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Old 08-10-2010, 12:51 PM   #1
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Hey guys. I am new to this forum and have a question about suspension. I have a 2000 V6 and I am looking to upgrade my suspension soon. I want my car to still have decent ride quality while cruising down the street (Where I live the streets sucks) so i don't want it too stiff to were I will feel ever bump in the road. I do however want it stiff in the corners so my car doesn't feel like a boat. I looked at Ford C springs as well as Bullitt springs. would these be good springs for my needs? Also i noticed Ford B springs which are progressive. Would these be a better choice? I am not looking to spend a lot of cash in this department. Just need something to improve the handling. Any help would be great.
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Ford C springs are a great spring but they are linear in rate, progressive rate rides better as the more you push the harder they push back so for normal driving bumps are not as bad but you get a higher rate for tight corners when you want it.

H&R race springs are progressive (maximummotorsports.com sells them so does many other places so shop around)

The stock rate on your springs are 400~ or there about if you think ride quality is more important than handling eibach has some springs around that rate that might do the trick.
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Ford C springs are a great spring but they are linear in rate, progressive rate rides better as the more you push the harder they push back so for normal driving bumps are not as bad but you get a higher rate for tight corners when you want it.

H&R race springs are progressive (maximummotorsports.com sells them so does many other places so shop around)

The stock rate on your springs are 400~ or there about if you think ride quality is more important than handling eibach has some springs around that rate that might do the trick.
H&R springs and Eibachs are too low for my taste. I understand that with wanting better handling you have to be willing to give up a little on the comfort side which I am willing to do. I just don't want it to be so uncomfortable that its unbareable to drive.
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Re: Suspension help

How much are you looking to lower your car?
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Ford Racing C Springs will lower the car .75" to 1". They are linear springs, so they won't be overly aggressive and make the ride stiff. Similar to the stock springs.

I'd look into the 01 Bullitt Suspension Kit. It's about $600 and includes springs, tokico shocks/struts, and front/rear swaybars. This is probably the kit you'd want...complete suspension makeover with a slight drop for a decent price.
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How much are you looking to lower your car?
About an inch. Don't have any need to go any lower then that.
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Ford Racing C Springs will lower the car .75" to 1". They are linear springs, so they won't be overly aggressive and make the ride stiff. Similar to the stock springs.

I'd look into the 01 Bullitt Suspension Kit. It's about $600 and includes springs, tokico shocks/struts, and front/rear swaybars. This is probably the kit you'd want...complete suspension makeover with a slight drop for a decent price.
Yea I am looking into the Bullitt Springs. The thing is I only need the springs. I already have tokico shocks and struts so I won't need the whole package if I decide to go this route.
Also I saw Ford B Springs are progressive. Has anyone ever heard about these
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Re: Suspension help

if you lower it an inch you wont notice much in terms of looks, it will be a let down (at least to me)
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Well a 1" drop isn't completely unnoticeable...I think sonic04edge's GT is lowered ~1" and it you can tell it's not at stock height.

The Ford C Springs are linear and lower the car ~1-1.25". The Ford B Springs are progressive, slightly stiffer, and offer ~1.25" all the way around.

I think either of these springs would work great for you since you don't want a crazy drop and want similar to stock suspension specs. I don't know of anyone who has them, but they look like a decent spring...
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