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Old 02-17-2016, 07:46 PM   #1
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Suspension lowering

Hi everyone, looking at lowering my ride for about 1.5 inche all around, looking at the ST suspension sport shock and struts, SR lowering spring and the PHB, my questions is do I need anything else ?


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Old 02-18-2016, 02:02 AM   #2
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Control arm relocation brackets and something to correct camber. Camber bolts are about $30 and will work for a 1.5

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Agree with 45thMustang except to say, based on what I've read in this forum, a camber correction isn't always necessary. If you were doing the work yourself you could wait for the camber bolts or plate, if it was convenient for you to check it before and after.
Just FYI...I bought myself a Craftsman Digital Torpedo Level that can be used to check camber angle.($35 retail) Can be used for other things as well, like pinion angle.
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since control arm relocation need to be done, I would suggest take the chance to replace stock control arm with better aftermarket ones.
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since control arm relocation need to be done, I would suggest take the chance to replace stock control arm with better aftermarket ones.
It wouldn't hurt!
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I got the BMRs lower control arms already on the car, i bought relocations brackets, PHB adjustable...


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Did nothing but put the lowering springs on looks and handles great.


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You most likely don't need camber/caster plates, nor a new camber bolt. And it probably won't need a front end alignment for the camber, but it never hurts to have it checked anyways. On a previous '13 Mustang I had, I installed SR springs, the only thing that needed adjustment was the toe angle on one side, camber was still in spec. Current car, I installed H&R SS springs, they drop the car a bit more than the SR's. One trick a lot of people do is flip the arrow on the strut mount 180 degrees, this will gain back some camber. Did that with my GT500 strut mounts. Current camber on my car is -.9 degrees on the left, -1.2 on the right. The specified limit is -1.5 for both sides.
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Did nothing but put the lowering springs on looks and handles great.


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I did pretty much the same thing. I used 05-09 Orange Koni shock and struts with GT500 Strut Mounts with the arrows pointed toward the engine (supposed to be pointed toward the fender if not lowered). Installed my springs and was going to order an adjustable panhard bar in a couple weeks for my Birthday. Measured the difference of the rear end after springs were on, the measurement was closer after lowering than it was before. I didn't order an adjustable panhard bar because i didn't need one.
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