After the springs are installed you’ll still have one more task you’ll need to complete to properly finish the job. You’ll need to take your car to an alignment shop, as lowering your car will adversely affect the front alignment. Having a shop readjust your front end alignment will correct this. Plan this out ahead of time, as the Ford shop manual recommends the use of camber bolts which the shop may want to make arrangements to have beforehand. Alternatively you can install camber plates, but the extra expense for them over camber bolts may not be appealing if you don’t need the adjustability for handling purposes. Some shops may prefer to slot the upper strut mounts. The Ford shop manual does not recommend this, but some people choose this route anyway. I opted to go the route of installing camber bolts.
The End Result:
While the Steeda Sport Springs are a mild drop when compared to other springs, they were perfect for my convertible. The drop was a tad more than listed in the spring specs, but that’s to be expected as a convertible is a little heavier than a coupe. The car looks much more aggressive than before, and the end result is well worth the effort involved. Gone is the 4x4 factory look, and the entire car has a more level stance as opposed to the higher rear end factory stance.