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Old 09-15-2012, 08:55 AM   #1
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Lowering problems.

Hey guys, been thinking about lowering my car, however ive heard that this leads to all types of problems.

Any experiences? Worth it or not?
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Old 09-15-2012, 11:32 AM   #2
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Hey guys, been thinking about lowering my car, however ive heard that this leads to all types of problems.

Any experiences? Worth it or not?
I'm lowered in Eibach sportlines with BMR adjustable panhard bar Koni yellow struts and shocks and eibach camber bolts, I have no problems, I have been running them for about 6 months
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Old 09-15-2012, 12:14 PM   #3
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Frpp k springs... put em on around 40k I'm at 65k no issues other than really bad ride quality IMO, however folks who ride with me don't think so... once I get new shocks n struts it will ride better than stock... Id b willing to bet zacks rides amazing

Only problems that can occur are easily avoided such as
Bottom out (drive carefully)
Wears out shocks and struts quicker if using stock (get shocks n struts that are made for lowering springs )
Bushings wear out faster (get better bushings )
Alignment gets out of wack easier (buy camber bolts or caster camber plates)

What is a great street set up:
frpp k springs (1.5" drop all the way around ) $189
frpp shocks n struts $405
Ehibach (sp? ) camber bolts $30
Shelby front an rear sway bars $200 or less when on sale
Adj pan hard bar $100-$200
Polyurethane complete bushing set up $150-$200

But you don't even need all that right away... just get springs.and cam bolts see how it sits after a few days then get adj pan hard bar if your rear wheels get shifted... when the ride starts getting too rough pick up shocks n struts koni yellows or steeda or frpp
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Frpp k springs... put em on around 40k I'm at 65k no issues other than really bad ride quality IMO, however folks who ride with me don't think so... once I get new shocks n struts it will ride better than stock... Id b willing to bet zacks rides amazing

Only problems that can occur are easily avoided such as
Bottom out (drive carefully)
Wears out shocks and struts quicker if using stock (get shocks n struts that are made for lowering springs )
Bushings wear out faster (get better bushings )
Alignment gets out of wack easier (buy camber bolts or caster camber plates)

What is a great street set up:
frpp k springs (1.5" drop all the way around ) $189
frpp shocks n struts $405
Ehibach (sp? ) camber bolts $30
Shelby front an rear sway bars $200 or less when on sale
Adj pan hard bar $100-$200
Polyurethane complete bushing set up $150-$200

But you don't even need all that right away... just get springs.and cam bolts see how it sits after a few days then get adj pan hard bar if your rear wheels get shifted... when the ride starts getting too rough pick up shocks n struts koni yellows or steeda or frpp
+1...I also have 20k on mine and so far so good! Ride is a bit rough especially since I live in the country but like silversky said a quick change of shocks n struts will fix that! Other than that go for it, you will love the stance and drivability. I have no regrets doing mine.
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I wish I would have gone w sportlines... my regret
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Old 09-15-2012, 08:43 PM   #6
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If you lower it too much you can bottom out or scrape you're front alot
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If you lower it too much you can bottom out or scrape you're front alot
True and I'm anal about my car so that's why I stuck with the K's but if it wasn't my DD I'd definitely do the sportlines for sure!! Lower just looks better IMO.
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Yea I bottom out and scrape my front all the time!
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Yea I bottom out and scrape my front all the time!
That must make u ekkk every time, the slight sound gets me lol
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I've made some serious crazy faces while scraping
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I've made some serious crazy faces while scraping
Lmao I bet! I've literally pulled over just to see what I did and hope everything is all good lol..the things we do for our stangs lol
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I've made some serious crazy faces while scraping
I haven't bottomed out yet and I daily drive it, I rarely scrap even with the GT/CS bumper witch is supposed to be 1.5 inch's lower then the stock GT bumper, and the sportlines ride ok with the koni's, it's a stiff ride but not to bad. I want the eibach or Shelby front and rear sway bar next.
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I haven't bottomed out yet and I daily drive it, I rarely scrap even with the GT/CS bumper witch is supposed to be 1.5 inch's lower then the stock GT bumper, and the sportlines ride ok with the koni's, it's a stiff ride but not to bad. I want the eibach or Shelby front and rear sway bar next.
Wow thats good to know! I'm gonna have to try those koni's, I have some other mustang buddies that are running them and they love them! Ofcourse they are running the k's also like mine so once mine are out I'll try those.
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Zack 19" help u not scrape... I smash **** a lot due to driving 150 miles daily for work... and I travel to very unpleasant places where u can not avoid it... bitter beer faces every time too: -/
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I have never scraped once with my Ford K springs, on speed bumps with my 15" wheels my exhaust would tap it but that's cause my exhaust hangs low. With the 18s never a problem
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Yea I drive not on the best roads but not the worst and it helps I only drive 8 miles to work and back
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I've got eibach sport line and I love the look of them, however the ride is a lot more rough without new shocks n struts :/ but yea hate that scratch noise if scraping almost makes me cry ;( I've gotten out multiple times to check and see what had happened!!! 0.0 scccaaaaarrrrryyyyy :/
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