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Lowered on BMR/Koni Suspension *Before & After Pictures*

I installed a few suspension parts about 2 weeks ago and finally got around to taking some pictures today. The suspension feels so much tighter and grips significantly better which is what I was looking for.

Here's what I installed:
-BMR Lowering Springs (1.0" Front, 1.25" Rear)
-Koni Str.t Shocks/Struts
-BMR LCAs
-BMR LCA Relocation Brackets
-GT500 Strut Mounts
-BMR Camber Bolts
-J&M Panhard Bar

The pictures are off my phone and came out pretty awful, but you can atleast get the idea of the difference in height.

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Looks good. Would love to lower mine but the roads in this area are terrible. Would probably bottom out driving out of my parkade daily.


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Looks good. Would love to lower mine but the roads in this area are terrible. Would probably bottom out driving out of my parkade daily.
Every time i back out of my driveway that rubber chin spoiler under the front bumper scrapes on my driveway. It's not a big deal or anything but I really wanted to get the RTR chin spoiler but I'm afraid of tearing it off now

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Are your wheels staggered? I see you have 285's on the rear, how about the front?

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Are your wheels staggered? I see you have 285's on the rear, how about the front?
Yeah I have 255's in the front...the rear rims are 18x10.5 and the fronts are 18x9

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Looks great! I can't wait to get mine lowered.

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Looks great, but to me 18" wheels are too small on these Mustangs, but to each his own...


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Is it just me, or does that look a lot lower than 1 and 1.25"?

Also, we all know you didn't spend all that money for just looks. Can you get a review on the handling?!?

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Much improved look How's the ride after all the upgrades?

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Every time i back out of my driveway that rubber chin spoiler under the front bumper scrapes on my driveway. It's not a big deal or anything but I really wanted to get the RTR chin spoiler but I'm afraid of tearing it off now

you may already know this but if you back out at an angle and have your wheels cut at the point where you scrape you will get more clearance. it could solve your issue as it has with my driveway and my buddy and his driveway.

the drop looks great by the way!

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Is it just me, or does that look a lot lower than 1 and 1.25"?

Also, we all know you didn't spend all that money for just looks. Can you get a review on the handling?!?
It does look pretty low but thats why I figured this would be helpful to people considering lowering their car. An inch is actually pretty significant and it surprised me how much of a difference it made, but I'm definitely happy with it.

As for the handling, this set up completely eliminated any body roll on turns. The car felt pretty planted before on turns but the body roll always made me a little uncomfortable. The suspension feels much stiffer but I'm also a fan of a little rougher ride.

I actually have the control arms on the most aggressive setting on the relocation brackets which is mostly for straight line driving but there has also definitely been an increase in handling. This set up along with the 285's in the rear eliminated absolutely all wheel hop so it makes launching pretty easy.

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you may already know this but if you back out at an angle and have your wheels cut at the point where you scrape you will get more clearance. it could solve your issue as it has with my driveway and my buddy and his driveway.

the drop looks great by the way!
Yeah the angle does work most of the time, but I have a driveway thats double wide with a single entrance and 3 cars in it. When both of my parents cars are in the driveway I can't really angle the car the right way to avoid the scrape everytime

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Is it just me, or does that look a lot lower than 1 and 1.25"?

Also, we all know you didn't spend all that money for just looks. Can you get a review on the handling?!?
Yeah for sure. I just put Eibach Pro on mine Thursday and it's supposed to be 1 and 1.5" and it doesn't look near that low. I can still easily fit three over fingers between my rear wheel gap


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I put the Sportlines on and I swear this sled has settled down to even lower than 2 in rear - 1.5 fr. Might just get the alignment re checked !!:kooky:I have the big splitter on,and have no problems,now a few exhaust fasteners need to be swivelled from straight down for that extra 1/2 in clearance. It's all good though. My car just looks radical nowAnd feels like a roller coaster.
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I put the Sportlines on and I swear this sled has settled down to even lower than 2 in rear - 1.5 fr. Might just get the alignment re checked !!:kooky:I have the big splitter on,and have no problems,now a few exhaust fasteners need to be swivelled from straight down for that extra 1/2 in clearance. It's all good though. My car just looks radical nowAnd feels like a roller coaster.
Haha nice dude. Looking NASCAR I bet. Got any pics? This is why I didn't get the sport lines although I wanted to for the look. I wonder if the OP left out the stock rubber isolaters? I've heard that makes it lower but also is loud (popping noises over bumps). I def didn't want that


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