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Old 05-24-2013, 05:44 PM   #1
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I have been looking at Ford Racing K or P springs so that I can lower my car. My question is, is it a necessity to do any other changes such as struts, shocks, etc.? Any info would be of great help in my decision to do this.
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It helps, your ride quality will actually suffer if you do not upgrade the shock and struts. The main this I would worry about would be the axle being kicked out to one side. To fix this look into an adjustable pan hard rod. There are a plethora of suspension mods to go along with this but I believe the best place to start would be with springs, dampers, and adjustable PHB
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Your stock struts and shocks will wear out prematurely if you use them on a car that's lowered! Upgrade your shocks and struts!
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i really want to lower my 07 gt but am worried about our terrible streets where i live. i was going to do 1.5 inch SRR and a tower under the hood
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i really want to lower my 07 gt but am worried about our terrible streets where i live. i was going to do 1.5 inch SRR and a tower under the hood
we have pretty bad streets where I live and I dropped 1.7" front and 2.4" rear.
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we have pretty bad streets where I live and I dropped 1.7" front and 2.4" rear.
and any issues? lol i live in canada that is what we are know for is ourr terrible roads
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and any issues? lol i live in canada that is what we are know for is ourr terrible roads
Nope. I mean you get thrown a bunch sometimes, but doesn't really bother me.

I have shocks and struts that hold well too though. The Konis have been great.
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ok thanks man
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Thanks guys, I appreciate the info. Just want to make sure that when it gets done, it gets done right.
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Just stick with a progressive spring rate on the springs that isn't too high of lbs of pressure. I've heard the steeda sports with some koni adjustable dampers for compression/rebound are a really nice ride. And your axle does shift to the driver's side a bit, so you do want to get an adjustable pan hard rod. If you want to get something better than a pan hard rod, look into a whiteline watts link, or even a fays2. More expensive but it's worth the money because it centers the axle well. Get an alignment because you will have a little more camber due to the lowered height.

If you're really into the look of a stance, you could look into coil overs, that's the route I'm going to be going. Probably will due an Eibach Multi Pro R1, H&R RSS, or possibly KW V3s. You get ride height adjustability on all coilovers and some of them have adjustable rebound/compression separately too.
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I'm starting to get really annoyed at how the rear end hops all over the place, even with just daily driving. If you're going around a corner and hit bump, the rear just hops. I don't know if I should just go the coil over route, with LCA's and UCA's, or just go with Ford K springs and LCA's UCA's. ideally I would like to eventually replace the driveshaft as well and install a panard bar too. This can get expensive.
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I'm starting to get really annoyed at how the rear end hops all over the place, even with just daily driving. If you're going around a corner and hit bump, the rear just hops. I don't know if I should just go the coil over route, with LCA's and UCA's, or just go with Ford K springs and LCA's UCA's. ideally I would like to eventually replace the driveshaft as well and install a panard bar too. This can get expensive.
It's a solid axle car, it's gonna hop on bumps especially if you don't throttle off. The control arms alone will help a lot. After that, there really isn't much benefit to coil overs for the rear unless you want height adjustability.
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It's a solid axle car, it's gonna hop on bumps especially if you don't throttle off. The control arms alone will help a lot. After that, there really isn't much benefit to coil overs for the rear unless you want height adjustability.
My Whiteline watts link got rid of the hopping, if you got the money i recomend it, its so good it doesn't even feel like you have a live axle! And I haven't talked about what it does for your handling!
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I'm starting to get really annoyed at how the rear end hops all over the place, even with just daily driving. If you're going around a corner and hit bump, the rear just hops. I don't know if I should just go the coil over route, with LCA's and UCA's, or just go with Ford K springs and LCA's UCA's. ideally I would like to eventually replace the driveshaft as well and install a panard bar too. This can get expensive.
Lca's alone will get rid of 90% of your wheel hop. An upper also will eliminate it all together.
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I'm actually thinking of just saving up to buy an aluminum one piece drive shaft along with the lowering springs, LCA'S AND UCAs. Why Ford used a two piece drive shaft is just ridiculous.
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i just did the underdrive pulleys, new jlt cai, flowmaster american thunder exhaust(aggressive), and a sct sf3/x3 tuner. I really want to do lowering springs and strut tower, and aluminum drive shaft!!!! Wanted to do a throttle body and or a spacer but ppl keep telling me that s a waste, and will lose or only gain 1-2 hp
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I'm actually thinking of just saving up to buy an aluminum one piece drive shaft along with the lowering springs, LCA'S AND UCAs. Why Ford used a two piece drive shaft is just ridiculous.
I've been looking at one piece aluminum driveshafts too. Kinda sick of hearing mine clunk all the time.
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i just did the underdrive pulleys,
Huh?
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Huh?
He has an 07 or so he stated before. Not sure why he is posting in the 11-14 gt section for, but I did the same double take. Haha.
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He has an 07 or so he stated before. Not sure why he is posting in the 11-14 gt section for, but I did the same double take. Haha.
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