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Old 01-20-2015, 09:46 PM   #1
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Advice on lowering

Today I put on my new wheels and tires and they look amazing but it's time to close that gap. Am looking to get the SR performance springs from AM which seem fine but my question is should I add the adjustable panhandbar? Any idea of what a shop would charge to install all of this? Or anything else I should know about lowering in general? Click image for larger version

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If you're gona lower then yeah you'll want the adjustable panhard bar. And either camber bolts or plates.


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Definitely get an adjustable panhard bar, I'm running the same setup just with a lot more parts, AM, has several great adjustable panhard bars to choose from and your probably looking at 300-400 in labor unless you know someone


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If you're gona lower then yeah you'll want the adjustable panhard bar. And either camber bolts or plates.


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So with the springs and the panhand bar, what would the camber bolts be used for exactly?


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So with the springs and the panhand bar, what would the camber bolts be used for exactly?


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Correcting the camber in the front wheels which will prevent them from wearing prematurely and keep maximum contact with the road.
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With a drop of around an inch or so you dont need camber bolts, my alignment was still in spec after a ~1" drop, and honestly Camber bolts have a slightly higher fail rate than i am comfortable with. Camber plates on the other hand, are amazing, but more expensive.

Any time you lower though, a panhard bar is certainly necessary.
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With a drop of around an inch or so you dont need camber bolts, my alignment was still in spec after a ~1" drop, and honestly Camber bolts have a slightly higher fail rate than i am comfortable with. Camber plates on the other hand, are amazing, but more expensive.

Any time you lower though, a panhard bar is certainly necessary.

Which springs did you buy?


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If lowering can you go with the watt's link instead of the panhard bar?
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If lowering can you go with the watt's link instead of the panhard bar?
The Whiteline unit replaces the panhard bar.

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Which springs did you buy?


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These: http://www.americanmuscle.com/eibach...-2011gtv6.html

Granted, i have a GT, the shocks / struts from my car (along with these springs) are now on my Fiance's V6 and it sits pretty similarly to how it did on my GT.

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^^ This, a panhard bar replaces a panhard bar, they're just a lot more expensive, although exponentially "better."
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i used the camber bolts made by eibach actually helped
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I did Eibach sportline springs and camber bolts. Also did Panhard. IF you are going to do anything about traction I would suggest doing the upper and lower control arms at the same time to save installation money. Also depending on your milage you may want to do shocks and struts as well. I did springs, shocks, struts, panhard, UCA and LCA's with alighnment and paid $520. BTW, whenthey go to do it there is about a 75% chance the strut mounts will come apart so may want to get those as well.
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2014 DIB 3.7 w/ sport shift "Blue Cyclone"

My 12 was a learning affair, I only did rear springs and adj. panhard. Bad idea, now when I lower I am using coil over's, so when a helicopter buzzes me I'll be unafraid!
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Only 4800 miles on mine, shocks and struts? Couldn't imagine


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The point to replacing them isn't always because they're worn out. A good set from Koni, Bilstein, etc will outperform the stock in just about every way except possibly a small sacrifice in ride comfort.

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When I installed sr springs in my previous mustang, I only did the panhard bar as well. The front end was still within spec but very close to needing camber adjustment.
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