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Old 06-24-2014, 12:20 AM   #1
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Suspension questions

Ok so when lowering a 2014 gt 1.5" is it necessary to change the upper rear control rod? And how big of a difference it it to change the lower rear rods? Thanks

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Are you referring to upper and lower control arms?


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Yes the rears

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There's only one upper control arm.
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Adjustable rear upper control arm let's you reset your pinion angle, when you lower the car you change that geometry so if it was me I would get an adjustable upper. As for lowers many use relocation brackets, I've never used adjustable lowers so someone else would have to chime in on that one.


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An adjustable upper control arm is recommended to fix the pinion angle - it also helps significantly with wheel hop. Most people, including myself, go with relocation brackets for the lowers (and non-adjustable Aftermarket lower control arms). Also, remember to get an adjustable panhard bar to re-center the rear axle and to get an alignment once everything is complete and settled. Ideally, shocks/struts would be replaced as well. This is dependent on how stiff the new springs are and how low you plan to go - 1.5" drop is sort of a grey area of whether shocks and struts are needed. It can go either way. Some people have no problems and some people do. I would recommend BMR for just about all of these parts (although i use Steeda springs). To do it right, lowering a car takes much more than just lowering springs.
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It is not necessary & Coyote5o summed it up.

It all depends on your budget & what you are looking to do with the car ... do you plan on tracking? There is a certain sweet spot when it comes to lowering ... our springs won't go past a 1.5" drop because then you start getting into changes in the geometry of the suspension.

At the very least ... you will need the panhard bar when lowering the car. The rear tends to shift upon lowering these vehicles.

IF you would like ... send me an email to tim@steeda.com & we can look at your budget with install & put a package together to meet your goals & make your car a better handling car.
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it does depend on your setup/options and parts you choose to use I dropped 1.5" and did not use or need an UCA, I did install all new FR springs and dampners/struts and strut mount. Adjustable LCA's and relocation brackets, panhardbar brace and panhard bar no wheel hop nota zero and pinion angle was set to spec.
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