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Old 06-23-2012, 05:13 PM   #1
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Lowering my Coyote need some advice

Im lowering my mustang with the eibach pro kit. Its aproximetly 1" drop infront and 1.5" in the rear. I was just wondering as a daily driver and once in a while enjoying some turns. Could i just to the springs and be fine or will i need camber bolts for proper alignment and panhard bar for centering out the rear end.... Im sorry if someone has already done a thread on this topic i just like recent post from people
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Re: Lowering my Coyote need some advice

after you install the springs, you can take measurments to see if you need the other parts.
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Im lowering my mustang with the eibach pro kit. Its aproximetly 1" drop infront and 1.5" in the rear. I was just wondering as a daily driver and once in a while enjoying some turns. Could i just to the springs and be fine or will i need camber bolts for proper alignment and panhard bar for centering out the rear end.... Im sorry if someone has already done a thread on this topic i just like recent post from people
Some claim with only going a inch in the front, the factory setup can be aligned. Others say not. I recommend going eith camber bolts, so at least you are certain you can get the front straight. In the rear, a inch and a half drop will push the rear about 3/8" to the drivers side. If you want to maintain the look and geometry it is a wise decision to get the adjustable panhard bar also. For know you wont need anything else. Do it right the first time. Good luck
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I lowered it 1in using P springs and tought i would be fine without the camber bolts and was very pissed when the tech told me that he was going to drilll a slotted hole in my Konis to create more adjustment as the caber was too big.

No need to say that i had to go get some camber bolts and tod him not to touch the car until i get back.

Save yourself some trouble and brng the bolts with you
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I lowered it 1in using P springs and tought i would be fine without the camber bolts and was very pissed when the tech told me that he was going to drilll a slotted hole in my Konis to create more adjustment as the caber was too big.

No need to say that i had to go get some camber bolts and tod him not to touch the car until i get back.

Save yourself some trouble and brng the bolts with you
We all know that no two cars are exactly alike. That said I had no issues with just one inch, simple alignment and done. Obviously nocats4me had an issue. Really kinda is a gamble. If you wanna be on the safe side then get the c/c plates/camber bolts and adjustable lanyard rod. If you like risk then do not get them. Chances are you will not need them for "just" an inch but there's still that chance you will
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So to be 100% safe and tell me if im wrong, i wanna do it properly am i no properly would consist of a coilover kit but i just wanna do springs for now. I will be needing the Eibach prokit with camber plates and an adjustable panhard bar to do this properly is this correct?
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So to be 100% safe and tell me if im wrong, i wanna do it properly am i no properly would consist of a coilover kit but i just wanna do springs for now. I will be needing the Eibach prokit with camber plates and an adjustable panhard bar to do this properly is this correct?
The bolts will be fine no need for plates. I have the prokit and did not need anything. I did buy the bolts but did not have to use them
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The bolts will be fine no need for plates. I have the prokit and did not need anything. I did buy the bolts but did not have to use them
^+1 I bought the Prokit and installed it along with the panhard bar. Everything has been working fine. I've put about 3,500 miles on it so far.
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The bolts will be fine no need for plates. I have the prokit and did not need anything. I did buy the bolts but did not have to use them
I put around 3000 miles on my pro-kit with shocks/struts but reused the factory mounts... but now I'm getting a weird noise in the front, I'm assuming its the mounts
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I put around 3000 miles on my pro-kit with shocks/struts but reused the factory mounts... but now I'm getting a weird noise in the front, I'm assuming its the mounts
Camber plates aren't in a lot of peoples budget and a good alternative is to go with the Ford Racing GT500 strut mounts, they are thicker and keep the suspension from popping etc which you get by using the oem mounts. Also check the linkage that connects to the front sway bar and strut, it may not seem loose to the naked eye, but often it has to be tightened down after lowering as it seems to get some play in it and makes a clanking sound when driving over bumps etc.
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Camber plates aren't in a lot of peoples budget and a good alternative is to go with the Ford Racing GT500 strut mounts, they are thicker and keep the suspension from popping etc which you get by using the oem mounts. Also check the linkage that connects to the front sway bar and strut, it may not seem loose to the naked eye, but often it has to be tightened down after lowering as it seems to get some play in it and makes a clanking sound when driving over bumps etc.
I did get, the GT500 mounts but they're not compatible with the eibach setup... had to return the mounts, I'm considering the Steeda mounts but they're kinda pricey
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Camber plates aren't in a lot of peoples budget and a good alternative is to go with the Ford Racing GT500 strut mounts, they are thicker and keep the suspension from popping etc which you get by using the oem mounts. Also check the linkage that connects to the front sway bar and strut, it may not seem loose to the naked eye, but often it has to be tightened down after lowering as it seems to get some play in it and makes a clanking sound when driving over bumps etc.
The gt500 mounts do not fit on stock 2011+ struts I found this out the hard way and just ended up reusing stock mounts but I did get panhard but no camber plates? Do u need them I installed eibach sport line I believe it's 2 in the rear 1.5 in the front...
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I have Eibach ProKit springs on my '11 GT. I needed an adjustable panhard bar to center my rear axle after the drop. I also installed Maximum Motorsports Camber/Caster Plates as my stock strut mounts went to sh** after being taken out and reinstalled. I also have Eibach ProDamp struts and shocks and Eibach adjustable sway bars on my car.
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The gt500 mounts do not fit on stock 2011+ struts I found this out the hard way and just ended up reusing stock mounts but I did get panhard but no camber plates? Do u need them I installed eibach sport line I believe it's 2 in the rear 1.5 in the front...
Yeah I know, I forgot they are recommended with Ford Racing Springs and different struts. You can probably get away with the stock mounts for a little while but I would definitely get camber plates down the road or you may have issues. As bellski stated his stock mounts went bad.

Did you have an alignment done or put in some camber bolts after installing the sportlines? They sit pretty low and your camber etc can only be adjusted so far with stock components.
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Yeah I know, I forgot they are recommended with Ford Racing Springs and different struts. You can probably get away with the stock mounts for a little while but I would definitely get camber plates down the road or you may have issues. As bellski stated his stock mounts went bad.

Did you have an alignment done or put in some camber bolts after installing the sportlines? They sit pretty low and your camber etc can only be adjusted so far with stock components.
I actually just had it done and haven't had time to get an alignment yet cause I'm having trouble with my steeda aftermarket upper control arm but it's not my everyday driver and everything feels fine when i drive it
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