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Old 06-29-2014, 05:46 PM   #36
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Yeah the stock mounts are sh*t, threw them out. I highly recommend you get a bumpsteer kit and aftermarket ball joints as well if you're going with shocks/struts and already have other suspension components. You'll need LCA relo brackets too and a new UCA too.
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I very much so appreciate everyone's input on this topic as it's taken me a little while to decide on a particular setup mainly because of the large amount of variety of aftermarket parts that are provided.


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Staying with the same brand was very smart. I have a BMR UCA with bracket already. I'm not sure what brand relo I'd go with because I'm not sure what would match with the SR LCA's....


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Steeda only makes a weld-in relo bracket so I went with BMR, seems to be the most commonly used and recommend relo bracket for S197's so I think we should be fine... I say we because BMR sent me 2 damn LH brackets so I didn't get them installed this weekend.
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I made another thread asking if anyone has relo's with he SR's so hopefully I get some bites. They're almost identical to BMR besides being tubular while BMR's are boxed.


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I'd assume camber wouldn't drastically change with a 1.5" drop and a proper alignment. I'd get camber plates if I thought they were necessary but I don't think the SR drop will call for them. I have a local guy who does great alignments on lowered cars.
I have the Eibach Sportlines and no camber plates or bolts. Stock GT mounts too. So far no uneven tire wear. The 255/35/20 Nitto 555s have 25,000miles and are very evenly wearing on the inside and outside.

I'm actually very impressed with the longevity of the Nitto 555s. The stock Pirellis on the back was shot by 11k miles. The 285/30/20s are still good to go for at least another 4000-5000 miles.

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Don't think the GT500 mounts are adjustable, watcha gonna do about your camber?
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How are you going to adjust the camber without adjustable strut mounts?
All he needs to do is install the GT500 mounts with the arrows pointed in. He will gain back most if not all the camber needed. Simple and easy.
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I guess that answers my question then... OP, Grabber's another guy who knows his sh*t if you need more help
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Thank you all so much, really. And yeah I've come to realize grabber knows his ish lol. Just gotta add the relo kit from BMR. I want them in red by AM doesn't have them in red haha.


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Send a PM to Jayman. He'll probably have the BMR brackets in red. And he also has good pricing.
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So, lol, I just ordered approximately 805$ worth of suspension. I went with my original plan of SR springs, koni str.t struts/shocks, GT500 strut mounts, and I added in the BMR LCA relocation brackets. I'm pumped. Now it's a waiting game. I had to order parts from 4 different places lol. AM didn't have the brackets in red, and were sold out of rear shocks.


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1.5" drop on stock gt mounts alignment was -1.2 with no camber adjustment which is good for no premature wear, the bolts perfected the alignment
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Its a shame you couldn't order all from one place. I got everything except the BMR brackets from Steeda and it was on their Memorial Day 20% off sale... So I saved right around $308.
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Camber bolts are called crash bolts for a reason. God forbid one breaks on you.
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Old 06-30-2014, 01:29 PM   #51
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2 stangz I know, but a lot of places have the koni shocks on back order because they're selling like hot cakes. And not every place has the red BMR brackets. The koni's are extremely cheap on AM that's why I went with them on those. And yeah I've heard horror stories about camber bolts, and they really only seem like a temporary fix for a camber issue.


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We have several of our suspension parts on sale here: Steeda's July 4th Mustang Sale - Free Shipping!

Let me know if I can help provide support or answer any of your questions ... or put you in touch with a sales rep with order support.

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Hopefully you ordered the 05-10 Konis to go with the GT500 mounts, 11+ won't fit.

Thanks Grabber for the name drop, I don't come on the forum that often as it seems becoming a vendor on here is near impossible and whoever owns this site won't answer any of my questions.

As far as bumpsteer kits go, don't waste your money. I was running a 2.5 inch drop in the front on my AST's with zero issues with bump steer, any farther and it was something to look at but still not mandatory.

For the SR LCA's, I know the company that makes them for AM. Only one company makes them with those welds and aurora bushings, I'll keep my mouth shut on that though. They're actually pretty good LCA's and American Made. Any relocation brackets will fit those LCA's. BMR/ Whiteline and the BMR knockoffs.... UPR will fit.

Hopefully the guys at AM were able to answer any detailed questions for you.
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Hopefully you ordered the 05-10 Konis to go with the GT500 mounts, 11+ won't fit.

Thanks Grabber for the name drop, I don't come on the forum that often as it seems becoming a vendor on here is near impossible and whoever owns this site won't answer any of my questions.

As far as bumpsteer kits go, don't waste your money. I was running a 2.5 inch drop in the front on my AST's with zero issues with bump steer, any farther and it was something to look at but still not mandatory.

For the SR LCA's, I know the company that makes them for AM. Only one company makes them with those welds and aurora bushings, I'll keep my mouth shut on that though. They're actually pretty good LCA's and American Made. Any relocation brackets will fit those LCA's. BMR/ Whiteline and the BMR knockoffs.... UPR will fit.

Hopefully the guys at AM were able to answer any detailed questions for you.


Jayman, I did order the 05-10 struts. I made sure I had that straight before I pulled the trigger. A few weeks ago I had inquired over the phone with AM about which set up I should go with. They advised me to go with my year specific strut/shock combo, but advised that the stock mount might break while disassembling. So obviously I was skeptical with that response and decided against their advice. I'm glad to hear that the SR LCA's are actually decent. My buddy is a licensed welder and he checked them out before install and was impressed. Everything seems to be quality from the tubular design to the grease fittings. Also, thanks for the piece of mind that the BMR relo's will fit.


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TJ, I'll check that sale out at some point. It didn't even cross my mind that there would be July 4th sales lol.


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So, I installed a few goodies last night



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Rides like stock, slightly stiffer. Overall I'm VERY happy with the results. Can't wait to actually test the car a bit on dry pavement.


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2014oxstang you will be at about -1.5 in the front after you install the springs. If you dont have camber bolts you wont be able to adjust.
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2014oxstang you will be at about -1.5 in the front after you install the springs. If you dont have camber bolts you wont be able to adjust.

Yeah it's pretty low. I may just get some camber plates. We'll see.


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I have a smidge of negative camber up front now that I'm lowered. What are some people's suggestions? I have the GT500 mounts, should I really switch out to camber plates, or can I can this be rectified by a good alignment shop? Now I don't need a lecture, just some sound advice will do. Thanks in advance bros.


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Getting an alignment tomorrow. We'll see if I need bolts....


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Lol dot dot dot, aka praying everything goes smoothly lol


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You will not be able to change you neg camber if you dont have camber bolts or plates. An alignment is not going to do much. I have camber plates now but bolts have worked just fine in the past. Plus cost diff is huge. You might as well order bolts and take them with you.
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I'm probably going to go with bolts. Can't justify the price of plates when this is my DD. This car will NEVER see auto x, or a road racing course. Occasional drag strip, that's it.


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