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Old 03-29-2012, 06:22 PM   #1
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Lower my 01 V6?

Ok, I know there are other threads about this however I'm pretty new at this and don't really know much about cars. What I definitely know is that I hate the stock 4x4 look and really want to lower my stang. Wht i need to know that i cant really grasp from the other threads I've seen is: What are the best springs to by for the money and what else do I need to get a 1.5 to 1.75 drop with the best performance? CC plates and whatnot. Thanks in advance
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from what ive read thats pretty much what you'll need. the brand of springs u want and some cc plates. im gonna buy the Dropzone springs on ebay theyre like 105 bucks. then buy the cc plates. i guess if u got the cash to spend all at once i could also get adjustable shocks/struts and lowering control arms
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Re: Lower my 01 V6?

How far do the dropzone springs drop?
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an average of 2" all around. i orginally wanted the drop that u wanted but i think a 2" drop all around looks sick to go with my staggered 17's. how big r ur wheels?
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I've got 16's.
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then a 2" drop would look mean on ur ride as well. thats just my opinion
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Ok cool. And would I be able to get away with just camber bolts or am I better off shelling out the cash for the plates
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U need cc plates, shocks and struts made for lowered mustangs. Don't get cheap springs. Get good reputable ones and do it right the first time.. U don't need to change ur control arms or A-arms
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Ok cool. And would I be able to get away with just camber bolts or am I better off shelling out the cash for the plates
yeah id go for the plates
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from what ive read thats pretty much what you'll need. the brand of springs u want and some cc plates. im gonna buy the Dropzone springs on ebay theyre like 105 bucks. then buy the cc plates. i guess if u got the cash to spend all at once i could also get adjustable shocks/struts and lowering control arms
Horseplay, I wouldn't get those springs if I was u
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U need cc plates, shocks and struts made for lowered mustangs. Don't get cheap springs. Get good reputable ones and do it right the first time.. U don't need to change ur control arms or A-arms
what springs do u got?
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what springs do u got?
I got eibach I like them
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I've got H&R SS. They're a reputable company and got great reviews. There's plenty of different brands of springs that are good. H&R, BBK, Eibach, etc.

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I just wouldn't get the cheap ones on eBay just to save a buck. U get what u pay for
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I've got H&R SS. They're a reputable company and got great reviews. There's plenty of different brands of springs that are good. H&R, BBK, Eibach, etc.

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I just wouldn't get the cheap ones on eBay just to save a buck. U get what u pay for
oh ok nice!! ive heard from others that have dropzone springs say they were good springs. but yea ur right u get wat u pay for

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I got eibach I like them
how much dropped are u
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Re: Lower my 01 V6?

Sometimes the inexpensive springs sag after time...though Eibachs, a popular, well known brand have been known to sag as well, so...

I have the H&R Super Sports as well...I love them, the performance and looks are amazing.

For verts H&R claims 2" in the front and they tend to be pretty accurate so you'll probably see a 2" drop in the front, which looks sick.

CC plates are recommended as it's much easier to adjust camber etc.

If you can swing new shocks/struts do it...the stock setup won't last too long with the more aggressive springs...I have Tokico HP's, great upgrade from stock that aren't crazy expensive...they match up pretty well with the Super Sports.

I'd also consider a bumpsteer kit, X2 ball joints, and possibly new bushings depending on the car's mileage.

To do the drop "right" you should buy all of these things and install them at the same time...then get an alignment afterwards. While the other components - bumpsteer kit, ball joints etc. seem unecessary, they will help get your suspension geometry back into spec and prevent uneven tire wear and bumpsteer.
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Sometimes the inexpensive springs sag after time...though Eibachs, a popular, well known brand have been known to sag as well, so...

I have the H&R Super Sports as well...I love them, the performance and looks are amazing.

For verts H&R claims 2" in the front and they tend to be pretty accurate so you'll probably see a 2" drop in the front, which looks sick.

CC plates are recommended as it's much easier to adjust camber etc.

If you can swing new shocks/struts do it...the stock setup won't last too long with the more aggressive springs...I have Tokico HP's, great upgrade from stock that aren't crazy expensive...they match up pretty well with the Super Sports.

I'd also consider a bumpsteer kit, X2 ball joints, and possibly new bushings depending on the car's mileage.

To do the drop "right" you should buy all of these things and install them at the same time...then get an alignment afterwards. While the other components - bumpsteer kit, ball joints etc. seem unecessary, they will help get your suspension geometry back into spec and prevent uneven tire wear and bumpsteer.
Ok cool. Thanks a lot!
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