Installed Sr lowering springs - Mustang Evolution

Go Back   Mustang Evolution > 1979-2015 Mustang GT || Tech and Talk > 2011-2014 Mustang GT



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them here!
Old 02-27-2015, 08:36 PM   #1
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 259
Installed Sr lowering springs

I installed these earlier. The rears I installed with the more compressed coils facing up. Was that the right way? I'm getting a lot of creaking from the back.

Sent from my SM-N910T using Mustang Evolution mobile app
jrdnsky59 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 02-27-2015, 08:38 PM   #2
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 259
I'll snap more pics tomorrow so far pleased with the results.

Sent from my SM-N910T using Mustang Evolution mobile app
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	1425091097850.jpg
Views:	209
Size:	75.5 KB
ID:	176310  
jrdnsky59 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2015, 09:09 PM   #3
Registered Member
Regular
 
Sloasslx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Fountain
Region: Colorado
Posts: 33
Looks good man


Sent from my iPhone using Mustang Evolution
Sloasslx is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 02-27-2015, 09:14 PM   #4
Registered Member
Regular
 
2014oxstang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: East Longmeadow
Region: Massachusetts
Posts: 2,000
Looks great. Sweet heat extractors Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByMustang Evolution1425093258.369568.jpg
Views:	160
Size:	154.5 KB
ID:	176311



Sent from my iPhone using Mustang Evolution
2014oxstang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2015, 09:23 PM   #5
Registered Member
Regular
 
Sloasslx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Fountain
Region: Colorado
Posts: 33
I wish I would have done the Oxford white. Who knows maybe plastidip it.


Sent from my iPhone using Mustang Evolution
Sloasslx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2015, 09:29 PM   #6
Registered Member
Regular
 
2014oxstang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: East Longmeadow
Region: Massachusetts
Posts: 2,000
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sloasslx View Post
I wish I would have done the Oxford white. Who knows maybe plastidip it.


Sent from my iPhone using Mustang Evolution

I love the OW. In a perfect world I'd get the car painted that matte grey/blue on VG's RTR spec 5 or whatever. That color is sick.


Sent from my iPhone using Mustang Evolution
2014oxstang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2015, 09:59 PM   #7
Registered Member
Regular
 
dinobike19's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Wpg
Region: Canada
Posts: 187
Quote:
Originally Posted by jrdnsky59 View Post
I'll snap more pics tomorrow so far pleased with the results.

Sent from my SM-N910T using Mustang Evolution mobile app
Looks good. I'll be starting mine tomorrow morning. Hey did you do it the way the video I sent you ? how did it work, any issues?
dinobike19 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2015, 11:32 PM   #8
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 259
Yes I did it worked out great. The whole install took 2 hours.

Sent from my SM-N910T using Mustang Evolution mobile app

---------- Post added at 05:31 AM ---------- Previous post was at 05:31 AM ----------

When taking the strut bolts off make sure to hold the disc firmly. That sob flung my brother back lol.

Sent from my SM-N910T using Mustang Evolution mobile app

---------- Post added at 05:32 AM ---------- Previous post was at 05:31 AM ----------

The only thing is I'm getting a creak from the back.

Sent from my SM-N910T using Mustang Evolution mobile app
jrdnsky59 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2015, 11:33 PM   #9
Registered Member
Regular
 
dinobike19's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Wpg
Region: Canada
Posts: 187
Good thing he didn't get hurt.


Sent from my iPhone using Mustang Evolution
dinobike19 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2015, 11:40 PM   #10
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 259
Overall it looks nice. You feel the road a lot more.

Sent from my SM-N910T using Mustang Evolution mobile app
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	1425101944392.jpg
Views:	156
Size:	76.8 KB
ID:	176321  
jrdnsky59 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2015, 11:41 PM   #11
Registered Member
Regular
 
dinobike19's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Wpg
Region: Canada
Posts: 187
Good to hear that's what I'm looking for. Sadly I won't be able to test mine for a month or so


Sent from my iPhone using Mustang Evolution
dinobike19 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2015, 11:42 PM   #12
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 259
Are the rear springs installed with the more compressed coils on top or bottom. The way I installed them the numbers on the springs are upside down

Sent from my SM-N910T using Mustang Evolution mobile app
jrdnsky59 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2015, 11:42 PM   #13
Registered Member
Regular
 
dinobike19's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Wpg
Region: Canada
Posts: 187
Sounds like the wrong way then


Sent from my iPhone using Mustang Evolution
dinobike19 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2015, 11:46 PM   #14
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 259
I've been trying to search and have found nothing. Can anyone verify which way they go?

Sent from my SM-N910T using Mustang Evolution mobile app
jrdnsky59 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2015, 11:53 PM   #15
Registered Member
Regular
 
dinobike19's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Wpg
Region: Canada
Posts: 187
Larger spaces of the spring on top. Where the spring is compressed more on the bottom. I'm 99% sure of that


Sent from my iPhone using Mustang Evolution
dinobike19 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2015, 11:57 PM   #16
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 259
http://youtu.be/WUZODaXmkYU

Sent from my SM-N910T using Mustang Evolution mobile app

---------- Post added at 05:57 AM ---------- Previous post was at 05:57 AM ----------

This guy did them the other way around?does it vary by brand of springs you go with?

Sent from my SM-N910T using Mustang Evolution mobile app
jrdnsky59 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2015, 12:01 AM   #17
Registered Member
Regular
 
dinobike19's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Wpg
Region: Canada
Posts: 187
Looks like I'm wrong. U'll have to take it for a drive and then tomorrow check to see if u have wear marks to find ur problem


Sent from my iPhone using Mustang Evolution
dinobike19 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2015, 12:14 AM   #18
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 259
This guy did the tighter coils on bottom????


Installed New SR Performance lowering springs

Sent from my SM-N910T using Mustang Evolution mobile app
jrdnsky59 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2015, 12:16 AM   #19
Registered Member
Regular
 
dinobike19's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Wpg
Region: Canada
Posts: 187
Lol. No real straight answer I see.


Sent from my iPhone using Mustang Evolution
dinobike19 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2015, 12:18 AM   #20
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 259
Hopefully someone can chime in.

Sent from my SM-N910T using Mustang Evolution mobile app
jrdnsky59 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2015, 11:26 AM   #21
Staff

Regular
Staff
 
Strange Mud's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Small Town
Region: Connecticut
Posts: 5,022
idk but I doubt it matters as long as both diameters are the same.
__________________
2012 V6 with suspension, shifting, stopping and sound mods.
Strange Mud is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2015, 11:29 AM   #22
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 259
I have a feeling I put them on wrong. All these people with Sr springs and no one to chime in.

Sent from my SM-N910T using Mustang Evolution mobile app
jrdnsky59 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2015, 11:30 AM   #23
Staff

Regular
Staff
 
Strange Mud's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Small Town
Region: Connecticut
Posts: 5,022
pm the guys from AM
__________________
2012 V6 with suspension, shifting, stopping and sound mods.
Strange Mud is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2015, 11:32 AM   #24
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 259
I sent Will a pm

Sent from my SM-N910T using Mustang Evolution mobile app
jrdnsky59 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2015, 02:02 PM   #25
Registered Member
Regular
 
2014oxstang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: East Longmeadow
Region: Massachusetts
Posts: 2,000
Maybe you didn't seat the spring on the axle housing pad the right way, or you didn't line up the spring properly. It's hard to say bro. Gotta get back in there and check it out. Having it upside shouldn't cause clunking. Also, did you trim the bump stops? You're probably bottoming out on them.


Sent from my iPhone using Mustang Evolution
2014oxstang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2015, 03:23 PM   #26
Registered Member

Regular
 
olerodder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Corvallis
Region: Oregon
Posts: 2,712
I assume you put the isolators back on the spring that you took off the old ones, right?
Also, although I've only used Eibach's, I thought the upper pocket was smaller than the lower pocket, and I always put them end with the letters/numbers facing towards the rear of the car and so you could read them right side up.
When you took the old ones out did you match them up with the new ones..........both springs should have looked to be in the same orientation although your lowering springs were shorter.
As for the clunking, did you torque everything to factory specs?
olerodder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2015, 04:36 PM   #27
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 259
I left the bump stops alone. I tightened everything with an impact gun. The Sr springs had clear isolators in the middle. And am inside of weather they are upside down or not.

Sent from my SM-N910T using Mustang Evolution mobile app
jrdnsky59 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2015, 04:42 PM   #28
Registered Member
Regular
 
2014oxstang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: East Longmeadow
Region: Massachusetts
Posts: 2,000
Quote:
Originally Posted by jrdnsky59 View Post
I left the bump stops alone. I tightened everything with an impact gun. The Sr springs had clear isolators in the middle. And am inside of weather they are upside down or not.

Sent from my SM-N910T using Mustang Evolution mobile app

Could be the bump stops.


Sent from my iPhone using Mustang Evolution
2014oxstang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2015, 04:46 PM   #29
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 259
I'm gonna drop it and cut the bump stops. and I'm gonna flip the springs. (Tighter coils on bottom)

Sent from my SM-N910T using Mustang Evolution mobile app
jrdnsky59 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2015, 04:50 PM   #30
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 259
This is how rears look

Sent from my SM-N910T using Mustang Evolution mobile app
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	1425163835722.jpg
Views:	121
Size:	62.0 KB
ID:	176352  
jrdnsky59 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2015, 04:59 PM   #31
Registered Member

Regular
 
olerodder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Corvallis
Region: Oregon
Posts: 2,712
Quote:
Originally Posted by jrdnsky59 View Post
I left the bump stops alone. I tightened everything with an impact gun. The Sr springs had clear isolators in the middle. And am inside of weather they are upside down or not.

Sent from my SM-N910T using Mustang Evolution mobile app
Ok, you need to cut the bump stops in half, this could be causing an issue....maybe.
An impact gun is not a torque wrench. On suspension parts you really should use torque settings.
I'm talking about the rubber insulators that were on the top of the spring and fit between the body and spring.....it's kind of important to get those back where they belong or you will get creaking and groaning with metal to metal.
I think you've got the springs in the right way. Don't the tops have a smaller diameter than the bottoms..........
olerodder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2015, 05:00 PM   #32
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 259
No there the same top and bottom. OK I'm gonna drop the rear end and inspect it. I will cut the bumpstops

Sent from my SM-N910T using Mustang Evolution mobile app
jrdnsky59 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2015, 05:06 PM   #33
Registered Member

Regular
 
olerodder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Corvallis
Region: Oregon
Posts: 2,712
Quote:
Originally Posted by jrdnsky59 View Post
No there the same top and bottom. OK I'm gonna drop the rear end and inspect it. I will cut the bumpstops

Sent from my SM-N910T using Mustang Evolution mobile app
Look up in the upper spring pocket and make sure the insulators are between the spring and body. I assume you will check the ends of the spring to make sure they are seated in the pocket also.
olerodder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2015, 05:07 PM   #34
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 259
For the rears?

Sent from my SM-N910T using Mustang Evolution mobile app
jrdnsky59 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2015, 05:11 PM   #35
Registered Member
Regular
 
2014oxstang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: East Longmeadow
Region: Massachusetts
Posts: 2,000
Quote:
Originally Posted by olerodder View Post
Ok, you need to cut the bump stops in half, this could be causing an issue....maybe.
An impact gun is not a torque wrench. On suspension parts you really should use torque settings.
I'm talking about the rubber insulators that were on the top of the spring and fit between the body and spring.....it's kind of important to get those back where they belong or you will get creaking and groaning with metal to metal.
I think you've got the springs in the right way. Don't the tops have a smaller diameter than the bottoms..........

This ^

The bump stops need to be cut in half. And torque everything to spec, not guess with a gun. There's a good chance everything is over torqued.


Sent from my iPhone using Mustang Evolution
2014oxstang is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Mustang Evolution > 1979-2015 Mustang GT || Tech and Talk > 2011-2014 Mustang GT

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Installed New SR Performance lowering springs Kaka Mustang PQ 2011-2014 V6 Mustang 8 04-06-2013 11:56 AM
Lowering springs or factory springs fordracing63857 1979-1995 Mustang GT 3 06-27-2012 09:42 PM
Lowering Springs Installed Napoleon85 Pictures and Videos 15 03-23-2012 06:42 PM
Pics(Lowering Springs Installed) Reaperstang Mustang Audio & Video 13 12-21-2006 01:49 PM
FRPP Lowering Springs - G Springs Stangthang Pre-2005 V6 Mustang 9 02-23-2005 04:57 PM

» Like Us On Facebook



12:56 PM


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0

MustangEvolution.com is in no way associated with or endorsed by Ford Motor Company.