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Question 2007 GT vert - lowering with FRPP kit, need advice

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Im plannig to lowering my vert with the FRPP springs, struts and shocks. Will use the FRPP swaybars also.

As additional parts Ill order:

Steeda adjustable panhard bar
Steeda adjustable UCA
Steeda G - trac brace
Steeda HD strut mounts
New GT 500 lower controll arms

Now my questions:

Do I need the longer balljoints like the steeda x5s at his project or will I be fine with the parts Ive listet above?

thanks

Joe


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from what I understand, you have more than enough parts already ; no you do not "need" the ball joints, unless you really want to go all the way . . .


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....ok - thanks, then Ill go with the normal GT500 front LCAs.

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FYI. Use caution when installing the Steeda upper strut mounts The flat bearings in the middle can get mangled along with the rubber o rings during mounting. I swapped mine for J and M mounts.


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FRPP CAI with StangHi tunes | Kooks LT's | FR500 axle back | Steeda Sport springs | Koni STR.t struts/shocks | J&M camber plates | UMI adj. panhard bar | LCA relocation brackets | GT500 LCA's | Hurst Billet shifter | 3.73 gear | FRPP axle girdle | Baer Rotors and Pads
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...I had the J&M caster/camber plates also in the eye. What do you think, are they sturdy enought compaired to the steeda strut mounts?

They also offer more degress for adjusting.

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I think the J and M and maximum motor sports camber plates are just a simpler design but perhaps give a little rougher ride


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I have the J&M plates...so far they haven't given me any trouble. Plus I feel like you could get some better LCA's than the GT500s.

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Hello,

Im plannig to lowering my vert with the FRPP springs, struts and shocks. Will use the FRPP swaybars also.

As additional parts Ill order:

Steeda adjustable panhard bar
Steeda adjustable UCA
Steeda G - trac brace
Steeda HD strut mounts
New GT 500 lower controll arms

Now my questions:

Do I need the longer balljoints like the steeda x5s at his project or will I be fine with the parts Ive listet above?

thanks

Joe
Which FRPP springs are you going with? Is there a particular reason you want to go with Ford Racing springs and dampers?

Is this your daily driver? Do you track it? (if so, what kind of track and how often)
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...I had the J&M caster/camber plates also in the eye. What do you think, are they sturdy enought compaired to the steeda strut mounts?

They also offer more degress for adjusting.
The J&M mounts, while they allow more adjustment, are going to increase NVH due to using a spherical bearing. We designed our's to allow for up to 1 of camber adjustment and we strove to keep it factory-like in terms of NVH.
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