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I'm just flapping my gums here...
Stock shock/struts travel further than those designed for lowered cars. I could not see how eliminating the first inch or inch and a half of travel would be such a big deal. Sure they may where out faster, oh no, I'm going to have to replace parts on my car? *Gasp* don't adjust for the lowered stance and you may end up *gasp* replacing your tires! Haha, yeah, being a bit sarcastic.
Alignment is fairly cheap n panhard bar replacement is easy.


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My car came with dealer installed Roush springs. Regardless of what Roush says, new shocks and struts made a huge difference. I also had camber issues and needed camber bolts (for now). Then I of course needed the adj panbard bar to center the rear axle ... And do on. You really can't just, IMO toss the springs in and be optimal. Yes, it was better than stock but not nearly what it could be.

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Did you do the panhard bar?


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Hey 2013,

Sorry for my late reply. I do not currently have a panhard bar, but I will be getting one shortly. It's probably best you do so, as stated by 5POINTO. They aren't hard to install and don't cost that much....it's worth it IMO. I've just been procrastinating, as I have another expensive hobby to feed.

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5POINTO, What are the consequences of not installing the panhard if I choose to go with these springs? Is it a no brainer to change the ph bar? Thanks!


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Your rear will be off center, and handing geometry will be off. They are cheap, and not that hard to install...I always recommended them.
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My car came with dealer installed Roush springs. Regardless of what Roush says, new shocks and struts made a huge difference. I also had camber issues and needed camber bolts (for now). Then I of course needed the adj panbard bar to center the rear axle ... And do on. You really can't just, IMO toss the springs in and be optimal. Yes, it was better than stock but not nearly what it could be.

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I agree. Personally, I would never install any kind of lowering springs without changing out the struts/shocks, panhard rod, strut mounts, etc...
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No pan hard needed.

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No pan hard needed.
Believe me you need one. Lowering the suspension shifts the rear over, it may just be a little, but you need one. They are like $100~ and are easy to install, I would highly recommended you get one...plus they help lateral handling.
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The reason I asked questions was because I did some research about lowering. Most everything I've read says to replace the stock shocks & struts. It mentioned that the stock shocks were designed to work with the stock springs. You just pop on some lowering springs and your stock shocks will be screaming in about 1K miles. I've read the reason for this is because the stock shocks are designed to compress so far, etc... And then low & behold I read about the Roush springs & it recommends using the stock set up. I understand about the PH bar, alignment, etc... I'm hesitant to only install lowering springs and call it a day.


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You just pop on some lowering springs and your stock shocks will be screaming in about 1K miles.
It isn't nearly that bad, they can last a long, long time. But yes, there life will be shortened. They will not have the ride quality or handling of some good aftermarket ones either though...
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FINAL UPDATE:

DROP: I re-measured how much the car was lowered after a week and it did settle slightly. New drop is Front 1 5/16" and Rear 1 3/16".

HANDLING: I was able to do part of a track day with the springs. I would say that the body roll has been reduced pretty significantly. I can't truly say that the handling made a significant improvement.

DRIVEABILITY: I was worried that I would ruin the ride of my Mustang by adding lowering springs. I really liked the OEM ride a lot and had absolutely NO complaints, so this was a big leap of faith. Adding the ROUSH springs (which were designed to go specifically with the OEM shocks and struts), has not degraded the ride noticeably. I would say it's slightly firmer, but in no way is it harsh.

I am very happy with the purchase and would highly recommend it to a person who is looking to reduce the wheel gap, limit body roll and maintain daily driveability!

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nice. can you provide a pic that clearly shows the fender distance from the tires? the one you uploaded is kind of dark so i can't really see where the fender ends and the tire starts
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Thanks Fred! Nice mod
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