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Old 09-09-2014, 02:44 PM   #141
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Yes, you can get away with just springs & a panhard bar. You have to note ... that pre-mature wear can take place on the other parts that were not upgraded & ride quality may suffer.

Heavy-duty upper strut mounts are much stronger than OEM mounts and will also allow you to adjust your camber +/- 1 degree after the drop. Too much negative camber will increase inside tire tread wear. Though you do want some negative camber for increased handling.

We also recommend an upgraded set of dampers to go with the new springs as the stock dampers are designed for the stock spring rates. Your ride quality will not be as good with stock dampers and aftermarket springs as it would with aftermarket springs and dampers.

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Old 09-10-2014, 11:14 AM   #142
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New plan: (instead of doing a full handling kit)
1" lowering springs - $200
GT500 upper strut mount $110
jounce bumper kit $30
2xkoni struts $284
PARTS TOTAL = $624

I think I may actually install the rear parts myself, then take it somewhere to get the front parts installed & aligned.

EDIT: added struts thanks to below.

But now, I'm halfway to the handling kit that adds the rear shocks, sway bars, and a few other tid bits.... Sh1t, makes my decision harder again.
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Old 09-10-2014, 11:27 AM   #143
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New plan: (instead of doing a full handling kit)

1" lowering springs - $200

GT500 upper strut mount $110

jounce bumper kit $30

PARTS TOTAL = $340



I think I may actually install the rear parts myself, then take it somewhere to get the front parts installed & aligned.

Rizzle, you do know you need 05-10 struts to put on the GT500 strut mounts right? I'd go with some koni's like I did.


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I took a photo of why the gt500 strut mounts don't work. Not enough shank on the 2011+ strut rods - with a gt500 strut mount the rod is flush at the top of the hole, lol.



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I took a photo of why the gt500 strut mounts don't work. Not enough shank on the 2011+ strut rods - with a gt500 strut mount the rod is flush at the top of the hole, lol. Sent from my SGH-M919 using Mustang Evolution mobile app
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I took a photo of why the gt500 strut mounts don't work. Not enough shank on the 2011+ strut rods - with a gt500 strut mount the rod is flush at the top of the hole, lol.



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Yep. Here's a side by side comparison of the 05-10 and 11+ struts
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I took a photo of why the gt500 strut mounts don't work. Not enough shank on the 2011+ strut rods - with a gt500 strut mount the rod is flush at the top of the hole, lol.



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Thanks for posting that. I'd like to learn as much as I can before I start buying parts for myself.

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