Steeda Magnaride Lowering Springs

Discussion in 'Suspension, Brakes & Chassis' started by Chris Barnes, Jan 7, 2020.

  1. Chris Barnes

    Chris Barnes Well-Known Member

    Vehicle(s):
    2018 PP GT
    Joined:
    May 12, 2018
    Location:
    Arizona
    Posts:
    313
    Likes Received:
    161
    0   0   0
    Hello,
    I purchased 1" magna ride lowering springs and stop the hop enthusiast kit. I'm wondering if I really need to buy caster/camber plates, bump stop kit and lateral links? I'd really like not to spend more money than necessary, but don't want a car that behaves poorly after lowering. I'm not a track guy, just a street enthusiast. Thanks much!
     
  2. Roadway 5.0

    Roadway 5.0 Strassejager

    First Name:
    Mike
    Vehicle(s):
    2016GT PP 6MT
    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2016
    Location:
    New York - USA
    Posts:
    976
    Likes Received:
    1,008
    Garage Profiles:
    1
    0   0   0
    Camber plates are not required—they’re nice to have if you want more camber for racing. As for bumpstops, you can use your factory bits and just cut them with minimal effects.

    The bumpsteer/roll center correction kit I do highly recommend. This makes a huge improvement in handling and steering response/feel after lowing the car an inch. Look into the less expensive bushing (as opposed to the bearing) option on the arms to save a few bucks.
     
  3. OP
    OP
    Chris Barnes

    Chris Barnes Well-Known Member

    Vehicle(s):
    2018 PP GT
    Joined:
    May 12, 2018
    Location:
    Arizona
    Posts:
    313
    Likes Received:
    161
    0   0   0
    Thanks much for the info! For the bump stops, should I trim them 1" since I'm lowering the car 1"?
     
  4. Roadway 5.0

    Roadway 5.0 Strassejager

    First Name:
    Mike
    Vehicle(s):
    2016GT PP 6MT
    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2016
    Location:
    New York - USA
    Posts:
    976
    Likes Received:
    1,008
    Garage Profiles:
    1
    0   0   0
    I would give the guys at Steeda a call. I’m not sure if the magnaride stops are different than what I have, so I don’t want to steer you wrong. Generally speaking though, you won’t need to trim at a 1:1 ratio.
     
  5. SteedaTech

    SteedaTech Well-Known Member
    Diamond Sponsor


    Vehicle(s):
    2016 Mustang Q750
    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2016
    Location:
    Pompano Beach, FL
    Posts:
    1,849
    Likes Received:
    1,286
    0   0   0
    No bump stops on front struts. Rear shocks trim only 1/2 in. Simply pull the dust cover down, cut with box knife horizontally and than slit vertically to remove.
    Steeda Tech
     
    Roadway 5.0 likes this.
  6. Cardude99

    Cardude99 Well-Known Member

    First Name:
    Sam
    Vehicle(s):
    2018 Ecoboost
    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2016
    Location:
    Phoenix, AZ
    Posts:
    2,347
    Likes Received:
    992
    0   0   0
    Really consider camber plates, since your springs will be off that is the perfect time to upgrade.
     
    [email protected] likes this.
  7. tj@steeda

    [email protected] Well-Known Member
    Diamond Sponsor


    Vehicle(s):
    2015 Steeda Mustang
    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2014
    Location:
    Florida
    Posts:
    4,343
    Likes Received:
    1,804
    Garage Profiles:
    1
    Rating:
    100%
    2   0   0
    Chris, shoot me an email to [email protected] - let's put a package together with forum discounts & get you everything you need!

    TJ
     
  8. shogun32

    shogun32 Well-Known Member

    First Name:
    Matt
    Vehicle(s):
    2019 GT+PP, EB+PP, SS+1LE, GTI Rabbit
    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2019
    Location:
    Northern VA
    Posts:
    2,199
    Likes Received:
    856
    Garage Profiles:
    1
    0   0   0
    No.
    I forgot to figure in motion ratio which I'm eyeballing at 0.65-0.7. So 1 inch drop at the wheel is something like 0.42" at the shock. Cut 0.5" off and call it done I reckon.
     
Loading...

Share This Page