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Old 01-28-2013, 06:58 PM   #1
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I have had mustangs for years but I have never done anything to suspension to any of them. I want to learn about suspension and what are some options. I currently have a 2013 that I plan on keeping for awhile and I would to do some suspension upgrades. The first thing I would like to do is get wheels and tires then go all out suspension then supercharge for the last thing. I still want a comfortable ride so I don't want to lower all that much. So what are some of your opinions?
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One of the best combos is the Koni STR.T's and Steda Sport springs. Lowers it between 1in. and 1.5 in. Handling is greatly improved with much less nose dive when braking. I like my RTR wheels and Nitto tires, but there are many great combos out there.
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One of the best combos is the Koni STR.T's and Steda Sport springs. Lowers it between 1in. and 1.5 in. Handling is greatly improved with much less nose dive when braking. I like my RTR wheels and Nitto tires, but there are many great combos out there.
Thanks ill take a look at that.
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Thanks ill take a look at that.
You are going to want to look into lower control arms, relocation brackets for the LCA if you lower the car, upper control arms, panhard bar.

I am all for the Koni Str.t too. I have them coming in tomorrow from AM myself.
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I agree 100% with nosympathy, lcas, uca, relo brackets. If you want to keep a smooth ride, Koni STR.T is the way to go. These will make your car feel and handle the way it should have from the factory.

Also look into some beefy sway bars like eibach, those will get rid of some of the chassis flex and give you that "car rides on rails" feeling
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Thanks for all the options is of this hard to install. I would like to learn it myself.
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Thanks for all the options is of this hard to install. I would like to learn it myself.
It's time consuming but not hard if you have any sort of mechanical inclination
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You are going to want to look into lower control arms, relocation brackets for the LCA if you lower the car, upper control arms, panhard bar.

I am all for the Koni Str.t too. I have them coming in tomorrow from AM myself.
Could you link to them on AM? I could only find the 05-10 version on AM?
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It's time consuming but not hard if you have any sort of mechanical inclination
Yeah I'm sure I could do it I've been able to do my own work. It doesn't look to hard but just thought I would ask. Do I need any special tools?
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Could you link to them on AM? I could only find the 05-10 version on AM?
Those are the right ones. Paired with the correct strut mounts they fit our cars just fine
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Yeah I'm sure I could do it I've been able to do my own work. It doesn't look to hard but just thought I would ask. Do I need any special tools?
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Those are the right ones. Paired with the correct strut mounts they fit our cars just fine
So just the gt500 strut mounts and I'm good to go?
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Since we are all learning here, any difference between getting the 05-10 shocks/struts vs. 11-13? And if you go 11-13, what strut mounts can you get that work since the gt500 don't?
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Those no mechanical advantage to having 05-10 vs 11-13
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I didn't need a spring compressor, just needed a friend to push down on my after market ones. The stock springs do come out with force though but the don't break anything so it's all good
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Those no mechanical advantage to having 05-10 vs 11-13
Thank you, I've been wondering and probably buying Eibach Pro-kit with shocks/struts in the very near future.
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So just the gt500 strut mounts and I'm good to go?
Depends. Which springs? If your a 1-1.5" drop or less then yea GT500 strut mounts. Anymore more and consider caster camber plates.
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If you want to se the gt500 mounts you have to buy the ford racing struts. They don't work with stock or eibach struts. So I was told
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05-10 springs able to be used on 11-13? If so you can just buy a 05-10 kit and get gt500 mounts.
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If you want to se the gt500 mounts you have to buy the ford racing struts. They don't work with stock or eibach struts. So I was told
Yup GT500 strut mounts will not fit Eibach springs... I learned the hard way
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The GT500 strut mounts are designed to be used with the 05-10 style struts
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The GT500 strut mounts are designed to be used with the 05-10 style struts
Since I had to reuse my factory mounts I noticed a clunk on the right side at first, now I don't notice it anymore, I think I'm good for now... If it comes back I'm assuming my only choices for mounts are probably Maximum Motorsport or Steeda?? Unless a newer, more affordable solution to the current GT500 style that'll fit ours
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Depends. Which springs? If your a 1-1.5" drop or less then yea GT500 strut mounts. Anymore more and consider caster camber plates.
Well I pulled the trigger today and went with the following:

This is for a 13 GT with brembo package:

05-10 Koni Str.t's shock/struts
Steeda Ultralite Springs
05-13 Gt500 mounts
Bmr lca's
Bmr lca reloc brackets
Bmr pan hard
05-13 FR jounce bumper kit

Does what I have work or did I screw up in my research?
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Well I pulled the trigger today and went with the following:

This is for a 13 GT with brembo package:

05-10 Koni Str.t's shock/struts
Steeda Ultralite Springs
05-13 Gt500 mounts
Bmr lca's
Bmr lca reloc brackets
Bmr pan hard
05-13 FR jounce bumper kit

Does what I have work or did I screw up in my research?
Looks good. Might want to pickup a UCA at some point too.
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Well I pulled the trigger today and went with the following:

This is for a 13 GT with brembo package:

05-10 Koni Str.t's shock/struts
Steeda Ultralite Springs
05-13 Gt500 mounts
Bmr lca's
Bmr lca reloc brackets
Bmr pan hard
05-13 FR jounce bumper kit

Does what I have work or did I screw up in my research?
And camber bolts 25$. Or instead of buying new bumpstops you can cut the top of the stockers
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Looks good. Might want to pickup a UCA at some point too.
It's on my list, it was out of stock when I went to buy it today. Thanks for your help

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And camber bolts 25$. Or instead of buying new bumpstops you can cut the top of the stockers
I will pick up some camber bolts just not sure how to use them lol.
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Well I pulled the trigger today and went with the following:

This is for a 13 GT with brembo package:

05-10 Koni Str.t's shock/struts
Steeda Ultralite Springs
05-13 Gt500 mounts
Bmr lca's
Bmr lca reloc brackets
Bmr pan hard
05-13 FR jounce bumper kit

Does what I have work or did I screw up in my research?
Sounds like you made the right choices
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Sounds like you made the right choices
Great! I was worrying all day if I bought all the right parts. Didn't want to make another suspension thread and get yelled at for not using the search function :p.
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