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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-23-2018 Thread Starter
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2016 GT New Struts/Shocks/Springs

Looking for some feedback on options for lowering springs and adjustable shocks/struts. I have looked through old posts, but can't find much on this topic for the S550. Seemed to be plenty of posts when I researched lowering my S197, but assume that's due to the drastic difference in OEM suspension on the two models(with the S550 being much more capable out of the box). I have read as many reviews on the popular retail sites as I can, but always have to take those with a grain of salt. I will not be doing any track days, but definitely want the street handling performance and lowered look.

The setup that seems to best fit what I'm looking for is the Koni Sport: https://www.teambeefcakeracing.com/koni11451095.html

I'm not crazy about the fact that its not a direct fitment(requires drilling for the rear shock bracket to fit).

Here's what I'm looking for:
  • 1-1.2 inch drop in front/back
  • Adjustable compression/rebound
  • ~$1,800 max

I'm open to coilovers, but they seem to exceed my price range for adjustable rebound/compression. The height-only adjustable are on the cheaper side. If anyone has a similar setup to what I'm looking for, please let me know how you like it. I'm open for all suggestions within my price range and needs.

Also, maybe a long shot, but any suggestions for performance shops in the Louisville, KY area for an install?


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I installed bc coilovers about 2 months ago and I am very happy with them. They are adjustable compression,rebound,height,and have caster camber plates. They cost around 1000-1200

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I installed bc coilovers about 2 months ago and I am very happy with them. They are adjustable compression,rebound,height,and have caster camber plates. They cost around 1000-1200
Thanks. Do you know the height adjustment range? Can't seem to find that anywhere. Any modifications, or direct replacement?

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Height adjustment is 1-3 “ up or down and direct fit. No modifications needed
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A good set of coil overs is normally the preference, but as you stated can run the budget higher. I am going with Eibach Sport springs and Koni Yellows (adjustable). Have always heard good things about those Konis and had Eibach springs on my 2000 stang.

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my understanding of the main benefits of coil-overs:
- adjustable for height
- higher spring rates and/or damping rates than available with normal shocks and springs
- adjustable damping

if those are things that you want/need, then they might be worth the extra $

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A good set of coil overs is normally the preference, but as you stated can run the budget higher. I am going with Eibach Sport springs and Koni Yellows (adjustable). Have always heard good things about those Konis and had Eibach springs on my 2000 stang.
Thanks, would like to hear how you like your setup once you install. Basically the same I'm looking at except you're going with the Eibach springs.

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