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Old 07-03-2012, 03:52 PM   #1
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Lowering?

Idk if anyone would know, but is there a cheaper way to lower your car without buying a whole set of new springs? I don't have loads of money to pay for new lowering springs, Is there a way to lower it using my stock springs? Let me know if anyone has experience or ideas on it! Thanks(=
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You can buy clamps to lower your springs or you can cut your springs neither are recommended I would buy the lower springs check Craigslist you can get them cheap
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Old 07-03-2012, 04:01 PM   #3
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What kind of clamps would I need? and how would they work? Just curious.
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i wouldnt be that cheap when it comes to suspension bro. it can **** u up . i got dropzone springs from ebay for 105 bucks new. their pretty good springs. gave me a nice drop. but i recommend u upgrade ur shocks at some point.
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I can afford $105, What kind of springs were they? And how much of a drop?
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Check eBay...... Anywhere from $100-175 for some halfway decent springs to lower your ride.
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i wouldnt be that cheap when it comes to suspension bro. it can **** u up . i got dropzone springs from ebay for 105 bucks new. their pretty good springs. gave me a nice drop. but i recommend u upgrade ur shocks at some point.
What kind of shocks would you recommend.
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I have tokicos and I'm very happy with them, good quality and great price.
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1.5" DROP SUSPENSION RACING LOWERING SPRING SPRINGS 79-04 FORD MUSTANG GT BLUE | eBay

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i agree with Bullitt . im saving up for some Toxicos myself. i hear nothing but great things on those

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I can afford $105, What kind of springs were they? And how much of a drop?
theyre called Dropzones. i got at least a 2" drop or a bit more up front and like 1.6-1.8" in the rear. i think im gona wana buy some coilovers for my rears though so i can slam it more
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Old 07-03-2012, 06:38 PM   #11
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Screw all that dude. Save up and get the lowering springs and isolators for rear and front. H&R supersport is the way to go. They're the blue ones on American muscle
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I also run H&R springs with isolators. But I have the race springs. They don't lower your car as much as the super sports but their spring rates are much more aggressive.
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I also run H&R springs with isolators. But I have the race springs. They don't lower your car as much as the super sports but their spring rates are much more aggressive.
Mine squats when I punch it. Does yours? Bc I was wondering
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Mine squats when I punch it. Does yours? Bc I was wondering
It squats a little when I launch, but it's more of a road race spring not a drag spring. Your Super sport springs will have a little more play until you compress the the spring enough to activate the second/stiffer spring rate. They are progressive rate springs that first offer a soft spring rate until the spring is compressed, then a stiffer second/stiffer spring rate prevents your suspension from bottoming out and aid in handling. My race springs are great for the twisties, but not the best for launches.
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I have tokicos and I'm very happy with them, good quality and great price.
Getting a set soon
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I need to get my tokicos. I will soon! How long will my stock shocks and struts last the drop?
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Trust me, you won't regret it.

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I need to get my tokicos. I will soon! How long will my stock shocks and struts last the drop?
How many miles do you have on your shocks/struts? How do they feel now? Is your ride overly bouncy?
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I need to get my tokicos. I will soon! How long will my stock shocks and struts last the drop?
My '02 GT's stock struts and shocks lasted fine for two months after I dropped it nearly 2". Then I finally could afford Tokico d-spec shock/struts. Made apretty big difference overall; the whole suspension job.
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Re: Lowering?

I agree with everyone. Struts/shocks, Tokicos or maybe Bilsteins are the way to go. Check out spring rates when considering lowering springs, you do not want to put up with a stiff, uncomfortable ride as a daily driver. I went the route of buying all Fox Body springs, struts/shocks which is an option. I slowly bought parts over years snagging up good deals here and there. Good luck with it. It is one of the most impressive upgrades to experience in my opinion.
Quick reference information to assist in decision making.
Ford Mustang (94-04).
BACK FRONT (lbs/in)
FRPP:
B- 425/530 200/300
C- 650 200/300
F- 460/570 170/310
G- 460/570 200/250
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cut your factory springs....i've done this on a lot of mustangs and it's a great way to lower them..you get the perfect ride height and it shifts weight like a champ...plus it's not too bouncy...pm me if you have questions
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cut your factory springs....i've done this on a lot of mustangs and it's a great way to lower them..you get the perfect ride height and it shifts weight like a champ...plus it's not too bouncy...pm me if you have questions
If you go this route make sure you don't over-cut them. Half a rung can be as much as 3/4 an inch.

Also make sure you don't apply too much heat to the springs because it can damage the spring itself.
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Old 07-04-2012, 08:46 PM   #22
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do NOT use heat to lower a car....only use a angle grinder with a good wheel...it'll cut through are springs in no time and won't damage the temper of them. i usually do 1.25 coils off the front and 1 coil off the back

hopefully this helps those that's never done it before
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