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07 GT Suspension Question

I have a Ford Racing suspension on my 07 GT. The ride is very harsh. I like the lowered appearance but would like to soften the ride a bit. The Eibach Pro System sounds like it would provide the desired ride quality but I was wondering if I can replace only some of the Ford Racing suspension parts with some of the Eibach parts (struts and shocks for example). Thoughts?


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I think the ford racing setup is actually a lot smoother than most after market springs and shocks. You should research the spring rates before you end up with something more firm.


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Thanks for the response. If the suspension was any firmer my fillings would probably be knocked out from bumps in the road. I am not familiar with spring rates so I'll research this per your suggestion.

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There are some good threads here about spring rates. I know that BMR and Vogtland springs have a rate closer to stock. What size tires are you running?


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Typically a "lowered suspension" and a "softer ride" are mutually exclusive.

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H&R OEM Sports. I've run four different springs on my car. These are the most comfortable by a long shot.

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H&R OEM Sports. I've run four different springs on my car. These are the most comfortable by a long shot.

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I had 3 different setups, including Vogtland and Steeda Sports. ^^ I second that !!

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I don't know if this helps but I recently noticed that American Muscle added SVE lowering springs for our cars. They claim to have a stock ride as they are not progressive rate springs. The customers ride looks good with them but thats all I can say about them.
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I have a Ford Racing suspension on my 07 GT. The ride is very harsh. I like the lowered appearance but would like to soften the ride a bit. The Eibach Pro System sounds like it would provide the desired ride quality but I was wondering if I can replace only some of the Ford Racing suspension parts with some of the Eibach parts (struts and shocks for example). Thoughts?
Maybe you're hitting the bump stops?


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If he's hitting the bumpstops then either its too low or damper compression is too soft...both issues he won't be able to address with the current setup.

Just upgrading your dampers to adjustables would probably help.

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I have the Eibach ProKit, and find the ride stiffer than stock, but far from uncomfortable. It lowered the vehicle about 1.5 inches. ( along with 255/45 18 tires) The car is a DD.
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My criteria was 'would I enjoyably get in my car and drive it cross-country'? I cringed at the thought with other lowering springs but I would now with the H&R OEM Sports. I found a lower rate spring with the damping of Koni yellows and (sewer pipe) 3-way adjustable Hotchkis bars I'm running to be a perfect combo of comfort and handling. You can control roll and over/understeer with higher rate springs or bigger bars and I found it much more comfortable to do it with stout swaybars.
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