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Old 10-17-2013, 04:46 AM   #36
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are they the bullits?
i found a pic of them on my car
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Old 10-17-2013, 08:50 AM   #37
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starfish wheels...lightest oem wheels fir the size. loved having then on my old v6
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starfish wheels...lightest oem wheels fir the size. loved having then on my old v6
I love still having them lol i think if the back was wider there would be no need to change them lol
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My 98' on cut Mach1 springs, coil amd a half, almost a 2" drop on all 4 corners..
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Do you cut springs from the top or bottom??? Doing them now
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Old 10-22-2013, 04:35 PM   #41
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Do you cut springs from the top or bottom??? Doing them now
Depends..
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Cut em from the top..
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Cut em from the top..
the rears yeas the front from the bottom
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You cut the bottom in the front and the top in the back
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Old 10-22-2013, 11:57 PM   #45
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probably a noob question but how do you get the springs out? I know it's different between the front and back but my friends and I have been wanting to do this on my car. Can anyone explain the process?
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probably a noob question but how do you get the springs out? I know it's different between the front and back but my friends and I have been wanting to do this on my car. Can anyone explain the process?
I just did it yesterday and figured it out, 1" in back and 1.5" in front. Nice stance and totally made a difference appearance wise. What questions do you have? I can help you out.
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I just did it yesterday and figured it out, 1" in back and 1.5" in front. Nice stance and totally made a difference appearance wise. What questions do you have? I can help you out.
do you have pictures? and basically how do you get the springs out? I know everything but how to do that.
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Old 10-23-2013, 10:37 AM   #48
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do you have pictures? and basically how do you get the springs out? I know everything but how to do that.
Starting from the back, I lifted up the car by the rear differential then put jack stands under the frame of the car for support. I released my rear shocks from the trunk then slowly lowered the rear diff back down. I removed the 2 old shocks and then you will see that the rear axel is free and loose. I put the jack under the right control arm and lifted it up pushing the left side control arm down low enough to pull the spring out easily. Repeat step for the right side. The front is a little more difficult but same concept, you just need to remove the brake caliper.
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Starting from the back, I lifted up the car by the rear differential then put jack stands under the frame of the car for support. I released my rear shocks from the trunk then slowly lowered the rear diff back down. I removed the 2 old shocks and then you will see that the rear axel is free and loose. I put the jack under the right control arm and lifted it up pushing the left side control arm down low enough to pull the spring out easily. Repeat step for the right side. The front is a little more difficult but same concept, you just need to remove the brake caliper.
okay, sounds pretty straight forward. any pictures after the drop? also what did you use to cut the springs?
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A metal grinder to cut. I'll post pics up tomorrow.
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Old 10-24-2013, 11:41 AM   #52
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1.5 coil front with isos 1.25 back only top isos, rear end of car gutted
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1.5 coil front with isos 1.25 back only top isos, rear end of car gutted
I think I'm gonna go 1.5 coils off the front and 1.5 off the back and leave the ISOs off all around
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I think I'm gonna go 1.5 coils off the front and 1.5 off the back and leave the ISOs off all around
I suggest getting a set of caster camber plates for what you have planned. Also go ahead and replace the tie rod ends and ball joints, then get it aligned. That's what I ended up doing (except I bought springs) and my mustang drives better than my wife's new tuarus. Handles like a dream too.
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You guys weren't joking when you said cutting springs gives you a rough ride. Even with new shocks damn, eats those dips,speed bumps, and potholes.

Do real lowering springs make a difference? Smoother?
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mine improved with cut springs and new shocks so... not sure what happened there but only if they are progressive would it be any better, stock is linear rate and "real" lowering springs that are linear wouldn't be any different other than having a stiffer rate which would make ride worse
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Old 11-17-2013, 11:30 AM   #57
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Idk why but it just has a rough feel over the bumps. Almost like the shocks aren't there.
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