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Old 09-27-2011, 06:49 PM   #1
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I want to lower my mustang?

What do you guys recommend. I would like my mustang to have a mean stance. I Want it lowered in the front about a 1.5 inch lower than the back. any recommendations and precautions I should take?
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Re: I want to lower my mustang?

1.5" is about the sweet spot, you may still have some issues driving in a few areas or going over some taller speed bumps.. but if you drive into inclines on an angle and go slow over bumps you should be just fine (and dont pull up to far in parking spots due to your front will rub on curbs). Also lowering with aftermarket wheels depending on their offset may cause fender rubbing or inner fender/sway bar rubbing just FYI

As far as brand consider H&R race springs if you want handling and a good drop

ford racing is a little cheaper and they offer different spring rates to maintain a softer more stock like ride or a more sporty handling ride

linear springs the coils are the same distance apart always and the spring rate is the same

progressive the coils get tighter toward one end of the spring and the more you push the harder is pushes back (rate changes based on force)

you will need caster/camber plates as well (180 bucks)

install is easy, read the how to on here or expect to pay 200~ to have a shop install them (might be a touch more with C/C plates)

then factor in the alignment

if your car has higher miles consider new shocks/struts
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Thanks man. I'm deffinetly going to give that a shot this week and make it work. Thanks again.
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Re: I want to lower my mustang?

read the how to, the CC plate install is not in there but I recommend maximum motorsports cc plates, getting the strut nut on/off is a PAIN on your car but it can be done without power tools. I recommend a tq wrench (thats within calibration) to make sure everything goes back together correctly
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Don't lower it. Mine is lowered all the way around and it screws up the suspension really bad and it ruins your tires real fast.. bad idea. I have to get all new tires put stock suspension back on and get enlignment. It messes it up..
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What kind do you have and what size tire
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96 and there 17s
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Lower it as far as you want to, but do as Spector says and install c/c plates too. Get it aligned and you won't have to worry about abnormal tire wear. Mines lowered 2.25" and installing my plates (maximum motorsports) tomorrow.
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Re: I want to lower my mustang?

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Don't lower it. Mine is lowered all the way around and it screws up the suspension really bad and it ruins your tires real fast.. bad idea. I have to get all new tires put stock suspension back on and get enlignment. It messes it up..
This person did not perform the job correctly. Thousands of our Mustangs are lowered for street use and racing (ie; Agent47.com & maximummotorsports.com)
Everything you need to know was explained above. Nobody's tires get effected at all when lowering the Mustang correctly.
I have:
Ford Racing "B" Springs- KYB Shocks/Struts- Steeda X-2 Balljoints- Maximum Motorsports Bumpsteer Kit- Maximum Motorsports Caster Camber Plates- AND A PROPER ALIGNMENT.

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This person did not perform the job correctly. Thousands of our Mustangs are lowered for street use and racing (ie; Agent47.com & maximummotorsports.com)
Everything you need to know was explained above. Nobody's tires get effected at all when lowering the Mustang correctly.
I have:
Ford Racing "B" Springs- KYB Shocks/Struts- Steeda X-2 Balljoints- Maximum Motorsports Bumpsteer Kit- Maximum Motorsports Caster Camber Plates- AND A PROPER ALIGNMENT.
Now that's a stance! Gorgeous ride man!
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Re: I want to lower my mustang?

Thank You very much. My brother n law and I did the work, took us over 10 hours to complete. First time tearing down and replacing suspension parts for me. Fun job and the results are amazing. Very soft & comfortable ride. Handles extremely well. Great experience.
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Thank You very much. My brother n law and I did the work, took us over 10 hours to complete. First time tearing down and replacing suspension parts for me. Fun job and the results are amazing. Very soft & comfortable ride. Handles extremely well. Great experience.
Looks like the payoff was worth the effort! I've just started collecting parts to do my entire suspension. I'm going with Megan coil overs, steeda arms and bars. I can't wait to put it together!
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Is there a max it can be lower in the front and rear before you either rub, or have to change other parts of the vehicle. I'm running 17's I believe
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Is there a max it can be lower in the front and rear before you either rub, or have to change other parts of the vehicle. I'm running 17's I believe
You can go roughly 2" without having any problems that I'm aware of. You would have to add caster/camber plates to properly align your front wheels though.
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So if I lowered my 99 v6 an inch to a 1.5 inches would I need struts and everything or could I get the springs and caster camber plates and be good?
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Would I have to add the casterplates if I were to only drop 1.5?
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So if I lowered my 99 v6 an inch to a 1.5 inches would I need struts and everything or could I get the springs and caster camber plates and be good?
I would go ahead and change the struts if they are older, but you should be fine with springs and c/c plates.

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Would I have to add the casterplates if I were to only drop 1.5?
You might be able to get away without having to do c/c plates.
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