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Steeda Sport Lowering Springs (79-04 V8, Excluding 03-14 Cobra)

AmericanMuscle no longer carries the Steeda Sport Lowering Springs (79-04 V8, Excluding 03-14 Cobra). Please check out 1999-2004 Mustang Springs for an updated selection.

Features, Videos & Details

  • Aggressive Lowered Stance
  • Lowers Center of Gravity for Improved Handling
  • Standard Spring Rate
  • Estimated Drop: Front - 1.25” Rear - 1.25”
  • Fits 1979-2004 Mustangs, Excludes IRS Equipped Cobras
  • Clears Stock and Aftermarket Wheels & Tires.

Review & Installation Video

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

Improves Handling. 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.

Note: Coupon codes cannot be applied to this product.

Fitment: 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 Details

MPN# 555-8200

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What's in the Box
  • (4) Lowering Springs
Installation Info
Tech Specs
Spring Rate: Front: 650 lb/in.
Rear: 250 lb/in.
Usage: Street
Year: 1979-2004 Model: 79-93 V8, 94-04 V6,
94-04 GT, 01 Bullitt,
03-04 Mach 1, 94-98 Cobra
Progressive or Standard: Standard Estimated Drop: 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)

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      The video transcript says the springs are progressive and the tech specs say they are standard rates. Which is it

      • These springs will have a progressive rate.

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      i see it says to also get the rubber isolators, but it shows one drop down box for front and rear isolators,when i purcase them do they come in pair? should i select one for each drop down box or two

      • The isolators are sold in pairs so you would only need to order (1) of each drop down: (1) pair of front and (1) pair of rear.

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      If these springs are progressive, what the the rates?

      • The spring rates are 650 lb. front, 250 lb. rear.

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      Should I change caster camber plates with these springs?

      • Adding adjustable caster camber plates are generally recommended when installing any lowering spring.

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      Is this made for 02 V6 coupe as well? The description says it's for V6, too, but the title says otherwise. Also, I checked the Steeda site and it says this won't fit in my year Mustang V6.

      • This will work for a 2002 V6.

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      10 More Questions
      Will these work with the stock 245-45-17 tires without rubbing? 1 answer
      What is the spring rate? 1 answer
      will these work for an '00 GT vert? I was leaning toward the SR's until i read they were not a good match for the heavier convertibles. Also, and recommendations for a shock/strut to pair with these for a daily driver? 1 answer
      I bought my 2002 Mustang GT and found out the springs are on this car and one of them in the rear is cracked is there any type of warranty ? 1 answer
      When purchasing, is it 209$ for 1 spring or is it 209$ for a whole set meaning front and rear springs. Curious before I buy them. 1 answer
      Will these spring work well on my 99 v6 convert and the SR shock and strut kit? 1 answer
      Would these springs require a bumpsteer/bumpstop kit; or is the drop not dramatic enough to make either kit essential to these springs? 1 answer
      Do I need to replace the stock struts ? I have a 2004 mustang GT 1 answer
      how much drop will I get on a 2001 v6 1 answer
      would these springs work with the original shocks? 1 answer

        Customer Reviews (18) Write a Review

        Overall Rating 4.7

        out of 5 stars

        Installation Time:Full Day

        Installation Cost:$100-$250

        • Handling Improvement 4.538462 4.5
        • Ride Quality 4.538462 4.5
        • Appearance 4.538462 4.5
        • Bang For Your Buck 4.642857 4.6

        • 1/5

          Installation Time: Shop Install

          Installation Cost: $500-$1000

          April 08, 2019

          Didn't lower at all

          These lower springs is the same hight as factory I don't see any difference to my car and I just waste alot of money to be installed I'm very unpleased with the results of the lowering springs


          Year: 2004 Submodel: V6

          Helpful (0)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Shop Install

          Installation Cost: $100-$250

          March 15, 2019

          Happy Customer

          Gave me the ride height I was looking for. Seems firm in the corners but not too rough for everyday. Great for a daily driver. I’m happy with the purchase


          Year: 2003 Submodel: GT

          Helpful (0)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Afternoon

          March 08, 2019

          Steeda lowering Coils

          Upgraded from stock coils and obviously much better than 20 year old originals. Modest drop that removes a lot of gap between the wheel and fender while still keeping car available for a daily driver.


          Year: 1998 Submodel: GT

          Helpful (0)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Afternoon

          January 11, 2019


          Very happy with these SPRINGS!!!. perfect drop!! I put new orange Koni's struts and shocks with new sway bar end links, inner, outer tie rods, new isolators, new rack bushings and it feels great driving it again! highly recommend these springs for a daily driver.


          Year: 1998 Submodel: GT

          Helpful (2)

        • 4/5

          Installation Time: Afternoon

          November 01, 2018

          Nice Upgrade

          Springs have a nice finish, look good and lowered car as expected,


          Year: 1986 Submodel: Other

          Helpful (3)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Afternoon

          August 06, 2018

          Has a great new look

          New ride height really set's the look of the car off! Well worth it.


          Year: 1998 Submodel: Cobra

          Helpful (4)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Afternoon

          May 13, 2018

          Steeds sports

          Didn’t drop my car too much, installed these with my Komi yellows all around and my car feels brand new. No more leaning or feeling like I’m gonna flip. Stable and secure


          Year: 2000 Submodel: GT

          Helpful (5)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Shop Install

          Installation Cost: $100-$250

          April 27, 2018

          Great Springs

          The Steeda lowing spring are amazing on my mustang. For firmness it's a happy medium not too hard, but not too soft. Great for someone who wants to have some fun on bendy roads (stays fairly flat), but doesn't realign your spine everytime you hit a bump. Thanks for the recommendation American Muscle!!!!!!!!


          Year: 1999 Submodel: V6

          Helpful (6)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Afternoon

          April 23, 2018

          steeda springs

          have used these in my previous mustang and loved them


          Year: 2000 Submodel: GT

          Helpful (5)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Afternoon

          April 08, 2018

          love them

          lowers the perfect amount, ride is a lot better. very much worth the money.


          Year: 1996 Submodel: Cobra

          Helpful (6)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Shop Install

          Installation Cost: $100-$250

          December 11, 2017

          Fantastic Ride Quality

          These ride near factory with a more aggressive stance. If you're looking for springs that will drop from that 4x4 look and maintain ride quality, look no further. I paired these with SR Performance struts and SR Performance shocks.


          Year: 2003 Submodel: GT

          Helpful (6)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Afternoon

          November 06, 2017

          Very nice.

          These springs are very nice. They cleared up the nose dive I was having and give much less body roll than I previously had. I didn't have stock springs but I had some worn out no name brand lowering springs that were quite terrible. Definitely perfect height for a street driven car. For anyone whos wondering I didn't put isolators in the rear and only have the top ones up front. The ride is no louder without them. A plus from me.


          Year: 1994 Submodel: GT

          Helpful (7)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Afternoon

          September 24, 2017

          Great Handling

          These springs keep the car in check through corners. They do ride very firm. Didn't need a spring compressor to install the fronts. Just pull the control arm down and they slipped in, with isolators.


          Year: 2004 Submodel: Mach 1

          Helpful (10)

        • 5/5

          October 16, 2016

          Seeds springs

          These are perfect just the spring you need for the street, not to high not to low!!! Perfect!!!


          Year: 1997 Submodel: GT

          Helpful (8)

        • 4/5

          September 15, 2016

          Steeda Springs on the Mach

          Springs took me about 45 minutes to install, really easy to do! lowered the car a bit more then an inch, probably an inch and a quarter. Was hoping for a bit more but they look great! You can definitely feel the ride quality and handling difference, rides stiffer and has hardly any body roll if you rip it around a corner


          Year: 2004 Submodel: Mach 1

          Helpful (11)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Afternoon

          March 14, 2014

          No more 4x4 Cobra!!

          I was amazed at the appearance of my cobra when I arrived at the shop to pick her up. I have these springs with Koni STR.T's, and man what a difference this made. Aggressive stance (all new Isolators installed), night and day difference in handling and still has good ride quality. Couldn't be happier with this purchase! By the way, I also got CC plates and alignment because of the drop.


          Year: 1996 Submodel: Cobra Marion, NC 28752, USA

          Helpful (8)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Afternoon

          November 22, 2013


          I installed these springs on my Bullitt and it has never been better. These springs ride like stock springs so you don't feel every dip in the road. I paired these with the Koni sport shocks and struts and she handles like a dream. No more lifting at high speeds. I took my B on the Dragons tail this month and it took every turn like a champ! The drop on these springs are perfect for what I needed. I'll probably end up taking the rear ISOs out to give it a better stance. GREAT product!


          Year: 2001 Submodel: Bullitt Georgia

          Helpful (8)

        • 5/5

          June 26, 2012

          Perfect for a daily driver

          Installed these along with some Tokico HP shocks and struts on my '02 GT and it really improved the handling. I left out the top isolators and it lowered about 1.5", so I did need CC plates for a proper alignment. It's not too harsh but also handles great. Highly recommend.


          Year: 2002 Submodel: GT Minnesota, USA

          Helpful (12)

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