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Old 08-03-2014, 02:28 AM   #1
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Every part I will need to lower my car 1.5 inches

Hey guys. I'm sure they're are lots of threads about this but to save time. Can you tell me every single part I will need to lower
My 2014 5.0 1.5 inches? It's a daily driver with 18/9 18/10 wheels and 295/35 255/45 tires. I need to know what I'll need so I can order all together. Please use actual names of things because I'm new to this car and don't know nicknames or abbreviations for parts yet. Thanks.


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Some say everything, and some say 1.5" won't hurt anything. I've amassed all the parts myself but haven't started much yet except for lca's and brackets.

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I just lowered my 14 deep impact blue GT last week ,here is what's needed to do it right & maintain good ride quality: ford racing K springs 1.5 drop , steeda bump steer kit , steeda X2 balljoint kit , ford racing bump stop kit , and a adjustable pan hard bar for the rear , BMR makes an excellent bar , u can get all the parts at American muscle.com


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Oh & also u will need the camber bolts for the front struts , those are made by ebach 29.99 ,


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Some say yes, some say no.

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Some guys get by just fine with just springs, others think you "need" every part in the book.

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From my experience of owning mustangs this is my 11th one I've owned , ya u can get by with just springs , but with these new mustangs when lowered past an inch all of your suspension is thrown out of spec particularly the rear end , it best to do it the right way the first time , I spent a lil under 700.00 in parts and it rides and handles awesome


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I'm in the same situation, I am planning to drop with Eibach Pro Kit, or something similar, I don't want more than a 1.5" drop. So far I got a set of 05-10 Koni Yellows, GT500 strut mounts, and a BMR panhard bar. Getting some camber bolts next. I use my car as a DD with some spirited driving, but I don't have any plans to track/drag it now.

The only thing more would be to get LCAs, I don't know if I need adjustable ones and relocation brackets and UCA.
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I'm in the same situation, I am planning to drop with Eibach Pro Kit, or something similar, I don't want more than a 1.5" drop. So far I got a set of 05-10 Koni Yellows, GT500 strut mounts, and a BMR panhard bar. Getting some camber bolts next. I use my car as a DD with some spirited driving, but I don't have any plans to track/drag it now.

The only thing more would be to get LCAs, I don't know if I need adjustable ones and relocation brackets and UCA.

Fixed LCA's are fine. I have a fixed UCA and bracket and I'm lowered 1.5 all around with SR springs and koni str.t's. Panhard bar as well


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So after reading through a whole bunch of posts, I assume that Ford lowering K Springs and a panhard bar is just fine. Is that correct?

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Every part I will need to lower my car 1.5 inches

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So after reading through a whole bunch of posts, I assume that Ford lowering K Springs and a panhard bar is just fine. Is that correct?

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So after reading thru a whole lot of posts how much time did you save? Lol

1.5" drop is fine with just springs and adjustable panhard

Oops you're not OP lol
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So after reading thru a whole lot of posts how much time did you save? Lol

1.5" drop is fine with just springs and adjustable panhard

Oops you're not OP lol
I don't get it. What are you trying to say?

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Old 08-12-2014, 11:56 PM   #13
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I dropped mine 1.5" with just springs and haven't had any problems or noticed a difference for the worse in my ride


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05-10 Koni Yellows (Shocks and Struts)
BMR Springs (1.5" drop all 4 corners)
BMR Panhard Bar
GT500 Strut Mounts
BMR Lower control arm relocation brackets

Koni STRT's (Orange) are cheaper, just no firmness adjustment.


You can skip the Camber bolts and mount the strut mounts at 180 degrees off normal (alignment arrows outward instead of inward) as it will put the camber within normal limits



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Do you need control arm relocation brackets to lower the car?

Are there many here who have successfully lowered with just camber bolts? no strut mount or plate


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Here is what I ordered and worked out amazing. Before and after pics:

BMR adjustable panhard bar
BMR adjustable upper control arm
BMR lower control arms
Eibach Camber bolts
Eibach pro-damper shocks and struts (depending on milage this is a good idea, stock arent made to be lowered but can handle it)
Eibach Sportline springs.

Actual drop about 1.5 front and 2 rear
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Do you need control arm relocation brackets to lower the car?

Are there many here who have successfully lowered with just camber bolts? no strut mount or plate


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All my parts were ordered based on my conversations with Kelly at BMR, and the understanding that my car was not tracked or raced, just wanted the handing improvement and aesthetics, and wanted it done correctly.


My understanding is that with a 1.5" drop in the rear there will be a considerable change in the pinion angle, which could lead to unwanted wheel hop (= loss of traction with a spirited start from a stop). The relocation brackets would help to resolve this, so I chose to go with these (no, they are not necessary). I was told the upper and lower control arms would be overkill for me since I do not track my car.


Everyone has their own opinion on camber bolts and I am not against them, but they are smaller (less BEEFY) than the factory bolts and I have seen posts where people have had them fail, and shear off.


I have also seen posts where people complain of suspension noises when they lowered and reused the stock mounts. My thought was the Bulkier/Beefier GT500 strut mounts used on a car with a bigger heavier engine would not do any harm when placed on my car rather than reusing strut mounts and replacing the OEM bolts with smaller "adjustable" bolts.


You will get all sorts of opinions on what you should do when you lower a car and what you can get by with. My wife paid for the installation of my suspension upgrades as an anniversary gift and I wanted to only pay that labor and take the suspension apart 1x (some say the OEM shocks and struts are fine with lowering springs but will wear out faster), and I didn't want to have keep adding parts to resolve issues other parts created.


I am totally satisfied with the parts I had installed and actually got rid of some creaks, rattles and thuds my stock suspension had. My car handles much better and looks 100x better IMO.
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