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Old 01-04-2013, 01:10 PM   #1
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Suspension questions?

So I was looking at possibly lowering my car in the next couple of weeks but I have a few questions:

Does it need to be aligned afterwards?
Are caster camber plates a must?
And has anyone had any problems with exhaust clearance for the over the axle pipes? I just put a magnaflow dual exhaust on a couple weeks back and I noticed there isn't a whole lot of room there. Anyway any input would be greatly appreciated, thanks guys
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All depends on what your is what kind are you looking for?
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Old 01-04-2013, 01:16 PM   #3
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I'm thinking just lowering springs for now. Something like an inch and a half in the front and maybe an inch in the back
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Old 01-04-2013, 01:19 PM   #4
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I got about a drop of one inch all around with ford spring b and I have no c/c plates
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Old 01-04-2013, 01:23 PM   #5
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Did u have it aligned
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Old 01-04-2013, 01:27 PM   #6
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Nope you
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Old 01-04-2013, 01:29 PM   #7
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Hmmm sounds good to me. What kind of springs did you get?
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Old 01-04-2013, 01:38 PM   #8
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Ford racing spring b they offer alittle of a drop but the most important thing to me a big improvement in handling
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I'd get them aligned after you lower the car, let them settle for a week or two then go do it. Cc plates you should get for anything over 1.5"
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Old 01-04-2013, 05:08 PM   #10
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check out these springs OP...i just installed these a few weeks ago...i believe the drop is what you're looking for and they are a good riding spring, and since they are GT springs are good and stiff making cornering fun.

SR Performance Mustang Lowering Springs - Coupe (79-04 GT, Mach 1, 93-98 Cobra) - Free Shipping!

as for the alignment i'd give it a few weeks after the install...i'm holding off on mine because i'm also replacing the front shocks soon.
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Old 01-04-2013, 05:09 PM   #11
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i'd say since these were taken it's settled almost another 1/4"....
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Old 01-04-2013, 05:49 PM   #12
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1.5" u might get away with just the bolts. Alignment should be a must, after couple weeks.
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Old 01-04-2013, 05:52 PM   #13
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he won't even need alignment bolts at 1.5" unless he just wants them
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Old 01-04-2013, 06:05 PM   #14
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he won't even need alignment bolts at 1.5" unless he just wants them
I thought 1"-1.5" get bolts, more than 1.5 get plates. But right at 1.5" sometimes bolts work and sometimes u need plates.

But ill take your word for it, you know more about that stuff then me. When I think suspension, I think of u, cutting springs. You helped me with questions and that's how I remember u. Hope that didn't sound sound too corny lol.
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I thought 1"-1.5" get bolts, more than 1.5 get plates. But right at 1.5" sometimes bolts work and sometimes u need plates.

But ill take your word for it, you know more about that stuff then me. When I think suspension, I think of u, cutting springs. You helped me with questions and that's how I remember u. Hope that didn't sound sound too corny lol.
With any drop up to 1.4, you should do camber bolts. Over that you should do cc plates. People say you dont need them, I dont agree with them, and had the chewed up tires to prove it. Why skimp on a 20$ bolt at the least, and an alignment only costs about 70 bucks. I dont understand why people just dont do it the correct way, especially if the actually like their car.
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Old 01-04-2013, 08:42 PM   #16
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because i like to run a couple neg degrees...why build a car that can handle good and zero out the camber...now that doesn't make sense. without any camber bolts you can get down to a -1 no issue if you wanted on a 1.5" drop, and you won't eat tires running a couple neg degrees unless you're shocks are shot and you're feathering the tires. I use to manage a tire shop so i've seen enough examples of camber and how it effects tires
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I just finished installing the exact same springs as 1slosix today heres what they look like on my ride (sorry it was dark after I got everything cleaned up and in the garage and took the pic)





The back has settled some I put them on two days before the front since the front took some time. Personally they don't seem to be very low in the front at all but hopefully when they settle itll look good. Didn't measure they tho :/
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i see you installed them with ISOs...that can explain the higher ride height. they will settle a bit but dont expect as big of a drop as my car got. hope that explains it
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i see you installed them with ISOs...that can explain the higher ride height. they will settle a bit but dont expect as big of a drop as my car got. hope that explains it
Oh so you left your ISOs off?
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I always leave them off...good for about a 1/4" more drop
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Not to sound dumb guys what's iOS just got a mustang
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Not to sound dumb guys what's iOS just got a mustang
It means "spring isolator "
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Yeah I left mine on cause I didn't know if it would be good for them or not cause when I took the old springs off there was about a half inch of dirt and rocks in there with the springs. But mine have settled alot and I really like them now. If I want to lower it more in the future ill just take off the ISOs next time. Plus it wont take me three days to do it either! lol

Heres after two days:

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sounds good...and looking good
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Thx man
just curious how did replacing the coil pack work out for you? anything you noticed?
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What are the best springs to run , I was looking up mogg but I wasn't to sure if they had rear springs. All there site said was front and also what's recommended for the back coil or leaf springs I have coil but thought about welding in some leaf spring hangers
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smh...don't put leaf springs in your car...and who is mogg? check out AM for their springs...eibach, H&R, SR all make great springs btw
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That's the main site everyone tells me to go to , but also I was told by a guy where I live that leaf was the best for handling . I'm wanting to keep it stock no lowering I had it there but the roads around here are to ****ed up to have a lowerd car
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smack that local guy in the face lol...if you want it to handle better you're gonna have to lower it in the long run...if you just want a smoother ride then buy some higher end shocks & struts. something like tokico hp (the blue and yellow ones on AM)
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Okay thanks
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So I've heard a couple people say that it's better to run fox body shocks with a lowers car. Is that true?
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I say yes. Some say no. A shorter shock makes sense when you have less suspension travel.

Ive run both ways, fox is better, and is what I currently use.
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I say yes. Some say no. A shorter shock makes sense when you have less suspension travel.

Ive run both ways, fox is better, and is what I currently use.
How much did you drop yours? Just wondering
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Old 01-11-2013, 04:27 PM   #35
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And i like normal shocks...i like have the extra length if you pot hole it or ever ditch it...give me that extra few inches of compression area. In the end they both have pros and cons
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