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Old 08-14-2012, 05:30 PM   #1
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Question on springs?

I'll be ordering tomorrow is it okay to just get the h&r springs and the camber bolts then later this month get the shocks and struts?
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I'll be ordering tomorrow is it okay to just get the h&r springs and the camber bolts then later this month get the shocks and struts?
Are you putting them on by yourself? It would probably be easier to do it all at once I would think.
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Yeah but I'm only 17 do I got all kinds of time it gives me a reason to go out and get under the car? But would it be okay to drive with the springs and bolts tell the shocks and struts come at the end of the month?
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I don't even have bolts or plates on my car and factory struts and shocks. (the guy who was supposed to do my camber caster plates apparently knew a better way and grinded on some bolts to make it align properly. wasn't to happy about it but whatever.) thing is your car isn't gonna fall apart on you. but it will wear your tires down if your don't put c/c plates or bolts.

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and the steering may be a bit off.
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So I'll be okay without the shocks for a lil bit?
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Ya just put them on when you get them its all a simple install also.
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Old 08-14-2012, 06:27 PM   #7
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Alrighty is the lowering really a good and noticeable look on the car?
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Alrighty is the lowering really a good and noticeable look on the car?
The factory mustang is high the lowering it gives it a nice stance! I have a 2 inch drop but im getting rid of the springs and for full time drag car and it drug everywhere!

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Alrighty is the lowering really a good and noticeable look on the car?
Ya big time! I have a 2 inch drop its to low for me.
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Yeah I love just getting under my car and screwing around with things. And I actually am dropped 1.5 inches and have stock struts, shocks and no cc plates and my tires wear perfectly, and I have noticed no bad effects. So I would think you should be good. And I parked next to a stock mustang, it had huge gaps in the wheel wells you will love it once you get it lower to the ground.
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Old 08-15-2012, 12:06 AM   #10
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Yeah I will be. Getting them soon I'll order maybe tomorrow if I have time but is the springs really hard to install I have never done them before ever?
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Yeah I will be. Getting them soon I'll order maybe tomorrow if I have time but is the springs really hard to install I have never done them before ever?
I have never done them on a mustang, but I herd they are not that hard. I put new springs on my jeep when I lifted it but I had control arms, swaybars, shocks, everything off and I'm sure that is different. And I also had a lift to work on.
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American muscle has good instructions on how to do it. That's what I went by and it was pretty easy
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American muscle has good instructions on how to do it. That's what I went by and it was pretty easy
Like the instructions they send you with the springs?
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Old 08-15-2012, 02:33 PM   #14
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Re: Question on springs?

i dont know how they are on a mustang, but i will find out in about a month. i had a mazda mx6 that i lowered. i had to rent a tool from advance auto parts to compress the coil to get it in place. it may be needed for your application and maybe not.
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Old 08-15-2012, 03:46 PM   #15
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Like the instructions they send you with the springs?
If you go to a.m. and go to their lowering springs there is a downloadable instruction sheet. And yes you need to rent a spring compressor ... its like 35 bucks
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Alright thanks an I think my neighbor ha a spring compressor but is the instructions really good? Also is the installation really hard?
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Dumb question but do shocks and struts make the car lower? And does anything make the car lower other than the springs?
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I've done springs w/o a compressor many times...brute strength and a impact!!! Lol.... Not recommended....
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Re: Question on springs?

I've never used a spring compressor. I just use the butt end of a breaker bar when I have the a-arm completely down and hanging. Done plenty of spring swaps on different cars.

And shocks/struts do not change the height of the car. They just serve as dampeners to help handle and distribute recoil of the spring compressing during driving.
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Old 08-17-2012, 01:08 AM   #20
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But is there anything else that will lover the car other than springs? Steeds x2 ball joints or anything?
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But is there anything else that will lover the car other than springs? Steeds x2 ball joints or anything?
Steeda X2 balljoints will only if you don't use the recommended spacer they include.
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Old 08-17-2012, 05:14 PM   #22
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I decided to buy the springs and the end of this month and I'm going to go with h&r super sports,camber bolts, do I need the new isolatores my car has 67,000 miles. and is it worth it to buy the shocks and struts, or should I get the Mach grill delete and the chin spoiler and sequital tail lights with the springs?
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Re: Question on springs?

I've got the lights and grill delete....the lights were the plug and play not the splice in, and I got the ...%$#& forgot what its called...modded flasher relay! To slow down the blinker. It was a lil too fast for my liking
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Old 08-17-2012, 06:56 PM   #24
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Yeah that's what I would be getting to. So you think I should get the shocks and struts or the other stuff?
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I was going to buy shocks and struts for my car because a.m. has a really good sale on them right now... but decided to get gears instead!
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I'm sure you want more than an inch drop, but on ksl there is some Ford racing springs for sale $50, I think they drop the front 1 inch and the rear 3/4, I could be wrong. Just so you know. But it sounds like you want 2 inches anyway.
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Old 08-20-2012, 07:28 PM   #27
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Yeah thanks for telling me man but yeah I'm looking for like a 1.8 to 2 inch drop. But when I get it lowered do I need to buy shocks and struts or not? Cause I was looking to get the tokico shocks and struts but the shocks went off Clarence so I'm kinda pissed!!?
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Re: Question on springs?

A.m. had them for like 54 bucks. And either auto anything or brothers performance.has them for 51
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Yeah thanks for telling me man but yeah I'm looking for like a 1.8 to 2 inch drop. But when I get it lowered do I need to buy shocks and struts or not? Cause I was looking to get the tokico shocks and struts but the shocks went off Clarence so I'm kinda pissed!!?
You should be fine. I have stock shocks and struts and mine is lowered around 1 1/2 inch and it rides and handles fine, there is not any negative effects that I know of, so you should be fine.

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A.m. had them for like 54 bucks. And either auto anything or brothers performance.has them for 51
Interesting never mind then.
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Okay cause yeah there shocks and the stunts were on Clarence an I get paid on Tuesday so I was going to get them but American muscle I guess took off the shocks!!! does anyone know when American muscle gets there shipments cause the chin spoiler is out of stock an the grill delete?
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Okay cause yeah there shocks and the stunts were on Clarence an I get paid on Tuesday so I was going to get them but American muscle I guess took off the shocks!!! does anyone know when American muscle gets there shipments cause the chin spoiler is out of stock an the grill delete?
Both are out of stock? You got screwed, but those are some of there most popular things so I would think they would get them in pretty quick. I just put both on my car, it looks awesome now.
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Well I hope so cause I wanted to get them on Tuesday with my lowering springs and camber bolts so I can do them all and my car would look like a whole new car(:
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Ebay chinspoiler $60 free shipping ill look to link it here

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Don't know.how to do it but uprproductsonline is the seller 59.99
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Is it good shipping and why is it cheaper from there then American muscle and does it come with everything to put it on?
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Upr is normally pretty good with their stuff. Is a reputable company
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