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2005 Mustang GT Optimal Ride Height

So I'm looking to lower my ride, for both performance and appearance purposes. I've been looking at the Eibach Pro Kit, which lowers Front: 1.3 & Rear: 1.4, as well as the H & R Super Sport Kit, which lowers Front: 1.7 & Rear: 1.9.
*I'm not married to either of these, they are just reference points.*

This is my daily driver, of which I race on occasion. Every day performance and comfort is the most important to me, but I'd like to have the best of both worlds, if possible.

So what have you all discovered the optimal ride height is for your 2005 Mustang GT?


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The pro kit is 1.5" rear and 1.3" front.


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you get the best look when you drop the back .5" more than the front, like the BMR kit, around 1.75" total for street

front 1.2 to 1.5 Max.

I have the Pro Kit from UPR and car looks perfect in the front the back needs to go down a little more, but ill tell you if you want to do this right you have to change alot of other stuff other than the spring ,Struts and Shocks, Panhard bar for the Rear is a must, Strut Mounts for the front, A-Arm bushing is not a must but will wear down very soon.
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you get the best look when you drop the back .5" more than the front, like the BMR kit, around 1.75" total for street

front 1.2 to 1.5 Max.

I have the Pro Kit from UPR and car looks perfect in the front the back needs to go down a little more, but ill tell you if you want to do this right you have to change alot of other stuff other than the spring ,Struts and Shocks, Panhard bar for the Rear is a must, Strut Mounts for the front, A-Arm bushing is not a must but will wear down very soon.

What do you mean "if I want to do this right"? I don't think that all of those things are necessary all at once. Take it easy, buddy... :shiny:

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I installed the Eibach Pro a couple weeks ago. I think they greatly improved the appearance. Took away about half the gap between the tire and fender well. The ride is noticeably stiffer on rough roads. The one thing you will need to do at the same time is an adjustable upper control arm to correct the pinion angle.

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Steeda's Sport Springs work perfectly for me: .8" front drop, 1.2" rear, nearly no ride deterioration. Looks and feels good.

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