4x4 look for a while. This is a job for a pro and that's not me.. Sure looks good though when they're lowered!

Trust me its not a job for only pros. Once you do it or seen it done in person you wont believe how easy it is.
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Trust me its not a job for only pros. Once you do it or seen it done in person you wont believe how easy it is.
Yeah, according to the video it should only take about 2 minutes per wheel...
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Yeah, according to the video it should only take about 2 minutes per wheel...
Lol, maybe a few minutes longer. I could probably do the whole thing in my garage with basic tools in around 1.5 hours.
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I was told we need camber plates so that ur tires don't tear faster


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I think you meant "wear"???

Yes this true. Personally I would only do camber plates if I was lowering more than 1.5". Camber bolts are a cheaper alternative and are usually good enough.
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