Bringing Lethal Performanceâ€™s new GT down to earth with Eibachâ€™s springs
By Steve Turner
Photos by Steve Turner and courtesy of Lethal Performance
Since the dawn of the modern Mustang age, it seems that Ford just never sets the ride height low enough to suit the tastes of enthusiasts. That may change with the forthcoming Shelby GT350, but for now, even the Performance Pack-equipped 2015 Mustang GT rides a bit too far above the pavement for most of us.
Included in that group of enthusiasts is Jared Rosen of Lethal Performance. If you have followed Lethalâ€™s series of project car builds over the yearsâ€”and we have from the front rowâ€”you know the company is not shy about modding its rides to stratospheric performance levels. However, the only thing they want high is the performance, not the stance.
â€œWeâ€™ve been using the Eibach Pro-Kit springs on our last few builds and have been happy with the results weâ€™ve gotten with them,â€ Jared said. â€œFrom the day I picked up our new GT I noticed how high the front end was. On an even surface the car looks like the front is raised quite a bit. The rear doesnâ€™t look that bad but front of the car definitely needs some help.â€
â€œSo thatâ€™s where Eibach comes in,â€ Jared added. â€œThe Eibach Pro-kit springs provide a moderate drop that even the car out real nice and don’t lose that factory like driveability. There’s also no more raised front-end look like the car is doing a squat.â€
We were on hand at Power by the Hour to document several of the first steps in what promises to be an exciting build. There we watched Jake Long swap out the stock springs in favor of the Pro Kit lowering springs, and the swap was really a basic remove and replace operation that resulted in a much better look for the Lethal car.
â€œThe Eibach Pro-kit springs ride nice and donâ€™t compromise how the car felt from the factory,â€ Jared explained. â€œIâ€™ve put other springs on my cars in the past and most of them end up giving the car a real bouncy ride. That’s not the case with the Eibach Pro-Kits which is why we’ll continue running and promoting their spring kits.â€