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Old 03-31-2012, 05:23 PM   #1
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Lowering?

I cut my springs a coil n a half in front and a coil in back, and I'm thinkin I want more of a drop, besides getting lowering springs, what else could I do? At pepboys and autozone I see all this stuff for lifts, but not Realy anything to lower, what else could I do?
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adjustable shocks/struts?
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Your only safe option is lowering springs and shocks/struts. The cheapest route could be a set of Ford Racing lowering springs with a set of KYB shocks/struts. The drop rate of Ford Racing springs is small enough that you can get away with just getting a set of KYB's. Other than something like that, you will need a set of lowering springs, shocks/struts, cater camber plates, and possibly X-2 balljoints and a bumpsteer kit for a nice safe, fast, comfortable ride. Helps stop quicker without nose dive too.
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Your only safe option is lowering springs and shocks/struts. The cheapest route could be a set of Ford Racing lowering springs with a set of KYB shocks/struts. The drop rate of Ford Racing springs is small enough that you can get away with just getting a set of KYB's. Other than something like that, you will need a set of lowering springs, shocks/struts, cater camber plates, and possibly X-2 balljoints and a bumpsteer kit for a nice safe, fast, comfortable ride. Helps stop quicker without nose dive too.
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Re: Lowering?

Tein S.Tech lowering springs. they have the by far the biggest drop for an SN95 Mustang. you'll need to get the camber caster plates. I have ran this brand of sprongs on many cars both import and domestic
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Yeah, I wanted them for my car. I contacted them directly and they said they only had sets for the 99-04 Mustangs. Didn't make sense to me but I just moved on and created a different list of parts to use. The only thing I did that's a little different was that I used Fox body shocks & struts. All in all, it turned out awesome.
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Re: Lowering?

you just need to cut a bit more, but not to much. Fine the right spot. You did good by not cutting to much, cant really add it back

you will require c/c plates for alignment unless you enjoy eating tires on the inside. Those generally run 150-200 a set plus install is rather easy. If you can do springs you can do these.
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Yep, You can do it. It was my first time ever looking at suspension parts and I installed the c/c plates, shocks/struts, lowering springs, X2 balljoints and the bumpsteer kit. Immediately took it to Mustang shop for alignment. Any other "specialized suspension shop" will not know or have a clue as to haw to align c/c plates and more importantly bumpsteer kits. Take it to a shop with the bumpsteer boards.
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