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Old 09-20-2011, 08:27 PM   #1
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What springs would drop my stang the most? For how much money too?
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Re: springs?

i bought sum cheap ones on ebay
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What springs would drop my stang the most? For how much money too?
Well, 2 questions.
1. What kind of springs are you looking for? Performance/racing type springs, or just lowering springs?

2. Kinda depends on what you want, but how much are you wanting to spend?


Because if you want performance, H&R makes supersport springs that will drop about 2" for $250ish, or you could get some cheaper from eBay or another store like that. And honestly, I wouldn't go lower than 2-2.25 inches, any lower than that and you're asking for a damaged k-member.
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I'm just going for looks
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I'm just going for looks
For that, I'd spend about $150 on eBay springs, then buy some MM castercamber plates and a bumpsteer kit.
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The amount you drop determines if you need new cc plates
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The amount you drop determines if you need new cc plates
He's asking for a really low drop, hence my suggestion for cc plates and a bumpsteer kit. The cc plates are required after about a 1.5inch drop.
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I wanna go for a 2 inch drop. What's a bumpsteer kit?
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I'm aware hence I didn't know ebay spring specs
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I wanna go for a 2 inch drop. What's a bumpsteer kit?
I don't know exactly what one is or how you install it, but basically once you lower your car enough, every bump you hit affects your steering a lot, so it helps that.
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I don't know exactly what one is or how you install it, but basically once you lower your car enough, every bump you hit affects your steering a lot, so it helps that.
I haven't had that problem, mines lowered 2.25". Maybe ive just been lucky though.
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Cheapest, easiest lowering. People I know/known take 87-93 springs and cut a coil out of them. I believe they say to use springs from a 4cyl car, because they are designed for a lighter load? I'm also to told they transfer weight well. I've seen this done to several cars, most of which 4cyl-8cyl swaps that were not street cars. Most but not all.

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Cheapest, easiest lowering. People I know/known take 87-93 springs and cut a coil out of them. I believe they say to use springs from a 4cyl car, because they are designed for a lighter load? I'm also to told they transfer weight well. I've seen this done to several cars, most of which 4cyl-8cyl swaps that were not street cars. Most but not all.
Side note: My springs say CJ Pony on them, and both my other cars rode on the same Steeda springs.
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Re: springs?

My 2" drop springs were $78 shipped. I drilled out the rivets on the stock camber plate and moved them all the way towards the outer fenders. I would describe them not overly stiff specific rate springs
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I love my Ford racing b spring except that I hit the ground sometimes
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I'm probably going to get them installed by a mechanic because i don't have the tools for it.
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Re: springs?

As mentioned, the V6 is about 100lbs lighter up front. Do a bunch of research if you want it to look right and handle correctly.
I went with Fox Body springs & shocks/struts. Got more than 2" drop. Very smooth ride. I also got the X-2 ball joints to get additional 1/2" drop up front so it's even all the way around.
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Re: springs?

springs will run 200-250 for a good set, drop is up to you they dont cost more genearlly for more of a drop.

For a daily drive i would NOT go lower than 1.75 inches, 1.5 seems to be the sweet spot.

you will need c/c plates (180 bucks)

install is EASY you can do it yourself (read my article on here about how to install springs)

or you can pay a shop 200-400 to install/align it
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springs will run 200-250 for a good set, drop is up to you they dont cost more genearlly for more of a drop.

For a daily drive i would NOT go lower than 1.75 inches, 1.5 seems to be the sweet spot.

you will need c/c plates (180 bucks)

install is EASY you can do it yourself (read my article on here about how to install springs)

or you can pay a shop 200-400 to install/align it
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I love my Ford racing b spring except that I hit the ground sometimes
+1~ I went with Ford Racing "B" springs also. Not the most popular choice but very nice parts. H&R, Eibach, B&G, BBK, Sprint, are some of many more popular springs. Alot of these companies make V6 specific springs now a days.
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Wow looks great to me!
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Wow looks great to me!
Agreed!
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Re: springs?

You DO NOT need to spend money on Camber plates, Elongate the top strut mounting hole in the strut and wala, you can get as much as 1 degree camber without spending a dime, this usually is more than enough and won't change your SAI enough to matter., or screw with your ball joint to much, and if you're doing an install on the strut its a perfect time to do it. Lowering very rarely changes caster. "Bump Steer" is an effect not a thing and it can come from worn parts or to much angle on your steering linkange, wich comes from lowering your car too much or not lowering it correctly. Yeah you can install these so called "bumpsteer kits" they will correct the angle but add componets to your steering linkage and dramitcally increase the probability of failure.

theres a reason Eibach and other GOOD manufactures recommend 1.1" 1.2" 1.5" inch spring kits, thats the max the geometry of your car can handle BEFORE you **** off the rest of your suspension because you went to low, beyond the limits.

Be careful of cheap fixes, they usually cost you way more in the long run than if you did it right the first time, ever hear the term "Mickey Moused"? We have a saying around my shop, "good parts don't come cheap and cheap parts don't come good"
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With respect I'd much rather buy C/C plates then "walla" out the holes to
Achieve desired adjustability. Then again someone already put the C/C plates on mine.. 

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"wallaing" out doesn't count as a cheap fix, or Mickey Mouse as you say? Just asking?
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With respect I'd much rather buy C/C plates then "walla" out the holes to
Achieve desired adjustability. Then again someone already put the C/C plates on mine.. 

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"wallaing" out doesn't count as a cheap fix, or Mickey Mouse as you say? Just asking?
Really? do you have a point to make with your question, Elongating has been an accepted modification technique by the automotive industry far much longer than camber kits, I've personally been doing it for over 22 years and my journeymen have over 25 years each, Whaddaya think. do we have ears on?
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Re: springs?

some of us here are more mechanicaly inclined than others. i agree with modifying the holes. but i just moved the stock plates over till they run outa adj. i believe c.c. plates are for those that are less comfortable drilling & cutting holes into their mustang. at the end of the day we all end up with the same results, but some of us are able to keep 200-300 dollars in our pocket at the end of that day.

example.... a torque link from jegs cost $60. i bought a similar tie down from lowe's for $8. it does the same thing and goes in the same location. best of all it was actualy easier to install than the jeg's torque link.

that doesnt make my car mickey moused.... like the c.c. plates, sum of us know how to work around it and get the same results.
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Wow, no one said that camber plates or tie's was mickey moused, if ya'll had read the thread you woulda picked up on cutting springs and installing springs from other models and the such. Or did that blow right over your head? Apparantly so, i'm not the enemy guys, i was just sharing my experiance and opinion, please dont take either one of them personally.
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Wow, no one said that camber plates or tie's was mickey moused, if ya'll had read the thread you woulda picked up on cutting springs and installing springs from other models and the such. Or did that blow right over your head? Apparantly so, i'm not the enemy guys, i was just sharing my experiance and opinion, please dont take either one of them personally.

lmao.... i guesse i shoulda "plus 1'd" that. i called myself bakn u p on that. my bad. thats not how i meant that at all.

and for the record. i dont condone cutting springs or torch'n them...lol.

i was just tryn to make a point too
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Was just asking man. Bought my car a month ago, the CJ Pony springs and maximum motorsports C/C plates. Neither of my two previous cars were lowered or had plates. I would have no issue cutting springs or drilling the holes. Sorry didn't mean to be a d*ck bro. Just observing irony lol
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Lol, its cool, i get caught up using shop language all the and my intent was not to offend anyone, its just that i see the aftermath of it all the time and really hate to see it when it can be avoided.
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