Lowering springs or tuner - Mustang Evolution

Go Back   Mustang Evolution > 1979-2015 Mustang GT || Tech and Talk > 1996-2004 Mustang GT



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them here!
Old 08-27-2012, 02:00 PM   #1
Registered Member
Regular
 
TXstang125's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Region: Texas
Posts: 410
Lowering springs or tuner

Should I get lowering springs or save up for a tuner ??
TXstang125 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 08-27-2012, 02:06 PM   #2
Registered Member
Regular
 
01bullitt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Region: North Carolina
Posts: 210
depends you wanna look good and turn better or be lil faster?
i went with tuner and gear combo first
01bullitt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2012, 02:48 PM   #3
Registered Member
Regular
 
infamous281's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Region: Texas
Posts: 779
Quote:
Originally Posted by 01bullitt
depends you wanna look good and turn better or be lil faster?
i went with tuner and gear combo first
Springs
infamous281 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 08-27-2012, 03:02 PM   #4
Registered Member
Regular
 
TXstang125's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Region: Texas
Posts: 410
Quote:
Originally Posted by 01bullitt
depends you wanna look good and turn better or be lil faster?
i went with tuner and gear combo first
I have 3.73 gears (not in yet)

---------- Post added at 03:02 PM ---------- Previous post was at 03:00 PM ----------

If I get lowering springs are the SR good off of AM
TXstang125 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2012, 03:19 PM   #5
Registered Member
Regular
 
Horseplay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: San Antonio, TX
Region: Texas
Posts: 4,265
get h&r springs. if ur gona buy lowering springs buy some that will give u a nice drop. i got dropzone springs for 100 bucks and got a good 2" drop or a so
__________________

Low2v
Horseplay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2012, 03:27 PM   #6
Registered Member
Regular
 
TXstang125's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Region: Texas
Posts: 410
Quote:
Originally Posted by Horseplay
get h&r springs. if ur gona buy lowering springs buy some that will give u a nice drop. i got dropzone springs for 100 bucks and got a good 2" drop or a so
Where did u get them from ??
TXstang125 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2012, 03:30 PM   #7
Registered Member
Regular
 
Horseplay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: San Antonio, TX
Region: Texas
Posts: 4,265
Quote:
Originally Posted by TXstang125

Where did u get them from ??
from ebay. i thought they were going to be really cheap quality but they ride awesome. another fellow ME member told me about them so i took his word for it.
__________________

Low2v
Horseplay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2012, 03:42 PM   #8
Registered Member
Regular
 
TXstang125's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Region: Texas
Posts: 410
Quote:
Originally Posted by Horseplay

from ebay. i thought they were going to be really cheap quality but they ride awesome. another fellow ME member told me about them so i took his word for it.
Damn I want to get them but my grift card is to AM lol
TXstang125 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2012, 05:16 PM   #9
Registered Member
Regular
 
Horseplay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: San Antonio, TX
Region: Texas
Posts: 4,265
Quote:
Originally Posted by TXstang125

Damn I want to get them but my grift card is to AM lol
oh lol. buy some cc plates from AM and buy the springs urself from ebay
__________________

Low2v
Horseplay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2012, 05:20 PM   #10
Registered Member
Regular
 
Matticus's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Region: Alabama
Posts: 559
If you go with SR (1.5") you shouldn't need to get caster camber plates. Any lower and it would be advised for good geometry. So SR would be a cheaper alternative, just not as low.
Matticus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2012, 05:35 PM   #11
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Region: Louisiana
Posts: 161
Depends. Looks and handleing, or more power.
Cdbformula is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2012, 07:47 PM   #12
Registered Member
Regular
 
CrookedHalos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Region: Texas
Posts: 92
Tuner!!!
Moaaarrr Unlimited POOWWWAAAAA!!!!

But I'm coming from a daily driver convertible point of view. I like my stock comfort suspension. So all the mods I've gotten are all for acceleration and mpg. I do lots of city driving. So far I'm 120% happy with what I've built. Suspension will come last for me.. But probably before a Procharger v.v
CrookedHalos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2012, 09:32 PM   #13
Registered Member
Regular
 
Venomouz831's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Seaside
Region: California
Posts: 8,133
Get lowering springs, better handling and overall looks way better than tht nasty 4x4 stance.
__________________
)02 Gt, Founder of WE2G
Venomouz831 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2012, 10:35 PM   #14
Registered Member
Regular
 
Sonicblue11's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Williamstown
Region: New Jersey
Posts: 542
Quote:
Originally Posted by Venomouz831
Get lowering springs, better handling and overall looks way better than tht nasty 4x4 stance.
+10
Sonicblue11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2012, 10:53 PM   #15
Registered Member
Regular
 
Mile high JDF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Thronton
Region: Colorado
Posts: 5,989
I would vote tuner so that you could correct your speedometer when you install the 3.73s
__________________
Sold - Black 2000 Mustang GT, gone but definitely not forgotten
- Silver 2007 Corvette
Current - DHG 2001 Bullitt
Mile high JDF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2012, 11:41 AM   #16
Registered Member
Regular
 
TXstang125's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Region: Texas
Posts: 410
I'm getting the springs first and then I'm going to work my *** off to save up for the tuner and installation fee for the gears
TXstang125 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2012, 01:17 PM   #17
Registered Member
Regular
 
Rcary's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: San Antonio
Region: Texas
Posts: 274
I wanna get a drop like 1" to 1.5"
When I was getting one of my tires fixed I got quoted for getting my stang lowered and the guy told me $800 for it and I just thought wtf that sounds way overpriced... Gonna go to a few other places and get quoted some more
Rcary is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2012, 02:06 PM   #18
Registered Member
Regular
 
Matticus's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Region: Alabama
Posts: 559
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rcary
I wanna get a drop like 1" to 1.5"
When I was getting one of my tires fixed I got quoted for getting my stang lowered and the guy told me $800 for it and I just thought wtf that sounds way overpriced... Gonna go to a few other places and get quoted some more
All you need to do is buy spring (100-200 depending on preference) and rent a spring compressor from an autozone (about 40 for collateral, you get it back when you return it) just make an afternoon of it and save like $600 lol
Matticus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2012, 02:11 PM   #19
Lorraine's driver

Regular
 
ab_mach1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Indianapolis
Region: Indiana
Posts: 7,862
Quote:
Originally Posted by JDF View Post
I would vote tuner so that you could correct your speedometer when you install the 3.73s
+1 and tire rotations as well. Never know, you may buy different wheels at some point.

And mostly for the power!
__________________
Instagram: @ab_mach1
ab_mach1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2012, 02:17 PM   #20
Registered Member
Regular
 
Rcary's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: San Antonio
Region: Texas
Posts: 274
Quote:
Originally Posted by Matticus

All you need to do is buy spring (100-200 depending on preference) and rent a spring compressor from an autozone (about 40 for collateral, you get it back when you return it) just make an afternoon of it and save like $600 lol
Yea the guy told me springs would cost $500 and right there I knew he was trying to rip me off when AM has springs for alot cheaper. Just said thanks and left right after he gave me that quote for it.
Rcary is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2012, 02:21 PM   #21
Registered Member
Regular
 
F4m0usfr34k's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Surprise, AZ
Region: Arizona
Posts: 332
I think there estimates are so high because they might be thinking lowering as in like suspension shocks struts everything like that ??? Maybe??? But mine was like 450 for eibach and installation....
__________________
*f4m0usfr34k*
F4m0usfr34k is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2012, 04:08 PM   #22
Registered Member
Regular
 
mcvicar04's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Region: New Jersey
Posts: 400
Quote:
Originally Posted by TXstang125

I have 3.73 gears (not in yet)

---------- Post added at 03:02 PM ---------- Previous post was at 03:00 PM ----------

If I get lowering springs are the SR good off of AM
I got them and it lowered the car a good amount but I also did heater hose mod, and its a stiff *** ride
mcvicar04 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2012, 04:56 PM   #23
Registered Member
Regular
 
TopgearGT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Region: California
Posts: 177
Quote:
Originally Posted by mcvicar04

I got them and it lowered the car a good amount but I also did heater hose mod, and its a stiff *** ride
Saw that your going to the drags soon! Try and get that gunner
__________________
http://www.mustangevolution.com/forum/users/25023-albums2837-17413.jpg
CSVT and 02 GT!
TopgearGT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2012, 09:48 AM   #24
Registered Member
Regular
 
TXstang125's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Region: Texas
Posts: 410
Quote:
Originally Posted by TopgearGT

Saw that your going to the drags soon! Try and get that gunner
Yea I'm getting the tuner befor thanksgiving n when I go back to Lubbock and race I'm also getting my gears put in at thanksgiving Because I don't trust any one over here in Austin to put them in lol

I just ordered the SR springs from am and the insulators
TXstang125 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Mustang Evolution > 1979-2015 Mustang GT || Tech and Talk > 1996-2004 Mustang GT

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


» Like Us On Facebook



01:31 AM


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0

MustangEvolution.com is in no way associated with or endorsed by Ford Motor Company.