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Old 10-16-2015, 10:28 AM   #1
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(Another) Lowering Question

So, I'm pretty happy with the height in the front, but I'd really like to lower the back.

Would it be ok to just put lowering springs/adjustable panhard bar in the back but keep it stock up front?
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So, I'm pretty happy with the height in the front, but I'd really like to lower the back.

Would it be ok to just put lowering springs/adjustable panhard bar in the back but keep it stock up front?
Of course. Just remember to get the adj panhard and lca relocation brackets. If you have the 1 piece driveshaft, then you will need an adj uca. Assuming the same rules apply.
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Ok cool, kind of what I figured but just wanted to double check.

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Of course. Just remember to get the adj panhard and lca relocation brackets. If you have the 1 piece driveshaft, then you will need an adj uca. Assuming the same rules apply.
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Ok cool, kind of what I figured but just wanted to double check.

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I've been wondering this as well. Maybe i can start the process by getting the rear lowering springs installed while i wait to get the front done. Thanks K.C and VIG
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Of course. Just remember to get the adj panhard and lca relocation brackets. If you have the 1 piece driveshaft, then you will need an adj uca. Assuming the same rules apply.
Wait...Relocation brackets? Why
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Wait...Relocation brackets? Why
Any time you lower the body in relation to the axle, the LCA geometry must be corrected.
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Something like this.
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Exactly like that, thats an awesome diagram.
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Interesting, but would a 1.5" drop really cause that much of a headache? Not trying to do anything half asset but money is a huge issue for this kind of thing. How about pinion angle? Is that something that would need correcting with some kind of adjustment bracket as well?
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Its not like its something you cant do after the fact. Just go ahead and lower, and check the position of your LCAs. Anything less than parallel will compromise your cars ability to put power down, and you can just assess your needs at that time.

Since the stock drive shaft has wiggle room in it, you wont need to worry about pinion angle until you go 1 piece.
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So, I'm pretty happy with the height in the front, but I'd really like to lower the back.

Would it be ok to just put lowering springs/adjustable panhard bar in the back but keep it stock up front?
Were your plans to make the car close to level?
If so, your drop would likely be in the neighborhood of .75" if it's close to my '14.
If that was the case, I wouldn't be surprised if you found that an adjustable panhard bar wasn't necessary.
Check your body to rear wheel offset(tracking alignment) before you touch it, just for the hell of it, to see how close it is now and how much, if measureable, it changed after lowering.
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Were your plans to make the car close to level?

If so, your drop would likely be in the neighborhood of .75" if it's close to my '14.

If that was the case, I wouldn't be surprised if you found that an adjustable panhard bar wasn't necessary.

Check your body to rear wheel offset(tracking alignment) before you touch it, just for the hell of it, to see how close it is now and how much, if measureable, it changed after lowering.

Hm, I'd be willing to try that out.

Yeah, my goal is just to make it level. I'm not wild about how much of a gap there is in the rear wheel well.
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I think Ford Racing springs are pretty nice. They have one of the best quality and also wont void your warrenty
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I wonder if you will mind the front gap after lowering the back?
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I was at the Ford dealership the other day and saw the 2016s. They did a decent job with having the cars lowered already. I personally wouldnt see a need to lower the new cars any further for normal street use.
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Its not like its something you cant do after the fact. Just go ahead and lower, and check the position of your LCAs. Anything less than parallel will compromise your cars ability to put power down, and you can just assess your needs at that time.

Since the stock drive shaft has wiggle room in it, you wont need to worry about pinion angle until you go 1 piece.
Thanks. I'll just have to try it and see.


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Hm, I'd be willing to try that out.

Yeah, my goal is just to make it level. I'm not wild about how much of a gap there is in the rear wheel well.
This. I'm in the same boat as VIG.

Sorry VIG, didn't mean to take away from your thread back there.
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