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Old 01-07-2012, 01:04 AM   #1
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Lowered the beauty

After a few months of debating over sportlines or FRPP K springs I decided to go w k springs... Reason being I am in outside sales... I can do over 300 miles a day sometimes and some of my customers are in some sketchy areas and the sportlines would most likely cause me to rip my mid pipe off...

My friend used to work for quantum performance (the built super snakes) he had me bring the car up to his new shop and install them their... This guy is unreal! He did the complete install including the alignment in under a hour!!

I will share some install photos and before and after... The springs were purchased from American muscle, they were shipped to me in 3 days... And as always their customer service is 2nd to none

Btw I did not have to get a Panhard bar I do however need to get some cam bolts (passenger front right wheel was off a hair, however the alignment was off b4 the install) the reason I need cam bolts is due to not having play in the front struts where the bolts are located... And because it was lowered it needs to be able to have some play... So I would recommend purchasing these when you decide to lower your car.

The pic was taken after install.. She is really dirty and it's night so pic does not do it justice, I'll post a follow up pic as soon as the springs settle in (100 miles or so)

On the drive back home I noticed right away the steering wheel felt much tighter and more responsive, the car would hug corners as if the corners were jennifer lopezs butt and my car was any straight male! (was glued to em) I felt like jack roush Jr




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Old 01-07-2012, 04:15 AM   #2
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It looks good! I lowered mine a few months ago too. I love the look and how it handles but I hate how it rides on crappy roads! It jolts violently and It's starting to make popping noises. I'm gonna be changing my springs out for a Eibach Pro R1 full coil over system. It's hella expensive but I'm all about handling.
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Wish I could lower mine! Looks great!

But I live in Oklahoma.. CRAP roads.. I mean terrible..
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Looks great. One of my fav mods for handling and looks.
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Re: Lowered the beauty

Now you just need fatter wheels/tires to finish the look.
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I have not drove it a whole lot yet, but I purposely went over some rough roads on the way back... To me it feels better than stock... Popping comes from the spring coils hitting each other... Depending on the springs you buy they should have a black rubber coating covering the bottom portion of the spring... That prevents popping... If popping occurs you can slide the rubber around to where it won't pop anymore...

And I plan on getting 18 x 8.5 front and 18 x 10.5 in the back w a 315 tire out back...
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Re: Lowered the beauty

looks good !!!
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Old 01-07-2012, 12:36 PM   #8
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Looks good. I'm constantly driving over damn speed bumps so the Termi might not see springs anytime soon
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Old 01-07-2012, 12:51 PM   #9
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Re: Lowered the beauty

Looks good!!
Cant wait til I change mine
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I saw a yellow 03 cobra last night... It was LOW!! But I went over several speed bumps w no issue... If you only lower it 1 1/2 u should be fine
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Mines lowered 2", no issues w/ speed bumps if I go slow. Steep drive ways with drastic angle changes do cause a little headache though.
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I saw a yellow 03 cobra last night... It was LOW!! But I went over several speed bumps w no issue... If you only lower it 1 1/2 u should be fine
Yeah prob so. I've dropped 2 previous Stangs I've had and it became an issue at times denting my mid pipe. Although it was 2" drop... Maybe a 1 1/4 or so would work with the Termi.

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Mines lowered 2", no issues w/ speed bumps if I go slow. Steep drive ways with drastic angle changes do cause a little headache though.
Yeah the drive ways are another headache for sure. I get annoyed when I bottom out and it dents my underside up. No cool
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Old 01-07-2012, 03:04 PM   #13
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My driver side front wheel is angled bad lol... I need to order cam bolts ASAP... Alignment was already bad lowering just made it worse
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