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Old 09-02-2012, 11:56 PM   #1
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How low should I sit?

I have a 02 360R and love it. I want it to have to perfect stance. I want to know how low should I drop it or will I ruin anything by dropping it. Guys at the mechanic shop says the suspension is great, but need tie rods replaced and I have the wrong rear wheels(which is obvious). I have plans for 18x9/10 for the car, but don't know if I should drop it then get wheels or get wheels first to how it will look. How low should it sit?
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How low do u wanna drop it? I have 18x9/10 with 305 in the back. 2.8 inch in the back and 2.5 in the front

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Old 09-03-2012, 01:11 AM   #3
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That looks really good! I know the suspension is different on the Roush than the GT. The mechanic said the struts, bushings, sway bar and control arms look great-just needed new tie rod ends. I'm ordering H&R springs or Eibach springs next week. I can't decide. I just don't want to ruin something good if that's what I really have.
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Old 09-03-2012, 01:21 AM   #4
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This is what I have now

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I'll have to get a better daytime shot.

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17x8 bullitt style rim(on rear)

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Lots of space!
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Old 09-03-2012, 01:31 PM   #5
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Wifey says she will buy me another set of wheels and then decide how low I want to drop her!!! I think I'll have to go big for our upcoming anniversary!
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Wifey says she will buy me another set of wheels and then decide how low I want to drop her!!! I think I'll have to go big for our upcoming anniversary!
Thts good! What kind you planning on?
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I think a set of black saleen or cobras would look sweet.
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Old 09-03-2012, 01:56 PM   #8
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White staggered 18" saleens would be my choice
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Old 09-03-2012, 03:07 PM   #9
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Re: How low should I sit?

going with staggered saleens

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Nice you're ride will look sick!
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Nice you're ride will look sick!
Not as good as your ride! I let my wife see your car. She love it!
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Old 09-03-2012, 03:58 PM   #12
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Not as good as your ride! I let my wife see your car. She love it!
Lol thnks. Have u upgraded any performance on it like exhaust and what not? I knw with some bolt ons and pulley swap u can get good hp
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Lol thnks. Have u upgraded any performance on it like exhaust and what not? I knw with some bolt ons and pulley swap u can get good hp
Not yet. Just removed the turn downs and ran the exhaust out the back. I think the previous owner may have tampered with it some.

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The guy at the dealership said it was about 386rwhp. I don't know if that's true though.

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Cats have been removed. Flowmaster mufflers. Air filter is aftermarket. Don't know enough about s/c yet to tell if pulleys have been replaced. What should I look for?
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Not yet. Just removed the turn downs and ran the exhaust out the back. I think the previous owner may have tampered with it some.

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The guy at the dealership said it was about 386rwhp. I don't know if that's true though.

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Cats have been removed. Flowmaster mufflers. Air filter is aftermarket. Don't know enough about s/c yet to tell if pulleys have been replaced. What should I look for?
Hmm with 383 you should have some mods then because stock I believe they come with 375 crank so like 340 to the wheels. I know a smaller pulley will increase boost. It shoul say on the pulley what size it is
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Hmm with 383 you should have some mods then because stock I believe they come with 375 crank so like 340 to the wheels. I know a smaller pulley will increase boost. It shoul say on the pulley what size it is
i'll take a look. what size pulley comes on there?
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Doesn't look like anything special was done. These are the top 2 pulleys.

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What pulley am I looking for?
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i'll take a look. what size pulley comes on there?
I'm really not sure
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I'm really not sure
okay. after the wheels and possible lowering springs, i'll start looking into the easy performance mods and get it tuned and dyno.
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okay. after the wheels and possible lowering springs, i'll start looking into the easy performance mods and get it tuned and dyno.
Roush Silver Polished Lip Ford Mustang Wheels Raised Letter 18x9 +28 18x10 +41

I also have a set of 17x8 Roush Rims as well.
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Those are nice I used to have those in my v6
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If I had roush wheels, I would be content. I have knock off bullitts. The previous owner doesn't know what he did with the original wheels.
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