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Old 01-15-2013, 04:14 PM   #1
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Lowering with long tubes

So im just wondering if i were to lower my stang what is the lowest i should go since i have long tube headers and given the condition of california roads(very ****ty), what is the lowest i should go?
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With the LT's I would go no lower than a 1" drop in front and 1-1/2 in back ( eibach pro kit)
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Dont you mean the other way around?
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Dont you mean the other way around?
No , the eibach pro kit drops the front 1" and the back 1-1/2"
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**** , so if im dropped around 2" does that mean no lT's for me ? :/
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**** , so if im dropped around 2" does that mean no lT's for me ? :/
It all depends on your roads, I have the eibach pro kit here is a pic of the ground clearance to the bottom of the cat ,only about 3"
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Old 01-15-2013, 07:26 PM   #7
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No , the eibach pro kit drops the front 1" and the back 1-1/2"
Wouldnt that make it sit higher in the front? Mine is already higher in the front.
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Old 01-15-2013, 07:30 PM   #8
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I have coilovers on the front and my car is lowered at least 2" in the front. I also have long tubes. Where my collector meets the mid pipe is 2.5 inches off the ground. I live in Georgia where we have excellent condition roads. I do scrape on speed bumps and have to creep over them. I do have some scratches on the bottom of my headers but nothing that will hamper performance. I also have too watch out for my trans pan too. The price for power is worth it
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Wouldnt that make it sit higher in the front? Mine is already higher in the front.
Maybe your shocks are bad , the rear in stock form sits higher in the back , that's why the rear spring has a little more drop , it levels the car off

Mzilla those are some nice header, what brand are they! Are they stainless ?
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Maybe your shocks are bad , the rear in stock form sits higher in the back , that's why the rear spring has a little more drop , it levels the car off

Mzilla those are some nice header, what brand are they! Are they stainless ?
Bad shocks will change my ride height?
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It all depends on your roads, I have the eibach pro kit here is a pic of the ground clearance to the bottom of the cat ,only about 3"
How much did u lower yours?
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They are ceramic coated hooker super comps. My h pipe an my catback are all stainless
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Bad shocks will change my ride height?
And bad springs

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How much did u lower yours?
1" in the front 1-1/2" in the rear

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They are ceramic coated hooker super comps. My h pipe an my catback are all stainless
I have bbk ceramic the coating started chipping after a few years that's why they have rust. How long have you had yours? The scratched area looks to have held up very well
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They are about 3 or 4 years old. Are you up north or by the ocean
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They are about 3 or 4 years old. Are you up north or by the ocean
North, I live in Illinois, I never drive my car in the winter, the rust seems to come during the climate change
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Good info I had no clue
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And bad springs

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1" in the front 1-1/2" in the rear

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I have bbk ceramic the coating started chipping after a few years that's why they have rust. How long have you had yours? The scratched area looks to have held up very well
Only have 84k miles on the car.
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