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Old 03-25-2012, 12:34 AM   #1
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What is a good set of lowering springs to settle with?
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What sort of drop are you looking for? Do you want a soft ride or a stiff ride?
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I have h&r 2' lowering springs I like them
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I have Eibach lowering springs for the convertible of our generation of mustang
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Eibach pro kit here. Very pleased
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I ordered the drop zone 2" for 179 on eBay very pleased
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I ordered the drop zone 2" for 179 on eBay very pleased
I had the drop zone springs & shocks and wasn't pleased at all. They were installed on a 94 GT w/ a 2' drop and the things road like s***. It's a very cheap setup and spending extra for reliable set such as Eibach is preferred.
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Ya I would like a 2 inch. I'll prolly go with h&r
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I have H&R race springs and am very happy. About 1.5" up front, and 1.25" out back.
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I have a question. What is the difference between very and coupe springs?? Steeda says there is no difference in their springs but h&r say coupe only and eibach says there's are for coupe and vert V6 only...wtf??? What spring will fit the v8 vert?? I'm looking for a 1.5-2" drop
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What is a good set of lowering springs to settle with?
I have the H&R springs....easy install and love the look and ride.
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Would I be able to just change the springs out or do I need to get all new stuff as well????
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The main difference between a coupe and convertible is weight. A v6 convertible weighs about as much as a GT coupe due to added bracing to add rigidity, so they will be able to use the same springs. The V8 convertible is even heavier, so the drop will be a bit more aggressive, and it would put a little more stress on the springs making them feel slightly softer than a coupe with the same springs.

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Would I be able to just change the springs out or do I need to get all new stuff as well????
Depending on the age/ mileage of your suspension components, you may want to change your shocks/ struts as well as changing to polyurathane bushings.
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Would I be able to just change the springs out or do I need to get all new stuff as well????
I ordered from american muscle and ordered the new bushing with them. Had it dropped in an hour.
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Re: Lowering springs

Yah im going with h&r I looked at the photos on American muscle, it looks like the h&r lower a lil more than the eibachs do...
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I had the drop zone springs & shocks and wasn't pleased at all. They were installed on a 94 GT w/ a 2' drop and the things road like s***. It's a very cheap setup and spending extra for reliable set such as Eibach is preferred.
Yea they ride like **** but when you lower a car it ain't gonna ride like a Cadillac
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Re: Lowering springs

H&R Super Sports are what you want. They will give you the closest drop to 2". Probably see around 1.6"-1.75" without taking out isos. Removing them will get you right around 2". The Eibach Sportlines come close but I have heard of them sagging after time.

I have the Super Sports and couldn't be happier. Yes the ride is stiffer but you sacrifice some ride quality for the looks and performance Plus I took out my isos so I'm sure that loss of buffer had an impact on ride quality.

I'd recommend a set of CC plates along with a bumpsteer kit if you drop with H&R SS's. As said if your car has higher miles, say 60k or above get new bushings. Shocks and struts wouldn't hurt either since aftermarket ones are rated to handle more aggressive springs like H&R's, and you're tearing that area apart anyways.

Be sure to get an alignment afterwards. The aftermarket CC plates (4 bolts please) will make re-alignment much easier.
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H&R Super Sports are what you want. They will give you the closest drop to 2". Probably see around 1.6"-1.75" without taking out isos. Removing them will get you right around 2". The Eibach Sportlines come close but I have heard of them sagging after time.

I have the Super Sports and couldn't be happier. Yes the ride is stiffer but you sacrifice some ride quality for the looks and performance Plus I took out my isos so I'm sure that loss of buffer had an impact on ride quality.

I'd recommend a set of CC plates along with a bumpsteer kit if you drop with H&R SS's. As said if your car has higher miles, say 60k or above get new bushings. Shocks and struts wouldn't hurt either since aftermarket ones are rated to handle more aggressive springs like H&R's, and you're tearing that area apart anyways.

Be sure to get an alignment afterwards. The aftermarket CC plates (4 bolts please) will make re-alignment much easier.
The super sports for verts 51658.77 is the h&r number for them, says 2 in" front drop, if I take the isos out would it be more then? I measured tonight and my front gap is almost 4 inches and my rear is 3".

I actually have in my cart right now on AM the tokico d-spec shocks, h&r super sport vert coils, MM CC plates, and new Isos for a grand total of 1006.94 after discount. Just gotta wait till my cousin pays me for my truck!
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Re: Lowering springs

I'd have to say yes..taking them out would lower the car .25-.5" more, depending on how many you take out. It seems H&R is pretty accurate with their drop claims so I think I'd leave them in. Keep in mind that the new poly isos may raise the height or "lessen" the drop by .25" since the stock ones are probably smashed down and worn. If they aren't you could always re-use them. That's up to you.

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I can't quite get two fingers between the tire and fender.
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I'd have to say yes..taking them out would lower the car .25-.5" more, depending on how many you take out. It seems H&R is pretty accurate with their drop claims so I think I'd leave them in. Keep in mind that the new poly isos may raise the height or "lessen" the drop by .25" since the stock ones are probably smashed down and worn. If they aren't you could always re-use them. That's up to you.

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I can't quite get two fingers between the tire and fender.
Wait, that's after just taking Isos out??? Or after sprigs and removal of isos

That is soo what I'm looking for...
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Wait, that's after just taking Isos out??? Or after sprigs and removal of isos

That is soo what I'm looking for...
No that's after the Super Sports and isos out, my bad..hell I wish just taking out isos did that, we'd all save $250
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No that's after the Super Sports and isos out, my bad..hell I wish just taking out isos did that, we'd all save $250
Lol I love none the less!!! :thumbsup:
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Re: Lowering springs

Thanks, yah if you do decide to take them out wrap the ends with black electrical tape and slather them in grease...it will prevent squeaking and grinding, at least for a while I've had mine that way about a year and haven't had any issues.

But then if H&R claims 2" for your vert I might just leave them in. Or if you want to get extreme take just the top isos out in the front.
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Thanks, yah if you do decide to take them out wrap the ends with black electrical tape and slather them in grease...it will prevent squeaking and grinding, at least for a while I've had mine that way about a year and haven't had any issues.

But then if H&R claims 2" for your vert I might just leave them in. Or if you want to get extreme take just the top isos out in the front.
I'm thinking about just leaving the old ones in
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Re: Lowering springs

Hell rock the stocks man...I think you'll be happy with the results...H&R does perform
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I had less than 8,000 miles on my Bullitt when I installed my H&R races springs, and my factory isolators were completely worn through. The factory isolators aren't made to last.
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I had less than 8,000 miles on my Bullitt when I installed my H&R races springs, and my factory isolators were completely worn through. The factory isolators aren't made to last.
That's funny, I've seen guys who have 80k miles and their isos looked barely worn, guess it all depends...
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Wow, that's crazy. I was really surprised to find how bad mine were with so few miles, but I wanted to upgrade to the polyurathane isolators so I wasn't too bothered by it.
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Yah those poly's will last way longer than the stock rubber ones.
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That's what I'm going with H and R springs. My car has 56k on it so I might just get new bushings as well
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As soon as I get the down payment from my cousin on my truck ($1000) I'll be getting tokico d-spec shocks/struts, h&r super sport convertible springs, mm caster camber plates!! Can't wait!
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As soon as I get the down payment from my cousin on my truck ($1000) I'll be getting tokico d-spec shocks/struts, h&r super sport convertible springs, mm caster camber plates!! Can't wait!
She's gonna look saweet!!!

You'll like those D-specs, they are nice shocks/struts...I would consider a bumpsteer kit if you can squeeze it in...it'll help get your tie rods and a-arms traveling at the same rate again after the drop..this will eliminate the excessive bumpsteer and keep you in control of the car when going over bumps at high speeds.
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I saved some cash by going with the eibach camber bolts instead of plates, but mainly because I didn't want to drill holes in my Bullitt. They gave me plenty of adjustment and have held my settings fine with no need to have them realigned.
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I'd hate to kill yalls conversation but is it possible to have the rear springs upside down on the 06 GTs?
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