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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-30-2014 Thread Starter
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So I lowered my 2012

Well, me and a buddy of mine tackled the job of putting the SR springs and the SR adj panhard bar on my car and wow it took a little bit of time. Putting the springs on on the front wasnt any fun. Neither of us have ever put springs on the S197 model before. I had no idea the strut mount was a two peice design (why in the world is that) with ball bearings (which did spill out EVERYWHERE!). Other then that little misshap that's the only issues we had....the rear was simple and the panhard bar was pretty straight forward as well. (man was my rearend pushed off to the side with those springs!) It only took about 45 mins or so to install the PHB and adjust it.

I would deff suggest this mod! The car rides really well lowered its a little stiffer and the rear feels alot more planted. And from just driving the car it doesnt feel like it needs a alignment....


I stoped by a local ford dealer for a comparion shot.....This is about a hour after install and is a comparison of the stock springs (car in red) VS the new SR's (remember the springs havent settled!)



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Didn't it feel odd to see the rear end of the car off center until the panhard bar was adjusted?

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Great job, car looks really sharp!

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Looks good. I did the same springs and had a similar experience. Only a couple bearings popped out. It was fun though.

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Looks good! Not sure how much you lowered it in the rear? Keep an ear out for any increased noise and vibration. Lowering will change your pinion angle. When I lowered mine.....I had to adjust the pinion angle by 4 degrees. This keeps your driveshaft at the proper angle with the rear end....that way you don't stress the pinion bearing. Also...you might experience more wheel hop...if your lower control arm angle has been changed enough. Just thought I'd share this info. if you hadn't run across this stuff before. The only thing oem on my suspension is half of that strut bearing assembly...with all those wonderful bearing that are just waiting to fly out .

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Thanks for all the comments the car rides a lot more stiff now (which I honestly like) feels more sporty. And the drop is supposed to be 1.5'' all the way around.

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Did you measure to see how much it got lowered? I have the same springs I ended up dropping an inch on both front and back.

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I honestly didnt. Im pretty sure it was about what was advertised. (1.5")

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