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I currently have the Eibach Sport Line springs installed. Although I love the aggressive look and handling, I have come to the conclusion they are simply too much of a pain -- can't go over certain speed bumps, have to be selective on which driveways or parking lots I can pull into, have to watch for any bumps or pebbles in the road --- grrrrr. I really don't believe any type of adjustable shock is going to really correct the problem especially in the clearance department. I chock it up to a lesson learned the hard way.

I was thinking about changing to the Eibach Pro but once again I ran into another owner who has them installed and he wasn't too thrilled with the quality of his ride. You also have over an inch drop with the Pro which really didn't ring any of my bells.

I did hear and read positive things about the Steeda Sport lowering springs. They drop your vehicle 1 inch all the way around vs the Eibach Sport Line drop of 2 inches in the rear and 1.7 inches in the front.

So went ahead and ordered a set of the Steeda lowering springs. Am I going to need any additional parts/mods with the Steeda Sport lowering springs? Comments on the Steeda springs would be welcomed.

Thanks....Dave
 

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I currently have the Eibach Sport Line springs installed. Although I love the aggressive look and handling, I have come to the conclusion they are simply too much of a pain -- can't go over certain speed bumps, have to be selective on which driveways or parking lots I can pull into, have to watch for any bumps or pebbles in the road --- grrrrr. I really don't believe any type of adjustable shock is going to really correct the problem especially in the clearance department. I chock it up to a lesson learned the hard way.

I was thinking about changing to the Eibach Pro but once again I ran into another owner who has them installed and he wasn't too thrilled with the quality of his ride. You also have over an inch drop with the Pro which really didn't ring any of my bells.

I did hear and read positive things about the Steeda Sport lowering springs. They drop your vehicle 1 inch all the way around vs the Eibach Sport Line drop of 2 inches in the rear and 1.7 inches in the front.

So went ahead and ordered a set of the Steeda lowering springs. Am I going to need any additional parts/mods with the Steeda Sport lowering springs? Comments on the Steeda springs would be welcomed.

Thanks....Dave
I have them and they're great except for a couple of little things. I have a little bit of a knocking when I go over sharp bumps once in a while. Don't mistaken this for the front end popping TSB noise which I had corrected before installing the springs. When I did the springs I was in a little bit of a hurry and I didn't glue the lower isolators to the springs. I believe that the isolators moved a little and something now hits the lower perch causing the knock.

The ride quality is great and i've never bottomed out on any speed bumps or driveways.

The second thing is that when going over expansion joints at 75mph or higher I find that the shock valving is a little too soft and the car pogos over the bumps. I am planning to install the Tokico D-Spec shocks over the winter anyway which should alleviate the problem.

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I have them and they're great except for a couple of little things. I have a little bit of a knocking when I go over sharp bumps once in a while. Don't mistaken this for the front end popping TSB noise which I had corrected before installing the springs. When I did the springs I was in a little bit of a hurry and I didn't glue the lower isolators to the springs. I believe that the isolators moved a little and something now hits the lower perch causing the knock.

The ride quality is great and i've never bottomed out on any speed bumps or driveways.

The second thing is that when going over expansion joints at 75mph or higher I find that the shock valving is a little too soft and the car pogos over the bumps. I am planning to install the Tokico D-Spec shocks over the winter anyway which should alleviate the problem.

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Thanks!! Now I was told this morning by an owner of a suspension shop that Tokico does not make an adjustable shock as yet which works with any lowering kit for the Mustang. True/False?
 

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I have them and they're great except for a couple of little things. I have a little bit of a knocking when I go over sharp bumps once in a while. Don't mistaken this for the front end popping TSB noise which I had corrected before installing the springs. When I did the springs I was in a little bit of a hurry and I didn't glue the lower isolators to the springs. I believe that the isolators moved a little and something now hits the lower perch causing the knock.

The ride quality is great and i've never bottomed out on any speed bumps or driveways.

The second thing is that when going over expansion joints at 75mph or higher I find that the shock valving is a little too soft and the car pogos over the bumps. I am planning to install the Tokico D-Spec shocks over the winter anyway which should alleviate the problem.

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hey hey, kind of off topic but you should get some blue racing stripes, i've seen a white GT with blue stripes around here, lowered a bit with ADR (i think that was the company) rims, looks really sporty and nice.
 

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Thanks!! Now I was told this morning by an owner of a suspension shop that Tokico does not make an adjustable shock as yet which works with any lowering kit for the Mustang. True/False?
Tokico D Spec DSP-12 16 way adjustable
Look hard enough and you can find them for $560.00
I can't remember where on the net I saw them.
 

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Tokico D Spec DSP-12 16 way adjustable
Yes, thanks! I just found them on the Tokico web site -- just came out July 2005.
 

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lostsk8r said:
hey hey, kind of off topic but you should get some blue racing stripes, i've seen a white GT with blue stripes around here, lowered a bit with ADR (i think that was the company) rims, looks really sporty and nice.
that's what I had in mind when I ordered the car. I changed my mind since there are too many with stripes in my area.
I'm installing the Steeda wheels, hood, street wing, front splitter and sidewinder stripes to go along with the rest of my Steeda components.
 

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Hope this doesn't count as stealing a thread...

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Tokico D Spec DSP-12 16 way adjustable
Look hard enough and you can find them for $560.00
I can't remember where on the net I saw them.
Would there be any benefit to putting these on a non-lowered car? I don't really want to lower it right now (too many above ground popup security barriers on post), but would like a better supsension. At $560 these seem a REALLY good deal.
 

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Would there be any benefit to putting these on a non-lowered car? I don't really want to lower it right now (too many above ground popup security barriers on post), but would like a better supsension. At $560 these seem a REALLY good deal.
They'd work great on a stock ride height pony.
 

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I have the steeda springs and Tokico adj shocks and struts... The only reason I got the Tokico ADJ was for drag racing, I had no weight transfer and smoked my slicks down the track... I went back to the track after install and tried again with all the way soft and I smoked them again all the way down the track... So they didn't do what was expected. I keep them set really stiff like it use to be with stock shocks/struts and never change the settings. To me they are worthless cause who rides around with a soft suspension in a sports car?? You should of bought a luxury car if you wanted that. My intercooler bottoms out on every single speed bump if I don't go at a angle... (To me that looks stupid too)..
 
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