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Old 09-08-2011, 09:12 AM   #1
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Lowered The Mustang

LOWERED MY MUSTANG:
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Re: Lowered The Mustang

what springs etc? looks much better
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It looks great!!!! What springs did u use? Etc.
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That looks real good what springs did you use?
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When I lowered the car I used these parts- -Took me over 10 hours to get it done being my first time at it:
-Ford Racing "B" Springs
-KYB Shocks/Struts
-Maximum Motorsports Caster Camber Plates
-Steeda X-2 Balljoints
-Maximum Motorsports Bumpsteer Kit

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When I lowered the car I used these parts- -Took me over 10 hours to get it done being my first time at it:
-Ford Racing "B" Springs
-KYB Shocks/Struts
-Maximum Motorsports Caster Camber Plates
-Steeda X-2 Balljoints
-Maximum Motorsports Bumpsteer Kit
Wow great job. How much did u spend in the parts???
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Old 09-09-2011, 01:27 AM   #11
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Thank You Everyone.
-It took me two years of researching and studying to decide how to put it together. At the same time I was purchasing the parts here and there when I could find them cheap. My biggest worry was that the V6 engine is about 100lbs lighter effecting the front end behavior and stance. Using the X-2 balljoints got me that extra 1/2" drop that made all the difference. And that 99% of all lowering springs are spec'ed for V8's.
The Ford springs and KYB shocks/struts I got for $100.00 at a Mustang meeting.
The X-2 balljoints i got on ebay for $120.00
The Caster Camber Plates were from Stangmods.com. I got the MM Bumpsteer Kit from them too. Both times, they e-mailed me a 15% Off discount code. So, I don't remember the total price but it was still real expensive.
I did soo many hours of research and saving files, placing a bunch of suspension pages on my favorites list. A lot of questions.
Agent47 was helpful, so was Maximum Motorsports.
Anyway, the ride now is so soft and comfortable. It absolutely did not get stiffer. Turning radius increased when parallel parking ect. High speed turns and cornering do not pull you and everything in your car to one side so much anymore.
Now that I am done, I have discovered a bunch of V6 specific lowering springs to choose from. Ford Racing has "F" plus a new one for V6's, Eibach has a V6 set, B&G has a set, Roush has a set which I read were just incredible performing and looking.
Well, it was a long *** wait but I am so happy now that it is done!


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Thank You Everyone.
-It took me two years of researching and studying to decide how to put it together. At the same time I was purchasing the parts here and there when I could find them cheap. My biggest worry was that the V6 engine is about 100lbs lighter effecting the front end behavior and stance. Using the X-2 balljoints got me that extra 1/2" drop that made all the difference. And that 99% of all lowering springs are spec'ed for V8's.
The Ford springs and KYB shocks/struts I got for $100.00 at a Mustang meeting.
The X-2 balljoints i got on ebay for $120.00
The Caster Camber Plates were from Stangmods.com. I got the MM Bumpsteer Kit from them too. Both times, they e-mailed me a 15% Off discount code. So, I don't remember the total price but it was still real expensive.
I did soo many hours of research and saving files, placing a bunch of suspension pages on my favorites list. A lot of questions.
Agent47 was helpful, so was Maximum Motorsports.
Anyway, the ride now is so soft and comfortable. It absolutely did not get stiffer. Turning radius increased when parallel parking ect. High speed turns and cornering do not pull you and everything in your car to one side so much anymore.
Now that I am done, I have discovered a bunch of V6 specific lowering springs to choose from. Ford Racing has "F" plus a new one for V6's, Eibach has a V6 set, B&G has a set, Roush has a set which I read were just incredible performing and looking.
Well, it was a long *** wait but I am so happy now that it is done!
U dud an exelent job. Im next my car is a 04 mustang gt. What do i need???? I want to go with h&r springs!!!!
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U dud an excellent job. Im next my car is a 04 mustang gt. What do i need???? I want to go with h&r springs!!!!
You would want H&R Super Sports, a new set of struts and shocks of your choice (Eibach,Tokico,Bilstein,Koni,KYB,Roush,ect...). Because you will be lowering your car more than 1.5"-2.0", you will need caster camber plates (Maximum Motorsport,J&M,STEEDA 4 Bolt)
When it comes down to choosing whether or not to get the X-2 Balljoints and Bumpsteer Kit, it's your turn to do a whole **** load of researching. I would ask the professionals in the Mustang, and Mustang racing community. Not average Joe Mustang owners. The X-2 ball joints and the bumpsteer kits need to be installed correctly with specialty tools by Mustang repair shops. You can do those two together yourself but the boards to dial it all in are not cheap. Obviously I went with them and I am very happy. But do your own research and have fun with it. It will turn out awesome and you'll be very happy.
H&R Super Sport Lowering Springs are AWESOME!!
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You would want H&R Super Sports, a new set of struts and shocks of your choice (Eibach,Tokico,Bilstein,Koni,KYB,Roush,ect...). Because you will be lowering your car more than 1.5"-2.0", you will need caster camber plates (Maximum Motorsport,J&M,STEEDA 4 Bolt)
When it comes down to choosing whether or not to get the X-2 Balljoints and Bumpsteer Kit, it's your turn to do a whole **** load of researching. I would ask the professionals in the Mustang, and Mustang racing community. Not average Joe Mustang owners. The X-2 ball joints and the bumpsteer kits need to be installed correctly with specialty tools by Mustang repair shops. You can do those two together yourself but the boards to dial it all in are not cheap. Obviously I went with them and I am very happy. But do your own research and have fun with it. It will turn out awesome and you'll be very happy.
H&R Super Sport Lowering Springs are AWESOME!!
Thanks alot bro, i hope to see my mustang the same as yours. Hey u didnt bought the isolators?
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No. Did not use isolators in back or front. But if I did choose to put them on, I would buy rubber instead of the poly material. Rubber is alot more absorbent and lasts plenty long enough.
I hope you get the chance to do it real soon, good luck with it!

---------- Post added at 08:49 AM ---------- Previous post was at 08:42 AM ----------

Asking about isolators just reminded me of something. What I did do was wrap the springs with elastic rubber that I use at work as an Engineer when working on very high voltages. I taped the tops and bottom to eliminate any chance of metal rubbing noises.
Picture of my springs that I painted "New Ford Blue". Painted my shocks same color too.-

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Yes, that is loooowwwww.
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Thanks, These parts turned out working nicely. I love the smooth ride. Took a long time to pick up all the parts, took a long time to install, which made it all that much more satisfying when complete now.
A "Sticky" thread with postings of what parts were installed would be helpful for V6 owners. It wasn't easy trying to gather the best springs and shocks/struts to compensate the weight difference up front with a lighter V6 engine.
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Looks great. How much did you drop it by?

Did you lower it yourself or take it to a garage?
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More than 2" front and back. You can see the Before And After Pics:
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-I did the job myself and then took it to get aligned at the specialty shop. It took me and my brother-n-law over 10 hours to get it done. I had never worked on suspension parts prior to doing this job.
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Looks great man!

Welcome to the lowered club!
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What parts did you choose??
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