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Old 06-19-2015, 12:37 AM   #1
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Hey I'm thinking of purchasing the H&R super sport lowering spring and was wondering what you guys think is it worth the money because i love the drop it gives you: it drops you 1.7 in the front and 2.3 in the rear also thinking about just throwing these on with stock struts and shocks with just an adjustable bmr panhard bar and bar control arms.
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Good choice on springs.... One thing you may want is caster/camber plates. Much wider range in alignment adjustment than stock.

Oh and your stock shocks and struts won't last very long with them on. And over decent sized bumps you may have bottoming out issues of the shocks and struts. Just to warn you. I always say just do it once and do it right.
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H&R are good springs and for my car were a little too low. With my 265/40/19's in front and 285/35/20's in the rear there wouldn't have been much clearance.
On a note, Les Schwab Tire centers here in the West have ditched Eibach and now only supply/install H&R springs.
I have to agree Soccerluvr4, if you are going with H&R I'd replace the front strut mounts/struts along with the rear shocks.
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I was going to go that route but found it'd be too many issues for a DD around town. I hate bottoming or and even on the Eibach sport lines (1.3F/2.0R) I still catch most speed bumps. I find the super line to be a better compromise

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I've had my Sportlines on for over 5000 miles and have never bottomed them out and I do a lot of driving in town...........also have a couple of 1 and 2 mile stretches of open country two lane back roads between me and town......................nothing like redline in 5th gear!
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I just put the eibachs in. I am getting noise from my stock struts. They aren't meant to sit lower and you risk the noise I'm hearing. If I could do it over, I would have replaced struts as well.
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Yeah, they're too low for the stock shocks and struts. The Koni yellows are a perfect match IMO.

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I agree about the stock struts with the lowered springs and OE strut mounts although I've had my OE TrakPak struts/mounts in the car since it was lowered.......which was 5000 miles a go.
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I'm on edge about the ford racing p springs. 1" drop front and back.

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I'll have some BMR springs for sale in a few days. I would put them right at the top as far as quality, ride, and looks go.
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eibachs are a good ride
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I was going to go that route but found it'd be too many issues for a DD around town. I hate bottoming or and even on the Eibach sport lines (1.3F/2.0R) I still catch most speed bumps. I find the super line to be a better compromise

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I don't see how you guys are hitting things with a small drop? Not trying to be negative but I hear it a lot and don't get it.


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I don't see how you guys are hitting things with a small drop? Not trying to be negative but I hear it a lot and don't get it.


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2 inches in the back isn't a "small" drop.
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I don't see how you guys are hitting things with a small drop? Not trying to be negative but I hear it a lot and don't get it.


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Agreed. 500 miles with them on for me and haven't had a problem
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Granted it is a 1/2" more than 1-1/2", and really depends on what size tires and wheels you have.
When I had my stock Brembo wheels (245x40/19's) I noticed speed bumps and driveways a little more than with the GT500 wheels and the 265x40/19's in front and the 285x35/20's in the rear.
For me, I wanted to have the tire fill up the wheel opening as much as possible. I have a friend with a 2011 TrakPak car and he is using the ProLines which are only 1.5".........when they are parked side by side his still looks high to me. It just comes down to personal taste.
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H&R are good springs and for my car were a little too low. With my 265/40/19's in front and 285/35/20's in the rear there wouldn't have been much clearance.
On a note, Les Schwab Tire centers here in the West have ditched Eibach and now only supply/install H&R springs.
I have to agree Soccerluvr4, if you are going with H&R I'd replace the front strut mounts/struts along with the rear shocks.
Do you think with wheels that are 20x9 in the front and 20x10 in the rear the wheel will rub also the rear offset is +45mm and the front is +35mm and yes I'm going with koni struts with that will they rub ?
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Do you think with wheels that are 20x9 in the front and 20x10 in the rear the wheel will rub also the rear offset is +45mm and the front is +35mm and yes I'm going with koni struts with that will they rub ?
The wheels make a difference, but it's the size of tires that will determine if they rub or not.
What drop do you have, 1", 1.5" or 2"?
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The wheels make a difference, but it's the size of tires that will determine if they rub or not.
What drop do you have, 1", 1.5" or 2"?
1.7 in the front and 2.4 in the rear that's what the springs say
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I had forgotten you were going with H&R springs.
My car has the GT500 TrakPak wheels which are 9.5" wide front and rear. My fronts are 19" and the rears are 20".
I can only guess so maybe someone that has 20" wheels all of the way around can chime in with some suggestions.
Since my fronts are 265x40/19's and I have about 3/4" of inch clearance with the Sportlines which are about 1.5" instead of your 1.7". I would think that 265x35/20's would work as they have about the same dimensions as my 265x40's and you are offset 35mm where mine are 45mm. In the rear I would think that 305x35/20's would fit easily and maybe even 315x30/20's would work as your rear wheels are 45mm offset and mine are 55mm offset. I only have about 1/2 clearance in the rear as my wheels are pretty much flush with the body.
Just my educated guess here.
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Hey I'm thinking of purchasing the H&R super sport lowering spring and was wondering what you guys think is it worth the money because i love the drop it gives you: it drops you 1.7 in the front and 2.3 in the rear also thinking about just throwing these on with stock struts and shocks with just an adjustable bmr panhard bar and bar control arms.
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Good choice on springs.... One thing you may want is caster/camber plates. Much wider range in alignment adjustment than stock.

Oh and your stock shocks and struts won't last very long with them on. And over decent sized bumps you may have bottoming out issues of the shocks and struts. Just to warn you. I always say just do it once and do it right.
karanvirgill5 - Welcome to MustangEvolution - Once again the suspension guru known as Soccerluvr has beat me to the punch by about a mile.

Everything he's said above is definitely a must!

Caster Camber Plates - These guys are going to keep your suspension geometry in check and they'll prevent you burning through your front tires prematurely from the inside out.

Shocks & Struts - If you're going to do springs, it's a great idea to do struts and shocks as well. Just as soccer said you could experience bottoming out every now and then which isn't the end of the world but it's going to put stress on your suspension and it's also really disconcerting when you're driving around. From a performance aspect they're going to work hand in hand with the springs to get you the best performance possible.

BMR's Double Adjustable Panhard Bar - I can't say nice enough things about this product, the quality, their business - You'd think I'd be getting a T-shirt in the mail for how often I suggest them. It's a must and it's will help immensely working in conjunction with the Springs, Struts and Shocks along with centering your rear. It's a win-win.

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