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Old 12-05-2013, 02:10 PM   #1
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Lowering spring question

Hey everyone jus got a question if like answered and possibly some advice

I gotta 2003 gt and recently I bought some lowering springs , I've never installed springs before wondering how hard it is and what I need to do.

Jus as a reference I called a few shops for a quote. First one quoted me at like $480 with an alignment , that sounds outrageous and the second one quoted me at 300 for the install dude made it sound as difficult as he possibly could so I think he's tryin to chip me.

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Hey everyone jus got a question if like answered and possibly some advice I gotta 2003 gt and recently I bought some lowering springs , I've never installed springs before wondering how hard it is and what I need to do. Jus as a reference I called a few shops for a quote. First one quoted me at like $480 with an alignment , that sounds outrageous and the second one quoted me at 300 for the install dude made it sound as difficult as he possibly could so I think he's tryin to chip me. And advice appreciated
Well first what kind of tools do you have ?

Screw divers and pliers don't count ..
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+1^ it's not a tough install but you definitely need a couple hours (or half a day) to do it
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I have access to just about everything , my dad is a mechanic on construction equipment and the company vehicles he's jus never actually around to do it
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Yeah I would set aside at least half a day for your install
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Hey everyone jus got a question if like answered and possibly some advice I gotta 2003 gt and recently I bought some lowering springs , I've never installed springs before wondering how hard it is and what I need to do. Jus as a reference I called a few shops for a quote. First one quoted me at like $480 with an alignment , that sounds outrageous and the second one quoted me at 300 for the install dude made it sound as difficult as he possibly could so I think he's tryin to chip me. And advice appreciated
wat springs you end up going with
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Jus ended up pickin up the sr's since AM had em on sale , I'll probably upgrade to sportlines eventually though
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Jus ended up pickin up the sr's since AM had em on sale , I'll probably upgrade to sportlines eventually though
i heard sr I pretty good let me kno how it turns out....I was thinking about sportlines myself
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Look on your local CL. That's where I picked up my springs for $150
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Look on your local CL. That's where I picked up my springs for $150
im have to check it out, thanx
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im have to check it out, thanx
No problem. I wasn't even looking for springs.. Just came across them and couldn't pass them up. Good luck!
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No problem. I wasn't even looking for springs.. Just came across them and couldn't pass them up. Good luck!
thanx and it beat paying 260 on AM
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thanx and it beat paying 260 on AM
Exactly! I picked up the H&R Super Sports
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Exactly! I picked up the H&R Super Sports
is that a good spring I was looking at ss and sportline I like sportline they say it has a lower drop
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is that a good spring I was looking at ss and sportline I like sportline they say it has a lower drop
I like them! The SS have a slightly lower estimated drop than the sportlines do
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I like them! The SS have a slightly lower estimated drop than the sportlines do
really I'm looking for the lowest drop possible lol
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really I'm looking for the lowest drop possible lol
Cut some stockers!
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Cut some stockers!
the drop in the pic is more what I'm looking for
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really I'm looking for the lowest drop possible lol
What size rims do you have right now?
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I know I am not a new edge but I got the Eibach sportline dropped my car 2" all around should do the same on a new edge once I get the Mach chin spoiler it will look complete
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What size rims do you have right now?
right now I have 19 but I may put 18s or 17s on this weekend
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right now I have 19 but I may put 18s or 17s on this weekend
Not a bad idea.. Considering you wanna lower it. If you decide to keep your 19's just cut your stockers
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Not a bad idea.. Considering you wanna lower it. If you decide to keep your 19's just cut your stockers
is it worthless to buy the sportlines than if I can just cut the stockers
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is it worthless to buy the sportlines than if I can just cut the stockers
Well yours will rub pretty bad with the 19s and Sportlines. I'm on 17s and bit lower than Sportlines and almost rub.
Upgrading springs is always nice because you get a change in the handling characteristics instead of just a drop
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Well yours will rub pretty bad with the 19s and Sportlines. I'm on 17s and bit lower than Sportlines and almost rub. Upgrading springs is always nice because you get a change in the handling characteristics instead of just a drop
yea that's wat I was thinking... Thanks
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Yea I'm lowering mine this weekend. I have h&r ss with mm caster camber plates. Like one person said you might get lucky with finding them online. Something that's not a bad idea is upgrade isolaters if you are keeping them. Sportlines actually have a lower drop on new edge compared to sn95. Oh 1.5 lowering for Sr springs you may or may not need caster camber plates to get back in alignment. If you do get mm plates; steel design, usually are quiet compared to others, and easier to align.
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Yea I'm lowering mine this weekend. I have h&r ss with mm caster camber plates. Like one person said you might get lucky with finding them online. Something that's not a bad idea is upgrade isolaters if you are keeping them. Sportlines actually have a lower drop on new edge compared to sn95. Oh 1.5 lowering for Sr springs you may or may not need caster camber plates to get back in alignment. If you do get mm plates; steel design, usually are quiet compared to others, and easier to align.
I think the drop on both is 1.9 or 2" but it looks like a lower drop because the body differences the lip along the bottom on the car mine rounds out at the bottom your guys does straight down a little more and I did not caster plates to get mine aligned so I think you should be good
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Well yours will rub pretty bad with the 19s and Sportlines. I'm on 17s and bit lower than Sportlines and almost rub. Upgrading springs is always nice because you get a change in the handling characteristics instead of just a drop
+1. If you want your car to handle better, you should look into a good set of aftermarket springs with stiffer spring rates. But if you just want to lower your car, cutting your stock springs will do just fine.
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My car with H&R race springs and polyurethane isolators.
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My car with H&R race springs and polyurethane isolators.
now that's sexy!!lol I want my drop to look like that you have 17", but I also heard since you have a v8 your car will sit lower than mine since I have a six is that true

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+1. If you want your car to handle better, you should look into a good set of aftermarket springs with stiffer spring rates. But if you just want to lower your car, cutting your stock springs will do just fine.
i went to a shop this morning grey guy told me if I were to cut any type of springs aftermarket or stock it will ride bone jarring terrible plus they want 400 bucks
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now that's sexy!!lol I want my drop to look like that you have 17", but I also heard since you have a v8 your car will sit lower than mine since I have a six is that true

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i went to a shop this morning grey guy told me if I were to cut any type of springs aftermarket or stock it will ride bone jarring terrible plus they want 400 bucks
They won't ride any worse aftermarket springs.
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They won't ride any worse aftermarket springs.
really for that guy to be charging me 400 I mean he just made it sound like the worst thing to do with suspension but if the sportline are not low enough for me I'll think about getting them cut
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I have a serious wheel gap and that's with 19" so just imagine once I put 17 or 18 it will look like a real truck lol that's why I don't think a 2" drop will do it justice I may need a little more... If I didn't know any better I would say the person that had the car before may have put springs or wateva to make it sit higher to compensate for the wheels size Click image for larger version

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