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Old 09-16-2011, 01:17 PM   #1
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My plan is to get some black staggered 18 inch Bullitt wheels. I also want to lower my 03 Mustang GT. Which springs would be the best looking, the most comfortable, and that won't rub the tires after the install? Thanks!
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Re: Lowering Springs

if you go any lower than 1.25 inches you will start to have issues getting places (rubbing your front bumper on the ground etc)

Most aim for 1.5 inches~ not a huge issue here but just FYI you have to be more careful getting into places.

I am at about 2 inches lower than stock. I like a 2 inch gap fender to tire~ or there about.

there are MANY MANY spring choices, your stock rate is probably around 400 front/200 rear so you will want to buy springs around that to keep the ride soft

when lowering more than an inch you will probably need caster/camber plates so you can align the vehicle.

Those are about 180 bucks, springs should be 200-250 depending, installation is NOT HARD (read our how to) or you can pay someone 200-300 to do it.

If you buy OEM ford 18in rims like FR500s they will fit just fine with no rubbing, what rims are you looking at
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if you go any lower than 1.25 inches you will start to have issues getting places (rubbing your front bumper on the ground etc)

Most aim for 1.5 inches~ not a huge issue here but just FYI you have to be more careful getting into places.

I am at about 2 inches lower than stock. I like a 2 inch gap fender to tire~ or there about.

there are MANY MANY spring choices, your stock rate is probably around 400 front/200 rear so you will want to buy springs around that to keep the ride soft

when lowering more than an inch you will probably need caster/camber plates so you can align the vehicle.

Those are about 180 bucks, springs should be 200-250 depending, installation is NOT HARD (read our how to) or you can pay someone 200-300 to do it.

If you buy OEM ford 18in rims like FR500s they will fit just fine with no rubbing, what rims are you looking at
Wow that was wry informative, thanks!
I want some 18 inch Bullitt wheels
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Re: Lowering Springs

the backspacing on 18x10 rims should be around 6.5 inches for the rear~ there about
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I have thr eibach sport spring and its not that bad of a ride! It dropped it about 1.5 in rear and 1.75 in front. You will need an alignment though
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My plan is to get some black staggered 18 inch Bullitt wheels. I also want to lower my 03 Mustang GT. Which springs would be the best looking, the most comfortable, and that won't rub the tires after the install? Thanks!
i have staggered 18 inch bullits with H&R race springs, they are a little on the firm side but thats what you want
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