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Old 10-31-2014, 09:03 PM   #1
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Installing suspension questions

I'm trying to assemble my front suspension for installation. The parts I got are 05-10 Koni Yellows, 11-14 Eibach Pro springs, GT500 strut mounts, and Monroe dust covers and bump stops, plus Eibach camber bolts for the front.

I want to try to assemble the whole front suspension so I can just replace it without having to disassemble the stock suspension. This is my first time doing this, so I want to try to make sure I'm doing it right. I have just hand tools, torque wrench, and spring compressor.

How much do I have to compress the springs, do I have to compress it enough so that the strut mount sits all the way down like in the first pic I posted below? I plan to use the top strut nut that came with the Konis.

I wish bump stops and cover were included. The jounce/bumpers I got don't fit the struts perfectly, it looks like I would have to trim it, should I just get the FRPP jounce stops?

Which way should I install the strut mounts? It says to install the GT500 mounts with the arrows pointing out, but I read some people say to install it reverse, with the arrows pointing toward the engine to keep the wheels closer to alignment.
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Old 11-01-2014, 06:26 AM   #2
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Install the GT500 mounts with the arrows pointing in towards the engine compartment.

How much of a drop are those springs? Do not use the camber bolts until you see where you're camber is set at. The method I use should gain back most if not all of your camber depending on the drop amount.
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Check out some of the youtube videos if you haven't done this before, or read a shop manual.
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They are Eibach Pro Springs, drops 1" in front and 1.5" in back.

I watched videos of it, just want to know how much the spring need to be compressed, I assume it has to be compressed enough that the strut mount can be screwed on to the lowest part of the threads on the shaft.
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When you compress the spring you will know when its enough, the spring and the compressor will be loose and the bottom of the spring will seperate from the strut/perch.
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Very easy install. Follow this vid if u get stumped. Used a jack under the lower A arm to compress spring. Good luck,
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Thank you, but I have them installed already, was not hard, just getting the two bottom strut bolts loose was the hardest part.

Just FYI, I installed them with Steeda Sport Springs, the 11-14 Eibach Pro kit does not fit with 05-10 struts, while the other springs listed as 05-14 do.
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Hi I have a 2013 mustang gt with eibach prokit springs on about 6 months ago just notice the inner of my two front tires are wearing out uneven especially the insides just purchase eibach camber bolts do you know where I should align the tabs so my tires can wear evenly?


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I would have an alignment done and have that person dial it in with adjusting the camber bolts, then you know its right.
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Should I install it first or have the shop install itand adjust it


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I have always installed them and just let the tech do the alignment. Just make sure you tell the tech you have camber bolts.
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Ok thanks a lot for your help


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