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Old 09-21-2013, 04:00 AM   #1
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Lowering Suspension

What's the best way to lower my mustang? I want it to be able to go super low and go about 2" lower than stock and ride smooth.

I was first thinking H&R springs with Koni shocks/struts, but I don't think you can adjust the shocks to actually drop and if you could wouldn't that ruin them?

So I figured that you could do a 5 lug conversion on my 86 and then apply coilovers. But that's WAY too much work and WAY too much money.

ANY TIPS/IDEAS ???
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For the drop you want and ride you want...coil covers or bust. So keep saving
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For the drop you want and ride you want...coil covers or bust. So keep saving
Can you use coilovers on fox suspension? Because I'm not converting it to 5 lug. Hella work.
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Yea your ganna need coilovers, and yes u can use them on a fox
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Bump for alternative ideas although coilovers do seem like the only option!
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there really isn't another option to do what you want besides bagging it
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Chop the springs!!
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Chop the springs!!
Not gonna Jerry-rig it!
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Not gonna Jerry-rig it!
well to be honest cutting springs is great on our cars since they are linear springs, but for the drop you want the cut would make the ride alot more stiff. since you want smooth you'll need to pay to play with coil overs or an air bag system.
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well to be honest cutting springs is great on our cars since they are linear springs, but for the drop you want the cut would make the ride alot more stiff. since you want smooth you'll need to pay to play with coil overs or an air bag system.
I understand how springs work. But that's just stupid. I would much rather spend the money and do coilovers.
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I understand how springs work. But that's just stupid. I would much rather spend the money and do coilovers.
please don't call something you don't seem to fully understand stupid. when you put something down you don't fully understand it just seems asinine. If you knew about our stock springs you'd know that they have a low spring rate when compared to aftermarket lowering springs. which for drag guys is awesome..they get a nice rack and they can transfer weight great. hope the coil over idea works...i'm looking into racelands after talking to venomous a bit. you might wanna look into them as well
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please don't call something you don't seem to fully understand stupid. when you put something down you don't fully understand it just seems asinine. If you knew about our stock springs you'd know that they have a low spring rate when compared to aftermarket lowering springs. which for drag guys is awesome..they get a nice rack and they can transfer weight great. hope the coil over idea works...i'm looking into racelands after talking to venomous a bit. you might wanna look into them as well
I've owned Racelands for my e30 and they rode pretty bad so Idk if I would do them again.
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I was gonna do race lands for my drift build, anyone know the spring rate on them?
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Raceland coils are a great bang for you're buck type of coilover, had a friend do em in this fox and ride stiff but that's because he has them preety low.
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Well kinda off topic, but I also want a set of drop spindles up front for steering angle, but those alone lower the car 2 inches, I was wondering what could be done in the back to compensate this? Other than having the front coils set to 1in and the rear coils to 3 in drops,
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I was gonna do race lands for my drift build, anyone know the spring rate on them?
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You're better off with Tokicos. Just a little more but way better quality.
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You're better off with Tokicos. Just a little more but way better quality.
Ill stick with the race lands
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Where can I find a coilover conversion kit, a real one. NOT springs with adjustable perches.
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Where can I find a coilover conversion kit, a real one. NOT springs with adjustable perches.
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I want a 2.5" drop, and coilovers but idk what brand to buy
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Look up Griggs Racing, they have amazing products.... KW also makes great coilover kits.
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Look up Griggs Racing, they have amazing products.... KW also makes great coilover kits.
those are both a little to expensive for me, i was looking to spend no more than $1400 on the kit.
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those are both a little to expensive for me, i was looking to spend no more than $1400 on the kit.

You get what you pay for.........
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You get what you pay for.........

What about Eibachs kit? And I'm only keep it the car for 1 1/2 years so I'm not going to spend a lot on it
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What about Eibachs kit? And I'm only keep it the car for 1 1/2 years so I'm not going to spend a lot on it

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