Hey, I'm Justin with AmericanMuscle.com, and this is our handling pack Bolt-On Build-Up for all 2011 and Newer Mustang GTs. These new Coyote Mustangs are a far cry from previous generations in many ways, but specifically in regards to both performance and handling. In fact, several reputable automobile publications have tested these cars to be on-pace with other European and Japanese sports cars nearly twice the price of the Mustang. Not too shabby for a live, actual, car huh? So why mess with the handling then? Well, because we can make it better, and because Ford already gave us such a great platform to start with, it shouldn't take much to get our car to the next level. So with that said, let's check out the three parts in our handling pack. First up, we installed Eibach's Anti-Roll Sway Bar Kit. Now again, from the factory, our GT came with a pretty decent setup, but was more of a balance of comfort and handling performance. This kit from Eibach upgrades our factory 24mm rear bar to a larger 25mm bar, and it also upgrades the front 34.5mm bar to a 3-way adjustable 36mm bar. The adjustability of that front bar is going to really allow the driver to dial in their optimal settings, to better fit their driving style. Now finally, these sway bars are going to be vital in reducing any excess body roll the car possesses in stock form, which will really give the driver much more confidence on the road, and in turns. To further help strengthen our chassis we installed this SR Performance Black Strut Tower Brace. Now we enjoy using this part in a number of our builds for a number of reasons. It's easy to install, it looks great under the hood, and it's going to further help reduce our suspension flex. It's a win-win mod that just so happens to be easy on your wallet. Finally, we throw on a set of SR Performance Lowering Springs which, as you might have guessed, lowered our Coyote an inch and a half in all four corners. Now the lower center of gravity and stiffer spring rates, will no doubt improve our handling, and when paired with Eibach's Anti-Roll Sway-Bar kit, should make for a firmer, sportier ride without being uncomfortable or offensive. Now as you can see, lowering our car certainly improved our stance as well, by getting rid of that ugly wheel gap. We kept our build simple, by using only three basic parts that should take our already great handling Coyote to the next level. With that said, let's get our GT out of the shop, and see if we succeeded. Alright, so we're out on the road in our 2011 GT handling pack installed of course, and already the car feels great. Feels much firmer than before but, like I said, not in an offensive way, it's not uncomfortable, it just feels more sporty now. Things feel a lot tighter, the car overall feels more solid, just cruising down the road. Even just a couple short jerks of the wheel here, I mean, lane changes at high speeds now are definitely going to be improved but, let's put these things to the test, we've got a hard left-hander coming up, let's see how she does. A little bit of brake-dive coming into the turn. Point it, stomp on it, and it goes. Man, the body rolls definitely been reduced thanks to those Eibach Sway-Bars, front end feels a little tighter as well thanks to that SR Performance Strut Tower Brace, and again, the springs just make the car feel more nimble. I mean, let's face it, it's a big car, big-right hand car coming up. Boom, no problem whatsoever. And as I was saying, it's a big car, man, it's a heavy car, but it doesn't feel like it's lumbering through the turns anymore. It actually feels a lot lighter, and a lot more nimble than it probably actually is. Overall, I'd say job well done with us here in our handling pack. So that wraps it up. Be sure to check out some of our other Bolt-On Build-Ups for the 2011 and newer GT, where we make our car look a little better, and really crank up the performance.
Installing a set of SR Performance Progressive Rate Springs will lower your Mustang's center of gravity, which will reduce squat during acceleration, body roll in the corners, and excessive nose-dive under hard braking. SR Performance Springs are great for daily driving, street, and even occasional track use. Aggressive Stance.
Not only does a set of SR Performance Springs improve the handling performance of your Mustang, but they also improve its overall appearance by lowering the ride height approximately 1.5" to eliminate that ugly "4x4" tire to fender gap, for a more aggressive street stance. Recommended Upgrade.
Anytime you lower your Mustang, your rear axle gets moved out of alignment. Adding an Adjustable Panhard Bar
will not only center your rear axle, but offers great traction during straight-line acceleration as well as superior strength over the factory panhard bar. Clears Stock and Aftermarket Wheels & Tires.
These lowering springs were engineered to be compatible with your stock size wheels and tires, as well as AmericanMuscle’s pre-configured wheel and tire combo kits (specific to your generation), to assure proper clearance with no rubbing issues.Application.
This set of four SR Performance Lowering Springs are designed for use on the 2005 to 2010 GT & V6 Mustangs Coupes. They will also fit 2011 and newer GT & V6 Coupes when used in combination with Ford Racing M-18183-C
upper strut mounts and M-18000-A dampers (sold separately). Does not
fit convertible models.
- What's in the Box
- Installation Info
Installation Time: (approx) 4 Hours
Difficulty Level:Mechanical expertise or professional installation required.
- Tech Specs
||Front: 230 lb/in.
Rear: 200 lb/in.
||GT & V6 Coupes
|Progressive or Standard:
||1.5"F / 1.5" R
- Will it fit my Mustang?
- Boss 302 - 12, 13
- V6 - 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
- Bullitt - 08, 09
- GT - 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
Will also fit 2011 and newer GT & V6 Coupes when used in combination with Ford Racing M-18183-C upper strut mounts and M-18000-A dampers (sold separately). Does not fit convertible models