Ford Performance GT350 Lowering Springs Group Buy

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Still have a few guys waiting to get their springs. Once they do there will be roughly 10 more sets available at the group buy price
And thank you Terrence [MENTION=20243]50 Deep[/MENTION] for doing this. I couldn't use the springs due to a last minute trade in of my track pack.

Never saw it coming.

 

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I installed the springs last week end with MM camber plates and got it aligned. Now sitting at -2.3 camber for tight/technical/abrasive track duties tonight. For those who are shopping camber plates, the Maximum Motorsports one rise the car by 1/4" at the front by design (they add material on top of spring/strut). From what I've read the Vorschlag ones are designed with same height as OEM top plates. Just a heads up.
 

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Kind of along those lines. I talked to Mike about the sway bar kit and they will be available in September. It might be time for another group buy. I plan getting them and I'm sure a bunch of others that did the FP springs will as well.
 

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Kind of along those lines. I talked to Mike about the sway bar kit and they will be available in September. It might be time for another group buy. I plan getting them and I'm sure a bunch of others that did the FP springs will as well.
I don't know how the sway bars are on the R, same or different, however the one think that I regret not doing when I installed the camber plates on the track pack was updating the sway bars.

I need to look into this.
 

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I don't know how the sway bars are on the R, same or different, however the one think that I regret not doing when I installed the camber plates on the track pack was updating the sway bars.

I need to look into this.
I asked Mike that as well and he said he really didn't know the difference between the R sway bar or what came with the new sway bar kit. He said to give the guys at FP a call.
 

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I installed the springs last week end with MM camber plates and got it aligned. Now sitting at -2.3 camber for tight/technical/abrasive track duties tonight. For those who are shopping camber plates, the Maximum Motorsports one rise the car by 1/4" at the front by design (they add material on top of spring/strut). From what I've read the Vorschlag ones are designed with same height as OEM top plates. Just a heads up.
Nice. So with the camber plates and springs installed the total drop is about 13.65 mm instead of 20 mm?
 

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So who is paying to have these springs installed? What are people charging? I got quoted 400 with an alignment.
 

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Nice. So with the camber plates and springs installed the total drop is about 13.65 mm instead of 20 mm?
I did not measure but the drop does not look like 20 mm from stock. I think FP are a bit optimistic on the drop numbers. I'd say 15 mm rear and 10 mm front drop with MM camber plates.
 

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I did not measure but the drop does not look like 20 mm from stock. I think FP are a bit optimistic on the drop numbers. I'd say 15 mm rear and 10 mm front drop with MM camber plates.
My fronts are sitting at 27 1/2" and my rears are sitting at 27 3/4" from the ground. I also have the Shelby American camber plates installed. Wish I would of measured the stock height but I did not. I did not get the springs for the drop anyway. I just wanted the stiffer than R spring rates for when I track, now FP needs to go ahead and release the sway bar kit and I'll be set.
 

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My fronts are sitting at 27 1/2" and my rears are sitting at 27 3/4" from the ground. I also have the Shelby American camber plates installed. Wish I would of measured the stock height but I did not. I did not get the springs for the drop anyway. I just wanted the stiffer than R spring rates for when I track, now FP needs to go ahead and release the sway bar kit and I'll be set.
The Shelby camber plates are Maximum Motorsports camber plates, just rebranded. So 1/4" taller than OEM.
 

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Installed FP lowering springs today

The installation video by CJ Pony parts was helpful: [ame]
Here are some before and after pics. Not sure I was able to upload them in the correct order. The top photo of the whole car is taken after the installation. Hopefully you can appreciate the subtle difference in height. I'm happy with it. The front camber is now at 2 degrees, so next stop is the alignment shop.
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GT350 Before FP lowering springs.jpg
 

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The installation video by CJ Pony parts was helpful:
Here are some before and after pics. Not sure I was able to upload them in the correct order. The top photo of the whole car is taken after the installation. Hopefully you can appreciate the subtle difference in height. I'm happy with it. The front camber is now at 2 degrees, so next stop is the alignment shop.

Your car looks great. The Video is a good watch before attempting to install your lowering springs if you've never done so before. It might save you some un-needed steps. The guy in the video is a little rough around the edges as a mechanic though. Couple of things I would tell anyone doing this mod. Get the right depth sockets for the job, anyone else cringe as he used a standard depth socket on the strut to spindle bolt nuts. You could see the socket back off and then round the outer edge of the nut. So you've now screwed up that nut as well as not really tightening the nut properly. Then there is just setting the caliper on the sub frame. Do yourself a favor and secure it there or hang it with some tie wire. You'll be sorry if it falls and hangs by the brake line. It can collapse the line and create some braking issues. I would also mark the unibody and rear subframe with masking tape or a paint marker to assure the subframe goes back in the same location to avoid alignment issues.
 

 
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