Installation Time: Full Day
February 10, 2013
Awesome, but should come with warning!
First of all, I LOVED the way the car looked with these springs. However, I was not aware somehow that you really, really need to get caster camber plates. Because my 2007 V6 was a daily driver- even in the Indiana Winters, and we had mild enough winters that it wasn't economical for snow tires, I did not have full performance "rubber band tires" on my 18 inch machinedGT500 rims. Therefore, I had a little less wiggle room on the alignment, and was told that there was no way with the current setup (bought camber bolts) to align it right. If they did it the way the computer says is "right" it could basically blow a tire if you hit a pothole. Or if it was aligned to where it wouldn't cut a tire, it would burn out the inside of the tires, and I'd be buying tires every year. Whew!
With that being said, I want people to know to GET THE CASTER CAMBER PLATES if you drive a lot and have large tires AND rims! Unfortunately, I recently totalled the car, so I'm starting all over again with a 2013 V6- and will be starting with lowering with caster camber plates.
The stance looked awesome! It was difficult living in the country with certain angles. I did end up damaging the electrical on my o2 sensor heater getting onto a road with a big peak on the driveway. So definitely be careful, as everyone else says. Overall, I rate these springs good. I don't have the handling improvement at excellent because they are better, but still some steering issues without other suspension modifications. And of course the ride quality is better, but not as good as if you got some new shocks. They aren't the best on country roads. It took me a full day because our air wrench was down and lost a breaker bar, and I decided I was going to do it by myself (all 5'5 120 pounds of me.) A person with better tools, knowledge, and muscles would probably knock it out in about 2-3 hours.
I really miss these springs and will lowering my V6 ASAP! Can't stand the bouncy, soft stock springs!