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I appreciate the advice and will take into consideration. So right now I have SR performance lowering springs which should lower the car 1.5 in. SRT.T shocks for the rear. I'm still debating on getting SRT.T koni struts or the 10 way adjustable struts by Strange sold by UPR and of course I'll get a adjustable panhard bar, LCA's and the uppers depending on if I need them once I lower the car. Like I said before I'm still debating between the koni struts and the strange struts sold by UPR. Do any of y'all know what the difference is between them and if you could shed some light on the subject. Thanks!!!
Like Sharad said, the primary difference is that the Strange Dampers are adjustable.

I really like the Strange pieces, and we have assisted Strange Engineering with development of several parts, including the S197 Dampers. I sell A LOT of Strange struts and shocks, and we also run them on some of our project cars here at BMR.

That said, the valving in the STR.T is superior in terms of Handling. If you are after Handling, then I recommend the STR.T pieces. The good news is, around this time....spanning for a few months, they (Koni) will typically allow their distributors to run 25% off sales on their products, so you can get into a set of STR.T dampers for <$400....which is amazing, especially considering that they feature a lifetime warranty, and they do honor it BTW.

We are a top tier Koni Distributor. We set many people up with Koni's...and have excellent results.

At this current time, I see "AutoAnything" is running some serious deals on the Koni parts

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I cannot compete with those prices. Koni has a very strict pricing policy. Auto Anything must not be direct with Koni, hence the reason they can advertise at such low prices.

If you have any questions for me, let me know!

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post #32 of 40 (permalink) Old 02-13-2015 Thread Starter
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Thanks Sharad I think I'm gonna go with the 10 way adjustable struts. Thanks for the advice. I'll order the strange struts today.

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Thanks Sharad I think I'm gonna go with the 10 way adjustable struts. Thanks for the advice. I'll order the strange struts today.
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I lied. I thought the strange strurs were cheaper until I saw the price of the Koni Orange front struts price on autoanything.com and I decied to the koni struts. Which Is nice. Now to play the waiting game
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On the panhard bar..is this something you can put on in your garage and just "eye" it up by how the wheels stick out of the fender wells? Or do u need some special tools or alignment?

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You can just eyeball it for aesthetic purposes. You will want to have a professional alignment performed after lowering. In my case when they adjusted the rear thrust angle to 0 degrees the axle was offset to one side of which I don't remember so I had the shop center the axle and stay within the thrust tolerance as recommended by Ford. That is one reason I recently went with adjustable Lca's so the next time I have the car aligned I will have the thrust zeroed in. I never even noticed the thrust angle being imperfect. No steering wheel issues and when I launch I can her straightened out quite easily if it starts sliding sideways with loss of traction.

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Just google the procedure. I used some string, tape, a couple of lug nuts and a ruler.

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On the panhard bar..is this something you can put on in your garage and just "eye" it up by how the wheels stick out of the fender wells? Or do u need some special tools or alignment?

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Finally I've lowered my car with SR springs(1.5), Koni STR.T's, and J&M caster camber plates or caster plates as I've seen them been called. Anyways the car feels like it's planted and not too bad on the road. Plus it looks great too. The only thing I've noticed is that after I installed the knois, new springs, and the J&M cc plates I could hear a squeaky noise towards the top pf the mount. I then put the OE strut mounts back on but now I don't hear that squeaky noise anymore. Also I forgot to add is that whenever I'm on a uneven surface driving I can hear the squeaky noise or when I push down on the front of the car. Can anyone possibly tell me what it could be? Thanks in advance!!!!!
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If I understand your post correctly you only have the squeaking noise when the caster camber plates are installed. If that is so, then you have already answered your question of what is causing the noise. However why they are squeaking I don't know as I am not familiar with the construction of those caster camber plates. I see that they don't require swapping the OE rubber isolators like the M&M's do. When you modify suspension parts there is always a chance for an increase in NVH. In this case it is the noise. Likely nothing wrong.

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Yeah I agree with you that NVH was going to increase even before I installed my new parts. Since I've paid for these caster camber plates I do want them on my car because I don't want them to be a waste of money. I guess I have to call J&M for further questions and hopefully they can provide answers.
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