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Old 03-05-2013, 07:20 PM   #36
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if your boots look worn might as well
Okay cool in pretty sure they are lol been sitting on the car for 13 years lol
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Put my springs on Sunday and my front looks a little higher still /:
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Put my springs on Sunday and my front looks a little higher still /:
I hate how it looks higher in the front
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Me too );
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Put my springs on Sunday and my front looks a little higher still /:
take the ISOs off?
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I wanted too, but is that bad?
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I wanted too, but is that bad?
nope. you may have to deal with some squeaky noise going over bumps but nothing too unbearable!
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I hate how it looks higher in the front
X2 balljoints will lower the front extra 1/2 only if you don't put spacers included on the kit!
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X2 balljoints will lower the front extra 1/2 only if you don't put spacers included on the kit!
What do you mean?
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What do you mean?
http://www.americanmuscle.com/stx2bajokit.html

Look at front how it sit, With x2 balljoint

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http://www.americanmuscle.com/stx2bajokit.html

Look at front how it sit, With x2 balljoint
Oh okay nice! Well I just bought some springs so ill see how it comes out
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Wow the back looks like cake. Might actually have to pick up some lowering springs when I buy those wheels.
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I think I'm gonna buy these $40 gt springs from CL and cut those. Can anyone give me the exact amount to cut off of an 02 Gt stock springs.
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Would something like this be junk? Or is this a spring is a spring is a spring type thing?

Red Ford Mustang 05 10 V6 GT Front Rear Suspension Coil Lower lowering Springs | eBay

Just wanna get rid of the ugly wheel well gap.
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Would something like this be junk? Or is this a spring is a spring is a spring type thing?

Red Ford Mustang 05 10 V6 GT Front Rear Suspension Coil Lower lowering Springs | eBay

Just wanna get rid of the ugly wheel well gap.
05+ will not fit the new edges
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05+ will not fit the new edges
ok... I just grabbed a random link.

1994 2004 Ford Mustang GT V6 V8 Red lowering Spring Lower Kit Set 1999 | eBay
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those will work ^__^
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those will work ^__^
But what about quality. Any reason to buy the SR Performance springs from AM (at twice the price) over these?
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But what about quality. Any reason to buy the SR Performance springs from AM (at twice the price) over these?
The only thing to me is the name. If it makes you feel better than you should buy the SR Performance springs. Does it say how much the drop is?
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The only thing to me is the name. If it makes you feel better than you should buy the SR Performance springs. Does it say how much the drop is?
It says aprox. 1.25"-2" so probably closer to 1.25" on a V6 I would imagine. I don't care about name brand. Just don't want something thats going to be horrible quality or ruin my shocks or something.

meh: sounds like most of my search results say stay away..
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It says aprox. 1.25"-2" so probably closer to 1.25" on a V6 I would imagine. I don't care about name brand. Just don't want something thats going to be horrible quality or ruin my shocks or something.

meh: sounds like most of my search results say stay away..
any reviews?
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doesnt' say if they are progressive or standard rate....that's a big guess there
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doesnt' say if they are progressive or standard rate....that's a big guess there
Yeah I will stick to the SR Performance. Don't want to cut mine in case I need to revert to stock. Just missed out on the deal from 03Fastblack too. Oh well.
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X2 balljoints will lower the front extra 1/2 only if you don't put spacers included on the kit!
How do the spacers look? So I don't put them on, will it affect my car in any way? and I'm going to get Steeda ball joints anyone have any experiences with them?
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How do the spacers look? So I don't put them on, will it affect my car in any way? and I'm going to get Steeda ball joints anyone have any experiences with them?


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1.5in wheel spacers. They won't mess up your car.. Night make them a bit slower
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i don't like it sorry....i'm not being mean i swear just my opinion....i don't like trying to make skinny tires look wide because it leaves so much dead space in the middle...always reminds me of someone having to pee really bad...holding their legs together and bowing out their legs to run
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i don't like it sorry....i'm not being mean i swear just my opinion....i don't like trying to make skinny tires look wide because it leaves so much dead space in the middle...always reminds me of someone having to pee really bad...holding their legs together and bowing out their legs to run
Lol yeah I know what you mean it's just for now until I get an 8.8 and more power to the wheels. Because going any bigger than that on my sixxer would just make it slower.

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They're 17x9's
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you can run a 275 all day on the back in on a 17x9 and you won't run any slower then a 275 on a 17x8 i use to run both setups and track times did not suffer one bit
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you can run a 275 all day on the back in on a 17x9 and you won't run any slower then a 275 on a 17x8 i use to run both setups and track times did not suffer one bit
I think that's what I have.. 275

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Nvm I have 245'a
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that's probably why they look a bit thin to me then...try some 275's and you'll be surprised how it looks

here's my old stangs 275s on 8" wheels no spacers of course...

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that's probably why they look a bit thin to me then...try some 275's and you'll be surprised how it looks

here's my old stangs 275s on 8" wheels no spacers of course...
Oh okay nice! Looks good!
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thanks...as soon as i go through my current 245's ill be tossing some 275's on my current car...don't know why i didn't in the first place...guess i wasn't thinking lol
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thanks...as soon as i go through my current 245's ill be tossing some 275's on my current car...don't know why i didn't in the first place...guess i wasn't thinking lol
Lol yeah I have 275's in my garage Bridgestone 275/35/r17's I think lol
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How do the spacers look? So I don't put them on, will it affect my car in any way? and I'm going to get Steeda ball joints anyone have any experiences with them?
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1.5in wheel spacers. They won't mess up your car.. Night make them a bit slower
With 1.5" spacers and a 1.75" drop I shredded a pair of brand new tires on the inside lip of the rear fender well the first day I installed them. Not too mention a slight vibration at anything above 75mph (hubcentric spacers)

If you want the wider stance/look, do it right and buy a 10-10.5 wheel.
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