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Discussion in '2013-14 Shelby GT500' started by fearthesnake, Mar 5, 2017.

  1. Dinosgt

    Dinosgt Member Established Member

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    Forgot to mention, the reason I noted that Cadillac, is that I have a DD CTS-V to compare it to... ;-)

    I dont expect anywhere near that nice of a ride, but can no longer stand a car that requires me to get a weight belt to keep my kidneys in place - I'm too old for that stuff.

    Any comparison ride-wise to the stock OE/or eibach pro ride?

    Thanks much...
     
  2. kwarnerjr

    kwarnerjr New Member Established Member

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    I have the Pro-kit series springs on my 13'. The car rides a smidge stiffer but not much harsher than if you had the stock set up in sport mode IMO.

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  3. kwarnerjr

    kwarnerjr New Member Established Member

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    My buddy's has the Sportline's and it had a much more noticeable difference in harshness. I went with the Pro's because I DD the car.


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  4. CobraBob

    CobraBob Authorized Vendor Premium Member

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    I like the stance of your GT-500 a lot. Looks perfect! I also like your plate. ;)
     
  5. fearthesnake

    fearthesnake Member Established Member

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    Warner- Ur car is perfect. Great combo, stance and exhaust sets it off. Well done.

    What tire brand and size you running on the rear? I cant quite make it out.
     
  6. kwarnerjr

    kwarnerjr New Member Established Member

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    Thanks, they are the stock Good Years but front are 265X40X19 and rears are 305X40X20


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  7. Dinosgt

    Dinosgt Member Established Member

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    It looks like we have identical cars, down to the exhaust. (I assume those are corsas but can't see well on my phone.)

    I too have the pro kit, but it's still a little too high for me. Like the stance of the sportlines but my geriatric rear end wont appreciate too stiff a ride.

    Nice car. Looks really clean.


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  8. kwarnerjr

    kwarnerjr New Member Established Member

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    Yup those are Corsa's, sportlines were too stiff for me and the drop from the pros were enough to satisfy my tastes. So far very pleased with the set up minus the goodyears


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  9. fearthesnake

    fearthesnake Member Established Member

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    Wait, our stock Goodyears are available in a 305 size? Ive never seen them available at that width?

    Any problem with Buldge on the sides?
     
  10. kwarnerjr

    kwarnerjr New Member Established Member

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    Yeah a local Good Year shop ordered them for me. I haven't had any issues with the tires and have had them for about 5 months or so.


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  11. 03kbredfire

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    I went with the FRPP springs. As already noted they dropped roughly an inch to 1.25 from the rear and supposedly .4" from the front. I feel that they are softer than the stock springs and springs can generally be identified for there stiffness by the size of wire and number of coils. The 5300L springs have the highest amount of coils that I have seen. I cannot find a pic of stock springs but am sure there are less coils than the 5300L springs. Looks like 12 coils for 5300-L. The Eibach sport looks to very few coils and therefor a much stiffer ride. Below is a shot of 5300-L and the pro for reference. The front springs would only become stiffer with larger diameter wire as I do not think you could reduce the amount of coils.

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  12. tomshep

    tomshep Another R Addict Established Member

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    L springs front and rear. DSCN7771.JPG
     
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    Catmonkey I Void Warranties! Established Member

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    Are your sure the rears aren't 305/35-20s? A 40 aspect in that size would be almost 30" tall.
     
  14. kwarnerjr

    kwarnerjr New Member Established Member

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    You are correct they are 35's


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    Man I really need to practice my computer skills. Sorry.
     
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    paluka21 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Tom,

    Great looking car and the stance looks perfect. Remind me again, what tires are you running on the car and size?
    Have any more pictures you could post of the L spring stance?
     

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