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Old 12-26-2012, 02:43 PM   #1
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I'm finally about to purchase the last piece to the my car...it's taken me 2 years to get it here and it will be my last cosmetic mod...and I am scared to death to try and lower it myself..people say it's simple but I'm very scared that I will mess something up...I'm 18 with a little bit of knowledge, an online tutorial I found,and my grandpa that used to fix cars for a living... Will I be able to do this?
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oh yeah! its super easy. i did my car all by myself but an extra hand helps. dont be scared! just remember you need to have it aligned a couple days after you lower it after the springs settle
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oh yeah! its super easy. i did my car all by myself but an extra hand helps. dont be scared! just remember you need to have it aligned a couple days after you lower it after the springs settle
What will happen if I don't align it? Lol
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I'm finally about to purchase the last piece to the my car...it's taken me 2 years to get it here and it will be my last cosmetic mod...and I am scared to death to try and lower it myself..people say it's simple but I'm very scared that I will mess something up...I'm 18 with a little bit of knowledge, an online tutorial I found,and my grandpa that used to fix cars for a living... Will I be able to do this?
I would at least have a friend help. I personally would have it professionally installed.

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What will happen if I don't align it? Lol
Your tires will wear super fast
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I would at least have a friend help. I personally would have it professionally installed.

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Your tires will wear super fast
Oh lord I just got new tires ...would I take it to a suspension shop to have it aligned? And what are they aligning?
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Oh lord I just got new tires ...would I take it to a suspension shop to have it aligned? And what are they aligning?
Your tires and yea a local alignment shop will do it. It ain't that expensive. As long as all your suspension is good.
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Do it yourself it's simple saves money too
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And BTW your car don't look green no more
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Oh lord I just got new tires ...would I take it to a suspension shop to have it aligned? And what are they aligning?
How much of a drop is it? 2 inches or more and I would definitely recommend caster camber plates. Mine is dropped 1.5 inches all around and I have had no extra tire ware. An alignment is always a good idea, but if it's less than 2 inches you should be okay regardless.
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And BTW your car don't look green no more
Haha! Thank you for your help

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How much of a drop is it? 2 inches or more and I would definitely recommend caster camber plates. Mine is dropped 1.5 inches all around and I have had no extra tire ware. An alignment is always a good idea, but if it's less than 2 inches you should be okay regardless.
Mine will be 1.7 in the front and 1.5 in the back
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Haha! Thank you for your help

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Mine will be 1.7 in the front and 1.5 in the back
I think you'll be okay, an alignment certainly won't hurt though if you want to go ahead. Also, to help the springs compress to the correct height, I'd keep some weight in your trunk for a few days. Something like a 24 pack of water bottles or something that has some weight.
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Old 12-26-2012, 03:28 PM   #12
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I lowered mine the other day by myself no spring compressor in 2 hours...sr performance springs from AM. Ive now lowered 5 stangs and its always a cake walk. I wait two weeks till an alignment though.
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I think you'll be okay, an alignment certainly won't hurt though if you want to go ahead. Also, to help the springs compress to the correct height, I'd keep some weight in your trunk for a few days. Something like a 24 pack of water bottles or something that has some weight.
Thank you! I'm deffinetly ganna align them if it helps save tread...ill be ordering my springs tonight
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I lowered mine the other day by myself no spring compressor in 2 hours...sr performance springs from AM. Ive now lowered 5 stangs and its always a cake walk. I wait two weeks till an alignment though.
How much do u think it will cost? Just a estimate?
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How much do u think it will cost? Just a estimate?
50-80 depending on where you go
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50-80 depending on where you go
That's not bad at all actually!
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$70 ish for a alignment. You don't need caster/camber plates but they are always a good idea to help dial it in.
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Old 12-26-2012, 03:48 PM   #18
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My car is lowered more from the back than it Is from the front.
Anyone know why that is?

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My car is lowered more from the back than it Is from the front.
Anyone know why that is?
You could have some extra weight in the trunk?
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Did you use the right springs? Lol.
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Old 12-26-2012, 03:53 PM   #21
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Is your front suspension stock? I have tubular a arms and a k member and my front is slightly higher also but that's why. How long have u had it lowered? Takes some time for the springs to settle.
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I'm about to order my springs but I got a quick question...when I'm installing these how am I supposed to know which springs go in the front and which go in the back? The front will have a bigger drop so I guess the shortest ones will go in the front?
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You could have some extra weight in the trunk?
No lol my truck is empty lol just the spare
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I'm about to order my springs but I got a quick question...when I'm installing these how am I supposed to know which springs go in the front and which go in the back? The front will have a bigger drop so I guess the shortest ones will go in the front?
They'll say front and rear
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Is your front suspension stock? I have tubular a arms and a k member and my front is slightly higher also but that's why. How long have u had it lowered? Takes some time for the springs to settle.
I'm lowered on eibach sport lines.
I bought the car lowered about a year ago.
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$70 ish for a alignment. You don't need caster/camber plates but they are always a good idea to help dial it in.
did the alignment without the plates help out ?
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What the heck is a snubber lol
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I'm about to order my springs but I got a quick question...when I'm installing these how am I supposed to know which springs go in the front and which go in the back? The front will have a bigger drop so I guess the shortest ones will go in the front?
Rear will be wider
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I want my car to dip just a little bit which is why I am buying these springs...the front wheel gap on my car seems to be bigger than the back wheel gap...I'm scared that after buying and installing these springs the back of my car will sill be lower
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What springs you going with. You can leave your stock isolators on the rear and take them off in the front
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What springs you going with. You can leave your stock isolators on the rear and take them off in the front
The eibach sportlines...it's a 1.7 inch drop in the front and 1.5 in the back. And are u saying to not have isolaters at all in the front?
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The eibach sportlines...it's a 1.7 inch drop in the front and 1.5 in the back. And are u saying to not have isolaters at all in the front?
When you take the stock springs off take the front isolators off and leave the back.
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When you take the stock springs off take the front isolators off and leave the back.
Is it ok to not have isolators?
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Is it ok to not have isolators?
Yes it's fine to run without them.
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Yes it's fine to run without them.
What if I didn't even put springs in the back lol
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