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Old 06-22-2012, 12:46 AM   #1
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What things do I need to consider when Lowering my car?

Like what things do I need to change so my suspension doesn't break in the future?
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New camber bolts and possibly plates. Reason I say possible plates is because with the brembo package you may not necessarily need them to get the alignment right. Other items people look into is a new pan handle but I went without because I am replacing it with a watts link in the future. Another thing to look into futuristically is new front lower a arms from bmr. They are more ergonomically built for lowered mustangs which ensures max surface area of the tires. So up front camber bolts and everything else futuristic thought
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+1 Make sure you do your research on the springs you buy. I bought crap and now my ride is crap. It's gonna cost me but I've gotta get something better.
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It also some what depends on how low you wanna go. I dropped an inch and am alignment fixed me just fine. Anything more than would pretty much require the other stuff
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Re: What things do I need to consider when Lowering my car?

I agree w/GrabberBlue, it's a decision that is different for each of us: obviously a 2" drop looks sick, but can you live with a ride that beats your brains out every time you take the car out? My brother went with a 2" drop on his 08 GT/CS and his ride is brutal (car looks cool though...). I went with a more moderate 1" front- 1-1/2" rear and my ride is firmer than stock, but not punishing at all. Plan on replacing your strut mounts, as they do not do well with replacement struts, and you will want to go with an adjustable panhard bar to keep your rear axle centered once the car is dropped. You will be happy with the results if you don't go crazy low and use quality parts.
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Re: What things do I need to consider when Lowering my car?

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I agree w/GrabberBlue, it's a decision that is different for each of us: obviously a 2" drop looks sick, but can you live with a ride that beats your brains out every time you take the car out? My brother went with a 2" drop on his 08 GT/CS and his ride is brutal (car looks cool though...). I went with a more moderate 1" front- 1-1/2" rear and my ride is firmer than stock, but not punishing at all. Plan on replacing your strut mounts, as they do not do well with replacement struts, and you will want to go with an adjustable panhard bar to keep your rear axle centered once the car is dropped. You will be happy with the results if you don't go crazy low and use quality parts.
I like your drop I think I'll stick 2 a 1" drop, Thanks for the suggestions I'll Look more into it!
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Re: What things do I need to consider when Lowering my car?

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Like what things do I need to change so my suspension doesn't break in the future?
It depends on how low of a drop that you end up choosing. I would definitely suggest an alignment.

An adjustable panhard bar (to recenter the rear-end), new upper control arm (to correct pinion angle), and camber adjustment (whether by camber bolts or strut mounts) are recommended (to adjust the camber to spec to prevent too much or unequal inside tire wear)

Such as with our Sport & Ultralite springs, we recommend the above but they are not required because the drop is mild (~1").
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So if I drop it an inch, what are the best springs recommended? also, if I drop it, I only need an alignment? Nothing more? great!!

Is it easy to do yourself? Approximate install time?
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So if I drop it an inch, what are the best springs recommended? also, if I drop it, I only need an alignment? Nothing more? great!!

Is it easy to do yourself? Approximate install time?
1 1/2 to 2 hours. The rear only takes about 30min and the front a little longer.
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