What's going on guys? I'm Alex from americanmuscle.com, and this is my detailed review and breakdown of the BMR Lowering Spring Package in a Black Hammertone finish, fitting your 2005 through 2010 Mustang.
So in this video I'm gonna talk about what you should be expecting in terms of the performance and handling of this kit, the construction and materials that went into this package, what you should expect to be spending, and then we're gonna take a quick look at the installation. We're gonna be looking at a pretty involved one-out-of-three wrenches in the difficulty meter, and about a four-hour job to get this onto your car.
So if you're the Mustang owner that's looking to get the most out of your driving experience, a set of lowering springs is definitely something that I would personally suggest. Starting with as you will not only gonna be making the car look that much better, but you're gonna be drastically improving the handling dynamics.
Now, if you're watching this video, you're probably wondering what the drop is. So right off the bat I'm gonna call it right out, you should be looking at a one-and-a-half inch drop from front to back, which is more than enough to make it look that much more aggressive, and get rid of that off-roaded wheel gap.
So although the 05 through 10 Mustang is definitely a competent performer right off the lot, Ford definitely left a ton off the table here as this car needs to be comfortable for anyone or any age group. So if you've ever been behind the wheel of a Mustang, you've probably noticed pushing it through the turns, running it at 10/10ths, that the car does exhibit a fair amount of body roll, it's top-heavy, it wobbles all over the place, it squats and it dips when it shouldn't. By getting into a set of lowering springs, again, you're not only going to make it look that much more aggressive, but you're gonna be helping the handling from side to side. Not only that, you will actually be improving your braking as well as acceleration due to the lowered center of gravity.
That's something that I definitely like about this kit right off the bat is that this is obviously not gonna be a set of lowering springs. The team over at BMR has a decent idea of what they're doing in terms of suspension geometry. These guys love to run their cars down the track as often as they can, and they know that the Mustang does exhibit a little bit of wheel hop.
So, if you're unfamiliar what wheel hop is, it's self-explanatory, it's exactly what it sounds like, it's the rear-end hopping around. What the guys at BMR did, is that they brought this kit together with an adjustable Panhard bar, as well as a set of lower control arms. Not only that, you're gonna be getting away with a set of camber bolts too so you can throw your geometry back into the spec after everything is installed.
So this is definitely something that is a one stop shop kit to overhaul your suspension. Again, not only gonna be making it look that much more aggressive with an even distribution drop of one-and-a-half inches from front to back, but you're gonna be improving your traction that much more as you're gonna be getting away with an adjustable Panhard bar and lower control arms.
Now by doing that, you're essentially gonna be putting your rear-end on the ground, more where it belong. So, once you're getting off the line, that traction is going to be right there, as if you're gonna be running your stock setup, you'll probably notice that it does have a tendency to bounce a little bit.
In terms of the manufacturing process here guys, these are gonna be cold wound from a high tensile chrome silicon style wire that's gonna be stress-tested over and over again to ensure that your Mustang is going to have an equal drop in distribution from front to back, which again is going to be a one-and-a-half inch drop.
So taking a look at the pricing here guys, you should expect to be spending 570 bucks for this kit, which in my humble opinion I honestly think is as steel [SP] as you're gonna be getting. So if you've been behind the wheel of a Mustang, you've probably noticed pushing it through the turns, running it at 10/10ths, that the car does exhibit a fair amount of body roll, it's top-heavy, it wobbles all over the place, it squats and it dips when it shouldn't, but you're gonna be drastically reducing wheel hop as all these components are going to work hand-in-hand together to keep your rear-end on the ground.
So switching gears to the installation portion of the video, just like I had said previously, you're gonna be looking at a pretty involved bat straightforward one-out-of-three wrenches on a difficulty meter, and you should expect to be spending about three or four hours or more to get everything on your car.
I do wanna throw out there that this install is gonna be a quick glance at what's gonna be entailed here, and I am gonna focus primarily on the springs. Being said, BMR has some great support and there are a ton of installs out there to help you get this on your 05 through 10. So while it's not completely necessary to have a second set of hands around, I would honestly suggest grabbing someone that's done a spring job before on their Mustang, as at the end of the day it's gonna be a little easier on yourself if you have somebody there that's done the work before.
Now this install can definitely be done on jack stands. I might suggest shying away from a widowmaker as it's just not safe in my personal opinion. But if you have a set of race ramps or you can access to a lift, I might suggest doing that. And while I might say you can definitely get away with doing this in your garage, if you're gonna take this to a shop and they're gonna do the work, it might be a good idea to entertain that as it's gonna need an alignment directly after the fact just to ensure that your suspension is back into check.
Now before we get into the thick of the install, one thing I would definitely suggest doing, if you are going to purchase this kit, I'd head down to your local parts store and rent yourself a spring compressor as you're definitely gonna need it to get your factory springs off as well as get these back under your car. So in order to get these on, you'd have to start by pulling your wheels, tires and your complete braking system, and I mean that down to the ABS here, and that's gonna be specifically so you can actually remove the strut out of the vehicle.
Now, the spring compressor is gonna come in handy there, so you can essentially pull that off and lay that to the side, and then once it's time to put the new spring back on, you're essentially gonna have that compressed and then go from there.
So moving towards the rear of the car, you're gonna need to pull your sway bar and link bolts in order to access the bolts holding in your shocks. So while it's easier said than done, once that's completed, you're simply gonna replace them with the BMR springs here, bolt everything back up and you're good to go.
Again, I know this is a really quick glance of the installation here, but I just wanna give you guys a decent idea of what's gonna be entailed just to swap the springs here. Again, you're looking at a pretty involved one-out-of-three wrenches in the difficulty meter, and easily about three to four hours or more to get this entire kit on your car.
All right guys, so just to wrap things up here, some final thoughts, I definitely like this package from BMR based on the fact that you're not only gonna be lowering the car and making it look that much more aggressive, but you're gonna be getting away with an adjustable pen hard bar as well as some lower control relocation brackets, which again everything tied together here is gonna drastically reduce your wheel hop and make you get off the line that much more effectively.
So that's my detailed review and breakdown for the BMR Lowering Spring Package in Black Hammertone, fitting your 2005 through 2010 Mustang, available right here at americanmuscle.com.
Low and Sleek.
Lowering your 2005-2010 Mustang is the perfect way to boost its curb appeal and improve its driving performance. This BMR Lowering Spring Package will bolster the handling and ride quality of your S197 Mustang making it the ideal upgrade for owners who are looking to get the most out of their Pony. Complete Kit.
The Lowering Spring Package by BMR Suspension comes complete with Performance Lowering Springs, Adjustable Panhard Bar, Rear Lower Control Arm Relocation Brackets, Camber Bolts, and Ford Performance GT500 Strut Mounts. All the necessary hardware for installation is included.Performance Lowering Springs.
BMR's Performance Lowering Springs are manufactured from cold wound, chrome silicon high-tensile spring wire for durability and long life. These Performance Springs feature a linear spring rate (165lb front, 160lb rear) and will drop your S197 Mustang 1.5-inches front and rear. This drop will give your Mustang an aggressive stance, as well as lower its center of gravity for improved handling performance.Adjustable Panhard Bar.
Made in the USA from 1.25" diameter heavy wall DOM steel tubing for superior strength and rigidity, this BMR Panhard Bar features 4130 chromoly CNC machined adjusters with rolled threads and utilizes spiral-fluted greasable polyurethane bushings. Being on-car adjustable, this Panhard Rod keeps the rear axle located in the optimum position under the rear of the car, dramatically improving traction, cornering and overall handling performance.Rear Lower Control Arm Relocation Brackets.
Proudly manufactured in the USA, BMR's Rear Lower Control Arm Relocations Brackets will help to correct your S197's instantaneous center. Doing so will improve your Mustang's handling in the corners, allow for harder launches and reduce dreaded wheel hop. These Brackets provide up to three inches of adjustability, offering easy changes for drag racing, track or daily driving.GT500 Strut Mounts.
Your 2005-2010 Mustang's stock upper strut mounts are soft and prone to failure especially when installing upgraded suspension parts. That is why BMR includes a set of harder durometer, Ford Performance Strut Mounts. These Strut Mounts are the same exact ones that were found as original equipment on the 2011-2014 Shelby GT500 Coupes.Application.
This BMR Lowering Spring Package is designed for use on 2005-2010 Ford Mustang GT and V6 models.Technical Note.
Please note that the Rear Lower Control Arm Brackets included in this Kit are designed to be installed with BMR's own Lower Control Arms. So, it should be noted that modifications will be required when installing these brackets with the original, stock factory rear lower control arms.
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- What's in the Box
- (1) Adjustable Panhard Rod
- (2) Control Arm Relocation Brackets
- (2) GT500 Upper Strut Mounts
- (4) Lowering Springs
- Camber Bolts
- Installation Info
Installation Time: (approx) a Day
Difficulty Level:Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
- Tech Specs
- Will it fit my Mustang?
- Bullitt - 08, 09
- GT - 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10
- V6 - 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10