Lowering Suggestions - Mustang Evolution

Go Back   Mustang Evolution > Ford Mustang | Wrenching, Care and General Topics > Mustang Audio & Video



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them here!
Old 12-02-2006, 12:14 AM   #1
Registered Member
Regular
 
Justin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Region: Louisiana
Posts: 581
Send a message via AIM to Justin Send a message via Yahoo to Justin
Lowering Suggestions

Im lookin to get some lowering spring within the next couple days...How much of a drop should i go for and can you post some suggested site...thanks...also i got another local guy from here that said he would join...he also has a 95 mustang gt..
__________________
http://www.mustangevolution.com/forum/signatureuploads/sigpic5474_2.gif
(Project "TORQUE"):burnout:
Mods - Off Road H w/ Flowmaster 40s and 3" x 22" Tips, Shiftkit, Shorties, and 4.10s
Soon to come - UDPs, Off Road X-Pipe, A/T Cooler, and 03' Cobra Rims
Club - Tha Crew Leader of Muscle Car Division
Justin is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 12-02-2006, 12:49 PM   #2
Zim
You want to **** me?
Legacy
 
Zim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Kansas City
Region: Missouri
Posts: 4,043
Re: Lowering Suggestions

How much of a drop are you wanting?
__________________

I like toys
Zim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2006, 09:04 PM   #3
Registered Member
Regular
 
Justin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Region: Louisiana
Posts: 581
Send a message via AIM to Justin Send a message via Yahoo to Justin
Re: Lowering Suggestions

i want my car to be as low as yours... i like that stance
__________________
http://www.mustangevolution.com/forum/signatureuploads/sigpic5474_2.gif
(Project "TORQUE"):burnout:
Mods - Off Road H w/ Flowmaster 40s and 3" x 22" Tips, Shiftkit, Shorties, and 4.10s
Soon to come - UDPs, Off Road X-Pipe, A/T Cooler, and 03' Cobra Rims
Club - Tha Crew Leader of Muscle Car Division
Justin is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 12-02-2006, 10:00 PM   #4
Legacy Member
Legacy
 
lowflyn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Region: Mississippi
Posts: 19,890
Send a message via AIM to lowflyn
Re: Lowering Suggestions

You are both going to need shocks/struts and caster/camber plates in order to drive the car for any decent amount of time that low. Also, go ahead and set aside some money for a good alignment.
__________________
"I'm not driving too fast...just flying too low"
Mine:
-03 SB Cobra vert- 2552 of 5082 Born 02/25/03
Our's:
90 7up vert - new project-07 DSG Focus -DD
335
lowflyn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2006, 04:13 AM   #5
Legacy Member
Legacy
 
bbunt302's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Region: Texas
Posts: 2,459
Send a message via AIM to bbunt302
Re: Lowering Suggestions

And beware of bumps.
__________________

Scary stuff.
bbunt302 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2006, 01:06 PM   #6
Zim
You want to **** me?
Legacy
 
Zim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Kansas City
Region: Missouri
Posts: 4,043
Re: Lowering Suggestions

Quote:
Originally Posted by EboniteStr1ker View Post
i want my car to be as low as yours... i like that stance
My cars got a 2" drop, maybe more. I used the H&R supersport springs... they run about 230 bucks from stangsuspension.com. If you're as low as me, you're going to need caster camber plates to get your alignment corrected since your stock plates wont adjust anywhere near the correct amount. You'll want shocks/struts too that can deal with the higher spring rate that the springs will give you. I think I spent around 650 bucks on my whole lowering experience with the shocks/struts, springs, and c/c plates.... so its not too bad, just make sure you do it right so you're not buying tires every few months with the terrible camber
__________________

I like toys
Zim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2006, 01:07 PM   #7
Zim
You want to **** me?
Legacy
 
Zim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Kansas City
Region: Missouri
Posts: 4,043
Re: Lowering Suggestions

Quote:
Originally Posted by bbunt302 View Post
And beware of bumps.
bumps arent too bad... I never scrape on anything but thats because I have an O/R midpipe, so no cats hanging down.
__________________

I like toys
Zim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2006, 07:11 PM   #8
Registered Member
Regular
 
rocknbronco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Region: Tennessee
Posts: 831
Re: Lowering Suggestions

I have to watch for bumps in anything non four wheel drive,kinda take em like a desert racer on the dirt roads.
__________________
Mustang wanted for here...
rocknbronco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2006, 07:33 PM   #9
Moderator Emeritus
Legacy
Regular
 
SpectorV's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Region: Alabama
Posts: 26,049
Send a message via AIM to SpectorV
Re: Lowering Suggestions

basically you can lower your car to a nice level, sure you wish it would be lower but you can still actually drive your car with out issues. Then you can go to low and run into issues. You just have to decide if you can live with the consequences of lowering it more than 1.5 inches. Go to maximum motorsports for springs unless you want to go cheap with C springs from ford for a 1 inch drop all around.
__________________
2003 Cobra Vert (Redfire) #3938 of 5082 @ 05/27/2003
472rwhp/493rwtq -Modification List - Dyno Sheet
2012 Mustang 3.7L M6 (Kona Blue)
2011 Ford Edge Sport (Red Metallic)
SpectorV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2006, 07:33 AM   #10
Registered Member
Regular
 
Justin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Region: Louisiana
Posts: 581
Send a message via AIM to Justin Send a message via Yahoo to Justin
Re: Lowering Suggestions

i think after reading all this i think i wanna go with 1.25 - 1.5 drop... also i dont know a whole lot about the plates and stuff because im just kinda gettin into the suspension part of performance so if someone could help me out by explaining some of this stuff it would be greatly appriciated
__________________
http://www.mustangevolution.com/forum/signatureuploads/sigpic5474_2.gif
(Project "TORQUE"):burnout:
Mods - Off Road H w/ Flowmaster 40s and 3" x 22" Tips, Shiftkit, Shorties, and 4.10s
Soon to come - UDPs, Off Road X-Pipe, A/T Cooler, and 03' Cobra Rims
Club - Tha Crew Leader of Muscle Car Division
Justin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2006, 08:06 AM   #11
Moderator Emeritus
Legacy
Regular
 
SpectorV's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Region: Alabama
Posts: 26,049
Send a message via AIM to SpectorV
Re: Lowering Suggestions

well caster camber plates basically allow you to adjust the strut shaft in or out or forward or backward. The shaft comes up through the CC plates and the plates are bolted to the strut tower. Since the strut is bolted to the spindle which also part of where the wheel mounts by altering the strut shaft angle you alter how the tire is aligned with the frame of the car.

the other end of the spindle is bolted to the A Arm as well. You can pull the top of the tire in or push it out or shift it forward or back to meet your alignment needs for proper tire wear or what ever you are wanting.

MM cc plates have 4 bolts (strongest ive seen) and allow for you to flip the top plate for more of less camber (the place where the strut comes through is off center allowing you to flip it side to side for more adjustment if needed) no other does this. You can also raise the strut shaft so the same amount of the strut shaft goes into the strut as before. If you didnt do this and you lower the car more of the strut shaft will go into the strut body due to you raised the strut body upward and the shaft has no where else to go.
__________________
2003 Cobra Vert (Redfire) #3938 of 5082 @ 05/27/2003
472rwhp/493rwtq -Modification List - Dyno Sheet
2012 Mustang 3.7L M6 (Kona Blue)
2011 Ford Edge Sport (Red Metallic)
SpectorV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2006, 08:29 AM   #12
Registered Member
Regular
 
Justin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Region: Louisiana
Posts: 581
Send a message via AIM to Justin Send a message via Yahoo to Justin
Re: Lowering Suggestions

thanks... i didnt understand how it all worked..still kinda in the dark about it but that helped out alot.. thanks
__________________
http://www.mustangevolution.com/forum/signatureuploads/sigpic5474_2.gif
(Project "TORQUE"):burnout:
Mods - Off Road H w/ Flowmaster 40s and 3" x 22" Tips, Shiftkit, Shorties, and 4.10s
Soon to come - UDPs, Off Road X-Pipe, A/T Cooler, and 03' Cobra Rims
Club - Tha Crew Leader of Muscle Car Division
Justin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2006, 11:00 AM   #13
Moderator Emeritus
Legacy
Regular
 
SpectorV's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Region: Alabama
Posts: 26,049
Send a message via AIM to SpectorV
Re: Lowering Suggestions

basically when you drop a car with the stock CC plates the tire stick in more (to much negative camber aka top of the tire is to far inside the fender well and bottom of the tire is to far outside) and this wears the inside of the tire. CC plates allow you to push the strut shaft in/out to adjust the tire in/out so you wear your tires correctly by pushing the top of the tire out and pulling the bottom of the tire in.

The stock CC plates offer no adjustment so you just live with it if you dont have CC plates. There are getto things you can do but just buy CC plates.
__________________
2003 Cobra Vert (Redfire) #3938 of 5082 @ 05/27/2003
472rwhp/493rwtq -Modification List - Dyno Sheet
2012 Mustang 3.7L M6 (Kona Blue)
2011 Ford Edge Sport (Red Metallic)
SpectorV is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Mustang Evolution > Ford Mustang | Wrenching, Care and General Topics > Mustang Audio & Video

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Suggestions? ride0909 1996-2004 Mustang GT 8 01-09-2010 02:22 AM
Any Suggestions? StgRsh Pre-2005 V6 Mustang 1 11-13-2009 12:33 AM
Suggestions megax29 Pre-2005 V6 Mustang 7 06-08-2008 02:56 PM
my suggestions bouncer18 ME Site Help & Announcements 3 02-04-2004 10:19 PM

» Members Mustangs

Bee

jkeaton

Hellbitch

JMDoll
Add your Mustang
» Like Us On Facebook



03:27 AM


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0

MustangEvolution.com is in no way associated with or endorsed by Ford Motor Company.