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2011 GT 4x4 stance (why?)

Just curious.

What pushed them to give the 2011 such a high stance off of the wheels? It's not an SUV... Wouldn't giving it a 1 inch lower stance still provided plenty of clearance?


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I'm not sure why Ford does that. I lowered my 2006 an inch and a half and will most likely do the same on my 11. It looks so much nicer and my 2006 handles a lot better.


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I'm not sure either, but all the '05- current Mustangs are that way. It is nice in a city full of speedbumps like mine.
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I suggest it's Ford's way of covering their backsides. Suppose the vehicle was loaded with 4 people and bottomed out resulting in liability issues.

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There are certain height requirements for the new pedestrian safety regulations too. I'm sure that has something to do with it. Notice how many cars are going to a blunter, more vertical look? That's to keep from launching a Ped over the hood and roof...

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There are certain height requirements for the new pedestrian safety regulations too. I'm sure that has something to do with it. Notice how many cars are going to a blunter, more vertical look? That's to keep from launching a Ped over the hood and roof...
Isn't that where you *want* to launch them over? It's hard for them to enjoy the view of your car from underneath....

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