These are the Steeda Sport Springs for the '79 to '04 GT, V6, Mach 1, and the '93 to '98 Cobra. These springs will drop the car about 1.25 inches all the way around, and they are progressive springs, which means they are gonna be a good option for those of you out there that are looking for a lowering spring for a daily-driven car or street car that lowers the car a good amount, but that still has a high-ride quality.
The Steeda Sport springs offer a drop that is on the larger side, second to only a few springs that offer a one-and-a-half-inch drop. These springs are ideal for the daily driver and some occasional track use as well. These are a progressive spring that's gonna maintain ride quality and provide performance and enhance the looks of the car all at the same time. The install is an easy one. It's a two out of three wrenches in the difficulty meter and should take you a few hours to get done.
These springs offer a drop of just over one inch in the front and in the rear. Steeda calls it a one-and-a-quarter-inch drop or a one-to-a-one-and-a-quarter-inch drop, depending on your model. I'd say that in this case, a one-inch drop is pretty standard for this gen, just to put things in their perspective. Overall, when you look at the benefits of a lowering spring, you can assume that the lowering spring is gonna lower the center of gravity of the car to give you some handling improvements, like reducing squat and body-rolling corners and eliminating nose dive and a hard braking.
So usually, drop, the ride quality, and performance are the main concerns when you're shopping for springs. These are progressive springs, which means that they have a progressive spring rate. And that means that they are gonna be a good option for a street car. They don't have a harsh ride quality, but they will firm up as you start pushing the car, which works to give you the best of both worlds between comfortable and functional.
Steeda does offer a linear spring as well if you don't want a progressive spring. When it comes to ride quality, sometimes, you can get a rough ride quality when you start lowering the car more. But that's not the case with these springs. Customers have actually given quite positive feedback on the ride quality of these springs. And these are gonna be compatible with both the factory and aftermarket wheel and tire set-ups, which is another nice feature of not having to fully dump the car to improve the looks. It's a plus side of the Mustang. They look good and respond well to a little bit of lowering, so you can create a functional low. Meaning it's low enough to look good, but not low enough to cause issues either on the tire or under the car. It's gonna leave you with a very streetable car still.
I do wanna say that a lot of times when you're shopping for lowering springs, you're also shopping for things like adjustable caster camber plates and a new set of both shocks and struts. In this case, I would say that caster camber plates are not required, because you aren't lowering the car more than one and a half inches. A one-and-a-half-inch drop is about the limit of where you need to set the adjustable caster camber plate in order to get the alignment within spec. But, if you end up getting that full one-and-a-quarter-inch drop, it is going to be close. So a set of caster camber plates wouldn't be a bad idea at all. At the end of the day, it never hurts to have caster camber plates. So if you've got the extra cash, I'd say go ahead.
As far as shocks and struts go, this goes back to the drop, too. I'd say that you can get away with the factory shocks and struts in this case due to the more forgiving progressive spring rate. I'd also say that this is the case if you have some components with relatively low mileage. But if your shocks and struts have a ton of miles in them, I would replace them anyway and not take the chance of having issues with them once you've lowered your car.
When it comes to price, you can expect to pay just over $200 for this set of springs. This is less expensive than most other options. But if you're really gonna spend a little bit less, you do have other options. So that's gonna put these springs right in the middle of the pack, price-wise, if you wanted to compare all of your other options.
So the install here is gonna take about four hours. I'm gonna call it a two out of three wrenches in the scale because you will need some knowledge to complete the install. So I'd recommend having a knowledgeable helping hand or taking this to a shop for the install. And, guys, keep in mind that it's always a good idea to get an alignment after the install anyway. This install can be done on jack stands if you don't have access to a lift, but as usual, a lift would be your best bet here.
You're gonna need a few basic hand tools so make sure you have everything before you start the install. The install might change slightly, depending on what year range you are installing on, but it's generally gonna stay the same. You're gonna need to get down to the spring and strut assemblies. So everything like the wheels, the breaks, and the ABS lines will need to be moved out of the way so you can pull the assemblies out of the car.
You have to break down everything like your calipers and rotors and get your old shock and strut and spring setup out. Luckily, since this kit is a direct replacement, it makes the install easier. Your springs and strut install separately, so you're looking at needing to slide the front struts into place and getting the top nuts back on as well as getting the spring seated and in place.
The rear is a little bit different, but you're still looking at needing to remove your factory components. After the springs are installed, the shocks can be installed. And those go in the same way that the factory ones came out. And that's pretty much it.
That's gonna wrap things up for the Steeda Sport Springs for the '79 to '04 GT, V6, Mach 1, and the '93 to '98 Cobra. But as always, you can check them out more online right here at americanmuscle.com.
Lower your Mustang's center of gravity, by installing a set of Steeda Sport Springs which will reduce squat during acceleration, body roll in the corners, and excessive nose-dive under hard braking. Steeda Sport Springs are great for daily driving, street, and even occasional track use.Aggressive Lowered Stance.
Not only does a set of Steeda Sport Springs improve the handling performance of your Mustang, but they also improve its overall appearance by lowering the ride height approximately 1" to 1.25" to eliminate that ugly "4x4" tire to fender gap, for a more aggressive street stance.Recommended Upgrade.
When installing new springs you should also replace your old worn out rubber Spring Isolators with a new set of Polyurethane Spring Isolators, see drop down option above.Clears Stock and Aftermarket Wheels & Tires.
These lowering springs were engineered to be compatible with your factory 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 Steeda Sport Lowering Springs are designed for use on the 1979 to 2004 Ford Mustangs, including the LX 5.0, V6, GT, Bullitt, Mach 1, and 1993-1998 SVT Cobra models. Does not
fit 1999-2004 IRS-equipped SVT Cobras.
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- What's in the Box
- Installation Info
Installation Time: (approx) 4 Hours
Difficulty Level:Mechanical expertise or professional installation required.
- Tech Specs
||Front: 650 lb/in.
Rear: 250 lb/in.
||79-93 V8, 94-04 V6,
94-04 GT, 01 Bullitt,
03-04 Mach 1, 94-98 Cobra
|Progressive or Standard:
||1.25"F / 1.25" R
- Will it fit my Mustang?
- Bullitt - 01
- Cobra - 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98
- Cobra R - 93, 95
- GT - 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04
- LX - 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93
- Mach 1 - 03, 04
- Other - 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86
- V6 - 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04
Does not fit 1999-2004 SVT Cobra's with Independent Rear Suspension (IRS)