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Smile Installed 55D springs, BMR lower control arms & Barton bracket

And I love the springs and the LCA's, I'm not so sure I love the Barton shifter bracket though. It doesn't seem to have done much other than add some noise that's now more easily transmitted from the trans into the cabin.

The BMR rear LCA's and the 55D rear springs though, I love.
My wheel hop is gone and the car now sits level.
Exactly what I wanted


Got everything installed at Enhanced Street Performance in Sterling MA earlier today, and as usual they were professional and affordable. I've been going there for a few years now, and they've done a lot of work on my previous car, the '07 Charger, including replacing a blown motor prior to me trading that car in for the Mustang.

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Which one looks beefier? LOL


Right rear BMR installed:


Left rear BMR installed:


New spring on top, original spring on bottom:


New spring installed:



New ride height:
Only put about 50-75 miles on the new set-up so far, maybe they'll settle a little bit more ... so far I like what I see though.






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looks good, I find it hard to believe that you dont see or feel a difference with the Barton bracket, did you get the original version or the new 2 post bracket?


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Ride height looks good. I'm thinking about the same but in seeing the springs I wonder how they maintain the Brembo spring rates with less coils.
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Subjectively speaking, I don't see much of a diff in ride height. Or was that not the objective?

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Ride height looks good. I'm thinking about the same but in seeing the springs I wonder how they maintain the Brembo spring rates with less coils.
Total coil spring rate is determined by wire diameter, coil diameter, material, and number of coils.

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looks good, I find it hard to believe that you dont see or feel a difference with the Barton bracket, did you get the original version or the new 2 post bracket?
I got the older design, from a member on another forum.
It seems a little more direct, more positive engagement, but I don't think the new noise is worth the positives ...

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Subjectively speaking, I don't see much of a diff in ride height. Or was that not the objective?
That kind of was.
I meant to post a pic of the "before", so I will edit a pic in there shortly ...

For some reason I can't edit the opening post, so I'll add the "before" pic here:



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Looks much better. You just need a gt500 spoiler.



Here is my car On p springs.



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Your car looks great. I have been thinking about the 55D springs as well. It can be tough to notice the difference in pictures but would you say that the springs do a pretty good job getting a more level stance?

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I got the older design, from a member on another forum.
It seems a little more direct, more positive engagement, but I don't think the new noise is worth the positives ...
You might want to try the Energy Suspension shifter bushing. Firmer than the stock one with no increase in NVH. They have had positive reviews on here. I've got one myself, but still need to crawl under there and get it installed.
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Great set-up! I hope you enjoy the LCAs. If you need anything else please do not hesitate to contact me for any information.

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I just ordered the BMR lcas myself. Can't wait to get them on.
I wanna do Ford Racing P springs next, an inch of drop and tightening things up a bit is all I want.

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I just ordered the BMR lcas myself. Can't wait to get them on.
I wanna do Ford Racing P springs next, an inch of drop and tightening things up a bit is all I want.
Awesome!

As for the springs, you may want to also check out the BMR Springs. They will give you about a 1" drop and provide an EXCELLENT ride, along with improved handling, traction, and aid in the elimination of wheel hop.

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Car is looking real good OP

I'm running pretty much the same setup. BMR LCA/UCA and relocation bracket with the 55D's and I'm pretty happy with the setup. No more wheel hop, better launches, improved traction/handling and no increased NVH. I was not ready to drop my car a full inch but when I am I will continue down the BMR path.

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I got the older design, from a member on another forum.
It seems a little more direct, more positive engagement, but I don't think the new noise is worth the positives ...



That kind of was.
I meant to post a pic of the "before", so I will edit a pic in there shortly ...

For some reason I can't edit the opening post, so I'll add the "before" pic here:

Not going to lie, still don't see it. You have to look REALLY hard with a ruler. Looks good nonetheless.

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Not going to lie, still don't see it. You have to look REALLY hard with a ruler. Looks good nonetheless.
I see it in the wheel well gap at the top of the tire being more even front to rear.

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