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Old 04-23-2012, 10:05 AM   #1
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Lowering the siXXXer!

I was just wanting to know how much i should lower my car. i was thinking maybe 1.25? and also any specific brands i should be looking at or maybe even if some one on here how has an extra set laying around for a 99-04 coupe id take off their hands!
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2 inch!! Just go for it haha, I just cut my springs and I'm happy with the ride. Everyone says the quality of the ride sucks and all that, but I like it, a little stiffer, but not bad at all. I did 1.5 coils up front and 1 coil in the rear, i think it turned out to about 1-1.5 inch drop per coil. I kinda want more of a drop to, I love that slammed look on our car with some nice 18 inch rims and wide tires, looks great.
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Old 04-23-2012, 01:48 PM   #3
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Re: Lowering the siXXXer!

fair enough i dont wanna slam it cause no mustang should be slammed.. i just want it to have a little bit better handling and give it that more aggresive look.. so any good name brands i should look for? BBK? H&M?
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I have the eibach pro-kit and am lowered about 1.5 all around.
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I recommend trying to cut them first, just to see if you like it, much cheaper
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Old 04-23-2012, 01:54 PM   #6
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Re: Lowering the siXXXer!

how would you go about cutting them? im not big on jerry rigging anything.. and how much was that eibach kit lalayla?
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I love my Ford racing springs
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Re: Lowering the siXXXer!

which ones were they? and how much did they cost?
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Ford racing b they are like 1 inch drop but its more of the difference in handling

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They were 150
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Re: Lowering the siXXXer!

were they worth the price?
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They love the handling and adds alittle to looks if I could I would of made them my first mod.
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Old 04-23-2012, 02:37 PM   #12
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Re: Lowering the siXXXer!

im gonna have to keep that in mind. did you get them off the actual fordracing.com web site?
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I recommend trying to cut them first, just to see if you like it, much cheaper
how much was it to cut em ?
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I got them from American muscle and depends on how many miles you have look into new shocks. Also I got a rear sway bar and gt sway bar cheap.
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how much was it to cut em ?
Free, haha, just gotta have the tools, if you don't I don't think anyone would charge to much
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If you cut the springs be sure to cut them correctly. Don't add heat. Eibach Pro kit gives a decent drop but doesn't slam it. H&R SS springs will slam it like mine. Ford Racing springs also gives a decent drop without slamming it. All springs are $150-$250.
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Re: Lowering the siXXXer!

My friends have a saying on whether your lowered enough, "If you aint tucking, your trucking." Haha says the guy with a stock ride height.
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I did a 2" drop, I think its they perfect ride night for an sn95 mustang.
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Re: Lowering the siXXXer!

i think ill just go with some kind of kit, just because cutting them seems a little sketch to me. and if you cut them im sure you wouldnt see any difference in the handling. i wanna drop it alot but not slammed. now i just wanna know what gives me my "bang for the buck"?
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Just do like I did and most others here and grab a set of shorter springs, and new stuts and shocks.

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....then bumpsteer kit, balljoints, and either camberbolts or CC plates if your going to lower it more than 1". I still need to pick up the steed a bumpsteer kit.
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Re: Lowering the siXXXer!

what else would you need? cambers? sway bars?
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Re: Lowering the siXXXer!

for the money Ford C springs work really good, give you a 1.25-1.5 (all depends on if they are cut or not some are already some are not etc)
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2inches. And megan coilover kit has worked soo well for me. In love with the handling. Can adjust from soft to hard handling, and easy to adjust springs up and down.
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Re: Lowering the siXXXer!

but i wanna know if you need anything extra in order to keep it from eating the tire.?
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but i wanna know if you need anything extra in order to keep it from eating the tire.?
Caster camber plates should be the only thing that applies to tire wear. The rest is more ride comfort and performance.
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take off the fenders lollll then it wont rub on them you'll have moar space.
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Re: Lowering the siXXXer!

then is the caster camber plates the stock plates? should they be removed? sorry i kinda blind about the suspenion.
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Well you can't do it yourself anyway, I only know cause there's an alighnment machine were I work on my car
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Re: Lowering the siXXXer!

alright, for anyone who has lowered their mustang succiefully and hasnt eaten the tires.. what is the cheapest way to go with out cutting the springs. could you give me the exact products and prices for each one?
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alright, for anyone who has lowered their mustang succiefully and hasnt eaten the tires.. what is the cheapest way to go with out cutting the springs. could you give me the exact products and prices for each one?
gimme your address, ill come throw em on for ya too
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ill pass. i just need prices.
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Wondering - will 255/30/19 tires be too big on my rear wheels???

I drive a 2008 v6.
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ill pass. i just need prices.
Obviously my sarcasm flew wayyyy over your head.
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Wondering - will 255/30/19 tires be too big on my rear wheels???

I drive a 2008 v6.
No.

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ill pass. i just need prices.
I'll price out what I spent lowering mine.

Tokico D-spec shocks/struts - $479
MM camber/caster plates - $189
Steeda Bumpsteer Kit- $169
Steeda X2 Balljoints - $139
MOOG Inner Tie-Rods - $100(both sides)
H&R SS Lowering Springs - $249
Polyurethane bushings- $60

I installed it all myself.

Purchasing J&M upper and lower control arms soon for roughly $280 total.

I don't eat tires.
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Since this thread is about lowering. How would i go about lowering an 02 gt? Same way as the V6?
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