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Because I felt the 2005 Mustang needed to hug the road just a little bit more for high speed driving (like 90mph and up), I decided to buy the Eibach Pro kit. The car handled much better, but became stiff and bumpy as can be: not comfortable enough for a three hour cruise, or a road trip. The car jumped so much on dips on the highway, that I felt it was even dangerous.
I just installed Tokico Dspecs with the hope of calming the ride down and it works great.
I have not tried out all the settings yet, but at 5 turns down from the stiffest setting (7 turns is the max) the ride is as smooth as the car before lowering (probably smoother than I want). You do not need camber plates with this set up. And you do not need an adjustable Panhard bar. I think this is an ideal combination.
 

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good info i want to go to the d-spec's with my eibachs......:cool:
 

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Great post, did you or you thinking about the sway bars as well? I am considering the same setup and would really like to compare it against the FRPP kit which includes sways, springs, struts/shocks & a strut tower brace. Still on the fence and looking for someone or some review to push me over.
 

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When you installed the Eibachs, did you get just the springs or also the entire Pro System with the dampers (shocks)?

So as I undertsand it now, you still have the Eibach springs by with the Tokico Dspecs shocks.

Thanks much!!!:)


johney5 said:
Because I felt the 2005 Mustang needed to hug the road just a little bit more for high speed driving (like 90mph and up), I decided to buy the Eibach Pro kit. The car handled much better, but became stiff and bumpy as can be: not comfortable enough for a three hour cruise, or a road trip. The car jumped so much on dips on the highway, that I felt it was even dangerous.
I just installed Tokico Dspecs with the hope of calming the ride down and it works great.
I have not tried out all the settings yet, but at 5 turns down from the stiffest setting (7 turns is the max) the ride is as smooth as the car before lowering (probably smoother than I want). You do not need camber plates with this set up. And you do not need an adjustable Panhard bar. I think this is an ideal combination.
 
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johney5 said:
Because I felt the 2005 Mustang needed to hug the road just a little bit more for high speed driving (like 90mph and up), I decided to buy the Eibach Pro kit. The car handled much better, but became stiff and bumpy as can be: not comfortable enough for a three hour cruise, or a road trip. The car jumped so much on dips on the highway, that I felt it was even dangerous.
I just installed Tokico Dspecs with the hope of calming the ride down and it works great.
I have not tried out all the settings yet, but at 5 turns down from the stiffest setting (7 turns is the max) the ride is as smooth as the car before lowering (probably smoother than I want). You do not need camber plates with this set up. And you do not need an adjustable Panhard bar. I think this is an ideal combination.
Hmm, I know any lowering throws off the stock geometry. I do think you need the adj panhard. I'll wait to hear from somebody who has done this.
In any case, the Pro kit and D specs are I hear, very good for handling. Have fun.
 

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Hmm, I know any lowering throws off the stock geometry. I do think you need the adj panhard. I'll wait to hear from somebody who has done this.
In any case, the Pro kit and D specs are I hear, very good for handling. Have fun.
I am also interested in the FRPP Handling Pack. Does anyone know whether a panhard is required with this kit?
 

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well i lowered using eibach's prokit and i measured the rear and it was center before and after the install......i did have to put an alignment kit from ford on it and adjust the alignment.....i am going to go with the anti roll kit whenever i can get them to send it to our local shop......and thought i would do the d-specs or another brand if there are any good ones out there as well to chose from.....the car drives killer with the stock stuff and the springs but i just want that little extra......:cool:
 

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p.s. ya gatta trim your back bumpstops and the front comes with new ones for the dampners......:cool:
 

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The new Cobra uses the same front sway bar that the GT does, with more nose weight, but a 24mm rear bar.


Should tell you something..........

Helwig makes a rear adjustable bar. Then buy the bushing kit for the front and be done:)

If I ever get my stuff from MD Motorsports I'll let you know how the FRPP stuff feels.
 

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My humble opinion is that you don't 'need' to do more. Perhaps the sway bars would be a plus, I doubt it though. I'm getting a Steeda strutbrace...but only because I think it looks cool...i dont think it will do anything as the 2005 is pretty stiff already.
I'm sure you don't need the Panhard bar, or the camber kit.
 

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johney5 said:
The car handled much better, but became stiff and bumpy as can be: not comfortable enough for a three hour cruise, or a road trip. The car jumped so much on dips on the highway, that I felt it was even dangerous.
Hmmm, that is what I was afraid of. I have the Steeda Ultralites in a box waiting for install but have been hesitant since I have the Vert and I know the valving on the shocks are different from coupe. Sorta scared I would be bouncing a little more.
 
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