Review & Install Video
Hey, guys. Adam here with americanmuscle.com. Today, I'm bringing you a detailed overview and installation of the Vogtland Sport spring kit, fitting all convertible '94 to '04 GTs and '94 to '98 Cobras. I'll top the video off with the installation, which I'll let you know up front here gets a two out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter. The Vogtland Sport spring kit I have with me today will be for any '94 to '04 GT or '94 to '98 Cobra owner, looking to lower the center of gravity for a better handling and suspension performance, but also a very aggressive ride stance and a more muscle car-looking appearance. So the first thing I want to touch on right off the bat is how low exactly is it going to drop your car when adding a Vogtland spring kit? Well, it comes in at 1.6 inches for the front and 1.6 inches for the rear. Not the biggest drop in the world, but it is a little bit bigger than some of the other options out there. One of the other benefits is going to be the progressive spring rate. The progressive spring rate allows it to be a lot more street-friendly, while also being acceptable for the strip. If you're not too familiar with what progressive exactly means, well progressive means the springs will react very normally under normal driving conditions, giving you a comfortable ride height, while also reacting very differently in hard cornering situations or hard driving situations. Now, on the other hand, it's going to be the standard, which some of the other options on the site will offer. The standard spring rate is linear, allowing the driver to accurately predict or more accurately predict how the springs will react to each situation, because it will always stay the same. If you want to pick the Vogtland spring kit up for yourself, you can pay just north of the $200 mark. Not the biggest expense in the world. But of course, in my personal opinion, one of the better ride heights. Now, shifting gears over to the install process of the video. Now, like I said in the beginning, not the hardest job in the world. But it does require a little bit more know-how. Now, you can get the job done in about two hours or so. It does get a two out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter, and as far as tools you want to have a simple ratchet and socket set on deck, as well as a prybar to get out those old springs that might be rusted in there. Of course, a jack and jack stands, or a lift if you have one available. So kicking off this process, I've found that one of the easiest ways could be just jacking up the rear end and removing one of those wheels. Once it's up in the air, you're going to have to put a jack under the differential pumpkin or differential housing, and jack that up to relieve the tension off of the bottom shock bolts. Remove those bottom shock bolts, and then of course slowly, and I mean ever so slowly, lower down that differential in order to relieve the pressure off the spring. You don't want to do it too quick, because the spring might just shoot out of there, and of course that can be extremely dangerous. So once you lower it down and you remove that factory spring, which might take a prybar if it is rusted in there, you can swap it out with the Vogtland spring. Once the Vogtland is into place, redo that process in the opposite order and you're good to go for the rears. Now, the front process is extremely similar. It only has one extra step in the process. Now, what you're going to do is jack up the front of your car, remove one of the wheels, of course, and instead of supporting a differential pumpkin, you're going to support the lower control arm. Now, once that lower control arm is supported and jacked up in the air, you're going to remove the sway bar end link bolt, and then of course the bottom bolts on the strut tower. Once those bolts are out of place, you can slowly, and again slowly, lower that lower control arm down to relieve the tension off the front spring. Remove that front spring. Swap it out for the Vogtland spring, and swap everything back in, in the reverse order. Repeat the process for the other side of the vehicle, and you're good to go. Overall, about two hours' worth of time in the driveway at home and a two out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter. Just to wrap things up here, if you're the owner of a convertible '94 to '04 GT or a '94 to '98 Cobra, you might be looking to pick up a set of lowering springs to give you a very, very aggressive muscle car stance, while lowering the center of gravity to improve the handling and suspension performance. If that sounds like your case and you want a progressive spring rate, you might want to check out the Vogtland Sport spring kit available right here at americanmuscle.com.
Installing a set of Vogtland Progressive Rate Springs will lower your SN95 or New Edge convertible 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 1.6" 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 1994 to 2004 convertible GT's and 1994-1998 convertible SVT Cobra models. Does not
fit 1999-2004 IRS-equipped SVT Cobras. Does not
fit coupe models.
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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
1994-1998 SVT Cobra
|Progressive or Standard:
1.6"F / 1.6" R
- Will it fit my Mustang?
- Cobra - 94, 95, 96, 97, 98
- GT - 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04
Fits V8 convertibles only, excludes IRS equipped Cobras