Review & Install Video
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.
Installing a set of Vogtland Progressive Rate Springs will lower your S197 GT Mustang's center of gravity, which will reduce squat during acceleration, body roll in the corners, and excessive nose-dive under hard braking. Vogtland Sport Springs are ideal for daily driving, street, and even occasional track use.Lowered Muscle Car Stance.
Not only does a set of Vogtland Sport Springs improve the handling performance of your Mustang, but they also improve its overall appearance. By lowering the ride height approximately 1.2" in the front and rear, that huge tire to fender gap is eliminated, providing your Mustang with a classic muscular stance.Superior Construction.
Vogtland Lower Springs are made to strict standards in Germany. Using a cold coiling process these Springs are manufactured from special oil tempered, high tensile strength spring steels, including chromesilicon (CrSi) and chrome-silicon-vanadium (CrSiV) alloys. After being coiled, all springs are tempered, shot peened and preset to ensure consistent ride height and quality. In the last step of the manufacturing process the springs are phosphate and powder coated for superior long lasting corrosion resistance.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 Vogtland Sport Lowering Springs are specifically designed for use on 2005 to 2014 GT and Bullitt Mustangs, including both coupe and convertible models.
- What's in the Box
- Installation Info
Installation Time: (approx) 4 Hours
Difficulty Level:Mechanical expertise or professional installation required.
- Tech Specs
||2005-2014 GT, Bullitt
|Progressive or Standard:
1.2"F / 1.2" R
- Will it fit my Mustang?
- Boss 302 - 12, 13
- Bullitt - 08, 09
- GT - 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
Fits both coupe and convertible models.