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Old 03-11-2015, 03:08 PM   #1
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Lowering 14 GT as a DD

I want to lower my car because the stock ride height sucks as most people know.... I don't know what springs to go and how low would be acceptable for a daily, I have also been told if I lower it I need new shocks and struts, new panhard bar, and new caster camber plates... Just wanted to confirm all of that basically, but since I have never really modded a car before my 14 5.0 I am not sure how I should approach lowering it and what parts I need to do it the right way
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Yes. If you want to do it once, and do it the right way: Springs, GT500 Strut Mounts, Camber Bolts or Caster Plates, Shocks & Struts, Adjustable Panhard Bar, Control Arm Relo-Brackets and new LCAs.
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^if you do it that way and get the GT500 strut mounts make sure you order 05-10 struts as the 11-14 struts are not compatible with the GT500 struts but the 05-10 struts will work on your 14. Please don't ask what brand springs or LCA's Panhards ect. to get. It will undoubtedly spark a heated debate. It's all preference. Decide what you want and what works for you.
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My '14 GT is my daily driver. I went with Eibach Sportlines, caster/camber plates, and adjustable panhard. I'm running factory shock/struts until they need to be replaced. I haven't had any problems going on a few months now.

You are going to hear different things from different folks, but that's what worked for me.


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Please don't ask what brand springs or LCA's Panhards ect. to get. It will undoubtedly spark a heated debate. It's all preference. Decide what you want and what works for you.
And to add to this there's already 100's of suspension threads on here. Plenty of material to make a decision.
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Should have rephrased it... dont really care about brand of parts, i mostly care about how low would be ok for a daily lol

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1.5 seems to be the lowest consensus around here for a DD
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We have found the sweet spot for these suspensions to be around 1" - 1.5" of lowering.

The sports are one of our best selling springs - Steeda Mustang Sport Springs (05-14) - Made in USA 555-8216 - Free Shipping!

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If you are going to lower ... then yes, there are other parts that should be done at the same time to save on labor & install.

If you are interested ... we can put a package together for you with forum pricing.

You can check us out at Mustang Parts & Performance - Free Shipping - Steeda Autosports - Free Shipping!. We are an American company with American made parts!

I look forward to hearing from you.

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I would not recommend going Sportlines and factory shocks. That is what I have now because thats how I purchased the car and dips in the road give the car a quick bounce. The car has less than 12000 miles and i bet the factory shocks are shot.

I have been searching for days trying to figure out a shock and strut will give some comfort but have not found a clear answer. I love the look but the ride is jut not what i want.

I am thinking about going with the Pro Kit and Eibach Dampers.

Stick with 1.5 max drop in the rear and you should still have a little comfort.

Before anyone says it, I know you cant have the best of both worlds.
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I have been searching for days trying to figure out a shock and strut will give some comfort but have not found a clear answer. I love the look but the ride is jut not what i want.
Why not - Steeda 2011-14 Mustang Pro-Action Shocks and Struts 555-8405-11 - Free Shipping!

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The ride quality from these are awesome! Its like the best of both worlds. I dont have the time to be playing with adjustments but if I did this is what it would feel like! Sweet ride and nice in the corners!!
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We have found the sweet spot for these suspensions to be around 1" - 1.5" of lowering.

The sports are one of our best selling springs - Steeda Mustang Sport Springs (05-14) - Made in USA 555-8216 - Free Shipping!

Product Benefits
Improved vehicle handling
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Improved vehicle stance
- See more at: Steeda Mustang Sport Springs (05-14) - Made in USA 555-8216 - Free Shipping!

If you are going to lower ... then yes, there are other parts that should be done at the same time to save on labor & install.

If you are interested ... we can put a package together for you with forum pricing.

You can check us out at Mustang Parts & Performance - Free Shipping - Steeda Autosports - Free Shipping!. We are an American company with American made parts!

I look forward to hearing from you.

Best Regards,

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I'll take a quote for a package. I have bmr lca's already but need everything else to do the drop properly. I tend to prefer bmr but as far as springs, I want your swift sport linear springs, koni yellows with gt500 mounts, the entire shebang.
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Same here, for a 1.5 inch drop package

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Send me your email addresses to tim@steeda.com & I will have my sales professionals run the numbers with forum pricing. We also have free shipping ... so that will help too!

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If its a daily driver camber bolts should be all you need. In fact some have said that at 1in drop, you will still be able to get car aligned. If you are looking for camber bolts, I have a set of Ford camber bolts which are the strongest available. They do require slotting top strut hole a little.
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Thanks for the input. I will search and research how the ride is combined with the Sportilines. If I cant find good feedback then I will look at changing springs and shocks.
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Sounds like a plan & don't forget ... when you order Steeda Manufactured Parts ... you are getting the satisfaction of this:



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my personal opinion:

I'd recommend 1" for a daily driver if you don't want to have to worry about scraping, hitting curbs, etc.

1.5" is where you start scraping a lot more things. No its not undriveable, but you will start hitting normal sized mufflers, and your nose will scrape steep driveways, etc. a lot more.
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On my ‘14 daily driver ... I went with the Roush kit, same suspension used on their stage 2 and stage 3 production cars:

Mustang Performance Suspension Kit 5.0L V8 (2011-2014)

Works well right out of the box due to the mild drop and hasn't given me any issues. It's more suited for handling and ride quality than lowering looks.
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I have the Steeda ultralites on my 14 gt which is my dd , and love them, perfect drop, doesn't feel rough like sport springs yet stiffens it up enough to drastically improve handling and body roll.

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And to add to this there's already 100's of suspension threads on here. Plenty of material to make a decision.

I swear this is your favorite type of comment lol always saying how the thread is repetitive and how it didn't need to be posted


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1.5 seems to be the lowest consensus around here for a DD

1.5 all around works perfect for me and I'm on 20s


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I'm lowered 1.5 and I scrape on all kinds of crap. Of course the roads here in wv suck anyway.


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I swear this is your favorite type of comment lol always saying how the thread is repetitive and how it didn't need to be posted


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1.5 all around works perfect for me and I'm on 20s


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Why is everyone scraping on sh*t? Lol I'm lowered 1.5 and the only thing I hit are my relo brackets lol. I have the roush splitter kit and still nothing. I also have some serious inclines to traverse with no problems. I think 2" would cause some serious issues. Angles are all of your friends homies!


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Idk what I scrape in but I do.


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Idk what I scrape in but I do.


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Quit picking up all those WV fattys lol kidding.
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Haha I don't man. My fiancé is tiny lol.


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Forum police maybe? lol

I'm sorry but maybe if you saw the same person saying the same thing on different threads then you might get it.


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Why is everyone scraping on sh*t? Lol I'm lowered 1.5 and the only thing I hit are my relo brackets lol. I have the roush splitter kit and still nothing. I also have some serious inclines to traverse with no problems. I think 2" would cause some serious issues. Angles are all of your friends homies!


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Same here lol Roush splitter never had a problem. I have an inclined driveway and can't even get the splitter to scrape unless I go up it without being at an angle


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I think he did get it but I could be wrong. Sounds like you guys are on the same wavelength.
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Same here lol Roush splitter never had a problem. I have an inclined driveway and can't even get the splitter to scrape unless I go up it without being at an angle


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I get made fun of by some friends who have slammed cars saying my Stang still looks like a 4x4 lol. I tell them I appreciate function over form.


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Nicely stanced car >> slammed rice bag with (-) cambered wheels!

^ truer words have never been spoken my man


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Yes sir! Personally speaking, wheels (mostly front or even rears) that are tucked well up the fender walls on our mustangs simply look hideous in my opinion. For example, AM's white MMD GT equipped with air lift suspension kit. I'm mean sure it might help with aero dynamics and what not, but I wouldn't run a car stanced that low as a DD. Just doesn't look right for mustang lol.

No disrespect to people who have their cars setup like that though!
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They don't drive that car low like that. They just lay it out when it's parked. That's the beauty of bags. But I agree it's not a look im after on a mustang. My mini truck project...now that's a different story 😎
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I dragged my relo brackets earlier pulling into my friends driveway. They were like OMG haha I said don't worry that's normal


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