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Best S197 Mustang Lowering Springs Ranked & Reviewed

Created by Jude Horstman
Last Updated 4/5/2022

One of the best and first mods to install on your S197 is suspension. At most times it can be confusing on where to start, from spring rates to specs, selecting a set of lowering springs is a lot easier than it really seems. Check out Late Model Restorations S197 Mustang Best Lowering Springs to select the best brand that works for you!

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Best S197 Mustang Lowering Springs Ranked & Reviewed - Best S197 Mustang Lowering Springs Ranked & Reviewed

One of the best and first mods to install on your S197 is suspension. At most times it can be confusing on where to start, from spring rates to specs, selecting a set of lowering springs is a lot easier than it really seems. Check out Late Model Restorations S197 Mustang Best Lowering Springs to select the best brand that works for you!


S197 Mustang Lowering Spring Guide

Part Number Fitment Front Drop Rear Drop
SVE-5300B 2005-2014 Mustang 1.4" 1.5"
EIB-410135 05-10 GT Only | Coupe/Convertible 1.6" 2.0"
EIB-411535 07-10 GT500 Coupe 1.7" 2.2"
11-12 GT500 Coupe 1.2" 1.7"
13-14 GT500 Coupe 1.0" 1.3"
EIB-412535 11-14 GT Coupe/Convertible (Fits Boss 302) 1.3" 2.0"
11-14 V6 Coupe/Convertible 1.1" 1.7"
EIB-35101 05-10 Mustang GT 1.3" 1.5"
2010 Mustang V6 1.3" 1.5"
M5300B 07-12 GT500 Coupe/Convertible 1.3" 1.4"
13-14 GT500 Coupe/Convertible 1.3" 1.4"
EIB-35125140 11-14 GT Coupe/Convertible (Fits Boss 302) 1.0" 1.5"
11-14 V6 Coupe/Convertible 0.8" 1.2"
M5300KA 05-14 GT Coupe 1.5" 1.5"
M5300P 05-14 GT Coupe/Convertible 1.0" 1.0"
M5300RA 05-14 S197 (Drag Spring Kit) N/A N/A
M5300L 07-12 GT500 Coupe 1.25" 1.25"
13-14 GT500 Coupe 0.4" 1.0"
BMR-SP009 05-14 GT Coupe/Convertible 1.0" (165 lbs) 1.5" (160 lbs)
BMR-SP065 05-14 GT Coupe/Convertible 1.0" (240 lbs) 1.5" (200 lbs)
BMR-SP068 05-14 GT Coupe/Convertible 1.0" (150 lbs) 1.5" (160 lbs)

1 | SVE S197 LOWERING SPRINGS

Best S197 Mustang Lowering Springs Ranked & Reviewed - Best S197 Mustang Lowering Springs Ranked & Reviewed


Coming in hot at number one is our SVE S197 Mustang Progressive Rate Lowering Springs. Not only are these affordable, but they are a great way to improve handling in your S197. If you’re building your car for daily driving, autocross, the drag strip, or the corners, these springs will keep your Mustang planted to the ground compared to your stock springs. This is a great option to eliminate your wheel gap and really show off your ride!


WILL THIS FIT MY S197?

Part Number Fitment Front Drop Rear Drop
SVE-5300B 2005-2014 Mustang 1.4" 1.5"


Benefits & Features

Benefits Features
Aggressive Look Progressive Rate Springs
Improved Styling Durable Silver Epoxy Coating
Improved Handling Made In The USA

ABOUT THE BRAND

SVE (Special Vehicle Equipment) is a division of Late Model Restoration and is dedicated to providing 1979-Present Mustang enthusiasts with quality performance parts at a budget-friendly price. These products are sold directly at LMR and are affordable for any budget. Whether you want better handling, more horsepower, or better looks, SVE has you covered.


2 | Eibach S197 Lowering Springs

Best S197 Mustang Lowering Springs Ranked & Reviewed - Best S197 Mustang Lowering Springs Ranked & Reviewed


Right behind SVE at number two is the Eibach S197 Mustang Lowering Springs. Eibach offers two kits with different spring rates and ride heights: the Eibach Sportline and the Eibach Pro-Kit. Eibach’s spring kits will give you the option to pick between a slight drop or for the extreme enthusiasts - the lowest possible drop - without breaking the bank. These kits will fit both coupe and convertible models as well as V6 and V8 applications.


WILL THIS FIT MY S197?

Part Number Fitment Front Drop Rear Drop
EIB-410135 05-10 GT Only | Coupe/Convertible 1.6" 2.0"
EIB-411535 07-10 GT500 Coupe 1.7" 2.2"
11-12 GT500 Coupe 1.2" 1.7"
13-14 GT500 Coupe 1.0" 1.3"
EIB-412535 11-14 GT Coupe/Convertible (Fits Boss 302) 1.3" 2.0"
11-14 V6 Coupe/Convertible 1.1" 1.7"
EIB-35101 05-10 Mustang GT 1.3" 1.5"
2010 Mustang V6 1.3" 1.5"
EIB-35115140 07-12 GT500 Coupe/Convertible 1.3" 1.4"
13-14 GT500 Coupe/Convertible 1.3" 1.4"
EIB-35125140 11-14 GT Coupe/Convertible (Fits Boss 302) 1.0" 1.5"
11-14 V6 Coupe/Convertible 0.8" 1.2"

Benefits & Features

Benefits Features
Excellent Ride Quality Various Rate Springs
Less Wheel Gap Black, Red, and Blue Finishes
Improved Handling Precision Engineered

ABOUT THE BRAND

Eibach Springs are made right here in the USA in Corona, California. These springs were first created to meet the most extreme requirements of racing purposes. Many big racing companies like F1, NASCAR, etc., recommended their products, and many use them on their racing vehicles. Their production technology is recognized by many as a leader in its field. This is due to their high-strength spring-steel alloys and many other components that make them stand out from the crowd.


3 | Ford Performance S197 Lowering Springs

Best S197 Mustang Lowering Springs Ranked & Reviewed - Best S197 Mustang Lowering Springs Ranked & Reviewed


Tighten up your fender gaps and feel a huge improvement with your S197 with number three on the list: Ford Performance Lowering Springs. Not only will you see an increase in handling dynamics, but an even more aggressive stance! Ford Performance offers kits for the Mustang GT and V6 options as well! And if you live and breathe the drag strip, be sure to check out the 2013 Cobra Jet Drag Spring Kit. Designed for the most aggressive performance while on the track! So if you’re wanting to build your S197 to have that “Ford Racing” feeling, shop with the best: Ford Performance!


WILL THIS FIT MY S197?

Part Number Fitment Front Drop Rear Drop
M5300KA 05-14 GT Coupe 1.5" 1.5"
M5300P 05-14 GT Coupe/Convertible 1.0" 1.0"
M5300RA 05-14 S197 (Drag Spring Kit) N/A N/A
M5300L 07-12 GT500 Coupe 1.25" 1.25"
13-14 GT500 Coupe 0.4" 1.0"

Benefits & Features

Benefits Features
Firmer Ride Comes In A Black or Blue Finish
Improved Handling Available For Coupe Or Convertible
Direct Replacement Progressive Rate

ABOUT THE BRAND

Being the high-performance division of the Ford Motor Company, this company specializes in aftermarket parts for many models including the Mustang. Their Mustang parts are designed, engineered, and developed to the most rigorous Ford OE standards. This has given them the right to wear the historic Ford oval.


4 | BMR S197 Lowering Springs

Best S197 Mustang Lowering Springs Ranked & Reviewed - Best S197 Mustang Lowering Springs Ranked & Reviewed


Last on our list is no other than the BMR S197 Lowering Springs! Over the years, the BMR Lowering Springs has been in development to ensure the most performance for your daily driver or when using your S197 for motorsports! With multiple spring rates to choose from, you can decide how soft or how stiff you’d like your car to react when driving.


WILL THIS FIT MY S197?

Part Number Fitment Front Drop Rear Drop
BMR-SP009 05-14 GT Coupe/Convertible 1.0" (165 lbs) 1.5" (160 lbs)
BMR-SP065 05-14 GT Coupe/Convertible 1.0" (240 lbs) 1.5" (200 lbs)
BMR-SP068 05-14 GT Coupe/Convertible 1.0" (150 lbs) 1.5" (160 lbs)

Benefits & Features

Benefits Features
Increased Handling Made In The USA
Improved Styling Blue Finish
Firmer Ride Progressive Rate

ABOUT THE BRAND

When it comes to high-quality Mustang suspension parts, look no further than BMR suspension. BMR Mustang suspension parts allow you to upgrade your factory suspension to race-ready components. BMR's parts allow you to solve common problems experienced when driving or racing your Mustang. These include wheel hop, body roll, deflection, and worn-out bushings. With a full line of control arms, pan hard bars, shock tower braces, k-members, anti-roll bar kits, and driveshaft safety loops, you can have your Mustang handling better than ever. Powdercoated in an iconic red or finished off in a hammertone finish, you can add a custom look to your Mustang suspension.


CONCLUSION – ABOUT THIS GUIDE

We at LMR hope this S197 Mustang Lowering Spring buying guide has helped you decide which brand best suits your needs by letting you weigh the benefits and features. Also, keep in mind that all of the brands in this list are top manufacturers in the industry, so you can’t go wrong with your choice.


Frequently Asked Questions


How Do I Lower My S197 Mustang?

Installing a set of lowering springs on an S197 Mustang is easy enough to complete in your driveway with simple hand tools. We do have a full video walkthrough when it comes to completing the installation, so we do highly recommend checking it out!

Some tools that are needed:

  • Jack Stands
  • Floor Jacks
  • Rachet
  • Socket and deep socket set
  • Friend/Helper (Not required but makes life easier)


  • To learn more and follow the step-by-step guide to lowering your Mustang, check out our S197 lowering spring install video.


    Are Lowering Springs Worth It On An S197 Ford Mustang?

    There are a ton of options when it comes to selecting the right suspension for your S197 Mustang. There are other options to choose from, like coilovers or air suspension. But when it comes to saving money and looking good, a set of lowering springs is the way to go. The best part about it all is you won’t sacrifice ride quality (depending on how stiff and how low you go).

    We would like to point out a key factor when installing a set of lowering springs on an S197. A panhard bar plays a key role when making the installation happen. You will experience a shift in the rear axle due to the 3-link suspension setup. Once the Mustang has been lowered, the geometry of the suspension pushes your Mustang's axle out to one side. Adding a Mustang panhard bar as a lateral suspension link between the rear axle and the Mustang chassis can correct this issue. Check out our full lineup of panhard bars before your order your springs!


    Will Lowering Springs Affect Ride Quality?

    Going lower will require firmer suspension. This means the car will be more rigid, less smooth feeling and you’ll sense most bumps. While that may be the case, the tradeoff for a smooth ride will allow your S197 to gain better handling compared to your factory suspension. You’ll stick to the pavement and corner much faster than before.


    If you want to achieve better traction for your S197 Mustang, we highly recommend taking a step further to upgrade your camber plates, control arms, sway bar, bushings, and struts.


    These Mustang lowering springs fit Ford Mustang GT, V6, Shelby GT500, Bullitt, etc.