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Old 09-08-2011, 06:50 PM   #1
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Lowering the 2012 5.0 Brembo Brake Package

So, if you look around and depending on who you talk to the Brembo Brake Package comes with a few little extra goodies other than just the brake parts or not.

One of those goodies is Different Springs (131lbs Front / 167lbs Rear), and I'm going to use the brembo50.com as a source for this (look under FAQ/TECH). Also the struts/shocks have been tuned for spring rates.

Other than "Different Springs" I have not been able to find much about them.

I want to lower the Pony, but I want the same style springs or equivalent as the "Different Springs" anyone have any suggestions on this? The idea is not to lose the performance that the Brembo Brake Package provides.

Is it worth the lowering?
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Re: Lowering the 2012 5.0 Brembo Brake Package

i am running ford racing k springs and I have had no loss of handling/suspension slightly stiffer but not noticeable unless you are being overly critical
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K springs here also.
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Sounds like the winner. Thanks.
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Your welcome make sure you get a front end alignment done after lower it
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Will do.
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Re: Lowering the 2012 5.0 Brembo Brake Package

I too have the K Spring on the Brembo pkg. Its a really nice stance...
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Re: Lowering the 2012 5.0 Brembo Brake Package

Alan, Check your email, I have something you may be interested in. Should have something to show in about 3-4 weeks.
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Re: Lowering the 2012 5.0 Brembo Brake Package

Quick question, those of you that used the FR K springs did you change out the strut and dampers for the following which are recommended Ford Racing M-18183-C upper strut mounts and M-18000-A dampers? If not, why?
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Quick question, those of you that used the FR K springs did you change out the strut and dampers for the following which are recommended Ford Racing M-18183-C upper strut mounts and M-18000-A dampers? If not, why?
I didn't because the brembo package comes with camber plates already mounted and I told myself I would get dampers of I felt like I needed them but I got the alignment done and the suspension feels stiff and sporty and never looked back
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I didn't because the brembo package comes with camber plates already mounted and I told myself I would get dampers of I felt like I needed them but I got the alignment done and the suspension feels stiff and sporty and never looked back
Sounds good, thanks.
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Sounds good, thanks.
Im installing my k springs today!
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Im installing my k springs today!
Nice, please let me know how it goes.
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Im installing my k springs today!
easy day especially when you get done with the front ones and get a front end alignment done
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Re: Lowering the 2012 5.0 Brembo Brake Package

Alignment is a must! Good call gregtommy
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Oh and my steeda rear LCAs also
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Oh and my steeda rear LCAs also
Bout to get started on it in a few.. I'll post some before and after pics when I'm done..
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Bout to get started on it in a few.. I'll post some before and after pics when I'm done..
Sweet, look forward to it.
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Here's the before...
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Here's the before...
Looks great!!!
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And after frpp k-springs and steeda rear LCAs...
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Re: Lowering the 2012 5.0 Brembo Brake Package

the drop looks good now you just need the front end alignment, i stress it so much because my tow was off and wow she felt like a dream after they straightened it back out
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the drop looks good now you just need the front end alignment, i stress it so much because my tow was off and wow she felt like a dream after they straightened it back out
Mine actually feels pretty good.. Haven't driven much yet.. But plan on getting it aligned on Friday..
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nice yeah i love how it looks even with the stock 19's it sits perfect with the drop.
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nice yeah i love how it looks even with the stock 19's it sits perfect with the drop.
Ya it looks pretty good.. I'm happy w it.. Ready to take some of these Arkansas backroads in it to see how it's handling after the springs and LCAs..
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Here's a pic all cleaned up.. Also added a trunk filler today..
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it looks good..still wish i would have got grabber blue
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it looks good..still wish i would have got grabber blue
Thanks I like it.. Still need to get the front end aligned.. But I also need new tires and I honestly just don't feel like doin them myself at work so I'm puttin it off a week or two.. Tires are shot anyway
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Looks real good!!
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Looks real good!!
Thanks.. And also thanks for the frpp k-springs recommendation.. Love the stance..
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Thanks.. And also thanks for the frpp k-springs recommendation.. Love the stance..
No prob,these cars look like they are one with the road when they are lowered. Looks alot better than the previous S197 IMO.
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No prob,these cars look like they are one with the road when they are lowered. Looks alot better than the previous S197 IMO.
Agreed!
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Thanks I like it.. Still need to get the front end aligned.. But I also need new tires and I honestly just don't feel like doin them myself at work so I'm puttin it off a week or two.. Tires are shot anyway
What need look at is if it will adjust enough. I am taking your front wheels are toed in. I had to buy camber adjustment bolts. They wouldn't adjust out enough with out them. SO I had to order some. That or break down and order camber plates.

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Re: Lowering the 2012 5.0 Brembo Brake Package

If you want to lower the car there is an option for the Brembo owners. It's called the 55D Spring Kit

The kit consist of rear springs only. They get rid of the ugly rear gap by dropping the height down by 1/2"inch. Designed to work with the stock shocks, no need to have the front end aligned. Improves traction and handling. All while retaining the stock oem feel and ride. Cost about $100 + shipping.

Here is what it looks like.

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