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Old 06-01-2011, 11:04 PM   #36
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No I just basically cut them and let it be, I know it prolly wasn't the best way to do it, but I didnt have money and I got tired of it being to high off the ground
I hear that. But I like the way yours sits!
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Hey. I just got done installing the eibach pro kit on my car. I did the springs, shocks, struts, cc plates and rear control arms. She handles and looks great. 1300 + 400 to burn out the old rear bushings and align her. You will need the cc plates to get it into alignment. If you go too low you may also need a bump steer kit. I used offset poly bushings. The shocks and struts complete it and are on sale at AM right now. If you really want to go all out look into a coil over kit.
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I hear that. But I like the way yours sits!
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I just bought H&R Super Sports today (like 15 mins ago)
Can't wait. I am definitely putting new isos on it since my old ones are permanently compressed.
Nice...you're going to love the way it'll sit after they settle

I'd check with H&R or some other Mach 1 owners on whether the stock Tokico shocks/struts will work with the Super Sports. I'd also consider getting some Maximum Motorsports 4 bolt CC plates to help get your car back in alignment.
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Nice...you're going to love the way it'll sit after they settle

I'd check with H&R or some other Mach 1 owners on whether the stock Tokico shocks/struts will work with the Super Sports. I'd also consider getting some Maximum Motorsports 4 bolt CC plates to help get your car back in alignment.
I will need a shorter sway bar end link and MM 4 bolt CC plates at least. I think I will hold off on the bumpsteer kit. I am thinking the shocks and struts will work fine. I am a little worried that it will lower it too much since I go over speed bumps every day. I am excited, but I am waiting a couple weeks to order the CC plates and sway bar end link and just put everything on at once.
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I will need a shorter sway bar end link and MM 4 bolt CC plates at least. I think I will hold off on the bumpsteer kit. I am thinking the shocks and struts will work fine. I am a little worried that it will lower it too much since I go over speed bumps every day. I am excited, but I am waiting a couple weeks to order the CC plates and sway bar end link and just put everything on at once.
I would definitely consider the bumpsteer kit. With the amount of drop the SS's give you, an alignment alone will not compensate for the added bumpsteer gained by lowering. The added bumpsteer essentially repositions the tie rod ends relative to the control arms, thus keeping them moving at a different rate than the control arms, giving you uneven tire wear, stress on your suspension and the car possibly jolting left or right when going over a bump at higher speeds. For ~$150, you'll have piece of mind that you are steering the car, not the car steering you.

You could probably get away with replacing your ball joints if they are still in decent shape. CC plates are a must.
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I haven't really looked but does American muscle sell everything I need to lower my car?
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I haven't really looked but does American muscle sell everything I need to lower my car?
Yes they have all of that stuff
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I haven't really looked but does American muscle sell everything I need to lower my car?
Yesss they do. At desent prices too.
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Thanks! I will have to check it out tonight and price some stuff
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Re: Thinking about some lowering springs

yup you really dont need much other than cc plates and springs, and if you only drop a little bit cc plates may not be needed, but its best to get them
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Well I thought about tryin to get a little bit of everything because my car just turned over 166,000 and I'm goin to be parking it soon and gettin me somethin else to drive back and forth to work and driving the mustang on weekends
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I just installed new springs last thursday. I got the eibach sportline springs from AM. They are nice. I haven't bought the cc plates. But rides good.
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I just installed new springs last thursday. I got the eibach sportline springs from AM. They are nice. I haven't bought the cc plates. But rides good.
Have you got ur car alligned yet? Did the springs lower the car so far that u need cc plates?
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Well I thought about tryin to get a little bit of everything because my car just turned over 166,000 and I'm goin to be parking it soon and gettin me somethin else to drive back and forth to work and driving the mustang on weekends
Yah with that many miles you'd want to replace all the corresponding components at one time ~ shocks/struts, springs, ball joints...also get CC plates and a bumpsteer kit if you are dropping 1.5" or more.

Dropping a significant amount and just replacing the springs will cause the other suspension components such as stock shocks/struts to wear out quicker. Best off doing everything at the same time and save yourself the hassle/time, and money if you have it installed.

Also don't forget to get an alignment after install.
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Have you got ur car alligned yet? Did the springs lower the car so far that u need cc plates?
No its that bad. I night sell my car. Might not if I don't I will get cc. But I have replaced all the bushings. Struts rotors brakes. So my whole front of the car is new
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Yah with that many miles you'd want to replace all the corresponding components at one time ~ shocks/struts, springs, ball joints...also get CC plates and a bumpsteer kit if you are dropping 1.5" or more.

Dropping a significant amount and just replacing the springs will cause the other suspension components such as stock shocks/struts to wear out quicker. Best off doing everything at the same time and save yourself the hassle/time, and money if you have it installed.

Also don't forget to get an alignment after install.
Yea I thought it would be a good idea to replace everything. What's a good strut and shock? I'm new to the mustang life lol
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I would suggest Koni or Tokiko.
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I would suggest Koni or Tokiko.
How's the price on those?
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How's the price on those?
The Tokikos start at around $320 and go up to just under $600 for their adjustable d specs. I'm pretty sure the konis are similarly priced to the d specs, maybe a little more.
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I have the tokiko and i like them so far. Havent did any real hard driving yet but so far so good.
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I too have Tokikos, they came stock on my Bullitt, and they seem to match up well with the H&R race springs I installed.
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I too have Tokikos, they came stock on my Bullitt, and they seem to match up well with the H&R race springs I installed.
Them are the springs I'm probably goin to be gettin.
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The race springs are linear rate springs like the factory installs on all mustangs, but stiffer. If you go with a street spring it will be progressive rate, meaning the coil is a little softer until you compress the spring a little (like cornering, exceleration, or braking) then the spring stiffens up. Both are better for different reasons. I prefer the more predictable nature of a linear or race spring but you sacrifice a little in comfort compared to a progressive rate street spring.
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Re: Thinking about some lowering springs

I installed my H&R Super Sport springs last week and I am finally able to put some pictures up.
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I installed my H&R Super Sport springs last week and I am finally able to put some pictures up.
Great stance. How do you like the ride?
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I installed my H&R Super Sport springs last week and I am finally able to put some pictures up.
Nice mach. Did you do it yourself?
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Yea I thought it would be a good idea to replace everything. What's a good strut and shock? I'm new to the mustang life lol
Yah I have Tokico HP's (blue ones). They have been a great shock/strut so far. They are performance oriented but still street friendly. D-specs are more aggressive, as they are adjustable. Koni's and KYB are also good brands. Bilsteins are tip top shocks/struts but do cost more.

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I installed my H&R Super Sport springs last week and I am finally able to put some pictures up.
Looks 10x better man! Great stance too. How's the ride?
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Here are a few shots of my Bullitt with the H&R race springs installed.
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Man that Bullit is clean. Looks good! How long did it take you to put the springs on?
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The ride is not bad at all. I put new isos on since my old ones were shot. Yes I installed them myself, took about 3 hours b/c I had to go get a deep well socket.
Only thing I hate are speed bumps at my apt. I have to literally go super slow so I don't hit bottom. But its not a problem if I am not in a hurry.
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Man that Bullit is clean. Looks good! How long did it take you to put the springs on?
Thank you. It took me and about two hours to install the springs and isolators. I didn't even need spring compressors.
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Yah I have Tokico HP's (blue ones). They have been a great shock/strut so far. They are performance oriented but still street friendly. D-specs are more aggressive, as they are adjustable. Koni's and KYB are also good brands. Bilsteins are tip top shocks/struts but do cost more.

Looks 10x better man! Great stance too. How's the ride?
Yea I want a strut/shock that's street friendly until I can get me somethin else to drive everyday
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The ride is not bad at all. I put new isos on since my old ones were shot. Yes I installed them myself, took about 3 hours b/c I had to go get a deep well socket.
Only thing I hate are speed bumps at my apt. I have to literally go super slow so I don't hit bottom. But its not a problem if I am not in a hurry.
Good to hear...I encounter the same issues sometimes...speed bumps, steep inclines, and rail crossings. It's just best to go slow or avoid them if you can. There are a couple driveways at businesses I used to be able to enter...now I can't so I just park on the street

You learn to be real careful and defensive when you have a chin spoiler 3" from the ground

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Yea I want a strut/shock that's street friendly until I can get me somethin else to drive everyday
Ya I'd go with the Tokicos or KYB's then. They aren't as pricey as the Bilsteins or D-specs, but are still a great product. You wouldn't be disappointed.
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