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Old 10-20-2014, 10:20 PM   #1
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I have a 97 stang and want to lower it some, would I have to get that done at a shop or would there be any way for me to do that myself and possibly save a bit of money?
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I have a 97 stang and want to lower it some, would I have to get that done at a shop or would there be any way for me to do that myself and possibly save a bit of money?

If your only thinking about springs yes, you can do it at home with the correct spring compressor and knowledge. Its better for a shop to do it. I would never do it myself.

Im lowering my stang in about 3 weeks and im taking it to a shop.
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Lowering a stang is easy I did my buddy's in his drive way with no spring compressor or any special tools in an afternoon. Lift the car by the body and you can pull the springs out by hand. Just be careful they still have a little bit of tension on them. You might have to pull the brakes off the front to be able to do it


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Lowering a stang is easy I did my buddy's in his drive way with no spring compressor or any special tools in an afternoon. Lift the car by the body and you can pull the springs out by hand. Just be careful they still have a little bit of tension on them. You might have to pull the brakes off the front to be able to do it


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Did you put smaller springs in it or what?
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I did my own and put in ford racing c spring


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Different model but I did mine last month with the FRPP handling pack. New shocks, struts, lowering springs, sway bars etc. Did it on jack stands over a weekend, there are some pics of the install in my garage.

Doing it yourself will save a lot of money, might be worthwhile to replace the shocks and struts with better ones while you are in there. Don't be stupid, rent a spring compressor for the front end. Just do your research before you buy parts or start turning wrenches.
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Yes we lowered it.


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Awesome man how long did it take?

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One afternoon the springs aren't bolted to anything when you lift by the body there just sitting there and you can just pull them out might have to pry a bit so be careful. All I'm sayin is it can be done without a spring compressor just BE CAREFUL!!!


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