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OEM '10-'11 GT500 Springs in a '11 GT

I'm upgrading the suspension in my car first and hadn't planned on changing springs b/c I have no desire to lower the car and all the aftermarket springs seem to drop it anywhere from 1"-2". Then I thought about '10-'11 OEM GT500 springs as I would think that they would allow me to retain the OEM ride height. So I've got three questions:

1. Will '10-'11 OEM GT500 springs fit in a '11 GT?

2. Would they allow me to keep the OEM ride height?

3. Would they provide enough (if any) advantage over the '11 OEM GT springs to make the swap worth it?

Any input would be appreciated, thank you.


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All you would need to do is swap over to the GT500 upper strut mounts. You should retain good ride quality and i think it'll lower it about half an inch if u get the 2011 springs from the SVT package.

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All you would need to do is swap over to the GT500 upper strut mounts. .
Only needed if you do shock change to 2005-2010 aftermarket varieties. Just a spring swap does not need any other change (though it might ride like crap without better shocks to deal with the stiffer springs)

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I had the GT handling installed and the first thing I did was comapaire ride hieght to a GT500 and it set about the same as the factory ride hieght...
But why are you going thru all of the effort of changing springs?
If you don't include front and rear sway bars, shocks, struts and tires I think it would be a waste of time...

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My apologies, I should have provided more info in the first post. I already have '10 OEM GT500 take-off wheels and tires, and plan to upgrade to the Strange 10-way adjustable struts/shocks. I don't plan to swap the sway bars, and don't want to lower the car, which means aftermarket springs are out as they all would lower the car at least an inch. I was thinking that the GT500 springs might be better springs than the GT springs, while still retaining the OEM ride height.

So I guess my main questions are #2 and #3 from the original post:

Would they allow me to keep the OEM ride height?

Would they provide enough (if any) advantage over the '11 OEM GT springs to make the swap worth it?

Thanks all.

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1. Your front end will sit higher than stock (unless you add about 200 pounds of ballast to push it back down). Rear will be close to stock.

2. There's unlikely to be any benefit.


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My apologies, I should have provided more info in the first post. I already have '10 OEM GT500 take-off wheels and tires, and plan to upgrade to the Strange 10-way adjustable struts/shocks. I don't plan to swap the sway bars, and don't want to lower the car, which means aftermarket springs are out as they all would lower the car at least an inch. I was thinking that the GT500 springs might be better springs than the GT springs, while still retaining the OEM ride height.

So I guess my main questions are #2 and #3 from the original post:

Would they allow me to keep the OEM ride height?

Would they provide enough (if any) advantage over the '11 OEM GT springs to make the swap worth it?

Thanks all.

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bingo; jaj and dj hit the nail on the head.

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Maybe a set of Brembo springs would be what you're looking for...

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1. Your front end will sit higher than stock (unless you add about 200 pounds of ballast to push it back down). Rear will be close to stock.

2. There's unlikely to be any benefit.
Thank you, that's the info I was looking for.

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Maybe a set of Brembo springs would be what you're looking for...
Hadn't thought of the Brembo springs. They would keep the ride height the same, but would they provide any/enough of an improvement to make the swap worth it?

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