Mustang Coilovers (S04E10)

Chris Duke 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

Craftsman
Eibach Springs
Hella, Inc. USA

Partz Mentions

Craftsman

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.

128 Comments
  1. 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

  2. @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.

  3. @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 ;-)

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

  5. @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

  6. @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

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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

  10. @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.

  11. 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?

  12. 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!!

  13. 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…

  14. @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!

  15. @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.

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