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Old 05-16-2005, 04:37 PM   #1
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Lowering?

Just wondering what I will need to lower my car, besides springs, but what kind, and do I need new shocks/struts? I dont want to floor it but I want just a nice little drop, maybe an inch or so.
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Just wondering what I will need to lower my car, besides springs, but what kind, and do I need new shocks/struts? I dont want to floor it but I want just a nice little drop, maybe an inch or so.
1-1.25 will be a good drop and you won't need camber plates or shocks.

Steeda, H&R, probably the best bet for that size of a drop.
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so just the springs?
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so just the springs?
If you stay with the 1-1.25" drop range you will just need the springs.
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but for how long.. wont this add on the shocks and struts and eventually wear them out.. or atleast where them quicker?
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your car is ten years old so i would suggest shocks and struts, they cant be in perfect condition now. i would suggest some steeda sport springs and some tokicos hp.
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http://www.stangsuspension.com/store...?idproduct=275

Would this be a good setup?
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The stock struts and shocks are not designed to be lowered. You will eventually have to be replaced with a performance shock. My stock ones went out in about a year. I bought Koni Sports nice, but expensive. There are other brands that are not so expensive like Tokico's, you can run them.
You won't need CC Plates unless you drop it around 2''. Just get a good alignment after lowering.

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but for how long.. wont this add on the shocks and struts and eventually wear them out.. or atleast where them quicker?
Wear them quicker yes... but it isnt something that he would need to do right away. If he has the cash then it never hurts to do it at once... but a good set of shocks will set you back 450-500 dollars.
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That will do. Not sure on the drop you will get out of it with the V8 though. May not have to cut the Springs.
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that will prolly net you a 1 inch drop.
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how low do you want to go? any more than 1.3 inches expect to need cc plates, heck I HIGHLY recommend them regardless, if you have expensive tires GET THEM and ONLY get maximum motorsports 4 bolt design else just dont bother.

If you go 1.25 or so~ your stock struts/shocks will be fine for a good while, since you have an older car you may just want to do the job while your at it, might as well its super easy, at least do the fronts...since the rear are VERY easy.


for a 1.25~ inch drop mach 1 tokicos are best (unless you like to spend money on bilstiens)
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awesome, since I'm gonna be getting my friends 99+ GT rear end... I'll save money on getting a chip and like $143 in just the rear alone... so with those massive savings, I think I'm gonna invest in some Steeda lowering springs.... maybe next summer shocks and struts to match
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steeda < c springs FYI
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same rate same drop same performance, but c springs cost ALOT less
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