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Old 05-25-2011, 10:35 AM   #1
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Thinking about some lowering springs

Which ones are the best? I'm kinda on a budget, so I need some decent springs at a good cost. What does everyone think?
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I like steeda personally. Or maybe h&r, or Ford racing. Depends how much a drop u want. Dropped mine 2 inches with steeda sport springs.
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I like steeda personally. Or maybe h&r, or Ford racing. Depends how much a drop u want. Dropped mine 2 inches with steeda sport springs.
Supersports drop you about 2inches too
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Old 05-25-2011, 07:32 PM   #4
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I would like to drop mine around 1.5 to 2
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I put Eibach on mine and LOVE it!
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Re: Thinking about some lowering springs

c springs, you can pick them up for cheap and they do the job well.
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Old 05-25-2011, 09:25 PM   #7
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Yea I'm stuck between eibach bbk and h&r. I've heard good things about them
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Re: Thinking about some lowering springs

I just put my eibach's on weekend before last. I LOVE IT! Looks so much better!
It was an easy install if you have a little bit of mechanical knowledge. But the one thing you must do that no one ever told me about it GET IT ALLIGNED after!! It's a must!!
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Old 05-26-2011, 07:57 AM   #9
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Thanks! Did you replace your struts and shocks whenever you did yours?
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Re: Thinking about some lowering springs

Yeah i did. I got a set of KYB struts and shocks off ebay for a great price. Some people knock EBAY and yes you have to be careful, but Im extremely happy with it.
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Old 05-26-2011, 08:03 AM   #11
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Yea your stang looks good!
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Old 05-26-2011, 08:18 AM   #12
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Thanks! I will have pics up soon with the springs on
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Re: Thinking about some lowering springs

I went with H&R Super Sports...no isos...dropped 2" in the front and ~1.8' in the rear. Add ~.25-.5" to that if you leave or replace the isos.

I am very happy with the springs...performance oriented but reasonable in price (comparatively speaking). New shocks/struts, CC plates, ball joints and bumpsteer kit are highly recommended with these springs.

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Old 05-26-2011, 09:53 PM   #15
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I like the way yours sits. I want it low but not to low
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Re: Thinking about some lowering springs

I totalled my sixer with Steeda springs. Hit a bump in a construction zone at like 25 mph and ruined the K-member... Not my fault since there were no construction signs. If you are gonna do anything to your car... do it right. Don't go for the cheap sh*t because you want to save $100- not worth totalling your vehicle.
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Re: Thinking about some lowering springs

Sonic your's looks great! mine haven't settled yet so my back end is still just a tad bit higher than i would like
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Re: Thinking about some lowering springs

Eibach prolines!
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Re: Thinking about some lowering springs

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Eibach or h&r?
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Regardless on what your desired outcome is, i'm a huge fan of the Eibach Pro-Kit. Its enough drop to suffice most peoples needs. Since installing mine a few weeks ago, my car has really settled down and looks perfect.

Huge bonus, not needing plates, struts, ends... Very "bolt-on" ease, which I'm all about. The car drives perfectly, almost how it should right out of the factory.
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Old 05-31-2011, 12:14 PM   #22
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Yea I might go with the eibachs
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Re: Thinking about some lowering springs

buy ford racing C springs, cut them a bit to get the right drop all is good (only cut them with a cut off wheel do not heat them up to cut them)

Thats the cheapest way (you can find these springs used)

you will need CC plates if you go much more than an inch~ just FYI those are 200 bucks a set and are needed for alignment. You may need them regardless just an FYI.
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If i get the Ford racing c do I need cc plates
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Re: Thinking about some lowering springs

If you lower you car you will need CC plates- unless you don't care about running through tires. I just bought H&R Sport Springs from Lethal Performance yesterday for my Mach. I hear super sports from H&R lower it the most(out of the 3 H&Rs). Really its just personal preference. Different websites will quote different drops with the same product. I also bought Maximum Motorsport CCs and new front and rear isos. I didn't have Isos on my last stang, but it did squeak sometimes because of it. The bumpsteer kit is nice to have, but not a necessity.
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Re: Thinking about some lowering springs

yea just pretty much get CC plates and if you get cheap one they may not adjust enough etiher.
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Re: Thinking about some lowering springs

Ford C Springs - usually you can get away with just the springs. Only replace shocks/struts if they're worn or wanting to upgrade.

Eibach Pro kit - hit or miss on the drop...that's why I chose H&R's. I've heard people only get 1.2" and others 1.5+. Too much variance for me, I wanted at least 1.8" in the front so I went with the H&R SS's.
I'd say at least get CC plates with pro kit springs...that way you can get re-aligned if the springs drop the car more than expected.

H&R SS - you will need new shocks/struts (if you have stock), CC plates, a bumpsteer kit and ball joints to get your suspension back into spec. My alignment guy said he probably could've gotten the geometry back without the plates, but it was much easier with them, not to mention you can adjust camber/caster and toe in/out way easier with them in the future.

Maximum Motorsports are the best CC plates...go with them, no one else! John at NQS Performance (site sponsor) can get you a great price on them, he does accept PM's for quotes.
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I cut my springs, it was no cost and looks great. I cut 2 coils in the back and 1.5 in the front to kinda even it out. There only thing I hate is how bumpy the ride is. If I had the money I would have bought a lowering suspension kit...but here's a pic of how it looks...
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I myself have the maximum motorsports CC plates and they work great with an easy install (:
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I cut my springs, it was no cost and looks great. I cut 2 coils in the back and 1.5 in the front to kinda even it out. There only thing I hate is how bumpy the ride is. If I had the money I would have bought a lowering suspension kit...but here's a pic of how it looks...
Hey what size cowl hood is that on your car, where did you get it and how much was it?
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Hey what size cowl hood is that on your car, where did you get it and how much was it?
3 inches, I bought it off mrbodykit.com it's was around $450 total with shipping, I think, the price might have changed
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I cut my springs, it was no cost and looks great. I cut 2 coils in the back and 1.5 in the front to kinda even it out. There only thing I hate is how bumpy the ride is. If I had the money I would have bought a lowering suspension kit...but here's a pic of how it looks...
I've always been afraid to cut my springs. Did you replace your shocks and stuff whenever you did it?
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I went with H&R Super Sports...no isos...dropped 2" in the front and ~1.8' in the rear. Add ~.25-.5" to that if you leave or replace the isos.

I am very happy with the springs...performance oriented but reasonable in price (comparatively speaking). New shocks/struts, CC plates, ball joints and bumpsteer kit are highly recommended with these springs.

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After (after settling too)


your car looks much better, first pics ive seen lowered
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I've always been afraid to cut my springs. Did you replace your shocks and stuff whenever you did it?
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
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Re: Thinking about some lowering springs

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.
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