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Steeda lowering sport springs opinions ?

I have a 2003 Gt Convertible. It has the 4x4 look that nobody is happy with. It is a Daily Driver, and I don't want to give up to much in ride quality, and I don't want to bottom out every where. Has anyone tried these Steeda springs ? I run the stock size tire, along with 1.25" wheel spacers in the rear. Any help would be greatly appreciated, and pictures of your Mustang with these springs installed would be great. Here is a link. If the link doesn't work the Steeda part # is 555-8201.


STEEDA LOWERING SPRINGS SPORT CONVERTIBLE V8 1979-2004 | CJ Pony Parts

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I have a 2003 Gt Convertible. It has the 4x4 look that nobody is happy with. It is a Daily Driver, and I don't want to give up to much in ride quality, and I don't want to bottom out every where. Has anyone tried these Steeda springs ? I run the stock size tire, along with 1.25" wheel spacers in the rear. Any help would be greatly appreciated, and pictures of your Mustang with these springs installed would be great. Here is a link. If the link doesn't work the Steeda part # is 555-8201.


STEEDA LOWERING SPRINGS SPORT CONVERTIBLE V8 1979-2004 | CJ Pony Parts
I do not have any experience with steeda, but H&R ss springs gave me a nice look. Combine them with a good set of shocks and struts, and caster camber plates, and sub frame connectors, and your car will be completely different.


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Being that they're from Steeda I can only give benefit of the doubt that they have decent ride quality. Not many people have them though, most people want a little more than the advertised 1" that those springs do, so I don't think you'll get many opinions on them that are based on actual experience. The nice thing about them I think is that because of their modest drop you won't have the need and additional expense of items like caster/camber plates and/or bumpsteer kit in order to get the front alignment back, and you can keep your stock shocks and struts too. If all you want is a 1" drop then I say go for it.


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94 GT Convertible with Steeda Sport Springs

I installed them on my wife's '94 GT Convertible and we both love them. I have used them three times on previous GTs and convertibles in the past and I have had zero problems. I don't have any tire clearance issues, the car looks great, and the ride compliments the agressive nature of her convert without being harsh or uncomfortable. Handling was awesome on my '94 GT which I thrashed on road courses all over the midwest.

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Here is the link to the springs on Steeda's website. I think I remember that the 8200 springs are for hardtop Mustangs and the 8201 springs are for the convertibles. Same rate but different height on the rear springs to get the convertible ride heights correct.

Steeda Sport Springs for 1979 thru 2004 Ford Mustang 555-8200 555-8201 555-9004

I just read that these Steeda springs were made to QS-9000 and ISO 9001 standards. My company certified to ISO standards and the is a grueling process that takes years. That alone sells me. This is probably why I am so happy with their products...

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Most of Steeda's springs are wound by Vogtland, so I would expect them to be high quality.

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+1 on ride quality.. threw the steeda springs on my 95 convertible and it got rid of what little slop i had.. not harsh at all and handling is great.. not much of a drop, so if sittin low is what you want, id recommend you looking into something else..
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