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Old 06-08-2001, 10:02 AM
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Emailed Steeda if they made a lowering kit fit the Lightnings, and they do if anyone likes them.

Heres their reply:
Yes we do have a kit. It lowers your truck about 1-1/4" in the front and
2-1/2" in the rear. It is $988.70. It includes front springs, an axle
relocation and rear leaf spring kit, and 4 new shocks


If it was a little bit cheaper then I'd try it. Anyone know how this price and quality compares to the other kits by SoCal, Hotchkis, Rousch, Belltech?
 
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Old 06-08-2001, 10:16 AM
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I would think they could drop it lower then that (1-1/4 / 2-1/2) for almost a thousand clams!?. The lighter side is I think Steeda is a quality product and I wouldn't hesitate to put one of their products on my truck.



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I have been dealing with Steeda for a very long tome. From the very first Mustang that I had until the 2000 Lightning that I currently have. They lowered my L, and I was not very impressed with what I got for the money that I spent. They use the Belltech 2/3 drop kit, and also used belltech shocks. The axle relocation is just as MisterP stated, they are moving the axel location above the leaf springs. They claim that it elimanates wheel hop. Though I have to admit that I never experienced wheel hop before it was lowered.

If I had it all to do again, I would have used the big $$$ I spent on Steeda's kit, and went with Roush. I would have got the drop that I wanted (3/4) and probably a little better ride quality.

Just my $.02

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Old 06-09-2001, 12:09 AM
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By the way, does anyone know what an *axle
relocation * is?
 
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Maybe they are just flipping the axle above the leaf springs instead of having the springs on top of it?

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Old 06-13-2001, 04:03 PM
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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by White2000SVT:
The axle relocation is just as MisterP stated, they are moving the axel location above the leaf springs. They claim that it elimanates wheel hop. Though I have to admit that I never experienced wheel hop before it was lowered.

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How would that eliminate wheel hop?
 
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Old 06-13-2001, 04:39 PM
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I like the belltech kit I got on my truck.

wasn't to much money either.

the shocks where 35 bucks a piece and the kit was about $350. no bad, and the truck handle awesome now that its 3 inches lower.

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Old 06-13-2001, 05:11 PM
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RT - I love the look of your drop, in fact everything I've seen that you've done to yours has been nice and tastefull.

But a 3/4 drop is a little to much for NJ roads. I'd have to do alot of roundabout traveling, and some places I couldn't get into. I measured the bumper hieght, and it's only about 8" off the ground, with a 3"drop in the front, I don't think 5" will be enough clearance for the front, and I don't want to damage it.
 
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Jersey has BAD ROADS?????????????
 
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this is my truck with the Steeda lowering kit...


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Fast - your right bad roads isn't the word. More like horendous. I actually find myself driving slow and going different ways for fear of potholes and bumps and gravel

White - how do you like the handling of L now? And does it experience wheel hop now, as opposed to before? I noticed alot of the time I'll be taking a turn, even slowly, and the rear hits a small bump and it feels like it's going swing out, but it only swings out a little then catches and shoots off.
 
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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by White2000SVT:
The axle relocation is just as MisterP stated, they are moving the axel location above the leaf springs. They claim that it elimanates wheel hop.
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Wouldn't moving the axel above the leaf springs be more then a 2 1/2" drop like the Steeda rep said?
 

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