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Old 07-18-2013, 10:13 AM   #1
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Finished product.

What do you guys think?
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Old 07-18-2013, 10:30 AM   #2
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What do you guys think?
Personally I think it needs lowered
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Old 07-18-2013, 10:35 AM   #3
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Personally I think it needs lowered
That's my next step! I'm debating on cutting the coils down or just buying the lowered coils.
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That's my next step! I'm debating on cutting the coils down or just buying the lowered coils.
I'd just do it right to start with. There's no point in cutting corners if its your pride and joy. Personally I think you should just do it right from the start
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Louvers would look good on that too
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Old 07-18-2013, 11:02 AM   #6
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personally i think it needs lowered
looks great but this guy ^ nail on the head
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Looks awesome! The tinted head lights look good
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Very nice. Don't cut anything. Buy new springs, they're not that much.
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Old 07-18-2013, 12:38 PM   #9
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I'd just do it right to start with. There's no point in cutting corners if its your pride and joy. Personally I think you should just do it right from the start
have you ever cut coils on our cars? if so you'd know that cutting our stock springs is an excellent way to lower them and give them a great ride. my personal favorite cut is 1.25 coils off the front and 1 coil off the back. no isolators...this has alway given my stangs a great drop. plus you retain that great weight transfer. i'll be swapping my rears back to cut stockers here shortly just for that reason.

@OP....car looks good. to me i wouldn't call it finished but a big step in the right direction. if you have any questions on cutting your springs feel free to pm me.
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have you ever cut coils on our cars? if so you'd know that cutting our stock springs is an excellent way to lower them and give them a great ride. my personal favorite cut is 1.25 coils off the front and 1 coil off the back. no isolators...this has alway given my stangs a great drop. plus you retain that great weight transfer. i'll be swapping my rears back to cut stockers here shortly just for that reason.

@OP....car looks good. to me i wouldn't call it finished but a big step in the right direction. if you have any questions on cutting your springs feel free to pm me.
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...cutting our stock springs is an excellent way to lower them...

While this is doable, it changes the spring rate which will give a softer ride but less support. Whatever percentage of spring height you are cutting is diminished from the spring strength (the carrying capacity of the spring). The tendency for body roll and bottoming out is increased. If your goal is looks and not cornering performance, you're OK with a cut. Make sure your shocks and snubbers are good.
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Old 07-18-2013, 02:01 PM   #12
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...cutting our stock springs is an excellent way to lower them...

While this is doable, it changes the spring rate which will give a softer ride but less support. Whatever percentage of spring height you are cutting is diminished from the spring strength (the carrying capacity of the spring). The tendency for body roll and bottoming out is increased. If your goal is looks and not cornering performance, you're OK with a cut. Make sure your shocks and snubbers are good.
Stock a 79-04 mustang has linear springs...you aren't damaging spring rate unless you are messing with its temper due to heating which is a no no. We have cut stockers down 3 coils before we found any issues cutting them. As for cornering performance if you want that then you need a progressive spring in the first place. However the lower center of gravity does help even with cut stockers. Now for a drag setup cut springs are great. Very nice weight distribution that really can help. Now on s197's and above the cutting option I believe is out or so I've heard on various sites though I've never owned one. Maybe you can shed light on that aspect. Of course my logic may be 100% wrong however I've cut a lot of springs ...I know how they ride and handle.
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...changes the spring rate...

Verifying this with a spring calculator as coils are removed the spring rate does change but it increases. I was thinking backward. The shorter spring will give a rougher ride. Don't mind me, you're good.
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No biggie...to be honest its not much of a stiffer ride. I'll be swapping my rear SR springs to cut stockers in the next week or so that way it'll shift weight a bit more how I want while keeping my center of gravity.
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Thanks guys for all the input! But yeah it's definitely not finished! Just kinda through that title on here. I'd like a black deck panel, smoked dogs. Thanks for the spring info as well!
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What do you guys think?
Looks great.
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have you ever cut coils on our cars? if so you'd know that cutting our stock springs is an excellent way to lower them and give them a great ride. my personal favorite cut is 1.25 coils off the front and 1 coil off the back. no isolators...this has alway given my stangs a great drop. plus you retain that great weight transfer. i'll be swapping my rears back to cut stockers here shortly just for that reason.

@OP....car looks good. to me i wouldn't call it finished but a big step in the right direction. if you have any questions on cutting your springs feel free to pm me.
I love this drop :')
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have you ever cut coils on our cars? if so you'd know that cutting our stock springs is an excellent way to lower them and give them a great ride. my personal favorite cut is 1.25 coils off the front and 1 coil off the back. no isolators...this has alway given my stangs a great drop. plus you retain that great weight transfer. i'll be swapping my rears back to cut stockers here shortly just for that reason.

@OP....car looks good. to me i wouldn't call it finished but a big step in the right direction. if you have any questions on cutting your springs feel free to pm me.
I'm gonna lower my car this weekend, would this work out for a 96 v6? I wanna lower it and I'm tired of Saving to buy lowering springs so I'm just gonna cut the stock ones for now
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