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Jmed05GT

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Hey guys,

I bought my 05 GT back in February and I’ve been upgrading and replacing a lot of worn high mileage stuff. The car cam already lowered with a set of eibach pro kit with include dampeners and struts. Well, I don’t know how much these springs are supposed to lower the car but I’ve had the car bottom out a couple of times driving through dips in the road. Long story short; I hate it. Is there a kit that lowers the car a little less than these spring? I believe it’s a 1 1/2 inch drop. Will the ford performance handling pack raise the ride height of this? What are you guys running for springs and how do you prevent bottoming out?
 
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Well I'm not sure what springs come with the handling pack but I believe FRPP makes springs that only lower the car 1". The "P" springs were rated for that much but I think they are now out of production. Personally I'm running BMR linear rate springs which lower the car 1.5", but yes I might be hitting the bumpstops on some of the larger springs.

Question, were the rear bump stops cut down? There's a chance the springs were installed and the bump stops were never cut down, and that's why you keep bottoming out.
 

Jack1.2

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I had a similar thing on my 2005.
I bought the car with eibach springs, they were 1.25 I believe, and not the pro series. Regardless, it sucked as I was scraping everything and with the chin spoiler on my Roush it was twice as bad.
I had a full Roush suspension package put on by a local shop. The Roush springs are 1” which don’t sound like much of a difference, but it is. In actual ride height I gained like an inch I think in the distance the car sits in relation to the wheel and the spoiler moved up enough to get over a parking block. Also driveways which were impossible before I could now carefully drive.
So I raised my car up with the Roush springs and it handles like a dream.
My advice is to keep the springs on a street driven car to 1” or less, if you go more, I would suggest keeping it on the track as for driving your going to hit it.
 
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drdave429

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Hey guys,

I bought my 05 GT back in February and I’ve been upgrading and replacing a lot of worn high mileage stuff. The car cam already lowered with a set of eibach pro kit with include dampeners and struts. Well, I don’t know how much these springs are supposed to lower the car but I’ve had the car bottom out a couple of times driving through dips in the road. Long story short; I hate it. Is there a kit that lowers the car a little less than these spring? I believe it’s a 1 1/2 inch drop. Will the ford performance handling pack raise the ride height of this? What are you guys running for springs and how do you prevent bottoming out?
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