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Good afternoon, all! I'm looking to change out my factory springs and am kind of in between the FP Lowering Springs and the Steeda Dual Rates. I use my car almost exclusively on the road, but wouldn't mind getting into the track scene eventually. Currently, putting down about 750 whp and want it to stick to the ground when I'm on it and/or cornering, as well as closing that wheel gap...but also want something that's livable driving around.

Thoughts? Suggestions? Anyone running dual-rates on the street?
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SPRING RECOMMENDATIONS

If you live up North, wait until Spring to get your car out of hibernation.

If you live down South, put your car in hibernation in Spring during the heavy pollen time.



















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I’ve used fp, bmr, and steeda. I preferred the bmr’s, fp, and steeda in that order. That said, if your mainly street I’d go with the fp’s.
 

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Thanks Charlie, for adding a serious reply for OP...cuz I had nothin!
 

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Look at AJ Hartmans coilover conversion kits. It's far cheaper than a coil over you retain the mag ride, and you have a way wider array of off the shelf 2.5" springs then the canned spring options out there.

If you want just a start, I'd go Ford performance personally. Although the rake doesn't go away with FP springs. But the rake doesn't go away with any of them, and arguably gets worse.
 

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That’s a new one. Regarding the rake getting worse. This is bmr’s with factory wheels on my old 20, and with r spec bc forged. And then the fp springs on my r.
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Look at AJ Hartmans coilover conversion kits. It's far cheaper than a coil over you retain the mag ride, and you have a way wider array of off the shelf 2.5" springs then the canned spring options out there.

If you want just a start, I'd go Ford performance personally. Although the rake doesn't go away with FP springs. But the rake doesn't go away with any of them, and arguably gets worse.
 

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That’s a new one. Regarding the rake getting worse. This is bmr’s with factory wheels on my old 20, and with r spec bc forged. And then the fp springs on my r.
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Looks good. That red is one of the best colors for these cars. If I had to do it again, I would look hard for that color with some sort of stripe. Especially with those gold wheels.

Did you do before and after measurements? My change was coming directly from the DSC. IIRC, 20mm front drop, 11/12 mm rear drop. This was after taking the car around the block to get things settled. And the rear number never changed after that.

Since then, I corner balanced the car and the gaps don't necessarily match side to side. I would have to look, but I think I added 3/16" to the passenger side front.
 

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I had the FP springs and moved to the Steeda dual rate springs last year. I prefer the Steeda dual rates do to the nature of how the spring has two different personalities in one. Lean on it in the corners and it tightens up; drive normally and it feels somewhat similar to the FP springs on the street.

Edit: I forgot to add that I upgraded the Magneride struts and shocks to the GT500/GT350R package from Steeda. Coupled with the dual rate springs, it feels stiffer than the OEM regular GT350 Magneride set up and the dual rates, especially in track mode.
 
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I did measure it back then but I don’t recall exactly. I want to say it was about 7/8’s”. Both cars sat really well as far as the stance was concerned. My R I put back to stock. As for color, I completely agree. The rapid red is such a nice color on these cars, 500 to. I wish I still had that car.


Looks good. That red is one of the best colors for these cars. If I had to do it again, I would look hard for that color with some sort of stripe. Especially with those gold wheels.

Did you do before and after measurements? My change was coming directly from the DSC. IIRC, 20mm front drop, 11/12 mm rear drop. This was after taking the car around the block to get things settled. And the rear number never changed after that.

Since then, I corner balanced the car and the gaps don't necessarily match side to side. I would have to look, but I think I added 3/16" to the passenger side front.
 

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FP Springs - Great street spring with a decent performance improvement

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Steeda Dual Rate Springs with steeda front ride height plates installed - Noticeable performance increase, but a decrease in road comfort.

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Both of these pair best with some matching swaybars. If I was to go for full performance while retaining Magnerid, then the AJ setup is the way to go and I will likely move to it eventually.
 

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So this is me thining outlout...

Looks...both are going to sit about the same. Moot.

The funny part with your spring choice is this....the word on the street says the numbers for the FP rear springs are toooo soft. The same rumor mill says the numbers for the Steeda springs are waaaayyyy too hard for the MR and the car. From what I know about stuff, in theory, the "softer" rear spring of the Ford springs will do a mucho better job of putting all your HP to the ground.
 
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Thanks for all the input. For those that went with an option that lowered 1/2" - 3/4", did you find it necessary to change anything else in the suspension (i.e. camber bolts or plates, etc)?
 

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I put the camber bolts in as a prevetative measure. They can be set to zero so there wasnt a downside to installing them. I just didn’t want to have to re disassemble for what was in essence an inexpensive part.

Thanks for all the input. For those that went with an option that lowered 1/2" - 3/4", did you find it necessary to change anything else in the suspension (i.e. camber bolts or plates, etc)?
 

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I didn't as I actually welcomed a little extra front camber. Rear camber can be adjusted from the factory, and of course had the toe adjusted as part of the post install alignment.
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