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Old 04-14-2013, 02:11 PM   #1
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I've got a stock 2002 mustang gt and Im wanting to do a little work not so much in the engine department but in appearance and handling. Was wanting some opinions on what you might do if this was yours.
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Old 04-14-2013, 02:12 PM   #2
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Old 04-14-2013, 02:17 PM   #5
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I was think lowering it 1.5" in front and 1.25" in the back to give a nice aggressive stance but not too low because the area Im in. Also put some 18" saleen or cobra chrome rims on.
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Lowering springs and wheels like stated above
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Whats a good company for springs?
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Old 04-14-2013, 03:15 PM   #9
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There are a lot of brands. Like eibach, steeda, sr HnR. Go to americanmuscle.com and check them out
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Old 04-14-2013, 04:11 PM   #10
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If I was to get 1.5"in lowering springs for front and back would i need to get a caster camber kit with it?
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People say that 1.5 and lower you need them, some say with just bolts. But I never got either when I lowered my first stang 1.7 all around
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Old 04-14-2013, 04:18 PM   #12
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Was it still in spec? Im only 21 with no where near a decent job so tires will probably be hard on me. Its just a weekend car but still like everything I get to stay clean looking.
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Yea it was the alignment shop did a great job
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Old 04-14-2013, 04:32 PM   #14
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Alright cool. Ive been looking at the bbk and eibach springs but everyone keeps saying you get what you pay for and this is my dream car so I want at least some where near the best so I might for hnr springs. Which lowering springs would give me a nice comfortable ride?
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as long as ur dropped ur car will look good with stock wheels.

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heres mine before putting the wheels on and removing my wing .
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as long as ur dropped ur car will look good with stock wheels.

heres mine before putting the wheels on and removing my wing .
How low did you drop it?
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I have h&r springs. They ride good for lowered. I installed the cam bolts and got a good alignment but will get the camber plates eventually. I plan on shaveing the fin on mine also. Grill delete looks great. Do these things and you will have a clean ride.
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How low did you drop it?
close to 2". the average rate of the springs i bought was 2.25" front and 2" back but i dont think its over 2". i still need more low though. but i just prefer low cars thats just my thing
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I want to lower mine really bad, but personally I'm kinda on the line of yes and no because I don't want to mess up my car and this being my first manual vehicle and also dealing with a ton of pot holes and speed bumps I don't know how far to lower it or even if I should. I mean not downing ricers but we have plenty of them around here and they do fine just don't see many lowered Mustangs.

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Also does anyone know anything about stack racing or sr trying to see if they would be equivalent of to bbk when it comes to a CAI and lowering springs. I don't want to go cheap so I want something I can trust and if I have to spend the extra I will but if I don't have to and their products are just as good then I don't mind going for 200+ dollars in saving to put into something else.
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I want to lower mine really bad, but personally I'm kinda on the line of yes and no because I don't want to mess up my car and this being my first manual vehicle and also dealing with a ton of pot holes and speed bumps I don't know how far to lower it or even if I should. I mean not downing ricers but we have plenty of them around here and they do fine just don't see many lowered Mustangs.

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Also does anyone know anything about stack racing or sr trying to see if they would be equivalent of to bbk when it comes to a CAI and lowering springs. I don't want to go cheap so I want something I can trust and if I have to spend the extra I will but if I don't have to and their products are just as good then I don't mind going for 200+ dollars in saving to put into something else.
When it comes to a CAI all your paying for is the brand go ahead and buy am's cheapest CAI there's no difference and for lowering I've heard nothing but awesome things about Sr springs it gives u a 1.5 drop all around and will be low enough if your concerns are pot holes and what not
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Would you trust sr enough to put their springs and cai on your car if you was just looking for a small drop? Not putting down sr I just dont know as much about them as I do bbk
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I just bought a pair of Sr springs off a guy on here I'm just waiting for shocks and struts idk if I'm getting the camber plates thou and I've heard from an american muscle rep that they are great springs for the acquired drop, I would trust Sr springs forsure. go on the web and look at thier reviews and pics
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Yea I have been reading the reviews they actually have better reviews than bbk
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Do u go to the track at all?
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Old 04-15-2013, 11:09 AM   #26
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Actually I do not its a weekend car and hopefully one day itll be a show car so Im not worried about all this power or being set up for any track. Im just wanting a nice aggressive looking mustang. Like I said previously its my dream car.
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Oh Alright then the Sr springs would be the way to go
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Old 04-15-2013, 11:47 AM   #28
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Alright thank you all for helping me out. Shes my first car that Im putting money into so really modding my own cars is new to me. I really appreciate the help. All of you have great looking Mustangs.
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Careful, modding can be extremely addicting!!!
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Old 04-15-2013, 11:54 AM   #30
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Haha yea I know but its not paid fully off yet so Im saving money to pay it all off in a year also the extra money I get from over time at work is my play money for her but until shes paid for itll be a while before too much is done.
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Old 04-15-2013, 11:58 AM   #31
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Good idea I wish I could do the same I owe 9k still haha, I just bought wheels and tires for about $1,300 so I'm done spending for a good while
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A great set of lowering springs are the Ford Racing lowering B springs. (Progressive) those give the gt a perfect aggressive stance and are real sturdy it will definitely improve the looks of the car without switching rims.
My suggestion is keep the rims because you dont have a saleen. In my opinion mixed badges arent good.

Just lower it. Tint the windows and tail lights. Maybe an exhaust system and your car will look bad ***. If you really want to, put in a cold air intake to get more horsepower and it will sound a little louder too.
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I loved my old H&R Race springs. They had a great stance and held up well in the corners, but they're on the stiff side. I think some chrome GT4s would look amazing on your car if you go with a set of rims.
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Old 04-15-2013, 05:18 PM   #34
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Yea I got an exhaust for it some magnaflow magnapacks stock pipes were just too quiet. The saleen style rims or cobra rims I was gonna swap out the center cap with a gt one from american muscle, just like the style of them. Chrome is a definite though.

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Yea I know that car payment ordeal, I still owe 8,500 on it but only has 70,000 original.

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The hnr springs are nice but too low and expensive compared to rest. I looked at the ford racing and I dont think it'll lower it enough.
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Yeah I bought it with 47k in 2011 and today it has 57k on it
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