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How Difficult is it to Lower an 2006 Mustang GT by Yourself?

I've gone back and forth with the idea of lowering my 06 GT. I have already replaced the stock sway bars with FRPP's. The car handles great, but the gap between the fender and the tire is starting to bug me. My Stang is a weekend car, so I'm not bothered by road conditions as a daily driver would. So far every mod to my car has been by me. I don't really trust anyone else working on it. That being said, I don't want to bite off more than I can chew. Any advise? Anyone know of a good installer in the Mobile, AL or Pensacola, FL area? Anyone have detailed instructions that I can study prior to attempting the install myself? Thanks!


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If you have airtools its quick as heck! We did my buddies 06 GT in like 40 mins maybE? Dont know exactly, i wasnt counting.. but maybe somewhere around there..


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I've gone back and forth with the idea of lowering my 06 GT. I have already replaced the stock sway bars with FRPP's. The car handles great, but the gap between the fender and the tire is starting to bug me. My Stang is a weekend car, so I'm not bothered by road conditions as a daily driver would. So far every mod to my car has been by me. I don't really trust anyone else working on it. That being said, I don't want to bite off more than I can chew. Any advise? Anyone know of a good installer in the Mobile, AL or Pensacola, FL area? Anyone have detailed instructions that I can study prior to attempting the install myself? Thanks!
Starting to notice the monster truck look of the stock ride height, eh?

It's actually pretty easy and can be done under jack stands. I don't have instructions but I just took a look under the car and figured it out. You'll need a spring compressor for the front struts but other than that common tools and a few hours are all you'll need.

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you'l need and adjustable panhard bar to re-align pinion angle also, cause lowering it will throw the rear end's angle off a little

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Still debating whether to do mine myself or hire it out. Not really in a DIY mood right now.

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you'l need and adjustable panhard bar to re-align pinion angle also, cause lowering it will throw the rear end's angle off a little
PR is for axle center, not pinion angle. Need an adj UCA for that.

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woops, sorry about the info...

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Still debating whether to do mine myself or hire it out. Not really in a DIY mood right now.
common, half the fun is doing it yourself. Hiring out on DIY mods kinda takes away from the fun of buying the mods, doesnt it? I look at installing mods as a hobby.... makes me feel like money well spent when it takes a few hours of sweat to install, and I appreciate the difference a little more.

Im also younger and dont have much else to do besides school and work.

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woops, sorry about the info...



common, half the fun is doing it yourself. Hiring out on DIY mods kinda takes away from the fun of buying the mods, doesnt it? I look at installing mods as a hobby.... makes me feel like money well spent when it takes a few hours of sweat to install, and I appreciate the difference a little more.

Im also younger and dont have much else to do besides school and work.
I'm going to think about it awhile... Since I don't currently have any fuel injectors, I can't drive it to a shop anyway.

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I'm going to think about it awhile... Since I don't currently have any fuel injectors, I can't drive it to a shop anyway.
what, did you order new ones? or have the original injector finally crap out?

what are you driving to work, haha I know the military is pretty tight about missing work or a shift. you can get in big trouble if you miss muster at lower levels, so Im sure its about the same in the pentagon right?

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what, did you order new ones? or have the original injector finally crap out?

what are you driving to work, haha I know the military is pretty tight about missing work or a shift. you can get in big trouble if you miss muster at lower levels, so Im sure its about the same in the pentagon right?
Long painful story... See 2005 Mustang GT fuel injector cleaning & balancing . Fortunately I have other vehicles.

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I just swapped my springs this weekend, and put in shocks and struts. With air tools it was very fast. The longest part of the install was jacking the car up and taking the wheels off and putting them back on.

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wow, its already been 2 weeks, I feel for you, however you might as well order a spair set of injectors (possibly upgraded). Who knows when they will find them and send them back. I would hope that they do the entire service for free, actually I would demand it if I were you, just let them know how bad you will down talk them of they continue to charge you. I would consider that a fair trade!

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I just swapped my springs this weekend, and put in shocks and struts. With air tools it was very fast. The longest part of the install was jacking the car up and taking the wheels off and putting them back on.
awesome... post some pics of the new standing stang! congrats on the mod

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I just swapped my springs this weekend, and put in shocks and struts. With air tools it was very fast. The longest part of the install was jacking the car up and taking the wheels off and putting them back on.
Did you install a set of camber bolts??

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No, I didn't order any. From what it looks like I have an aggressive street alignment. I'm going to get it checked after everything settles. I'd like to have an aggressive negative camber anyway, since the car only sees no more then 2500 miles a year. It will clock more time on the trailer then on the street.


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