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Front / Rear Steeda Springs :Updated:

Post by The92Foxbody on Fri Aug 06, 2010 1:17 pm

Just making this thread for anyone interested in lowering the front of their 5.0 with steeda springs.
Aaron (ranx93) - Thanks for the springs

(Just a side note, so I can answer rescent questions)
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Wheel sizes:
Front: 17 x 9
Rear: 17 x 10

Tire sizes:
Front: 245 / 45 / 17
Rear: 275 / 40 / 17
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This is how it looked before the springs...




Here's the springs:



Old springs: This project made me end up undercoating and cleaning.


Installed:


And... the aftermath:






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Post by BCP on Fri Aug 06, 2010 1:58 pm

Looks a ton better, when are you installing the rear?
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Post by The92Foxbody on Fri Aug 06, 2010 2:42 pm

BCP wrote:Looks a ton better, when are you installing the rear?

Thanks! I don't know, I finished the front just this morning so I can goto the show tommorow. I think I might just leave it how it is becomes if my rear wheels turn inward any, they will be touching my tailpipes, that's an issue I wouldn't want to deal with. We had to drill into the top of the strut tower to fix the front wheels from being turned in. I will try to put the rears on next week, if they come in or move any they have a chance of hitting my exhaust tailpipe, i will have to take them back off, if they have no trouble, then i'll be happy

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Post by BCP on Fri Aug 06, 2010 3:05 pm

Na, the rears shouldnt make the wheels do that and they are relatively easy to install and remove compared to the front.
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Post by The92Foxbody on Fri Aug 06, 2010 3:48 pm

BCP wrote:Na, the rears shouldnt make the wheels do that and they are relatively easy to install and remove compared to the front.

Yea i've done springs on other vehicles, the front was alot harder than what I imagined on the fox though. But it was worth it as I found out my front right Rotor was missing the seal that sits in it and goes on the bearing. What did you do to get your front wheels straight or are they not? When I first put mine on, my wheels sloped a whole inch in, then when I drilled into the strut tower and pulled the wheel over further, now it slopes in about 1/4 of an inch.

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Post by kooldawg6 on Fri Aug 06, 2010 5:11 pm

Front looks MUCH better
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Post by Dominican7 on Fri Aug 06, 2010 8:24 pm

Much better!!!
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Post by 01stangbabe on Sat Aug 07, 2010 1:16 am

looks good, can't wait to get my car lowered
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Post by AAron83 on Sat Aug 07, 2010 3:15 am

hmm those springs look familiar. good job
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Post by BCP on Sat Aug 07, 2010 7:30 am

The92Foxbody wrote:
BCP wrote:Na, the rears shouldnt make the wheels do that and they are relatively easy to install and remove compared to the front.

Yea i've done springs on other vehicles, the front was alot harder than what I imagined on the fox though. But it was worth it as I found out my front right Rotor was missing the seal that sits in it and goes on the bearing. What did you do to get your front wheels straight or are they not? When I first put mine on, my wheels sloped a whole inch in, then when I drilled into the strut tower and pulled the wheel over further, now it slopes in about 1/4 of an inch.

You need to replace the stock caster camber plates with aftermarket units that offer more adjustability, then get a front end alignment.

http://www.uprproducts.com/mustang-billet-caster-camber-plates-90.html
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Post by The92Foxbody on Sat Aug 07, 2010 4:21 pm

I hadn't seen your post until just now and 2 other 5.0 guys said the same thing to me at the columbia show today. Thanks for the advice, I will use it.

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Post by The92Foxbody on Sun Aug 08, 2010 6:14 pm

Well, got the rear springs installed today. Have to say, the rear barely dropped.. Here's the pics:








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Post by kooldawg6 on Mon Aug 09, 2010 12:13 pm

Even if the rear didn't drop much, I'm sure the ride quality has improved
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Post by The92Foxbody on Mon Aug 09, 2010 1:04 pm

kooldawg6 wrote:Even if the rear didn't drop much, I'm sure the ride quality has improved

When there's no bumps on the road

Sure does look a hell of alot better... the back springs will settle a little more over time, but hey, i love the way the front looks so i'm happy.

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