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Old 05-31-2014, 10:18 PM   #1
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Ideal Drop.

What would be the ideal drop or lowering of the car for a set of 20 inch rims?
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Or even the ideal drop for 19 inch rims. Thanks
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Old 06-01-2014, 02:52 PM   #3
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1" if you don't want to do a lot of suspension work. IMHO
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At least 1" front and 1.5 rear, to level out the rake in the rear. This is mine on Eibach pro kit on staggered 20s Click image for larger version

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I like the set up you have. Looks sick.
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Old 06-01-2014, 07:06 PM   #6
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I like the set up you have. Looks sick.

Thanks!! I wouldn't go any lower than that, unless u wanna spend more $$$ for supporting parts. A set of shocks/struts and an adjustable panhard bar is highly recommended no matter how low u go
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I like the set up you have. Looks sick.

Thanks!! I wouldn't go any lower than that, unless u wanna spend more $$$ for supporting parts. A set of shocks/struts and an adjustable panhard bar is highly recommended no matter how low u go
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Old 06-02-2014, 02:42 PM   #8
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The height of the bumps in your driveway sets the limit
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Old 06-02-2014, 03:14 PM   #9
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SR performance springs from American Muscle and a UPR panhard bar. 1.5" drop all the way around. Rear could be another 1/2" lower. All aligned in spec rides good and rarely scrapes as long as I'm careful. Click image for larger version

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Old 06-03-2014, 01:29 PM   #10
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Nice are those 19" Brembo Brake rims?
How much harsher is the ride than stock

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Old 06-03-2014, 01:37 PM   #11
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Nice are those 19" Brembo Brake rims?
How much harsher is the ride than stock

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Yes they're the brembo wheels. Ride feels same as stock just no more body roll.
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Old 06-03-2014, 01:42 PM   #12
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Ehh. It seems like a hit or miss with the SR line. I've never seen a stang on SR's that looks like it's dropped the advertised 1.5" all around. I wouldn't cheap out on suspension mods.
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As others have said, 1" if you want to limit the supporting mods you'll need to purchase (pan hard bar, UCA/LCA, etc). If you want the slammed look, prepare to spend some money on a bump steer kit and adjustable UCA's and possibly relocation brackets. You'll need an adjustable panhard bar for just about any drop.

Personally 1" front and 1.5" rear is perfect IMO. Limited wheel gap and no raked look.
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Old 06-04-2014, 09:32 AM   #14
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Eibach Prokit is the way to go with 20's. I am running 315/35-20's on 11" rims in the rear and have had zero rubbing of any kind.
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I'm lowered on SR springs (1.5" drop) and would actually prefer to be about half an inch lower all around. An adjustable panhard bar is a must. I could tell my rear end had shifted about 1/4" to the passenger side immediately after installing the springs. I haven't had it aligned yet because it still tracks straight, so I'm not sure if camber bolts are needed.

I'm on double staggered wheels, 19x8.5 front and 20x10 rear.

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I think the best for 19's or 20's is 1.5" or less. At least for as car that sees plenty of miles and needs to retain a comfortable ride. Plus, if you go much lower bottoming out becomes more of a problem, especially for speed bumps.

For an 11-14 Mustang lowered 1.5" or less, all you'll need is an adjustable panhard bar and a new alignment. Typically 11-14 Mustangs don't even need camber bolts for this much of a drop.

OP, what kind of driving will your Mustang be seeing?

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I think the best for 19's or 20's is 1.5" or less. At least for as car that sees plenty of miles and needs to retain a comfortable ride. Plus, if you go much lower bottoming out becomes more of a problem, especially for speed bumps.

For an 11-14 Mustang lowered 1.5" or less, all you'll need is an adjustable panhard bar and a new alignment. Typically 11-14 Mustangs don't even need camber bolts for this much of a drop.

OP, what kind of driving will your Mustang be seeing?

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It would be used as a daily driver. I was planning on getting rims and the prokit suspension, but family matters popped up. Now I have to hold off for a little while.👎 thanks everyone for y'all's help!
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Old 06-04-2014, 09:34 PM   #18
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I'm on 1.5" Ford springs with another 1/2 coming from Koni yellows.


I really wish I went 1" and left the rest stock. The ride is bouncy and stiff. I scrape my mid pipe and ruined the stock front chin spoiler (good reason to upgrade)




The car does look right though.







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