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Leveled the Wife's '11 with Rear H&R Springs

Though some of you guys might like to see this.
I leveled my wife's '11 with rear H&R SPORT 51655 springs
H&R Shelby Mustang GT500 Rear Springs, pair [51655-500-R] : Maximum Motorsports, the Latemodel Mustang Performance Suspension Leader!

This is her fair weather daily driver so I didn't want to fully lower it.
It dropped the rear 3/4" which is basically dead level.
It kind of gives it a lowered feel.





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How's the ride comfort and handling? Notice anything?

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Everything feels exactly the same handling wise. It might be slightly stiffer in the rear...but its really hard to tell.

I did the same thing to my '07 GT500 and couldn't notice any difference other than the rear wheel well to tire gap was tighter.

I think 140 bucks just for rear springs is a little steep.... I think the same thing can be acomplished with Steeda rear springs for a little less money.

I bought a complete set of springs off a guy that never used them. I plan to throw the front springs in my car.

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Well it looks a ton better. Nice job.

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It might be slightly stiffer in the rear...but its really hard to tell.
it usually is..........

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The drop looks nice as do the wheels. Are those 18" bullitts?

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This looks like another nice option to the 55D rear springs use to level out the car. I do believe any rear option you choose will have stiffer spring rates over stock. You most likely won't notice it in daily driving, but can change the driving dynamics under spirited or track driving conditions.
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Great idea, I had the same idea. Thanks for showing us!

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Looks good Andy!!
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So Andy, does your wife like it stiffer?


PS. love the wheels...
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it usually is..........

Your a bad, bad man lcurle.....

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So Andy, does your wife like it stiffer?
HELL YES!!!
Actually she never even noticed....D'OH!

The wheels are factory polished 18" bullitts. I think they actually "fit" this updated body over the older cars they came on.

z28th1s had them on his '11. Actually it was his car that made me push my wife out of her '00 GT and into an '11 V6!! I have been waiting for the right deal on a set of polished 18" bullitts ever since!

I'm still looking for a nice pair of used 255/45/18's to replace the used 235/50/18's I stuck on the rear.

I'm also thinking about a set of spacers.... H&R also makes some quality bolt on wheel spacers. I think a set of 25mm spacers all the way around would make the bullitts look even better if they were flush with the wheel wells. I really don't care for how sucked in they are now.
For a 8.5" wheel, I wish they had less backspacing.
http://www.allfordmustangs.com/forum...-h-r-30mm.html

Next I need some J&M LCA's because my old GT500 LCA's did NOTHING to stop the MASSIVE wheel hop this car has....

After that, some kind of shifter....maybe tint...and I think it will be done for a while.

It is funny because I don't tell the wife ANYTHING and she typically never notices.... Hell even when I put the wheels on she didn't really notice, she thought I polished the stock 17s!!
And she definitely never noticed the hood stripes... Which is all OK with me, she'll never question the money I spend cause she never see's it!

Here are a couple before pictures with the stock rear springs...




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looks great and its an easy install for sure. Just look at the car from the back and make sure the axle didnt shift too much. I know my car, I only dropped an inch all around and my rear shiffted I needed an adjustable panhard bar to center it again.

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