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Ok so I am leaning toward lowering my Bullitt with the FRPP spring kit. Koni's will come later.
Please show me your lowered Bullitts and let me know which springs/dampers you went with. Thanks.
 

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OK; not the best shots to see actual fender clearance, as they're taken from down low and at an angle. I get about 2 finger space in front and about 3 in back. I was hoping for a more level look, but still have a rake.
Springs were supposed to be Vogtland GT500 (but I think they're Vogtland GT), and dampers are Koni yellow.



 

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OK; not the best shots to see actual fender clearance, as they're taken from down low and at an angle. I get about 2 finger space in front and about 3 in back. I was hoping for a more level look, but still have a rake.
Springs were supposed to be Vogtland GT500 (but I think they're Vogtland GT), and dampers are Koni yellow.



Thanks for the pics, looks good. Did you do the springs and dampers at the same time? Is there a noticeable difference in ride quality?
 

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...Did you do the springs and dampers at the same time? Is there a noticeable difference in ride quality?
Yes, and yes. Ride is firmer all around, but not much harsher, except on rough, nasty roads. I've got the dampers set at one turn up from softest, but still need to experiment with them. I don't have the camber set yet, but car still feels more stable in canyons (with lots of visible -camber). I haven't checked toe since lowering, so it's likely off too. I'm trying to borrow a friend's camber gauge, and I'll be getting some cam bolts (ordered 4) next week. Hopefully I can have it dialed in a bit better by next weekend.

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Yes, and yes. Ride is firmer all around, but not much harsher, except on rough, nasty roads. I've got the dampers set at one turn up from softest, but still need to experiment with them. I don't have the camber set yet, but car still feels more stable in canyons (with lots of visible -camber). I haven't checked toe since lowering, so it's likely off too. I'm trying to borrow a friend's camber gauge, and I'll be getting some cam bolts (ordered 4) next week. Hopefully I can have it dialed in a bit better by next weekend.

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Are camber bolt/plates necessary after lowering?
 

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Are camber bolt/plates necessary after lowering?
I think that depends on how much lower the front is...Mine dropped about 1-1/2".
If it were only about 3/4"-1", I may have gotten away with the additional -camber. Got a bit too much negative camber now, from the looks of it. Won't know for sure until I measure.
I'm guessing that the Eibach Pro-Kit (or FRPP) springs will lower a similar amount +or- a 1/4". Best be prepared with plates installed or cam bolts in hand. I chose the cheaper factory mounts over camber plates, believing that they'll be quieter (it's a street car). Hoping that the Ingalls cam bolts from Summit work out well; they're only $8.95 each.

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Wish I couldpost some pics for you but not supporting member. I went with the full FRPP suspension kit. Added max Motorsports camber/caster plates and adjustable panhard bar. Car handles great without being too harsh. Especially good now that I have my GT500 takeoffs on.
 

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Wish I couldpost some pics for you but not supporting member....
You can use an off-site picture host. Some like Photobucket, I use Flickr.

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oldlugs said:
OK; not the best shots to see actual fender clearance, as they're taken from down low and at an angle. I get about 2 finger space in front and about 3 in back. I was hoping for a more level look, but still have a rake.
Springs were supposed to be Vogtland GT500 (but I think they're Vogtland GT), and dampers are Koni yellow.



I like your setup and if it is level when you smash the gas your nose will pitch up, so it might be a better setup, Looks great by the way!
 

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here is blacksuns car
 

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Wolfie said:
Ok so I am leaning toward lowering my Bullitt with the FRPP spring kit. Koni's will come later.
Please show me your lowered Bullitts and let me know which springs/dampers you went with. Thanks.
There you go Wolfie.

Steeda sport springs. Lowered the front 1 inch and back 1 1/4in if I remember correctly. Makes for a very cluky ride until the tires are warmed up. Rode like stock when I was in Myrtle Beach.... The warmer, the better the ride.


 

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Im running the Eiback sportlines. I still need to get a panhard bar and some camber bolts. Ive put 4,000 miles on them in the rough Chicago streets with no problems. When I save up enough I will most likely do shocks/struts, camber, and panhard bar all at once.
 

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Rico#890 said:
The weird thing is I parked next to a shelby a couple weeks ago and we had the exact same stance.
I think Ford would have had more success with the 08/09 Bullitt if it were built with the same suspension set up as the Shelby GT.

Nice shots!
 
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