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Old 12-03-2013, 09:19 PM   #1
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SR Performance Lowering Springs

Just purchased the SR lowering springs for my 2011 Mustang GT. MY next question is, are there any other parts I need to order in order for me to install the springs?
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Just purchased the SR lowering springs for my 2011 Mustang GT. MY next question is, are there any other parts I need to order in order for me to install the springs?
get a panhard rod
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^that

and im pretty sure the SR is a 1.5" drop so you'll need CC plates aswell.
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^that and im pretty sure the SR is a 1.5" drop so you'll need CC plates aswell.
You'll be fine with adjustable camber bolts
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are those things just as effective as getting new plates? if so then whats the point of getting new ones for 200+ when the bolts are so much cheaper?
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are those things just as effective as getting new plates? if so then whats the point of getting new ones for 200+ when the bolts are so much cheaper?
Plates have a wider range of adjustment and will perform better than just bolts
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Just purchased the SR lowering springs for my 2011 Mustang GT. MY next question is, are there any other parts I need to order in order for me to install the springs?
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I would also suggest camber plates. And with it being a 2011 I'm sure there are some miles on it. So upgrading the shocks and struts would be wise. Lowering it will cause them to wear out a lot quicker. So while you have it already broken down, it would be a lot easier to go ahead and change them out.
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and im pretty sure the SR is a 1.5" drop so you'll need CC plates aswell.
No, camber bolts will do just fine.
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I would also suggest camber plates. And with it being a 2011 I'm sure there are some miles on it. So upgrading the shocks and struts would be wise. Lowering it will cause them to wear out a lot quicker. So while you have it already broken down, it would be a lot easier to go ahead and change them out.
Yeah, and if your tires are not at 100% you might as well just throw on some new ones since you'll have the wheels off. Since the car will be down for maintenance and its a 2011 and getting really old I bet the paint isnt quite like it was when you got it off the showroom floor; might as well take it in for a paint job too. Hell you might even consider pulling the motor as well for some new rings and bearings.
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Yeah, and if your tires are not at 100% you might as well just throw on some new ones since you'll have the wheels off. Since the car will be down for maintenance and its a 2011 and getting really old I bet the paint isnt quite like it was when you got it off the showroom floor; might as well take it in for a paint job too. Hell you might even consider pulling the motor as well for some new rings and bearings.

In all seriousness though; Panhard to recenter the axle. I'd go with camber plates over bolts, but that's just my preference. Shocks will probably need replaced within a few years as they will wear out quicker with a smaller set of springs on. Might want to look at your UCA angle as well.

If/when I get around to dialing in the suspension...I'm gonna just do the whole damn thing at once and get it done. Springs/shocks/polyurethane bushings/UCA/LCA/panhard/plates/maybe some beefier sways/ and just maybe a one piece axle. If you're gonna pull it apart anyway, might as well improve what's put back in.
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Stock shocks/struts on a 1.5" drop??? Lol.... I shall await your " my ride quality sucks, which dampeners should I get thread"

I also agree with Tpost. Get camber plates. Or at the least gt500 mounts and camber bolts. Do it right the first time, and save yourself a potential headache further down the line, as its not the easiest job to do without air tools.

As others have mentioned you will definitely need an adjustable pnahard bar to center the axle. As well as an adjustable UCA to correct pinion angle.

Lowering a car properly can get pricey.
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Yeah, and if your tires are not at 100% you might as well just throw on some new ones since you'll have the wheels off. Since the car will be down for maintenance and its a 2011 and getting really old I bet the paint isnt quite like it was when you got it off the showroom floor; might as well take it in for a paint job too. Hell you might even consider pulling the motor as well for some new rings and bearings.
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Yea I bought my springs on sale but I'm waiting till I can order all my suspension parts before they go on. Pan hard bar and bracket, adj uca, and lca and hopefully no more wheel hop for me
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I took advantage of the black friday sale too, heh

It was an easy one for the wife, "Dear, I'm GONNA buy 'em anyway..."
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Yea couldn't really pass it up. Even if I don't put them on for awhile.
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Did your box look like it was run over? Oh well it was a black Friday sale I was happy it was wrapped in anything heh.
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