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Old 06-28-2014, 09:02 AM   #1
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Well the time has come to pull the trigger on some more suspension goodies. I've pretty much decided on SR springs, koni str.t struts/shocks, and the GT500 strut mounts. I'd like to hear some opinions on this set up, as well as others and what you like about them.


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There are better springs out there...............
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Duly noted, but I only need them to do a few things. Drop the car not super aggressively, and ride decently. They're progressive so I know that'll be somewhat achievable. While respecting your opinion, at the same time I haven't seen a bad review on them. Everyone seems to love them. As with the SR double adjustable panhard rod I purchased, it does it's job perfectly and I didn't break the bank. What do you suggest though grabber? Steeda? BMR?


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Keep in mind this is my daily so I'm not going super crazy with it in certain departments. Suspension being one of them. Nothing super aggressive, I need to get up my driveway lol


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SR = Should of Reconsidered

SR is more of a brand for the people who want "good enough"


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SR = Should of Reconsidered

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Lol. I hear ya, we'll see maybe I'll change my mind lol. I have SR LCA's and those work beautifully.



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I have the SR springs still sitting in a box in my garage. Waiting on me to buy the panhard bar, shocks, struts, and GT500 mounts. Let us know how you like the setup once you get it installed!


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They're all progressive. I visited Eibach's facilities in Cali. It's pretty impressive that the will produce the springs and test each one individually and if they don't fall within strict tolerances they junk it and recycle them.

I'm sure other companies go thru these QC tests.

They tried to sell me their supercharged 2011 Mustang GT test car lol
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Crimson I will most certainly let you know how it is. I've heard nothing but great things about each product so I'm hoping for the best. I'd go with adjustable parts but the car won't be driven extremely hard to warrant it.


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saving up for the eibach r2 setup ever since deerslayer mentioned it. cannot wait.
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I've got the steeda springs and strut mounts on my car and I couldn't be happier. The ride didn't diminish very much (maybe a little harsher) and the car looks very very nice. It's incredible how fast I can take turns now, I feel like I'm in a rally car. I also daily drive mine btw. If you call them up or get on their chat they can usually package stuff up for you. I got springs, strut mounts, and panhard bar for right at $600.


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Ford Racing M5300K Ford Lowering Springs 1.5" Drop F/R
Ford Racing M18000A Shock Strut Kit
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Ford Racing Front Lower Control Arm Brace

Ride is good Stance is pretty nice as well.

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Full Eibach Pro handling pkg, did the install myself, fantastic product, car handles very well, ride quality is fine (I run 20"s), high quality product, bought from AM. The best mod I've done to date.
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What about the SVE springs? I saw a lot of reviews on them and they were all 5 star and no one did the panhard bar. Just the springs and that was it. Of course that was on late model restorations site so they may have just picked the reviews they wanted us to see. I was thinking of getting those, they are on sale for $150 right now.
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Yeah this combination is going to run me approx 636$. I already have double adjustable panhard for when the rear end shifts so I'm prepared for that. I heard steeda and eibachs are a little rough for daily driving which is why I'm leaning towards the SR's. Stock like drivability seems to be the claim to fame with them. Which is ultra important to me. I want performance handling, but not hear clink-clank when I hit a crack in the road.


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Yeah this combination is going to run me approx 636$. I already have double adjustable panhard for when the rear end shifts so I'm prepared for that. I heard steeda and eibachs are a little rough for daily driving which is why I'm leaning towards the SR's. Stock like drivability seems to be the claim to game with them. Which is ultra important to me. I want performance handling, but not hear clink-clank when I hit a crack in the road.


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If you want stock like drivability when lowering then you NEED to upgrade your shocks and struts.


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If you want stock like drivability when lowering then you NEED to upgrade your shocks and struts.


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Yessir I plan on that with the koni str.t's. I don't think I'd ever lower a car with JUST springs. Things are prone to just wear out quicker regardless if I only have 3k on the clock



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Lots of options out there, eibach, Hotchkis, BMR and Steeda all make great springs. It all depends on what you want to do with your car that determines what springs to get. Don't buy parts based on "best price", it typically will cause you to pay more in the long run however, I haven't heard anything negative on either the AM springs or SVE's but I am curious on the longevity of them, actual spring rates and who really makes them.

If you're going to DD your car and its more for street I would highly recommend either BMR or Eibach Pro Kits. Spring rates are optimal for street and DD use and the Koni STR.T's have no issue supporting them. I actually just took AST's off our Boss and put a set of Bisteins with Eibach pro kit springs (the "B12" kit) and I'm more than impressed with the ride quality and performance from the kit. Was a good kit to replace the AST's since the car is up for sale.

I can't even count how many suspension setups I've tested or built for customers or other companies but at the end it all depends on your end goals.
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SR = Sh*tty Replacements

This weekend I just installed Steeda springs/shocks/struts/strut mounts/UCA/LCA's/adj. panhard bar/bumpsteer/X11 ball joints. Feels like a different car, on top of my Steeda tune its just too easy to speed now.
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Good points guys. Correct me if I'm wrong, if I go with the GT500 mounts I need the 5-10 koni's correct?


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Cool. I just wanted to be 110% sure before I pulled the trigger. AM told me to just go with 11-14 koni's but then stated the stock strut mounts could break while taking everything apart. So I'm not even going to take that risk, upgrade to the GT500 mounts, and get the older style.


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Cool. I just wanted to be 110% sure before I pulled the trigger. AM told me to just go with 11-14 koni's but then stated the stock strut mounts could break while taking everything apart. So I'm not even going to take that risk, upgrade to the GT500 mounts, and get the older style.


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Don't think the GT500 mounts are adjustable, watcha gonna do about your camber? Just buy new tires up front more often?
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Don't think the GT500 mounts are adjustable, watcha gonna do about your camber? Just buy new tires up front more often?

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.


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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.


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How are you going to adjust the camber without adjustable strut mounts?
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If the springs were swapped out on the same car with 6 different sets of unknown springs to the driver each time, would the driver be able to pick out the brands of each spring? I have a feeling it would be like the test that 20/20 did several years ago with different brands of Vodka. The self proclaimed vodka experts all failed miserably.


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How are you going to adjust the camber without adjustable strut mounts?

I'm not going to have to. 1.5 inches isn't going to throw off the camber to the point where I'm going to wear out the inner tread of the tires. It's not like I'm slamming the car, there will still be wheel gap. A simple alignment should do the trick.


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If the springs were swapped out on the same car with 6 different sets of unknown springs to the driver each time, would the driver be able to pick out the brands of each spring? I have a feeling it would be like the test that 20/20 did several years ago with different brands of Vodka. The self proclaimed vodka experts all failed miserably.


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That's a good point. For something like a spring, as long as it is progressive, that's all the is really significant to me. As well as not having too aggressive of a drop. I think 1.5" on these cars is perfect


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That's a good point. For something like a spring, as long as it is progressive, that's all thatis really significant to me. As well as not having too aggressive of a drop. I think 1.5" on these cars is perfect

The same thing can be said for a part like a non-adjustable LCA. I bought SR LCA's. Why? Because they have polyurethane bushings, and that's the entire premise behind why you upgrade to them, stiffer bushings. They're also tubular in design with good welds and greased fittings just like the big name brands such as BMR. Now I don't knock anybody for wanting to buy them, but I won't waste that extra money on them when they serve one purpose and one purpose only.

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I lowered my GT 1.25in in the front this weekend with the result of my camber being thrown WAY off. It's bad, like should only be driven at the drag strip bad. I'm going in to get an alignment tomorrow morning.
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I lowered my GT 1.25in in the front this weekend with the result of my camber being thrown WAY off. It's bad, like should only be driven at the drag strip bad. I'm going in to get an alignment tomorrow morning.

Oh I have no doubt I will immediately need a good alignment, but nothing more. My buddy has a G35 sitting on the ground with no negative camber. Different car, different chassis, same concept. If I need them, I'll pick up bolts, but I'm 99.9% sure I won't need them.


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Alright well... After reading a few more of your posts in this thread you seem to be knowledgeable, I'll trust your word. If you do drop w/o adj. mounts let us know if you are able to get a good alignment on just the GT500 mounts.
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Alright well... After reading a few more of your posts in this thread you seem to be knowledgeable, I'll trust your word. If you do drop w/o adj. mounts let us know if you are able to get a good alignment on just the GT500 mounts.

Lol, I'm no pro that for sure. However, I don't believe the drop that these springs provide will warrant anything besides really a panhard rod which I already have. I'm going a step further with the shocks/struts/mounts for a sportier feel, and better drivability while lowered. The GT500 mounts are much more beefier than the stock GT mounts. I've also heard of the stock GT mounts breaking when taking the assembly out so I figured to just upgrade.


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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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