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Old 12-02-2013, 10:14 PM   #1
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Eibach sport system plus OR Eibach pro system plus? Please leave comments and if you have the kit please let me know what you found wrong what extra is needed besides a panhard bar.
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Eibach sport system plus OR Eibach pro system plus? Please leave comments and if you have the kit please let me know what you found wrong what extra is needed besides a panhard bar.
Neither IMO. Better options out there for less money. The eibach springs are ok, but for the price there are better shocks/struts out there.

Also you will need either Gt500 strut mounts and camber bolts, or a new set of cc plates, as the stock mounts are not reusable.

You will also eventually need an adjustable UCA to correct your pinion angle.
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Old 12-03-2013, 12:13 AM   #3
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What do you suggest?
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Depends on what you want. The popular choice around here for a nice mix of cost/performance/quality of ride are the Koni str.ts. I personally have them and could not be happier. Ride quality is superb, and they perform great on my daily driver. However they are non adjustable. If you want adjustability the koni sports are a very good option, but cost a bit more. As far as springs go eibach is great, but i choose steeda over them. Just depends on what ride height you are trying to achieve. I would stay away from the cheaper brands. Buy a good quality spring.

I also went with maximum motorsports camber plates instead of the gt500 mounts and camber bolts even though it's the more expensive route. This is debatable, as many people will tell you that for a street car they are not necessarily needed, but i wanted piece of mind that i had a quality part that would last me a long time.

My philosophy is do it right the first time, and possibly save yourself a headache in the future.
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You said Eibach has good springs so what makes the kits not so good?
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You said Eibach has good springs so what makes the kits not so good?
The shocks/struts. They are not bad by any means, but for that price there are better options. Also, unless you are pushing the car hard the stock GT sway bars are pretty stout. They are one of the last components most people switch out on the stock suspension. At that price, IMO you would be better off to start with a nice set of springs, shocks/struts, panhard bar, and either cc plates or gt500s and camber bolts.
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Much better options out there, eibach springs are good, they're great actually but their dampers are lousy at best.
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Are there other places that have better pricing options than American muscle?
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I have the Pro System Plus. I am really happy with it and yes I am sure there are better combos out there, but I got mine off of Craigslist for a steal. The cars handling has improved quite a bit. I don't ever plan on tracking it, but it just handles the off ramps better and allows for safer evasive action.
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Are there other places that have better pricing options than American muscle?
Yeah, from jayman33 haha. Pm him, im sure he can get you a nice combo.
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Yeah, from jayman33 haha. Pm him, im sure he can get you a nice combo.
+ 1! He'll take great care of you!
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lol, I can help you out.
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I have ordered from Jason, he is awesome to deal with and will take excellent care of you.

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Parts are starting to come in. Cannot wait to install everything
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Awesome!! Its been a busy weekend!
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That's awesome, Congrats... Does your company have a name/ website? Just curious...
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+1 on jayman33 being a good resource. If you want to fix your suspension geometry I would start with the adj front a arms. There are some Kenny brown ones that will do the trick; expensive but worth every penny every time you take a corner. I personally opted for a ford racing suspension from BBR for $375. This included springs & dynamics shocks. Start with the Kenny brown a- arms you will not regret it.
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I also went with maximum motorsports camber plates instead of the gt500 mounts and camber bolts even though it's the more expensive route. This is debatable, as many people will tell you that for a street car they are not necessarily needed, but i wanted piece of mind that i had a quality part that would last me a long time.
So you're saying Ford didn't build the GT500 to last a long time?
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So you're saying Ford didn't build the GT500 to last a long time?
Its an oem piece, built for a balance of costs/performance/NVH reasons all rolled into one. So to answer you question, will they last a long time on a STOCK gt500? Yeah probably. But a modded car, especially if lowered, will wear them out much faster. As opposed to maximum motorsports, steeda cc plates which were basically designed strictly to take abuse.

Stock parts are going to break on a modded car. Simple fact. Who knows what those parts will be, as it will vary per vehicle. In most cases, they are built to handle stock performance, while keeping costs down, and providing a comfortable ride.

Hence the term, Gotta pay to play!
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Ok got it, as long as I stay under what the GT500 was built to do with 5-600 hp I'm good.
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Ok got it, as long as I stay under what the GT500 was built to do with 5-600 hp I'm good.
Not necessarily. The GT500 mounts were built to handle a car with OEM suspension. Will they be strong enough on a lowered car? Yeah sure, but who knows how long. They could last 10k miles, or 100k miles. You are talking about suspension here. Horsepower has nothing to do with it. What matters is how hard you are going to be pushing the suspension, and how often. . But they are not going to last as long as solid steel cc plates.
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I have Eibach Pro S with maxim Motorsports caster/camber plants on my 2013 gt with brembo package. I have thumping or rattling noise in the right wheel well when I hit bumps at slow speeds. Everything is tight and nothing looks like it is hitting or rubbing. Could I have the car too low or could something be wrong with the plates or the eibach's?
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Evil2014GT has been spot on.

Personally I plan to go with Steeda springs/shocks/struts/mounts.

How's Eibach's sway bars? Worth it?
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Nobody has mentioned BMR. I've heard good things about them too.
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I've heard good things ab BMR too! Rarely ever see them on a build though
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Bmr is good. My suspension set up is. Lakewood 70/30 struts. Lakewood 50/50 shocks. BMR lca's and relocation brackets. Bmr panhard bar. JPC adjustable UCA. Ford k springs. Will be swaping to bmr springs.

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