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Old 08-08-2014, 03:57 PM   #1
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Lowering Springs and Shocks USED

So I am about to purchase some lowering springs and shock set by Eibach for my 2013 GT from someone on craigslist but I keep hearing all these horrible stories of people lowering their car and stuff breaks and squeaks down the road.

Is it possible to successfully lower a car without having any issues later on? If so what are the required steps to get there?

Do I need upper and lower control arms if so do they need to be adjustable, do I need a panhard bard does this need to be adjustable? What else do I need to replace before throwing this Eibach set on?


It makes me feel nauseous to do something that could ruin my car later on, and possibly cause an accident.
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Mine is lowered. My issue the ride is pretty rough. The steering wheel shakes too. But everyone says to install a Bumpsteer kit to solve that problem.
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I was just about to ask the same question. I just want to add the Ford Racing Lowering K springs. Is it really that necessary to add a panhard bar?

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An accessories guy at this ford dealership I'm at is telling me I could actually just install lowering springs without anything else and I would be fine but idk about that


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An accessories guy at this ford dealership I'm at is telling me I could actually just install lowering springs without anything else and I would be fine but idk about that
And he would be wrong.
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I was just about to ask the same question. I just want to add the Ford Racing Lowering K springs. Is it really that necessary to add a panhard bar?

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If you want your rear axle to be centered, yes.
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An accessories guy at this ford dealership I'm at is telling me I could actually just install lowering springs without anything else and I would be fine but idk about that


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He doesn't know what he's talking about, you WILL need other things than just the springs. An adjustable panhard bar is a must, and depending on the drop, Camber plates, I'm sure I'm missing a few things. Eventually you'll probably want different shocks and struts.
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So would it be a better thing to just save the money and buy a whole coil over kit? I was origanally just going to buy springs and panhard bar. BMR Adjustable panhard bar and ford Lowering K springs.

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Also, from having two lowered cars in the past ('94 Mustang GT and '04 Mazda RX 8) go with progressive rate springs. Your back will appreciate it....much smoother ride.

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What's progressive rate spring ?


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He doesn't know what he's talking about, you WILL need other things than just the springs. An adjustable panhard bar is a must, and depending on the drop, Camber plates, I'm sure I'm missing a few things. Eventually you'll probably want different shocks and struts.
BS, you don't NEED all that crap. We WANT it. Be honest. I've met plenty of people who do just fine with springs only on a 1.5 drop.

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Of you like having your axle kicked out to one side, then you don't need the panhard bar. 1.5 drop with no camber bolts or springs, yeah, OK...
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Very High probably though. I'd at least get the springs and a PH bar. I want the FRPP Adjustable handling package eventually.
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you guys think the Eibach Pro-System-Plus kit only including: shocks/struts along with lowering springs (not the sway bars) is worth buying used with 6k miles?
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370$ plus a 1hr drive lol
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Yeah, I'd get it. Then I'd buy a panhard bar.
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Here is a picture he just sent of these guys;

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Shocks, struts, panhard bar to center things and kill some wheel hop, steeda bump steer kit and xball joints and u should feel good with solid steering going down the road
If u got extra cash grab a front and rear sway bar kit, and camber plates and it's an even more fun ride and it will feel much more in control


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At minimum, get the panhard bar and camber plates. Lowering it will shift the axle a little bit and give you some unwanted camber.
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Just do it right the first time and don't cheap out. I spent $1,600 on parts and 15-16 hours total in my driveway. I have absolutely no problems nor complaints and all of my parts have a LIFETIME warranty, so if squeaks or problems do arise Steeda will hook me up.

It is possible to lower these Mustangs without hindering other attributes (such as ride quality and roll center) or causing problems down the road.
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Yes, you can lower on just springs but it is highly recommended to get the Panhard bar. These vehicles tend to shift upon lowering.

With just springs ... you run into the risk of shorting the life of the of the shocks / struts & mounts. The OEM suspension parts are not designed for the increased spring rates.

Also, if you go too low with just springs ... the ride quality & other suspension components will suffer as well.

So in short ... Yes ... you can do just springs.

You can reach me at tim@steeda.com if you have any other questions or need more insight.

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Remember I have receipts so am covered under warranty. How do the pictures look!?


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Haha once again "Compstall" with pointless input that means absolutely nothing


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Would really like feedback before I buy this


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Yes, you can lower on just springs but it is highly recommended to get the Panhard bar. These vehicles tend to shift upon lowering.

With just springs ... you run into the risk of shorting the life of the of the shocks / struts & mounts. The OEM suspension parts are not designed for the increased spring rates.

Also, if you go too low with just springs ... the ride quality & other suspension components will suffer as well.

So in short ... Yes ... you can do just springs.

You can reach me at tim@steeda.com if you have any other questions or need more insight.

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Do guys have any suggested shops here is the San Francisco Bay area that can do work once I buy Steed a Parts.

So would the lowering springs and just panhard bar be okay?

I only drive my car mainly on weekends and I baby this pony. Plus she's so brand new I don't want to push her that hard. I want to keep my car as reliable as possible. Just want it to look good and sound good. It's fast enough as is for me.

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M18183C 05-14 PR FRPP FRONT STRUT MOUNT UPGRADE $119.99

M18000A 2005-2013 V6/GT COUPE FRPP DYNAMIC DAMPER KIT FOR LOWERED VEHICLES $579.99

M5300K 2005-2013 GT LOWERING SPRINGS APPROX 1-1/2'' DROP $224.99

KBR37 05-14 WHITLEINE REAR LOWER CONTROL ARM RELOCATION BRACKETS $107.99

Also added a set of LCA's and Adjustable panhard bar and bar brace no ride issues and no problems so far on the 2014 GT.
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they look pretty used I would "personally" not put those on my car but then again its not "my" decision.
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bought em, now i need to get the rest of the stuff...

where to start...
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Lowered mine on Eibach springs, went with Koni Shocks/Struts. DID not get the panhard bar b/c my rear end didn't shift.

Didn't do the springs and dampers at the same time and if I had to do it over again I wouldn't piece mill it.

I didn't install the springs but did the dampers. If you have the tools and any mechanical skill at all you should be able to install everything yourself.

Depending upon your drop, you may need CC plates or camber bolts.

Good luck, keep us posted on your build.
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