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Old 12-26-2012, 03:20 PM   #1
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suspension questions

2011 gt 20,000 miles

I got eibach pro kit springs for Christmas
eventually I will upgrade struts/shocks but don't have the money for that right now. what is necessary to instal when I do the springs for it to handle good

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& is it necessary to get caster camber plates or will camber bolts be fine? big price difference

it's mostly my dd but I will be taking it to the track
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Adjustable panhard bar and camber bolts. If you're taking it to the track now is the time to do some adjustable shocks/struts. Strange makes some affordable ones.
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Adjustable panhard bar and camber bolts. If you're taking it to the track now is the time to do some adjustable shocks/struts. Strange makes some affordable ones.
it wouldn't be till spring that I would take it so ill be good till then with stock ones right
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it wouldn't be till spring that I would take it so ill be good till then with stock ones right
Yes. It's just easier to do the front struts the first time when you do the front springs.

I used the camber bolts and aligned it myself with nothing more than a straight edge and digital level. It's actually pretty easy.
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Old 12-26-2012, 04:01 PM   #5
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Yes. It's just easier to do the front struts the first time when you do the front springs.

I used the camber bolts and aligned it myself with nothing more than a straight edge and digital level. It's actually pretty easy.
yeah it'll be a pain to instal after but I don't have the $ to do it all at once
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Old 12-26-2012, 04:12 PM   #6
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I just ordered the rest so total I have


-eibach pro kit springs
-BMR adjustable panhard bar
-BMR panhard bar relocation bracket
-eibach camber adjustment bolts

good to go? (for now)
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yeah be careful with the stock strut mounts they are junk....! and when you lower they will clunk when you turn slowly, just dont let the bearings fall apart its a pita!! but all in all u can live with it...
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yeah be careful with the stock strut mounts they are junk....! and when you lower they will clunk when you turn slowly, just dont let the bearings fall apart its a pita!! but all in all u can live with it...
I'm only at 18,000 miles right now I plan to redo the shocks/struts before I get to 30-40,000
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these are what i have. just save up until like march/april/may and have it all done at once. no need to lower the car over the winter especially when theres still plenty of time to snow.

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Why didnt you go with coilovers?
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ray!

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hi ray! I doubt it's gonna snow but even if it does I'd be driving a ram around lol. I'm gonna do the shocks/struts in the spring ill start saving now.
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they were on the car when i bought it. i have been looking at coilovers though. i was looking at the eibach pro sports of depending how much i have if i decide to go with them maybe even the multi-pro R1

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hi ray! I doubt it's gonna snow but even if it does I'd be driving a ram around lol. I'm gonna do the shocks/struts in the spring ill start saving now.
i have some stuff coming for the spring too.
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they were on the car when i bought it. i have been looking at coilovers though. i was looking at the eibach pro sports of depending how much i have if i decide to go with them maybe even the multi-pro R1

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i have some stuff coming for the spring too.
yay we can be cool 5.0 kids together
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im already cool lol duhhhh
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Don't forget to get a front end alignment

Btw u have a very nice car
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Don't forget to get a front end alignment

Btw u have a very nice car
yeah I have it all worked out my friends gonna compress the springs at his work and then were gonna install everything then take it for an alignment.

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I guess you didn't understand what I was saying...the strut mounts really are junk, my car was brand new when I lowered it, but it started clunking soon after , the strut mounts can't handle it, but it's only when you turn sharp going slow, but you can deal with it, its just annoying..
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I guess you didn't understand what I was saying...the strut mounts really are junk, my car was brand new when I lowered it, but it started clunking soon after , the strut mounts can't handle it, but it's only when you turn sharp going slow, but you can deal with it, its just annoying..
Yep they are sh**. I have stock suspension and had to get my struts replaced 2 weeks after I bought it back in july. And its starting to make the same noise again, time to go throw a fit at the dealer.
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What do you need panhard bar relocation brackets for? I know you need them for the LCAs but do you really need them for the adjustable panhard bar?

Asking cause I'm a total amateur
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you need an adjustable panhard bar to re center your rear end after lowering the car , it will be sitting to one side about an half inch and maybe some people dont care but I would, now as for panhard relocation brackets, i would say you dont need them..thats my opinion.
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Thanks, I knew about the adjustable bar but couldn't figure out why you'd need relo brackets if you're just lowering.
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I guess you didn't understand what I was saying...the strut mounts really are junk, my car was brand new when I lowered it, but it started clunking soon after , the strut mounts can't handle it, but it's only when you turn sharp going slow, but you can deal with it, its just annoying..
I do get what you're saying that they're junk but they'll be fine for another 10,000 miles right or should I just wait until I can afford to do it all at once
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I do get what you're saying that they're junk but they'll be fine for another 10,000 miles right or should I just wait until I can afford to do it all at once
I would, gather up the parts u need and by springtime your gonna have almost everything u need and it will be cost effective in the end I think to install everything at the same time. I did the shocks/struts and springs at the same time a year ago and it's great, plus I don't have to worry about changing my struts out anytime soon. I do kinda regret not changing my rear lca's but it's ok, I'm gonna do gears at the same time so it's gonna be a noticeable upgrade
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I would, gather up the parts u need and by springtime your gonna have almost everything u need and it will be cost effective in the end I think to install everything at the same time. I did the shocks/struts and springs at the same time a year ago and it's great, plus I don't have to worry about changing my struts out anytime soon. I do kinda regret not changing my rear lca's but it's ok, I'm gonna do gears at the same time so it's gonna be a noticeable upgrade
maybe that's what I'll do I just want it to be low I think it looks so bad.
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I would, gather up the parts u need and by springtime your gonna have almost everything u need and it will be cost effective in the end I think to install everything at the same time. I did the shocks/struts and springs at the same time a year ago and it's great, plus I don't have to worry about changing my struts out anytime soon. I do kinda regret not changing my rear lca's but it's ok, I'm gonna do gears at the same time so it's gonna be a noticeable upgrade
She's a pretty girl with a hot car,I'd be willing to bet that she's not paying for labor on the install. There for lower it now and buy the rest when you can. If paying labor, then wait, no sense paying twice.
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maybe that's what I'll do I just want it to be low I think it looks so bad.
I did springs and struts together and thought it would b ok but the the strut mounts clunked after a 1000 miles or so but if u wait it wont have to be alligned twice but other than that and some labor do what u want, its just emberassing when a nice car clunks with people in it, i just put in the steeda adj. camber plates and no clunk, but I couldnt wait to get mine lowered either so i did it twice, nice car by the way....
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She's a pretty girl with a hot car,I'd be willing to bet that she's not paying for labor on the install. There for lower it now and buy the rest when you can. If paying labor, then wait, no sense paying twice.
haha thank you for the compliment and yes labor is cheap so I'm just gonna do it as needed

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I did springs and struts together and thought it would b ok but the the strut mounts clunked after a 1000 miles or so but if u wait it wont have to be alligned twice but other than that and some labor do what u want, its just emberassing when a nice car clunks with people in it, i just put in the steeda adj. camber plates and no clunk, but I couldnt wait to get mine lowered either so i did it twice, nice car by the way....
I don't mind doing it twice I'm just gonna go with it, if it clunks I fix it ya know. and thank you
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I totally understand, I do all my work myself and never pay for installs, these cars are really simple to work on.
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I did springs and struts together and thought it would b ok but the the strut mounts clunked after a 1000 miles or so but if u wait it wont have to be alligned twice but other than that and some labor do what u want, its just emberassing when a nice car clunks with people in it, i just put in the steeda adj. camber plates and no clunk, but I couldnt wait to get mine lowered either so i did it twice, nice car by the way....
Mine clunks a bit too :-/ especially when cold... What springs and strut/shock setup did u to with? Looks like I'm gonna have to do the strut mounts now that noise bothers me and is embarrassing
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I originally went with a roush complete kit sway bars springs and shocks struts, but the springs didnt lower the car the inch it said and i was unhappy with how it handled, now i got the BMR springs and swaybar and lower control arms in the front and man all I can say is wow!! I know most wont worry about frony a arms but they shave 14lbs off the front and handle amazing, not to mention the bmr swaybar is 11 lbs lighter than the roush and is stiffer and adjustable, I dont have very good things to say about the roush stuff, steeda strut mounts work great and are simple to install...
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haha thank you for the compliment and yes labor is cheap so I'm just gonna do it as needed

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I don't mind doing it twice I'm just gonna go with it, if it clunks I fix it ya know. and thank you
I have lowering springs, gt500 sway bars, stb, panhard rod, lcas, ucas, and Koni dampers with gt500 strut mounts. Dampers I did last and wish I had done first, even over the powertrain mods, they make that much of a difference
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I have lowering springs, gt500 sway bars, stb, panhard rod, lcas, ucas, and Koni dampers with gt500 strut mounts. Dampers I did last and wish I had done first, even over the powertrain mods, they make that much of a difference
ill deft take that into consideration as far as what I'm gonna do next. Ill probably make the work twice as hard by being impatient but hey, it's a learning process. go with the flow
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