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Old 01-30-2012, 11:07 AM   #1
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Lowering Springs

I'm looking into new springs and shocks. My DD has 90k miles on it and the suspension in a bi bouncy. I want to lower about an 1"-1.25" and have some nicer shocks not too extreme. Here is what I've been looking at.

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Tokico hp series or
KYB GR-2 (stock replacement)

Springs:
Ford Racing B or C spring ( I can't tell what is the difference ) or
Steeda sport springs
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Re: Lowering Springs

the Ford C springs are about 600lbs front rate vs the stock 400~ so they will be stiffer. The new shocks/struts will keep it from being as bouncy though. Go with the B springs if you want a more stock like softer ride but it wont handle nearly as good.
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the Ford C springs are about 600lbs front rate vs the stock 400~ so they will be stiffer. The new shocks/struts will keep it from being as bouncy though. Go with the B springs if you want a more stock like softer ride but it wont handle nearly as good.
Thanks AM doesn't really show the difference in the two.
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I got Ford c and love them great handling.
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I got Ford c and love them great handling.
Do you have any pics of a b4 and after
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I think so somewhere but I'm just saying from experience. Also mine is v6 plus I also changed the shocks. It's so fun to drive now.
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I have Tokiko shocks/struts and H&R race springs. They lower stock GT's 1.25" in front and 1.0" in the rear. They are 750-850 lb/in in front and 260-280 lb/ft in the rear. I think they are perfect, but I prefer a stiffer ride. Here are before and after pics, not a super aggressive drop, but I like it.
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I have Tokiko shocks/struts and H&R race springs. They lower stock GT's 1.25" in front and 1.0" in the rear. They are 750-850 lb/in in front and 260-280 lb/ft in the rear. I think they are perfect, but I prefer a stiffer ride. Here are before and after pics, not a super aggressive drop, but I like it.
Thanks for sending the pics. How is the ride for everyday driving on that combo? How is the handling differences? Very nice car!
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Thanks for sending the pics. How is the ride for everyday driving on that combo? How is the handling differences? Very nice car!
Thank you, I think It rides how it should have from the factory. It really isn't much stiffer than the stock Bullitt springs, but now there is considerably less body roll and the car changes directions much sharper now. The Tokicos and H&R's feel like they were made for each other. I also replaced the old rubber spring isolators with polyurathane spring isolators.
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my steeda sport springs are horrible.
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I had the tokico shock and struts and the ford C springs on my old stang and the car handled like a champ.
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I had Eibach sport springs on my 97' Z28 and I didn't like the way progressive springs change attitude mid corner. I like race/linear rate springs much more due the their more predictable handling characteristics.
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I have eibach race springs. It lowered mine about 1.25 front and 1.75-2 n back. Handles real good but ride is rough. I need to get some bumpsteer, strut and shocks, caster chamers. Like i said looks and handling r great but had to sacrifice some comfort. But when the struts and shocks get put on. It'll help it out a bunch
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I had the tokico shock and struts and the ford C springs on my old stang and the car handled like a champ.
Did you have to cut a coil on the c springs I've heard some people have ( don't really know why )
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Couldn't tell you man, the guy before me had them installed
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