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Old 07-03-2012, 06:50 PM   #1
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my brother has a 2013 5.0 and is looking at the ford racing springs either the 1 or 1.5 drop. any opinions on ford racing springs and will he need camber bolts w these springs?
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From what I gathered from this forum 1.5 drop needs camberbolts and a panhard adjustable thingy hope this helps
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From what I gathered from this forum 1.5 drop needs camberbolts and a panhard adjustable thingy hope this helps
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From what I gathered from this forum 1.5 drop needs camberbolts and a panhard adjustable thingy hope this helps
you dont need them just the springs will be fine.

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you dont need them just the springs will be fine.
it helps but not a must
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you dont need them just the springs will be fine.

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it helps but not a must
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Caster camber bolts or plates will help but if you can't afford them there is a tab on the plate on the top of the strut tower if you point both of them in towards the motor your camber should be damn close to being right. As for the adjustable track bar you don't have to have one
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my brother has a 2013 5.0 and is looking at the ford racing springs either the 1 or 1.5 drop. any opinions on ford racing springs and will he need camber bolts w these springs?
I have the p springs (1") and only needed to realign the vehicle
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Re: lowering springs help

Is anybody doing these drops themselves? I assume most are paying a shop and that can get pricey.If you done it all yourself-? Share what you went with exactly, and what did you need to do it ? How long it take you? I realize if some did do it themselves, that taken it in for alignhment is normal and necessary. That I see.....paying to have all 4 corners done at a shop is not my style.
Sorry for the questions or thread jack but it kinda fits in here.Thanks for any feed back fellows.
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Is anybody doing these drops themselves? I assume most are paying a shop and that can get pricey.If you done it all yourself-? Share what you went with exactly, and what did you need to do it ? How long it take you? I realize if some did do it themselves, that taken it in for alignhment is normal and necessary. That I see.....paying to have all 4 corners done at a shop is not my style.
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i install all my stuff myself took about a hour in a half all u need is a spring compressor and hand tools. i have the ford k springs
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i install all my stuff myself took about a hour in a half all u need is a spring compressor and hand tools. i have the ford k springs
Ok .....so you have the ford K springs.Is that front and back? How much drop you say? What else did you have to buy to do just the K springs? A hour and half for all 4 corners?? Damn! I figured a day?tell me your set-up and what it run ya if you don't mind? If you want you can PM it. How many miles you got on this set-up. Tires Wearing normal?? You got my attention on this. Sounds do-able for sure. I already got some good adjustable BMR LCA's to throw on while doing this work.
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I also installed my springs myself like he said only special tool you need is a spring compressor which you can rent from an auto zone or advance took about 2 hours. I also did my own alignment but you should get one done anyways from a shop if you can't do it yourself. Pretty straight forward and simple if you have any more questions there's a video on YouTube from the motorz tv series that shows this install in depth on an 05+ mustang.
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I have no idea why people feel the need to use the spring compressor.. I've installed lowering kits on many different cars for friends and never used a compressor.

All I used was the opposite end of the breaker bar when the a-arm is not under tension(when it's just hanging). And just pop the springs out and pop the new ones back in.


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I have no idea why people feel the need to use the spring compressor.. I've installed lowering kits on many different cars for friends and never used a compressor.

All I used was the opposite end of the breaker bar when the a-arm is not under tension(when it's just hanging). And just pop the springs out and pop the new ones back in.

Easy easy.
I had it for "safety" but just apply pressure to the control arms and it either falls or pull it out. Its because of all the horror stories of springs bouncing and flying across the room and killing people. Totally a lie!
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I did both sets off springs on my car. The spring compressor is for safety. Used it the first time but not second. Its also good to have a buddy that can help.

Note buddy did his by self. Forgot to disconnect the front sway bar. As when he helped me I don't have one. Any way he had strut undone and then realized he had to undo sway bar. Well it let tension off and smashed his hand. Broke the bone in his thumb. It was pretty nasty bone sticking out. Needless to say take your time. And if you have a buddy that has did it before make sure they can help. After he said man I wish I would have called you to come over and help.
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Well I understand it's for safety.. But it's kinda hard to mess this job up unless you're really not thinking. I put a jack under my a-arm and jacked up a bit to undo all components then slowly let all tension off the a-arm with it. Very easy. Very quick.
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Is anybody doing these drops themselves? I assume most are paying a shop and that can get pricey.If you done it all yourself-? Share what you went with exactly, and what did you need to do it ? How long it take you? I realize if some did do it themselves, that taken it in for alignhment is normal and necessary. That I see.....paying to have all 4 corners done at a shop is not my style.
Sorry for the questions or thread jack but it kinda fits in here.Thanks for any feed back fellows.
I did mine myself along with the LCA's and adjustable panhard bar. I used the eibach pro kit and it was a good thing to have the panhard bar as the rear of my car had shifted what seemed like a good inch. The only special tools like everyone has said is the spring compressor, but I highly recommend an air impact gun. I felt like it sped up the process a lot. Oh and I'm no mechanic but do ALL my own work on this car, it probably took me at least 2+ hours. ( drinking beer and taking my time). Good luck.
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Well I understand it's for safety.. But it's kinda hard to mess this job up unless you're really not thinking. I put a jack under my a-arm and jacked up a bit to undo all components then slowly let all tension off the a-arm with it. Very easy. Very quick.
That how I do when not using a spring compressor.
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Use a spring compressor unless your 110 % shore of your skill level or know a good dentist
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