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I lowered my 06 GT with the FR3 from Ford. search around for better prices than Ford is offering!!! Springs, shocks, front and rear sway bar, strut bar: all included for just over a grand. excellent drop in ride height and handling performance for the price. plan ahead with a few 2x4s to get the car off the jack.

I agree that an adjustable 3rd link and panrod bar need to be installed. recommend the HD upper strut mounts to be installed while everything is apart to solve the 'pops' and makes wheel adjustments a breeze (don't need the caster/camber plates or bolts either).

these parts can all be installed by the average mechanic in a few hours with a good set of basic hand tools. the 3rd link is a bit tricky; get a good shop manual and read it. get a quality wheel alignment afterwards. have the tech double check the pinon angle and centering of the rear end.

some owners complain of bumpsteer afterwards. i have no problem after 3Ks after install. i went ahead and replaced the lower ball joints with X5s (must have 18" wheels!) and installed the bumpsteer kit (Steeda) and noticed a bit better handling but not much. its hit and miss. if your Stang tends to drift left and right while going over bumps (more than usual), you have bumpsteer. these aditional parts to correct BS can be installed without taking everything apart again. but will require another wheel alignment.

good luck and enjoy

Wazzzy
 

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what are your desires from a suspension kit? lower stance, improved handling, straight line racing, etc. with your goal in mind, you can search for the 'system' that works best for you.

i wanted a lower stance with better handling over stock. the FR3 was perfect for me and i have no compaints. my stang is my daily driver, no track racing or excessive road course left right left right left right action. the ride is a bit stiff, but i have taken it on several 10+ hour trips without serious complaints. sore butts and lower backs are normal reguardless of vehicle type.

$1300 is way too high of a price. i paid 1K for the same package with shipping. search the i-net and deals can be found for new never installed kits.

bottom line: have fun with your mods. do the research before purchase to make sure it is what you want/need.
 
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