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Old 03-10-2015, 04:47 PM   #1
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68 coupe Lowering & Suspension Upgrades

Definitely want to lower my coupe and upgrade the suspension to get the best ride possible. What suggestion do yall have? Do's & Don'ts? I'm already familiar with the Shelby drop for front but would like some input on shocks and lowering coils maybe?

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I did the shelby drop 1" lowering blocks in the rear and cut half a coil and am using the white kyb shocks. Also a bump steer kit is a good idea and while your at it Id replace all rubber bushings with poly and upgrade sway bars. Iv done all that and am very please with the way my car handles/drives. The car has very little body roll now
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I did the shelby drop 1" lowering blocks in the rear and cut half a coil and am using the white kyb shocks. Also a bump steer kit is a good idea and while your at it Id replace all rubber bushings with poly and upgrade sway bars. Iv done all that and am very please with the way my car handles/drives. The car has very little body roll now

Cool, thanks! Did you have to upgrade the upper control arms?


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Cool, thanks! Did you have to upgrade the upper control arms?


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Looks great. What size are your tires? Also I'm guessing your fenders are rolling inside?


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Looks good. What kind of wheels do you have on your Stang?
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Yea! Looks great! I'd like to know what size wheels , width too, and tire size you're running?

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I picked this set of 18" Cobra wheels for a good deal. I was really hoping they'd work,but they're way too deep ( back spacing ) they are staggered 18x9 front & 18x11 rear..18x 9 fits perfect on rear but IDK if I could find a pair of matching 18x8 or 18x7 to fit front.


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68 coupe Lowering & Suspension Upgrades

Thanks and yeah lips are rolled and the wheels are AR 17x8 with staggered tire size. With 00mm offset the front tires are a little skinny for the rim, like if I were to lay the rim down then the lip will be touching instead of the tire. I don't know the tire sizes of the top of my head but I'll post them when I get home
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The rears are 235/50 and fronts are 215/45
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It's of course preference, but IMHO, things start looking weird on a first gen mustang once you start getting bigger than 17". 17 works, but 18+ doesn't look like it belongs.
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It's of course preference, but IMHO, things start looking weird on a first gen mustang once you start getting bigger than 17". 17 works, but 18+ doesn't look like it belongs.
Yea, I get what you're saying. 18" gives a lil more ground clearance than I want but for price I paid for those cobra wheels I could over look it for a while, LOL. I actually have been looking for a set of steelies 15" to run 205 /60 on till I decide what permanent wheels to run..no salvage yard seems to have any, I'm going tomorrow to browse the local pik a part yard to see what I can find.

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