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December 1st, 2018 04:35 PM
TheOdessa
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Originally Posted by macuser27 View Post
Nope, they are nice to have but not required. What is required is swapping the OEM pinion snubber for a shorter one.
Wait what lol I didn't do this and I'm dropped 1.5inches

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December 1st, 2018 02:26 PM
macuser27
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Originally Posted by NewEdgeGT2002 View Post
That requires caster/camber plates and bump steer kit, dont it?
Nope, they are nice to have but not required. What is required is swapping the OEM pinion snubber for a shorter one.
November 28th, 2018 09:50 PM
finally03gt
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Originally Posted by NewEdgeGT2002 View Post
That requires caster/camber plates and bump steer kit, dont it?
I used the CC plates with mine, so can't say if you can do without. I was all good with now bump steer. It's only about 1.5" I think, so not extreme. My front LCA's were pretty level and not far from parallel with my tie rods
November 28th, 2018 09:15 PM
NewEdgeGT2002
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Originally Posted by macuser27 View Post
Where are you located? If in San Francisco-Bay Area-Northern California I have Eibach Prokit that I can part with for cheap. Bought them new and swapped them out for stiffer springs after 20k miles.
That requires caster/camber plates and bump steer kit, dont it?
November 28th, 2018 01:56 PM
GBPackerFan I finally got rid of my C Springs...they were way too stiff for my liking. I just bought BMR springs. I'm hoping they are in between the C Springs and the stockers based on their drops and spring rates.
November 28th, 2018 09:15 AM
finally03gt I will say I'm a fairly conservative personality, and it was my daily driver. But I thought the eibach pro-kit with dampeners was a good blend for everything I was trying to accomplish
November 28th, 2018 09:11 AM
finally03gt
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Originally Posted by Chandler Hunt View Post
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Originally Posted by finally03gt View Post
Back when I did mine, I went with the Eibach Pro and some SR caster plates. If I recall, the springs are progressive, so some give at the top, then get stiffer. I was pleased with if for daily driving...


I am thinking of using those springs with Bilsteins struts. I am trying to minimize my headers scraping. How did yours do with scraping/bottoming out?


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I did the eibach pro-kit with the springs and shocks. I never bottomed on anything ride quality was pretty comfortable and handling was much improved. Not to mention better looks with the drop.
November 27th, 2018 03:38 PM
macuser27
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Originally Posted by NewEdgeGT2002 View Post
What set of springs do you guys recommend that would lower it enough to eliminate some of the gap but safe enough where I wouldnt need caster/camber plates or bump steers?

2002 GT hard top

Thanks,
Where are you located? If in San Francisco-Bay Area-Northern California I have Eibach Prokit that I can part with for cheap. Bought them new and swapped them out for stiffer springs after 20k miles.
November 27th, 2018 02:04 PM
TheOdessa
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Originally Posted by dexdiman View Post
It really depends what you want to do with the car. If you want a comfortable DD street car, drag racing once and awhile and don't plan on tracking or auto crossing then STR.Ts/Tokico/etc will be great. If you primarily want to track and auto cross but still want comfort for street then I'd look into Bilsein. If you want to do a lot of everything, Koni Yellows. The most important part is matching a spring to the strut. You could have the best struts and cheap springs or visa versa and the car will ride/drive horrible.
See this is what I read too. You have to match the shock and strut to your spring. I'm thinking of calling steeda because in all honestly I don't know what matches well with their sports. Guys with 05 to 09s run steeda sports with the str.t and love them but I don't know in a new edge.

Right now the ride isn't horrible but it's border line tolerable. I run Monroe sensatracs with less then 4k miles on them. It was fantastic at stock height but just a 1.5 drop and I almost feel like those Hondas going down the road that are dropped when I hit a pot hole or bump. On the highway if there is an imperfection on the road and I'm going 70 i almost have yo brace for impact as I know it's going to be a jarring hit.

I don't run low pros or anything. 17" on nitto 555s so I know it's my shocks and struts

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November 27th, 2018 01:02 PM
dexdiman It really depends what you want to do with the car. If you want a comfortable DD street car, drag racing once and awhile and don't plan on tracking or auto crossing then STR.Ts/Tokico/etc will be great. If you primarily want to track and auto cross but still want comfort for street then I'd look into Bilsein. If you want to do a lot of everything, Koni Yellows. The most important part is matching a spring to the strut. You could have the best struts and cheap springs or visa versa and the car will ride/drive horrible.
November 27th, 2018 11:48 AM
Chandler Hunt
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Originally Posted by finally03gt View Post
Back when I did mine, I went with the Eibach Pro and some SR caster plates. If I recall, the springs are progressive, so some give at the top, then get stiffer. I was pleased with if for daily driving...


I am thinking of using those springs with Bilsteins struts. I am trying to minimize my headers scraping. How did yours do with scraping/bottoming out?


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November 27th, 2018 08:34 AM
Eagle2000GT
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Originally Posted by 07gtS197 View Post
I can understand that but honestly you might as well at least get cc plates just in case. I bought my car lowered without plates and have put new tires on it without problems but that doesnt mean you wont. What if you take it to an alignment shop and they cant get it to spec? Youll be kicking yourself for not having them.
My car isn't lowered and after 200,000 miles it needed caster camber plates to get the alignment spot on. I'm also running Koni STR.Ts. I replaced my worn out shocks and struts with them. I have no problem with them. I think the ride is fine.
November 26th, 2018 11:15 PM
finally03gt Back when I did mine, I went with the Eibach Pro and some SR caster plates. If I recall, the springs are progressive, so some give at the top, then get stiffer. I was pleased with if for daily driving...
November 26th, 2018 12:34 PM
dexdiman
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Originally Posted by TheOdessa View Post
Ah damn it - I was going to go with the STR.T's. Now I'm reconsidering.

Aren't you supposed to match the spring rate to the type of strut/shock you get? I don't mind dropping the coin on the Bilsteins but google searches yeilded a lot of guys liking the STR.T's with steeda sport springs.

With my current shocks and struts (Monroe Sensatracs) which I have because I installed during stock height the ride is pretty harsh - ess hitting bumps at high speed.
I'm sure the STR.Ts are great with the right springs, but Bilsteins are on another level. They are much firmer but not harsh at all. This link lists recommends springs for the HDs - https://www.maximummotorsports.com/1...1382-P773.aspx. I personally have the HDs with the H&R Race springs and I do not regret the setup at all. It's low but not so low I scrape on speed bumps and curbs when parking. I took the car out last summer on a cruise on some back roads and was aggressive and it was the most fun I have ever had driving the car.
November 22nd, 2018 11:26 PM
Crimson I had prokit springs with srt.t struts/shocks and found the ride pretty harsh. I switched my suspension setup around to accommodate for a torque arm - coil overs up front and torque arm springs out back - with single adjustable koni yellows and the ride is so much better than before. I would highly recommend the koni yellows for a lowered car. Not to mention you can adjust the firmness of the ride to your liking. Prokit springs and koni yellows would be a really solid setup that would put you right at an 1.5” drop.
November 22nd, 2018 01:46 PM
freefallin00 OP keep in mind you should run Fox body shocks and struts if you want to go lower than 1.5" or so. They wont be as compressed as the 99-04 units, plus is the Fox ones are usually more affordable.
November 21st, 2018 07:54 PM
GBPackerFan I hate my STR.Ts...go Bilsteins!
November 21st, 2018 04:01 PM
TheOdessa
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Originally Posted by dexdiman View Post
I really like them and they are probably the best struts you can get for the Mustang. I came from a 2" drop and stock struts with a blown strut and the ride was awful, back breaking, constantly hitting the ground. Since the HD's the ride is so much better, and the harsh, uncomfortable, back breaking, ride is gone. It's still firm but so much more comfortable.

My friend has a Lexus F Sport and he says my Mustang is very similar in ride and comfort.

If you have the money I would absolutely recommend the Bilstein HD's over any other strut.
Ah damn it - I was going to go with the STR.T's. Now I'm reconsidering.

Aren't you supposed to match the spring rate to the type of strut/shock you get? I don't mind dropping the coin on the Bilsteins but google searches yeilded a lot of guys liking the STR.T's with steeda sport springs.

With my current shocks and struts (Monroe Sensatracs) which I have because I installed during stock height the ride is pretty harsh - ess hitting bumps at high speed.
November 21st, 2018 03:52 PM
Matt99GT
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Originally Posted by Tillerman77 View Post
Slight hijack here - how do find the ride quality of the Bilstein HD struts & springs over rough pavement?
Its stiff but not harsh or jarring. I do think the B springs are a bit soft for the Bilsteins, I wish I had gone with H&R race springs instead. But that's just me being nitpicky, it rides great and relatively comfortably with the Bilstiens and Ford B springs. Its pretty much how you'd expect a sports car to ride.
November 21st, 2018 03:14 PM
TheOdessa I did Steeda Sport Springs. I did get caster/camber plates just to be safe. I'm riding on Monroe Sensatracs which need to be replaced as I did those when I was stock height but they have minimal miles on them so I run them for that reason. I plan on ordering STR.T's probably today or tomorrow due to LMR's sale they have going on. They advertise a 1.25" drop but I got 1.5" with new isos in place. I'm assuming since I'm a vert. I wanted a drop but nothing too low due to long tubes and speed bumps. My bumpsteer is fine and I didn't do anything special when I put a new rack in (like say offset mounts). I did put in poly mounts versus rubber to help keep the rack firm but no bump steer issues. 1.5" seems to be that sweet spot before you run into issues.
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