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Old 07-25-2012, 06:12 PM   #1
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For a lowered 87 mustang, what are some shocks that will give me a less bumpy ride?

Itss lowered about two inches, maybe less. But when I hit bumps or small pot holes the car feels like its gonna snap in half. Now I like the lowered look though, but I want to see if there are any shocks on the market that are made to compensate lowered springs. Thanks here's a pic that shows how low it is.
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Looks good.. Find a stiff shock for it
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Itss lowered about two inches, maybe less. But when I hit bumps or small pot holes the car feels like its gonna snap in half. Now I like the lowered look though, but I want to see if there are any shocks on the market that are made to compensate lowered springs. Thanks here's a pic that shows how low it is.
Check on the American Muscle or LRS websites.
Personally I favor rear coil over shocks/springs to adjust ride height.
The 93 Cobra actually used 4 cylinder Mustang rear springs to lower the car and improve the ride. Read that in a Fox Body magazine a couple of days ago.
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Ok so I've saved up and I think I'm ready to install some shocks for a smoother ride in this lowered car. Im looking for the right shocks that will compensate for my lowered mustang and give it a little better handling. Monday I will be able to order some but for now I gotta find the the right ones. Perhaps only for the front because the rear is lowered too but the tires are 275/50/15 and they're tall and make the back decent. My point is, where online and what should I keep an eye out for when shopping?

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Looks good.. Find a stiff shock for it
Stiff? Don't you mean softer? Keep in mind my car bangs through any bump on the road I know it's not bottoming out though. Or maybe my current set up is too soft and gives easy. Idk. I know there has to be a clever solution to this that some one has thought of.
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Ok so I've saved up and I think I'm ready to install some shocks for a smoother ride in this lowered car. Im looking for the right shocks that will compensate for my lowered mustang and give it a little better handling. Monday I will be able to order some but for now I gotta find the the right ones. Perhaps only for the front because the rear is lowered too but the tires are 275/50/15 and they're tall and make the back decent. My point is, where online and what should I keep an eye out for when shopping?

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Stiff? Don't you mean softer? Keep in mind my car bangs through any bump on the road I know it's not bottoming out though. Or maybe my current set up is too soft and gives easy. Idk. I know there has to be a clever solution to this that some one has thought of.
Well keep in mind the bottoming out will happen eventually with softer shocks.. Thats why some adjustable coil overs are perfect if you have the dough.. But there are many other choices for adjustable shocks so it can be soft for the street and firm for racing
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Do you have a good set of camber plates
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Re: For a lowered 87 mustang, what are some shocks that will give me a less bumpy rid

I have a lowered 95 (2 inches) and I am having the same problem.. I hear every bump and clunks when I go over larger bumps. I had it checked out and they said everything looks very solid. So therefore, it must be the struts I suppose?? Has anyone else who had their ride lowered gone through what we are? If so, have you been able to remedy the noise?
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Do you have a good set of camber plates
The stock ones I guess?

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Well keep in mind the bottoming out will happen eventually with softer shocks.. Thats why some adjustable coil overs are perfect if you have the dough.. But there are many other choices for adjustable shocks so it can be soft for the street and firm for racing
I might check out some coil overs, what's a good brand that works like the top notch sets but for a good price?
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The stock ones I guess?

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I might check out some coil overs, what's a good brand that works like the top notch sets but for a good price?
UPR, QA1, Lakewood, bilstien, toxico, Afco, etc.. I see a lot of guys running the QA's and Lakewoods at the track. That's why the adjustables are the way to go. You can have up to 12 way adjustability so you can have super soft for cruising or ultra firm. They are a future mod choice of mine
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Re: For a lowered 87 mustang, what are some shocks that will give me a less bumpy rid

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The stock ones I guess?

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I might check out some coil overs, what's a good brand that works like the top notch sets but for a good price?
There are no "stock" caster camber plates. They are aftermarket only.
What you are looking for in coil overs isn't going to happen.
It's one of those cases where you get exactly what you pay for.
I prefer the Maximum Motorsports or QA1 coil overs.
You can get some possibly a bit cheaper and still decent quality set ups from Strange.
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There are no "stock" caster camber plates. They are aftermarket only.
What you are looking for in coil overs isn't going to happen.
It's one of those cases where you get exactly what you pay for.
I prefer the Maximum Motorsports or QA1 coil overs.
You can get some possibly a bit cheaper and still decent quality set ups from Strange.
+1 on Maximum Motorsports
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