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Old 01-09-2013, 06:47 AM   #1
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2003 GT lowering springs

Thinking about getting lowering springs in my GT, it's sits up stock and I'm wondering how low I should make it? And how much they would cost and can they be self installed without a lift and a normal little garage? Thanks
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That's SR lowering springs with no isolators. They were like $100 but they have went up. Maybe around $150-160 you can get on American muscle and look at all the different brands and drops the produce.
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And yes you can do it in a garage with basic hand tools!
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Thinking about getting lowering springs in my GT, it's sits up stock and I'm wondering how low I should make it? And how much they would cost and can they be self installed without a lift and a normal little garage? Thanks
I definitely agree with getting a set of Lowering Springs under your Stang! Springs will lower your Mustangs center of gravity, to reduce squat during acceleration, body roll in the corners, and excessive nose-dive under hard braking. Sport Springs feature more control than that of the stock factory springs, but are still comfortable enough for daily driving and occasional track use.

The SR Performance Springs are great, H&R and Eibach are both awesome as well! They're all going to lower you right around 1.5in'.

I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any questions or need some assistance.

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Might want to think about shocks/struts while your doing springs.
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Might want to think about shocks/struts while your doing springs.
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He has 49k miles so shocks should be good. If you're going to drop it over 1.5 them cc plates will be reccomended
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Thinking about 1.5 in back and 1.75 in front
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Then yes cc plates, and you can lower it with basic hand tools
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Alright thanks, on American muscle it says I'll need a expert to put them in and it would take 4 hours. So it's okay if I can put them in with a few jacks and hand tools?
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If its you're first time I can see it taking 4 hours. Yea jack and jack stands and basic hand tools. It be easier if you have someone helping you too.
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2-3 hours hand tools jack and jack stand will get it done. Be careful when taking off the springs they may pop out. But if you drop the axle enough they won't pop out b
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I have been looking at the Ford racing C or B springs. My question is would my 17x9 wheels with 275/40 tires fit uneder the front?
Also, my car has 91k miles on it, what all would I need to get to be on the safe side?
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Yes they should. AM tire and wheel combo offers a 275 up front and 285 in the back
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I have 18" on mine. Would they fit with lowering springs?
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I have 18" on mine. Would they fit with lowering springs?
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Yea they will I had the same rims in mine and I was lowered 2.5 all around
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Alright thanks, on American muscle it says I'll need a expert to put them in and it would take 4 hours. So it's okay if I can put them in with a few jacks and hand tools?
Yes, we recommend professional installation if you've never done it before. However, if you have basic mechanical knowledge and install time you could figure it out in 4 hours ish!

It's a rather basic install, just take your time! A lift make's it much easier but a Jack and Jack stands will work.

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I have been looking at the Ford racing C or B springs. My question is would my 17x9 wheels with 275/40 tires fit uneder the front?
Also, my car has 91k miles on it, what all would I need to get to be on the safe side?
Yeah, those will fit just fine. 275's fit up front on the New Edge's without any problems. Like listed above, we do offer that size on some of our wheel combo's!

If you have 91K on there, I would recommend At least Springs and Struts. If you're going to eventually replace everything, you could with End Links, Tire Rod ends, Isolators and Strut hats/Caster Camber Plates!

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Rent the spring compressor tools from your local parts store. Its safer than risking the spring coming out with force and hurting you or the car.
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Rent the spring compressor tools from your local parts store. Its safer than risking the spring coming out with force and hurting you or the car.
Biggest thing is get outta the way when u unbolt the strut from the spindle. And have a jack under it. Ive never used a compressor. Just lower the jack slowly.
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Biggest thing is get outta the way when u unbolt the strut from the spindle. And have a jack under it. Ive never used a compressor. Just lower the jack slowly.
Compressor takes 5 secs and can save your leg arm fender hood and brake lines. All it takes is one slip of that jack and out it comes. I never used them either til the jack slipped and the fiberglass fender got tore to shreds on a camaro. Better safe than sorry
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Yes, we recommend professional installation if you've never done it before. However, if you have basic mechanical knowledge and install time you could figure it out in 4 hours ish!

It's a rather basic install, just take your time! A lift make's it much easier but a Jack and Jack stands will work.

I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any questions or need some assistance.

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Yeah, those will fit just fine. 275's fit up front on the New Edge's without any problems. Like listed above, we do offer that size on some of our wheel combo's!

If you have 91K on there, I would recommend At least Springs and Struts. If you're going to eventually replace everything, you could with End Links, Tire Rod ends, Isolators and Strut hats/Caster Camber Plates!

I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any questions.

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Thanks for the responce! By the way I have the 17x9 Bullitt wheels from you guys I bought at the first of summer 2012. They have the sumitomo tires that came in the combo and I love them. I have 4.10 gears and a 5 speed with a good amount if bolt ons (bama tune is one) and they hook up great! I hate haveing to go back to my all season tires for winter, I spin all 1st and most of 2nd if I don't throttle it with those damn all seasons.
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i just did my latest stang 2 weeks ago..SR springs and some handtools later i had the job done in 2 hours...i think the 4-5 hour mark is better for your first time though. springs are easy to install just make sure to have a can of pb blast on hand.
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i just did my latest stang 2 weeks ago..SR springs and some handtools later i had the job done in 2 hours...i think the 4-5 hour mark is better for your first time though. springs are easy to install just make sure to have a can of pb blast on hand.
Yeah I would say 4 hours for first time. After doing one the next is some much easier. Mines lowered now. I'll probably switch springs sometime.
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yeah i was going to do a full write up for the site, and even email it to AM since they don't have one in the SR spring page, but my wife accidently deleted my memory card O.o
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Eibach pro kit u won't regret it
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I was gonna do it for pypes or h but when I started I just forgot the take pictures. Even though it's straight forward
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I have tein s techs lowest you can go with springs 2.5in front drop and 2.3in rear drop, havent changed out the shocks they work fine its stiff but i mean when you go this low bumps are gonna be more pronounced i love em perfect for what look i wanted! And they cost 190$ from ebay actuall website is like 300$ or something! Hope this helps
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I have tein s techs lowest you can go with springs 2.5in front drop and 2.3in rear drop, havent changed out the shocks they work fine its stiff but i mean when you go this low bumps are gonna be more pronounced i love em perfect for what look i wanted! And they cost 190$ from ebay actuall website is like 300$ or something! Hope this helps
Now you need wheel spacers or 18x10 wheels
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Now you need wheel spacers or 18x10 wheels
What wheel spacer would be good? I know it's not me you asked but oh we'll?
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Now you need wheel spacers or 18x10 wheels
Yes i do im waiting till i get 18's
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What wheel spacer would be good? I know it's not me you asked but oh we'll?
Check AM they have different sizes and all. I would just get something where your tire is flush with fender

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Yes i do im waiting till i get 18's
Heck yeah what wheels you planning on getting
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I'd go with the h&r's, and yes I installed them myself on the ground... My friends with coils can't keep up with me in the canyons
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Check AM they have different sizes and all. I would just get something where your tire is flush with fender

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Heck yeah what wheels you planning on getting
And i want tsw mirabeau's havent seen them on a stang think they would look sweet! Balck with chrome lip

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Didnt have to use spring compressors on mine just a jack to lower the a arm is all
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Sorry but I doubt that about you're friends not keeping up with coils unless they can't drive or have not so good of cars
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