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Old 06-05-2012, 12:41 PM   #1
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I want to lower my 2013 mustang gt w/ brembo package. I want to go with the steeda sport springs. I was also going to pick up and adjustable panhard bar. I didn't want to get shocks at the moment (trying to stay in a budget) I most likely will a few more thousand miles down the road. Is anything else a must have or will I be fine with the springs and the adjustable panhard bar?
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You may want to look at control arms. Rear upper and rear lower control arms will be about 350 total. Another thing is when you lower your car you might be interested in new a arms for your front because they make a set of a arms that are specifically designed for lowered mustangs that maintain minimal stress on your ball joints and easier to keep the tire flat to the road. Increases handling and those will run you about 400 bucks from bmr. I am personally looking at steeds anti sway bars and new mounts.
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You may want to look at control arms. Rear upper and rear lower control arms will be about 350 total. Another thing is when you lower your car you might be interested in new a arms for your front because they make a set of a arms that are specifically designed for lowered mustangs that maintain minimal stress on your ball joints and easier to keep the tire flat to the road. Increases handling and those will run you about 400 bucks from bmr. I am personally looking at steeds anti sway bars and new mounts.
Are these needed, or highly recommended?
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Are these needed, or highly recommended?
They are not needed. For the front really all you need is camber bolts. Panhard will fix biggest rear issue of tires not being centered.

But all are really recommended and just make the suspension better.
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They are recommended I lowered my car 10 months ago and have been going without them for awhile now
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They are recommended I lowered my car 10 months ago and have been going without them for awhile now
When you lowered your car, did you just use the lowering springs and panhard bar?
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When you lowered your car, did you just use the lowering springs and panhard bar?
I did on both mine.
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When you lowered your car, did you just use the lowering springs and panhard bar?
Just the springs. Pan handle bar will be done sometime soon.
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I did on both mine.
Do you have the steeda springs, if so how does it ride?
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Do you have the steeda springs, if so how does it ride?
I have eibach sportlines. Ride is good. Not to ridged or bouncey. Just don't allow enough weight transfer for me.
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Is it easy enough a novice can do it? Or buy the parts and have a pro install them?
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Is it easy enough a novice can do it? Or buy the parts and have a pro install them?
Its pretty easy. Rear is super easy. Fronts a little harder but you just rent a spring compressor from auto zone to do fronts. Me and buddy did my fronts in about 2 hours taking our time and drinking some beer and cig breaks.
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It's not too bad really but I do this kinda thing for a living.. And if you go to LMR they have instructions so that you do not have to use a spring compressor.. Easier than using one and less dangerous lol
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Re: Lowering

I have steeda sports and have adjustable panhard bar but didnt have to adjust it so if you want to wait you should be fine. The ride is so much better than stock it is amazing and i havent even replaced stock shocks.
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Is it easy enough a novice can do it? Or buy the parts and have a pro install them?
Make sure you get a front end alignment when it's finished as well.
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Re: Lowering

Speaking of shocks, when is a good time to replace them? I've seen recommended intervals, but I've never changed any shocks in any of the 14 cars I've owned over the years.
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I have the eibach prokits and love them once they break in and settle they sit very nice.

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Re: Lowering

I would recommend the Steeda Ultra lights over the Sports. The ford Factory dampers on the Brembo cars are tuned differently than the standard GT and seem to work well with the Steeda set up. The drop is not as severe so camber bolts are not really needed.
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