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Old 06-15-2011, 02:50 PM   #1
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lowering help!!!

I got the sportline springs today and I was wondering if I need the bump stop? Or do I have them or do u need to purchase them?
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Re: lowering help!!!

they come with the springs usually. If you bottom out in the rear then you can put them in, they basically just lower the bump stop so you dont it~ if you dont hit it no big deal.

You can also cut your OEM one down if you wanted but I am sure they are cheap.
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Old 06-15-2011, 03:17 PM   #3
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I didn't get bump thingy. I got a pinion snubber though
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Re: lowering help!!!

thats all I think you need, the bump stops are the same thing, now that you mention it... not sure your car has bump stops just the one on the pinion hmmm
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Yeah ir says to replace the snubber. Do I need a caster danger plate or can that wait?
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Re: lowering help!!!

the only need for them is for alignment, you can get it checked (dont pay if they cant align it make that CLEAR) and if its needed which they probably will be then buy some, installation is not horrible.

I HIGHLY recommend MM CC plates (maximummotorsports) they are 4 bolt, very strong, and very good quality. Their design uses a spherical bushing as well as allows for the top plate to be adjusted for more/less adjustment as needed.

If you are much more than an inch lower you may need them~ there is no adjustment in the stock setup. Also when you get the alignment checked go in knowing the stock recommendations so they dont just lie to you and tell you they got it aligned when all they really did was get it as close as they could.
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So could I install my springs and get the cc plates in a week or so then align my car?
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Re: lowering help!!!

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So could I install my springs and get the cc plates in a week or so then align my car?
I'd advise doing it all at once. A car that is misaligned, especially if you get some negative camber (which you likely will) can wear out tires quickly.

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Well I talk to the guy about a few hours a go. The mustang shop in auburn washington and said that they can just aligh it with out the cc plates and then ill buy then with a week or so install them and straghten up the bad boy!
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Re: lowering help!!!

I have no idea how they can say they can align it without CC plates not really ever seeing the car, I call major BS on that... either they dont know or just want you to come by regardless~

the only alternative is wobble bolts at the spindle or grinding out the CC plate holes~ I would highly recommend knowing the stock specs or what is considered in bounds for a stock alignment then making sure they get it right, dont let them hack on your car either.

stock you have no camber adjustment so they cant fix that (what you did by lowering it was make the camber negative)

just FYI
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