Season 4: Episode 10
Mustang Coilovers

Mustang Coilovers

Chris Duke from Motorz TV shows you how to lower a 2008 Ford Mustang GT (S197) with an Eibach lowering kit, and how to install Hella LED tail lights on a Toyota Tundra and a Chevy 1500.

Episode Links

Sears Blue Tool Crew
Eibach Springs
Hella, Inc. USA

Partz Mentions

Sears Blue Tool Crew

Episode Notes

Welcome to our 60th episode!

Eibach Springs has been making high-quality suspension products for over 30 years. Originally European based, the company expanded to the U.S. in the 80′s to manufacture products for American high performance vehicles. We’ve lowered a S917 Mustang on the show before, but the difference is that this kit offers an adjustable ride height so you can adjust all four corners from 0.08″ to a full 3 inches, allowing you to compensate for varying weight distribution.

In this episode, Chris shows you how to install Eibach’s Pro-Street S performance handling kit on our grabber orange 2008 Ford Mustang GT. The part numbers we used are:

35101.711 PRO-STREET Coil-Over Kit (Height Adjustable Only)
35101.320 ANTI-ROLL-KIT (Both Front and Rear Sway Bars)

When he’s done lowering the Mustang, Chris shows you how to install really cool LED tail lights from Hella on a 2008 Toyota Tundra as well as a 2009 Chevy Silverado 1500 truck. Both installations are brain-dead easy, but the Tundra does take quite a bit of extra work as replacing the 3rd brake light requires you to lower the headliner inside the vehicle, and there are some very tight areas to work in.

In the Partz segment, Chris talks about two products available from the Sears Blue Tool Crew, including a Craftsman 8-inch bench grinder and a pair of Craftsman 4-ton jack stands. Finally, Chris answers your letters in the Letterz segment, with an introduction to our new Chevy 350 small block engine for our upcoming Season 5 “Back From The Dead” engine rebuild series.

Music

This episode features music from COLDWEST. “Snakeskinner”, “Ignition”, and an original song for the Motorz Intro.

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Disclaimer

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127 Responses to “Mustang Coilovers”

  1. halflife103 Says:

    can’t see some people being to happy about working on a mustang then going to a Silverado in the same episode. But i guess it adds variety.

  2. motorztv Says:

    @halflife103 Ouch! LOL We’re just trying to mix it up a little… even bowties are welcome on the show from time to time :)

  3. caquillo07 Says:

    keep up the mustang videos! im loving it, looking great.

  4. americansmark Says:

    Glad to see a coilover episode. Mine on the Mazda weren’t too bad. There isn’t a kit that I know of that has new bump stops, so we just cut them off. Another good OBDII checker that is useful all the time is a Scangauge. I think that’s an actual brand, but the one I have is an Aeroforce Interceptor. Best purchase I made for my car. I can check dozen of parameters and check/erase OBD-II codes. Mounted it between my new oil pressure and temp gauges and its a nice addition.

  5. motorztv Says:

    @caquillo07 Last season and the current season are definitely Mustang-heavy. We’ll be mixing it up for S05 as you see hinted in the Letterz segment of this episode.

  6. motorztv Says:

    @americansmark It was nice to see this Eibach kit had replacement bump stops and it was really easy to install (of course you can see that by watching the episode). Thanks for watching and for the tip on the OBDII scanner!

  7. johnnysk8s88 Says:

    u need a android app

  8. motorztv Says:

    @johnnysk8s88 We will have one soon. In the meantime, check out iMediaShare for Android.

  9. Thegarmendia Says:

    Careful with the chrome sockets and impact bud. Great videos!

  10. asyoulikeitvideos Says:

    Great episode! Very helpful!

  11. motorztv Says:

    @Thegarmendia I know… I cringe every time we use them, too. We’ll be getting some soon from the Sears Blue Tool Crew!

  12. motorztv Says:

    @asyoulikeitvideos Thanks for watching it!

  13. mallydangerous Says:

    Happy to hear that you will be doing an engine rebuild. Looking forward to seeing that. Also, I found it a bit strange that you didn’t show the end result of lowering the Mustang.

  14. motorztv Says:

    @mallydangerous We intended to do that, however the photos we shot of it before & after didn’t come out as planned :(

  15. t1mmy13 Says:

    Guys you rock!

  16. halflife103 Says:

    @motorztv lol, im just sayin’ SOME PEOPLE, i got no problem with it XD Bowties, lol

  17. integraz32lover Says:

    i thought you said the next video will be about fluids

  18. motorztv Says:

    @integraz32lover Ok, the NEXT one will be :)

  19. mrjost55 Says:

    What is all that spaghetti on the trunk’s inner panel at 7:25?

  20. KillerZero259 Says:

    I LOVE MOTORZ TV AND CHRIS DUKE!!!!!!!

  21. motorztv Says:

    @mrjost55 It’s sound proofing material that Ford adds on the assembly line.

  22. motorztv Says:

    @KillerZero259 WE LOVE KILLERZERO259!

  23. LightningHiro02 Says:

    Again another amazing video there Chris and the guys at Motorz TV, keep it up!

  24. KamalRowe Says:

    I don’t know how you make everything look so easy… This show right here is why I want to buy a mustang.

  25. integraz32lover Says:

    @motorztv ok,i ment to say this in your garage make over video but your garage is missing a playboy calender,EVER mechanic has a dirty picture up in their garage,i guess except for ericthecarguy,btw how do you respond so quickly,do you stay on the computer ALL DAY or do all these comments come up on your phone and you just reply on the go

  26. motorztv Says:

    @LightningHiro02 Thank you for watching… we all appreciate your support of the show!

  27. motorztv Says:

    @KamalRowe Hey Kamal! It’s a lot of tricky editing :) Seriously, Mustangs are super easy to work on. I do know of at least one fan of the show that has purchased a Mustang solely because of Motorz! LOL

  28. motorztv Says:

    @integraz32lover All of the ‘calendars’ are on the wall opposite the cameras :)

  29. integraz32lover Says:

    @motorztv LOL!!!!!!btw how do you respond so quickly,do you stay on the computer ALL DAY or do all these comments come up on your phone and you just reply on the go

  30. bsl3216 Says:

    @moterztv when you rebuild the 350 are you going to put any performance parts on it like cam heads intake or just back to stock

  31. fastlaneinc Says:

    I LOVE LAMP!!!!! and Motorz…

  32. motorztv Says:

    @bsl3216 Oh no… stock sucks! We’re going to do a number on this engine… lots of performance parts!

  33. motorztv Says:

    @fastlaneinc Do you really love the lamp, or are you just saying it because you saw it?

  34. fastlaneinc Says:

    @motorztv I love lamp. I love lamp.

  35. Terreos Says:

    Chris you have to stop showing me so many awesome mods for the mustang. I’m having a hard time choosing my next mod as it is. Keep it up though I always enjoy the show.

  36. LightningHiro02 Says:

    @motorztv Of course it’s a privilege and a thrill, and plus I was surprised when a real life car build show found my little Forza 3 channel so thanks for finding me so I could find Chris and the Motorz team! <3

  37. bsl3216 Says:

    @moterztv I agree as Stacy David from gearz says stock is a bad word!!

  38. motorztv Says:

    @Terreos well we’ve got one more awesome Mustang mod coming up this season (nitrous) and then we’ll calm down a little bit while we switch gears and focus on the engine rebuild plus a few other things. Thanks for the awesome comment!

  39. motorztv Says:

    @bsl3216 Stacey is a very wise man! Stock sucks!

  40. motorztv Says:

    @LightningHiro02 You do great work and I still watch them from time to time. Keep up the great work man!!

  41. bsl3216 Says:

    Ya iv got to get some of those 50 cal propane guns on Sargent Rock

  42. motorztv Says:

    @bsl3216 That thing is a beast… my daughter laughs every time she sees Stacey firing those during the intro to his show.

  43. bsl3216 Says:

    Ya I rember when he started that project when he was on Trucks and drove it in with no floor at all u guys buds is that why you have similar names or did it just happen

  44. motorztv Says:

    @bsl3216 It just happened. But I have met him and his beautiful wife and they are awesome people. I’m one of his biggest fans.

  45. ambee514 Says:

    could I donate my car for you to work on? lol

  46. JAYFROMHARLEM Says:

    I will be putting coilovers on my WRX this weekend :)

  47. nightpwner Says:

    @ambee514 If they allowed that they would need a plane hangar for all the cars they would receive.

  48. thamerKSA Says:

    Nice show keep up the good work Wish it can be a daily show best 10 min of my day a big fan from Saudi Arabia Dhahran

  49. AnythingWeThinkOf Says:

    I’m thinkin about gettin an axle flip kit on my truck. so I’m excited to see the lowering episode

  50. rleon1991 Says:

    Great episode!!

  51. 1RexRacer1 Says:

    Thank you guys so much for all your Mustang videos. You are turning me into a fearless gearhead tuner. NO MORE JIFFY LUBE FOR ME DAMMIT!

  52. TheGetawayer Says:

    European based company, C’mon Chris say it: It is a GERMAN company ! They actually build springs for Bugatti, Lamborghini and almost all F1-Teams. greetings from germany

  53. boy638 Says:

    where do you get the project vehicles for the show?

  54. motorztv Says:

    @TheGetawayer Ok, GERMAN company! We went off what their website said at the time we looked it up :) Thanks Getawayer!

  55. motorztv Says:

    @boy638 I answered that in a Letterz segment on the show a few episodes ago, but basically they’re vehicles I personally own, or a friend. If we need something specific that we don’t have we’ll hit up online forums or Craigslist.

  56. TheGetawayer Says:

    @motorztv : Sorry, I forgot to say that this was a great episode ! I like your style and the mustang looks fantastic . Orange is one of my favourite colours ! I wish I could take this one out on a test drive here in germany. BTW: I got two new Porsche-Vids up since yesterday. Maybe you’d like to check them out for more great german engineering ;-)

  57. MeanStang08 Says:

    Great info Chris! love the video, love the show as always!!

  58. hp11208 Says:

    nice

  59. krzydude94 Says:

    you shouldn’t use regular sockets with impact

  60. motorztv Says:

    @krzydude94 I agree. Another viewer commented on this. We are getting some soon from Sears.

  61. Dennis Says:

    WTF I finally come across some tail lights I love and they are not available for a F350! What a piss off!

  62. krzydude94 Says:

    @motorztv ok good cause impact sockets are softer and wont cract due to impact of air tools. regular sockets are harder and made to handle torche not impact and will crack

  63. Sjackson2369 Says:

    @motorztv good. personally, i find having a normal set of sockets as space consumers and just buy the impacts instead. the only normal sockets i get are the ones i cant get in the impact sizes

  64. reallunacy Says:

    I know that a lot of your segments involve sponsors, which is nice, but I was hoping that you might be able to create a guide on how to select a suspension set up for your car outside of stock. I have a 2002 and really don’t know how to determine who offers the most suitable option for me. I am looking for the highest handling available while retaining stock, or close to stock height since I live in a more rural area.

  65. DanFrederiksen Says:

    how about less hick vehicles and more electric cars. if nothing else some education

  66. 8888888060580 Says:

    My concern is that when you were loosening the steering knuckle to strut bolts that you turned the bolt and not the nut, the bolt has splines and you may have stripped them.

  67. OB1KXB Says:

    @TheGetawayer dont forget the Mitsubishi Evo ;)

  68. OB1KXB Says:

    it may be worth mentionning that the LED’s will only work when connected right. if you connect them and they don’t work, it’s probably just because you plugged it in the wrong way. just give the connector a 180° turn and plug it back in. they will almost always work now

  69. BBroering Says:

    @DanFrederiksen Haha you can’t do anything to those. you woul end up ruining the performance. not to mention they are tuna cans. Not safe in any traffic problem. I’ve worked a scene where they cut bodies out (bodies not people) not pretty. Now something like a fusion I could see doing something to a little more practical.

  70. hamee10 Says:

    is the mustang using the stock engine

  71. motorztv Says:

    @hamee10 Yes, but with a ProCharger supercharger.

  72. bsl3216 Says:

    @moterztv can u do a quick tip on how to correctly soder wires together and when is your next show going to be out

  73. motorztv Says:

    @bsl3216 We definitely will–in fact it’s been on our list of tips to do! New episode will be out Friday. Thanks for watching!

  74. bsl3216 Says:

    @moterztv thanks for the quick reply and the info lookin forward to the next show

  75. speacialperson12345 Says:

    when he says, “if youve got air tools, well it’ll certainly make things alot faster and easier” he’s speaking the truth great vid btw.

  76. speacialperson12345 Says:

    when he says, “if youve got air tools, well it’ll certainly make things alot faster and easier” he’s speaking the truth great vid btw.

  77. motorztv Says:

    @speacialperson12345 Thank you! -Chris

  78. speacialperson12345 Says:

    when he says, “if youve got air tools, well it’ll certainly make things alot faster and easier” he’s speaking the truthgreat vid btw.

  79. uscrunch Says:

    i got a mustang 95 and i want to install coilover sleeves do i take out the factory spring? and just leave the spot empty? Granatelli Motorsports Coilover Sleeves are the ones i want to put on will i need to buy anything else?

  80. 04SVTDVR Says:

    Chris, what kind of Eibach kit is this? Is this the sport system plus kit? Just what I’m looking for…but wanted to verify. This video definitely gives me the confidence that I can do this myself…thanks!!

  81. 04SVTDVR Says:

    How come the rear dampers for the pro street S kit on eibach’s website don’t look the same as on this video…on their website, it advertises the spring over the rear shock…on your video it shows the spring sitting on the adjustment collar, on the axle and not installed like the front, where the spring slides over the shock…I’m confused…

  82. nitrorcfreak100 Says:

    that is a pretty sick mustang

  83. A4Eaton Says:

    @motorztv Im about to buy the eibach or upr coilover kit for my 03 gt. do i need to buy the front and rear coilover kit? Or just the front? Thanks and awesome video!

  84. swo103 Says:

    Do they make LED kits for a 1996 Acura TL2.5?

  85. motorztv Says:

    @swo103 Check Hella’s website

  86. suddnstar Says:

    I’d love to see an aftermarket hood on that Mustang.

  87. motorztv Says:

    @suddnstar We agree!

  88. motorztv Says:

    @suddnstar We agree!

  89. TheShootTruth10 Says:

    I want to know what else you should add to lowering spring to get the ride feeling more stock.

  90. TheShootTruth10 Says:

    I want to know what else you should add to lowering spring to get the ride feeling more stock.

  91. suddnstar Says:

    @motorztv I’ve seen some orange Mustangs with black hoods and carbon fiber hoods. I personally think the black hood looks really good with the orange body.

  92. motorztv Says:

    @suddnstar I believe Jason is looking for a good black CF hood.

  93. motorztv Says:

    @suddnstar I believe Jason is looking for a good black CF hood.

  94. itachi746 Says:

    God I Love the Sound Of Air-Wrench’s. <3

  95. shawnb1003 Says:

    The 3 Dislikes are the ones who got hit with that Compressed Spring :P

  96. HashiriyaSquadron Says:

    I enjoy the out takes at the end.

  97. HashiriyaSquadron Says:

    I enjoy the out takes at the end.

  98. XArmedDragonX Says:

    I NOTICED YOU SAY NUTS ALOT!!!! xD

  99. Harvey238 Says:

    How much would you say has been invested into this mustang?

  100. JCjuancho92 Says:

    this mustang looks just like my mustang …… its in my chanel if you want to see it

  101. hp11208 Says:

    No chicks

  102. motorztv Says:

    NOTE: All our previous videos were accidentally deleted, so we had to re-upload them all. Sorry for the inconvenience. We hope you continue to subscribe, LIKE and Favorite our videos! Visit our website (motorz.tv) for more!

  103. hp11208 Says:

    No chicks

  104. 333krisb Says:

    How long did it take you to do this sir?

  105. 333krisb Says:

    How long did it take you to do this sir?

  106. motorztv Says:

    We knocked it out over a weekend, but since we have to film everything it takes twice as long. If you were doing it yourself, you could easily do it in a day.

  107. motorztv Says:

    We knocked it out over a weekend, but since we have to film everything it takes twice as long. If you were doing it yourself, you could easily do it in a day.

  108. killerhenk1 Says:

    i don’t even have a car but i love your show

  109. motorztv Says:

    Officially the BEST comment of the day :)

  110. killerhenk1 Says:

    i don’t even have a car but i love your show

  111. motorztv Says:

    Officially the BEST comment of the day :)

  112. oSHOLLIVERo Says:

    Who else said to there self, “THAT MOTHERFUCKER IS BOOSTED” !

  113. oSHOLLIVERo Says:

    Who else said to there self, “THAT MOTHERFUCKER IS BOOSTED” !

  114. TheHieru Says:

    Errrrrr. wedding ring….

  115. TheHieru Says:

    Errrrrr. wedding ring….

  116. taylor davis Says:

    happened upon this channel. totally helpful!!! shows awesome what channel are you guys on?

  117. taylor davis Says:

    happened upon this channel. totally helpful!!! shows awesome what channel are you guys on?

  118. motorztv Says:

    Please check out our website: motorz(dot)tv/tv and everything current will be shown there! Thanks for watching, Taylor!

  119. motorztv Says:

    Please check out our website: motorz(dot)tv/tv and everything current will be shown there! Thanks for watching, Taylor!

  120. Saul Vargas Says:

    excelente saludos desde Venezuela

  121. Saul Vargas Says:

    excelente saludos desde Venezuela

  122. Jonathan Herrera Says:

    I got a 2010 mustang gt i wana knkw if theres a kit like that for my car and how much it costs?

  123. Jonathan Herrera Says:

    I got a 2010 mustang gt i wana knkw if theres a kit like that for my car and how much it costs?

  124. crackpotfox Says:

    Oh my god. You put coilovers on, but go with eibach??? They made their name in springs, not shocks. You could have spent that 1100 in many other, better components.

  125. crackpotfox Says:

    Oh my god. You put coilovers on, but go with eibach??? They made their name in springs, not shocks. You could have spent that 1100 in many other, better components.

  126. copefan08 Says:

    Thanks for making these videos. It makes it so much easier for a guy like me to understand.

  127. ajrestivo Says:

    too bad this mustang is orangeish…

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