2015 Mustang GT Wheels & Suspension Review & Install

2015 Mustang GT Wheels & Suspension Review & Install


Justin: Hey everybody, Justin with AmericanMuscle.com
back here with my buddy Mike Smith. Mike, good to see you again, man. Mike: You too, you too. Justin: Absolutely. You guys might remember
Mike of course. He brought his brand new 2015 in with us. Did his first run of mods which
included that AirAid cold air intake, Flowmaster exhaust, and of course the Bama V2 tune. How
are you liking these things so far? Mike: Absolutely loving it. Everything that
they did to smooth out that low RPM shifting and everything going into it, the power, the
sound, everything that it brought for the Mustang itself has been amazing. Justin: Can’t beat it. With over 400 wheel
horsepower, too, you’ve got to be happy. Mike: Very! Justin: All right. Well, just like many other
Mustang owners including myself, Mike has been bitten hard by the mod bug. That’s why
he’s back with us today. It’s only been a couple of weeks, but you’re already back with
some new plans. What do they entail? Mike: Well, I was reaching out, trying to
look for some things, just to kind of to get a little bit more of a performance stance
to it, get it down a little bit, make it a little bit tougher. I’m looking for new wheels. Justin: I think we have something in mind
for you, Mike. Mike: All right. Justin: Of course, we worked together on a
few parts, and we’ll show you guys what we’re working on. But for now, Mike, get out of
here. We’ve got to get to work, brother. Mike: All right. Justin: All right, guys, the first part on
Mike’s suspension and handling build, as you can see we’re working on a set of sway bars.
Now, he decided to go with the Whiteline front and rear sway bar kit for the 2015 GT which
should be a nice improvement even over the beefy performance pack sway bars. Whiteline’s
looking at a 35 millimeter front bar and a 24 millimeter rear bar as opposed to a 32
and 22 factory bar, which should give the car a lot more grip in turns and make it feel
a little flatter as well in turns to basically make it handle a lot better on the street
for Mike. Full disclosure, guys, it’s a little tricky
getting the front bar off, mainly because there’s a few bolts you have to get from the
engine bay. But, the rear should be a lot easier. And of course, we are going to tackle
that rear bar in a minute. I did want to mention real quick, though,
Whiteline does include these nice beefy adjustable end links which is a very nice little touch.
And, of course, the bars themselves are three way adjustable, so it allows you to dial in
your optimal settings, optimal preload, things like that. So, we are going to talk a little
bit more about some of the suspension mods that Mike has chosen for his ride here today,
but first we’re going to finish up getting this front bar installed. All right, guys, what’s a suspension build
without an aftermarket set of springs, right? That leads us to our next part here in Mike’s
build, these Vogtland lowering springs which are going to lower the car an inch on all
four corners. Now, Vogtland is actually a well known brand in other automotive fields.
They’ve been around for over a hundred years, but they’re relatively new to the Mustang
game, so I’m really excited to see how they’re going to work out on Mike’s ride, as is he.
Again, the one inch drop should be just right for this car getting rid of some of that ugly
wheel gap of course, but the car shouldn’t be slammed to the ground. Even more importantly here, we are going to
reuse his factory dampers because as of now no aftermarket company has released a set
of aftermarket dampers for these cars. So, basically, the factory stuff should be able
to handle it just fine, the mild drop and relatively low mileage stuff. So, we’re going
to get these fronts installed here and move on to the back. And we have a few more things
to talk about there. All right, guys, with that last bolt we’re
pretty much wrapped in the rear. We’ve got the Whiteline rear bar installed along with
the rear springs and we’re pretty much good to go underneath the car. Now, obviously,
the 2015’s do have the independent rear suspension which makes spring install a little different
back here. Before with the solid rear axle, you’d just basically drop the thing down and
pop both springs at once and you’re good to go. With this, it’s a little bit more labor
intensive. You have to lower the subframe on each side, pull the springs out, put them
back in. Not the end of the world, it just takes a little bit longer. So, with that, we’re all done back here. We’re
going to get the car down on the ground and show you guys the last part of Mike’s build.
Well, guys, as you can see, the third and final part for Mike’s build today here, brand
new set of MMD Zeven wheels, 19 inch diameter in bright silver. He didn’t want to do the
traditional black on black or even charcoal on black. Instead, he wanted to do the bright
silver. He thought it would pop on his car, and I would totally agree with him. We want
to get him in here, of course, and see what he thinks of this thing. I think it looks
killer of course. But, we also want to go for a ride and see what he thinks of these
new handling parts and to see if they’ve improved on his handling performance. Well, Mike, moment of truth, man. Springs,
sway bars, and of course those MMD Zeven wheels are in place. What do you think? Mike: Wow! Wow! I tell you, instantly, you
just look at it, the wheels are popping at it. The stance of the car now with the springs
on it just lowered a little bit, filled in all that gap. Justin: Absolutely! Mike: It looks amazing! Justin: Well, there you go. Very nice! I’m
glad you’re stoked with it. Of course, there’s more than just looking at this thing, though.
We’ve got the springs. We’ve got the sway bars. We want to see if this thing’s handling
better, so what do you say we hop in and go for a spin? Mike: I’m ready! Justin: All right, Mike. We’re out in the
car. We’ve got the springs installed. We’ve got the sway bars. Of course, those wheels
and tires. I have to ask. First impressions of your ride? Mike: It’s been awesome! Just the grip, just
the handling of everything from the corners to the bumps and everything else we’ve been
going through. It just grips at a whole other level right now. Justin: Absolutely. We’re in the Northeast.
The roads this time of year are brutal to say the least. Mike: You’re going to get a good test right
now out of these springs and the sway bar and how it’s handling in the corners in this
area. Justin: Oh, man! Yeah. Mike: You feel that grip! Justin: Thing just did with no spin at all. Mike: Finally. That’s all I’ve ever wanted
from this damn thing and I couldn’t get it. Justin: Well there, it’s amazing the difference
an All-Season makes. Mike: Absolutely. Justin: I tell you what, Mike. We have a hard
right hander coming up here. Let’s see how these sway bars are working for you. Mike: Man, all right. Justin: We’ve got another left hander coming
up here. Ripping off a downshift. Let’s see how she feels. It’s a hard one, too. Mike: Oh, man, we’re going in. Justin: Yes, sir. Oh, man, overall, a success,
you think? Mike: Yeah, absolutely! What a performance
handle, and just everything that it has done to wrap it all together with the sway bars
from the cornering to the springs. Your number one, driver is the performance piece of it,
but also you’ve got to look at, you want it to look good. Justin: And you got the looks. Mike: And this thing right here, just sits
mean right now. Justin: You do. You’ve got that aggressive
stance. Mike: Just right. Justin: You’ve got the rubber. You’ve got
the wheels. Overall, success. Mike: Absolutely. Justin: There it is, guys. Mike: I’ll be back. Justin: Mike, he can’t stop man. He’s been
bitten hard by that mod bug. So, he might be back in a few weeks maybe for that blower
we’re talking about. Mike: Yeah, you never know. Justin: Well, there you go, guys. You have
to follow this build. Mike’s having a blast, as are we. Be sure to stay tuned right here
at AmericanMuscle.com.

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  1. I liked it stock better… the problem wth aftermarket products is Chinese companies do not care out future parts & product quality Is less than stock.

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