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Old 06-01-2009, 06:33 PM   #1
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Roush scraping issue! HELP PLEASE

ok so I recently purchased an 2004 Roush and I am running into some major issues with the underside of the car scrapping. I cant even pull into my own driveway without some part of my car scraping and it kills me to hear it We are already working on fixing the driveway, but im paranoid about driving the car at all now around town! LOL So i was wondering of anyone had any suggestions on how i could fix this issue. I thought about maybe putting a larger sized tire onto my rim to hopefully raise the car up another issue but i worried about how large you can go without running into clearance issues with the fender. Also i thought about raising up the entire up 2 inches or so by putting on different springs but I didnt know how difficult or expensive something like that would even run.. Any suggestions would be great. Also i measured from my side skirt to the ground and there is a 4 inch clearance and from one of my pipes underneath to the gound is 3 inches..
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Being a roush its probably lowered. You could prob put stock springs on it, and bring it up a little.
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Re: Roush scraping issue! HELP PLEASE

Just get accustomed to driving a lowered vehicle. It's not all bad. Here's how my cobra sits, I promise your car isn't this low:


I get stuck on speedbumps and have to angle the slightest incline...but it's worth it to me...

Also, here's how my last car sat with the Roush front bumper for reference...drove this one everyday too...

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Re: Roush scraping issue! HELP PLEASE

you will just have to learn how to drive better, know the angle you need to clear getting into a driveway, know when you simply can not go somewhere, and make sure you dont pull to far up in a parking spot and run over the curbs, the only way to fix it is to raise the car... which makes it look bad
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Re: Roush scraping issue! HELP PLEASE

I realize that knowing my cars limits as far as where I can drive is something I am going to have to come accustomed to, but when i cant even make it up my own driveway to park it my garage..I become a little concerned. As much as I would hate to raise the car by an inch or two, it is something that I would much rather do than risking damage to the actual car :dunno:
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Re: Roush scraping issue! HELP PLEASE

Well, as spec said, the appearance is going to be affected noticeably.
Get ready for that classic 4x4 stance

You could probably install stock springs. If you're not comfortable doing the springs yourself, I would have a reputable shop do it, since they have the proper equipment and necessary experience to do so.
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damm this is not what i was wanting to hear... i really dont want to sacrifice the looks that much Sooo instead of messing with the car I am having a concrete specialist coming by later today to see how much it would cost to break up the old drive and put a new one in.... talk about dedication haha

Out of curiosity, how large of a tire can go on without running into clearance issues?
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Do you mean height or depth?

For depth, you can run a 9inch wide tire on the fronts and you shouldn't have problems, maybe a slight rub at full lock. The tire (245/45/17 or 275/40/17) or 18x9 (275/35/18)

On the back the common rears are 17x10.5 and 18x10, But I think you can go 11inch wide. I believe Roush's have a SRA, so you shouldn't have to worry about suspension clearance issues. (315/35/17) or 18x10 (285/35/18)

Some people have put 20inch bullits on sn-95s, but I'm pretty sure they had rubbing issues and the speedometer was off. I personally don't like rims above 18inches on mustangs, but that's just me.
Most 17 and 18inch rims and tires with a width of 10.5 will fit our mustangs without rubbing issues.
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Re: Roush scraping issue! HELP PLEASE

you could run air suspension... and when you want to go up your driveway, just fill the bags. Then when you're on the street, drop it down to regular height.
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Re: Roush scraping issue! HELP PLEASE

i was mainly talking about height, right now i have 245/45/17 on it right now but i was thinking that if i put a little bigger tire (height wise) it could give me an inch or so lift which would be awesome

How much would air suspension cost me?
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Re: Roush scraping issue! HELP PLEASE

I'm not sure it's the best kit... but here's a sample:
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Re: Roush scraping issue! HELP PLEASE

Buy a F250 with 6" of lift and then sell the mustang.
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Could make the roush look like this...eliminate those clearance issues

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/36/84...8d622ce2c7.jpg
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Re: Roush scraping issue! HELP PLEASE

making the tire taller will ruin the looks of the car, fyi
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i was mainly talking about height, right now i have 245/45/17 on it right now but i was thinking that if i put a little bigger tire (height wise) it could give me an inch or so lift which would be awesome

How much would air suspension cost me?
If you ran a taller tire it would make the car look weird as these cars are usually driven with a more 'low profile' look.
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Re: Roush scraping issue! HELP PLEASE

are you scrapping the front bumper or the mufflers? not that it really matters; to be honest just ganna have to learn how to "walk" your car up the drive way and over speed bumps. I have side exhaust and my car is lowered on Roush springs. every once in a while i scrape my mufflers. it very irritating but its what happens when car gets lowered.
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Re: Roush scraping issue! HELP PLEASE

its mainly muffler that drags on my driveway and my front bumper barely clears it, but Ive decided to go ahead and raise it even though I REALLY DONT want to so how sketchy are spacers for the springs? it says they raise the car by 3/4 inch and I think thatd do the job to clear my driveway and not make it look too terrible. or would you recommend buying new springs altogether?
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Re: Roush scraping issue! HELP PLEASE

you could just raist the rear up a little if the front clears... than you would have a little bit of a "raked" look if you like that...

you could do this with the rear tires only as well... little more "meat" on the tires for a dragish raked stance... its all about preference...

i would redo the drive way and than just be careful everywhere else... :dunno:
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dont waist your money on the lift. your still gonna have scrapping issues with mufflers on at least speed bumbs; even at stock height. just have to learn how to drive a lowered car.
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