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Old 11-15-2003, 09:18 AM   #1
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Suspension upgrade...

Well, this is what I plan to do in the next month... or sooner. My current ride is really stiff and I think my struts are bad. My shocks arent much better... So I am planning on getting something like this: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2442002210&category=33590 off ebay soon... Since I am spending this much money on these shocks and struts, I figure I should also get some good springs... I was wondering what springs would be good to lower my car 1-1 1/2 inches, and be not too stiff? Also not too expensive...like under $160??
Also, is this a good choice on shocks and struts? And is this all I will need for the upgrade? I dont have to have isolaters or anything like that do I?

Remember, not to expensive, yet good, confortable lowering springs.

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if you want 1.2 max c springs by ford are where its at, my ride barly changed at all other than the ability to corner alot better and no nose dive when i hit the brakes. go to www.gefracing.com and pick up a set for 100 bucks~ 750 front rate 250~ rear, thats is what you are looking at no matter what set you are gonna buy unless you fork over 250 for eibach progessive rate which are ok but i used to have them, they dont ride/handle any better and you will get 1.5 ore more...to low.

struts and shocks i would go with tokico if money is a problem from ford. cheap adn effective.

you can get the c springs cheaper by not sure where, and they are 99 bucks where they are cheaper. stangparts.com perhaps?
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Old 11-18-2003, 05:19 PM   #3
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here they go for 99.75$
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I have C springs and Bullitt Tokicos on my car and they handle great no complaints from me !!!!!!!
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...Don't forget to tell these guys they have to cut these C's to get the kind of Drop you have on your cars guys.
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cut a coil in the back and pop them in, takes 20 min 10 of that is spend finding the saw (cutting device).
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How do I do I know exacly where to cut the coil at? I have a hack saw which should work for the cutting, but, I thought these springs lowered our cars 1inch without cutting?

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If you dont mind the car sitting nose down you dont have to cut the springs. But if you want a even drop you have to cut the rear dead coil off the spring. you will notice on the top of the rear springs ( REMEMBER THE BOTTOM OF THE SPRING IS CONE SHAPED DO NOT CUT IT) the end of the spring is flat. You will cut this to remove one complete loop. when finished you will have a perfect ring you have cut off. I just took white-out and made a mark on the coil exactly in line with end of the coil. you want to have the new coil end after cutting to be exactly in the same position as the original end you just cut off.

Here is a pic showing the stock springs side by side and the cut C springs

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Hey thanks Cory, that some grand info! So I just cut the rear spring and leave the fronts alone right? And cut exactly one loop off... How did you cut yours? I am planning on cutting mine with a hack saw, any better ideas?
Well thanks fellas, looks like yall got me all setup! Cant wait to get those C-springs and tokiko bullit shocks and struts!!

Oh, where you guys are sittin now, do you hang up on alot of stuff like bumps and such?
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a carbide tip will cut the coil or you can use anything, a dremel type tool even, they are not hard to cut, i got a pull down type saw wiht meatl cutting blade (carbide) and ate right though it in no time.
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ORRed98 cut a half coil off of his C springs on all 4 corners, has anyone else done it this way? He used a dremel with some special cutting disks....
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well be sure to wear gloves if you use a hacksaw OH and pack a lunch. Spring steel is about the strongest metal around. I used a dotco /angle grinder that uses air and cut both of them in 5 minutes

And leave the fronts alone

I dont hang up on much at all except drive way drop offs and the just barely scrub on the Sub Frame Connectors
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Old 11-19-2003, 05:53 PM   #13
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Well thanks fellas, I will try and find some better tool for cutting that metal, I think I know someone with the right stuff

Oh hey Cory, you have any more pics of your car with that setup? I would like to get a better view...

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here you go it is large though

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LOL, must be out on the old runway at Donaldson?
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HAHHAHAH well RICK you get the prize. Yep my private drag strip HEHHEHEHEHE
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that 2nd picture is awesome corey... your car looks great
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If you look real close you can see my SFC on the car in the 2nd pic
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Oh and thanks for the compliment Zim on my car
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hey do you still have that cobra rear sway bar for the price of shipping? lemme know i might want that
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Me? I had a GT sway bar, but I gave it to orred98 a long time ago, he paid for the shipping, the cobra bar is on my GT.
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I never had a Cobra rear for sale I do have a Front GT
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Hey Cory, wow your car is beautiful to say the leiste.... I just sat there looking them over for about 10 min straight...lol
Well that looks like a good idea on the springs, so I guess thats what Im going to be doing now...

One again, thanks for all fellas... Theres something that looks majestic about our pre99 cars...
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There's absolutely nothing wrong with 99+ stangs either
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other than there big *** bulbous back end with those wide *** flared rear body panels that look like the car has traing wheels on it with stock tires or rims

Other than that the car is fine
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Yeh...well I like the 99+ better but that's just my opinion. The pre 99 still look awesome and I'll admit it. I've always admired a nice looking stang.
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The pre 99 still look awesome and I'll admit it.
Well, I won't They look like Lima beans
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other than there big *** bulbous back end with those wide *** flared rear body panels that look like the car has traing wheels on it with stock tires or rims

Other than that the car is fine

HAHAHAHAHAHA LMAO LMAO LMAO
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The pre 99 still look awesome and I'll admit it.
Well, I won't They look like Lima beans
your just jealous that yours will never look as good as a pre99

j/k with ya... i think your car looks great
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The pre 99 still look awesome and I'll admit it.
Well, I won't They look like Lima beans
your just jealous that yours will never look as good as a pre99

j/k with ya... i think your car looks great
1) I never said I didn't like them; I merely said I won't admit it.

2) Thank you. I'm particularly impressed with how the Saleen pieces look on yours.
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pieces??? i wish... its just the front end and with that.. its not even a real saleen... its just a fiberglass wanna be oh well, i still like it
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pieces??? i wish... its just the front end and with that.. its not even a real saleen... its just a fiberglass wanna be oh well, i still like it
LOL Shaddap, stupid, I'm trying to compliment you!
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