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Old 05-20-2011, 05:58 PM   #1
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How low should I lower my car!? My front tire just looks like a 2 inch wheel because the wheel base is so much higher than what I like. I would like to get some opinions.
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Re: lowering

Depends on how much you want to alter your driving habits, lol.

1-1.5" is a good drop for a daily driven car...you lose the 4x4 look but can still enter driveways. Eibach pro kit and Ford Racing springs are a good choice for that drop.

1.5-2" is the more extreme drop...you will most likely want new shocks/struts, as well as caster camber plates, ball joints and a bumpsteer kit. I recently lowered mine ~2" in the front and 1.7" in the rear with H&R Super Sports. I love the drop and the car handles much better, but I've really had to alter my driving habits...no more driveways with steep inclines and I usually stay away from low curbs and parking barriers.
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Old 05-20-2011, 10:28 PM   #3
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Oh alright thanks! Ill take that into consideration! I did find some 1.5 inch drop on mossmuscle.com I want my front. Drop a lot lower than the back
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Re: lowering

Yah most progressive springs will drop the front a little bit more. If you really want to slam the front you could take out the isolators. The stock springs usually have a upper and lower isolator. I took both of mine out in the fronts and I can't even get my hand past my knuckles between the fender and wheel.

There is a little bit of noise when I go over large bumps but other than that I've had no squeaking or grinding without isos. I wrapped the ends in electrical tape and greased the ends to prevent squeaking.
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Oh that's a good ideal I could always get a substitutuo for isolaters couldn't I?
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Old 05-23-2011, 08:20 PM   #6
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Re: lowering

Well they make poly isolators to replace the stock rubber ones, but those will still add ~.5" in height.

About the only substitution is wrapping the ends in tape...Not much else out there that would work properly.

If you plan on doing the install yourself you can always leave them in, wait for the springs to settle, then take them out if you want the car lower, or take them out right away and put them back in if the car's too low or you get squeaking.
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Re: lowering

I'm about 1.5 dropped all around and I love it. Eibach-Pro Kit. Handles awesome.
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With stock struts?
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I'm about 1.5 dropped all around and I love it. Eibach-Pro Kit. Handles awesome.
So does mine. Looks great and rides great. VERY happy with my install, and i set my alignment to factory specs. Works wonderfully.
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Did you use stick struts and shocks?
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Did you use stick struts and shocks?
Yup. Love OEM, as much as I can.
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Old 05-24-2011, 02:34 PM   #12
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Ok sweet whatdo you think about the ford lowering springs on moss muscle? They have 1.5" drop
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Ok sweet whatdo you think about the ford lowering springs on moss muscle? They have 1.5" drop
Identical to my Eibachs. I support it.
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