(approx) 4 Hours
Mechanical expertise or professional installation required.
Hey everybody, I'm Justin with AmericanMuscle.com, and this is my review of the Vogtland Sport lowering springs available for you 2005 to 2014 Mustang GT. A little backstory on Vogtland. They were actually started over 100 years ago by German Bernhard Vogtland in his garage where he designed springs for horse carriages and toys. Now fast forward nearly a century, and Vogtland has become one of the most trusted names in both aftermarket and OE spring applications and even supplies NASCAR and other racing outfits with some of their products. Now that you know a little more about the brand, let's talk about the S197 offering from Vogtland. Now the sport spring is going to be for the S197 owner out there who is not really looking to go super low with his or her ride. In fact, these things do offer a pretty conservative drop of roughly an inch and a quarter on all four corners, so enough to take care of some of that stock wheel gap, but it's not going to be low enough where you to have to worry about getting hung up on speed bumps or pulling into driveways. Again, these things are probably one the more conservative spring options on the market here at AM, so if you're looking to go low, you might want to look somewhere else. Instead, these are going to fall right in line with the Eibach Pro-Kit or maybe the Ford N-Springs here in regards to overall drop. Racingwise, you're going to find the Vogtlands to fall right in the middle of the road for the most part, with the popular SR options coming in on the low side, and options like the Steeda Springs and even some of the Ford racing springs rounding out the high side. So with that said, why pay the same amount of money for a Vogtland spring as you would a set of Eibachs. Well, I could easily say that Vogtland's quality in manufacturing is easily on par if not exceeding most aftermarket spring manufacturers that you might be a little more familiar with. In addition to the quality is the drop. Now one thing I really like about the Vogtland springs here is that they do lower the car an even one and a quarter inches on all four corners, which is going to maintain the slightest bit of rake where the front end is a little lower than the rear, of course, and it just gives you that iconic muscle car stance. Now those Eibachs that I was talking about previously, the Pro Kit, well, it's going to drop the rear a little bit lower than the front, so it's going to maintain more of a leveled look. Some of you guys out there might prefer that look, others might prefer the more raked look that the Vogtlands will provide. Ultimately, it's up for you guys to decide what kind of look you're after, so I do encourage you to head to the product page, check out some customer submitted images if you haven't already. It will help you make up your mind. Besides looking better, you should know that the lower center of gravity and firmer spring rate of the Vogtland springs here will also improve several different areas of your car's performance. This includes less body roll under hard cornering, making for more capable handling, less nose dive under hard breaking, and less squatting under hard acceleration. So basically, the car is going to feel more responsive and more capable overall. Installing a new set of springs on your ride really isn't all that bad, and honestly, it gets easier every time you do it. So for that reason alone, we're going to call it two out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter. Now of course, you want to make sure you have your jack and jack stands on hand ready to go, or a lift if you have access to one, and of course, don't forget your spring compressor for this install. So if you're in the market for a quality spring that will get rid of that wheel gap without getting you stuck on every speed bump in the process, then be sure to check out the Sport springs from Vogtland, available right here at AmericanMuscle.com.
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March 14, 2019
Lowered the vehicle approx 1.25 inches. The progressive springs make crusing an easy ride. When it time to have fun the springs are all business. Vogtland is a company that has a long track record and being trusted by NASCAR should give you comfort in a quality product.Helpful (1)
October 21, 2018
Great ride,don’t forget the word progressive like they say in the American muscle video,very helpful in picking this productHelpful (3)
August 23, 2018
I installed these a couple nights ago. If you are looking to lower your car and not sacrifice the ride and improve take off breaking and cornering, these are perfect. I am very happy with these springs for a cruising Convertible. I would not put these on my track car however. Lowered the car a little lest than 1.5 inches.Install was about 2 1/2 hours with 2 guys and a hoistHelpful (4)
July 10, 2018
Excellent performance good handling, lowered my ride by 1-1/4 looks wonderful, thank you . Now I’m turning heads .Helpful (5)
November 04, 2017
Just what I wanted
So far I love these springs. I wanted to get rid of some of my wheel gap without scraping on everything (I have a chin spoiler) so I went with these and they were exactly what I wanted. The springs absorb more than stock ones do on small bumps in the road, give it a slightly lower look, and ride really well. Awesome product.Helpful (7)
September 14, 2017
Awesome springs for someone looking for a conservative drop; staying in SoCal the roads aren't your friends but with these springs it makes driving a breeze along with looking slick.Helpful (6)
July 30, 2016
These springs were perfect, i wasnt going for a slamed look. I paired them up with the koni strt and the car handles better than what came with the track pack and surprisingly is a nicer ride and smoother over the smaller bumps and minor road imperfections. bigger bumps yeah its a litle harsher but worth it for the performance u gain. IMHOHelpful (8)
February 24, 2016
Easy to install with working knowledge of cars, fit great and lowered the car to the exact amount I was looking for. handling and cornering are now greatly improvedHelpful (8)
January 22, 2016
I would highly recommend these springs. I was a little upset that I had to spend extra since I had a convertible but it was worth it after seeing it done.Helpful (8)
December 15, 2015
As advertised. Drop is 1 1/4, both the ride and the look are improved. If you want a more subtle drop these springs are a great choice.Helpful (7)
are new, shorter rear bumstops needed for these springs?
The Vogtland Sport Spring Kit will not require new shorter bump stops.
I saw a review stating they had to do extra because they had a convertible(2014 model ). is there extra that needs to be done if I have a 2005 GT convertible? extra parts or just work?
The Vogtland Sport Spring Kit will not require any additional components for installation on a convertible model, however convertible models will sit slightly lower due to their heavier weight compared to a coupe.
Will I need to get a front end alignment after installing these springs? Are there any other suspension adjustments needed after installing the springs?
Anytime that you altar your suspension, you will want to get an alignment. Installing lowering springs is no exception. Other than an alignment, you will not need to make any other adjustments.
Can I install those springs on my 2013 GT with stock springs and struts or do I need extra pieces like GT500 upper mounts?
Are these product # 953084 that are on Vogtlands website?
Yes, these are Vogtland's item #953084.
The Vogtland Sport Lowering Springs will work with the Brembo Brake equipped Mustang GT's.
The Vogtland Sport Spring Kit will install just fine with your Upper Strut Mounts and Jounce Bumper Kit.
The shocks and struts are not indicative at all on what springs you have under your Mustang. You can actually stick with your stock shocks and struts and be totally fine. At this point it's just a matter of do you want to upgrade your shocks and struts or not, and what the end goal of your Mustang is. But any of the shocks we have will work with these springs.
I would go with new shocks and struts just so you wont have any problems down the road, The stock struts shocks can handle a slight drop but to much will break them
(approx) 4 Hours
Mechanical expertise or professional installation required.
What's in the Box
|Spring Rate:||Front: -lb/in. |
|Year:||2005-2014 GT, Bullitt||Model:||Coupe|
|Progressive or Standard:||Progressive||Estimated Drop:|
1.2"F / 1.2" R
Fits both coupe and convertible models.