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Old 02-06-2014, 11:33 AM   #36
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1.25" drop (I can't get 18" wheels til I move out of my in-laws house) LOL. Its bad enough they hate my X-pype's..

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Old 02-06-2014, 11:35 AM   #37
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V6 Mustangs Lowered by Cut Springs some info and pics of cut springs. but i agree with others, save urself the headache and pick up actual lowering springs
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Old 02-06-2014, 11:39 AM   #38
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Time=money. (and doing the job 2-3 times...OMG)

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Springs are around $200?

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The 03 is on H&R SS springs. We got about a 1.7" drop out of them. Both of these are compared to my cut springs which drop me about 2.5". As for how much to cut off I would go a half coil at a time. I don't know how many coils will give what drop unfortunately
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Springs are $200-$270. But stock coils are cheap or free on craigslist, so I can do some testing with little to lose to find what height I like best. Also, you can get those Gabriel shocks for about $40 each with freed 2 day shipping on Amazon (with Prime), or $36 each with free ground shipping, and the actual KYB version for a few $ more.
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Old 02-06-2014, 01:08 PM   #41
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Ksport I was looking into them yesterday for 150 if you order them from eBay to 250 from website... I read they are not as cheap as eBay but they are not as high quality as h&r and eibach
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I think you're supposed to cut a half spring for an inch drop and remove the spring pads at the bottoms for another half inch? I wanted to raise mine a 1/4 inch (to go up from the 1.25 drop) But thats me

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Old 02-06-2014, 01:15 PM   #43
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Try used Foxbody Springs.. What the hey o_O

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Ksport coil overs are pretty popular in the import world. So is Tein.
Both of their springs are cheaper than the well known mustang springs. Wonder how the quality is.
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Ksport coil overs are pretty popular in the import world. So is Tein.
Both of their springs are cheaper than the well known mustang springs. Wonder how the quality is.

Right... But that's the thing i don't know but I will found out when I get them unless I find some other spring for around 160
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Well let everyone know how they work out lol. I emailed them for the spring rates so I can compare to some of the more tested springs. Only other issue would be if they sag over time.
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Well let everyone know how they work out lol. I emailed them for the spring rates so I can compare to some of the more tested springs. Only other issue would be if they sag over time.

Lol will do, did they email u back the spring rates because I was on the website actually trying to compare springs rates but it wasn't listed.
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Not yet, but I will post them here if/when they do.
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Not yet, but I will post them here if/when they do.

Ok thanks
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Ksport coil overs are pretty popular in the import world. So is Tein.
Both of their springs are cheaper than the well known mustang springs. Wonder how the quality is.
Tein is actually really good. I used Tein to build a full custom suspension on my stealth. Quality is top notch, parts last forever, and ride quality was even better then stock (on the stealth). I even used their in cabin adjustable struts to replace the stock computer controlled suspension. Worked like a dream, and adjusting the stiffness while driving was nifty to keep the old lady happy.
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Tein is actually really good. I used Tein to build a full custom suspension on my stealth. Quality is top notch, parts last forever, and ride quality was even better then stock (on the stealth). I even used their in cabin adjustable struts to replace the stock computer controlled suspension. Worked like a dream, and adjusting the stiffness while driving was nifty to keep the old lady happy.

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Are these to low of a drop from the tein suspension
I wouldn't, but that's me. I have a 97 and my 1.5" drop puts my 18" tire 1/4" from the inner fender well. Matter of fact let my go take an image so you can see. Brb lol
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Are these to low of a drop from the tein suspension Attachment 147225
Those will drop about as low as my car is. The factory struts aren't gonna be too happy with that setup, but it'll look sick. Looks like they're close to the factory spring rate
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I wouldn't, but that's me. I have a 97 and my 1.5" drop puts my 18" tire 1/4" from the inner fender well. Matter of fact let my go take an image so you can see. Brb lol

Lol thanks pic would really help, but how about on 17 it might not be that bad

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Those will drop about as low as my car is. The factory struts aren't gonna be too happy with that setup, but it'll look sick. Looks like they're close to the factory spring rate

Are u rubbing real bad over speed bumps or anything I really like your stance
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This is my front left tire with my hand in there. See my nice new hole from rubbing lol
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Are u rubbing real bad over speed bumps or anything I really like your stance
I have a very minor rub with the 315s but my 245s don't rub at all. As far as exhaust scraping, yes it scrapes if I'm not careful
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This is my front left tire with my hand in there. See my nice new hole from rubbing lol
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Wow you are pretty close to the tire, the new edges may give u a tab bit more room maybe
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I have a very minor rub with the 315s but my 245s don't rub at all. As far as exhaust scraping, yes it scrapes if I'm not careful

Yea see it looks good but I don't know if I'm rdy to drop that low I kno I'm mess sumthing up
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Yea see it looks good but I don't know if I'm rdy to drop that low I kno I'm mess sumthing up
Understandable. I was kind of forced into this ride height no matter what so I just learned how to drive with it being this low. I be been this low since last March and haven't messed anything major up yet
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Understandable. I was kind of forced into this ride height no matter what so I just learned how to drive with it being this low. I be been this low since last March and haven't messed anything major up yet

Yea I see wat ya mean.... I kno my area has lots and lots of pot holes but ya only live once so wat the heck I may go 2.5... You have 17's right how how many fingers can u put between the fender and tire
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Yea I see wat ya mean.... I kno my area has lots and lots of pot holes but ya only live once so wat the heck I may go 2.5... You have 17's right how how many fingers can u put between the fender and tire
Well front is basically none, my first finger is touching a tiny bit though you can't tell. Rear is like one and a half fingers.
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Wow you are pretty close to the tire, the new edges may give u a tab bit more room maybe
Those are 18" S197 wheels I think, and the offset is different from Sn95 wheels. So, hard to use it for comparison.
I just measured from the ground to the cats on my catted X pipe, and it's 4.5", so 2.5" drop would put them 2" from the ground and I imagine they would get pretty beat up.
On the other hand it's not my daily driver, and that 2.5" drop looks sick.
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Well front is basically none, my first finger is touching a tiny bit though you can't tell. Rear is like one and a half fingers.

Wow that's cutting it close but damn I love that stance
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Those are 18" S197 wheels I think, and the offset is different from Sn95 wheels. So, hard to use it for comparison.
I just measured from the ground to the cats on my catted X pipe, and it's 4.5", so 2.5" drop would put them 2" from the ground and I imagine they would get pretty beat up.
On the other hand it's not my daily driver, and that 2.5" drop looks sick.
Are you talking about mine? Mine is the stock 17" SN95 Bullitt wheels with some camber to them. My FR500s have a larger backspacing and still clear just fine
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My passenger side muffler hangs lower that the drivers side after installing my Xpype. The Ubolts hang a inch lower. You know how some roads settle on both sides from the tires and wieght of heavy cars and trucks? I have to keep my tires on the grooves or my exhaust bolts scrape a bit. Also scrapes the center icy patch on unplowed roads with just clear tire grooves. I worry about how solid the ice is if it can pull my exhaust out of adjustment. But on flat dry roads and highways I'm all like

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Are you talking about mine? Mine is the stock 17" SN95 Bullitt wheels with some camber to them. My FR500s have a larger backspacing and still clear just fine
No, ChicagoJoe's, there is a pic of them on the first page.
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No, ChicagoJoe's, there is a pic of them on the first page.
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No, ChicagoJoe's, there is a pic of them on the first page.
Yeah they are, and yup the offsets different. I like the look, but I would have gone staggered fr500s. These where what was one when I bought it. The hole I have only came from Turing right, otherwise I never rub. Can't wait till I can start truly dumping money into it.
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Would anybody makes mind putting up pictures of a 1.25 drop all around and a 1.5 drop. Some dickfaces of a "custom shop" lowered my car by heating the springs when I haf said cut and now a few months later the car rides like poop. New shocks all around and my car still bounce and ride is terrible you feel every small bump and the whole car jumps terribly I'm scared to drive on the freeway I'm convinced it's those springs and the elasticity is gone. I'm looking towards real lowering springs but can't decide 1.25 or 1.5
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Would anybody makes mind putting up pictures of a 1.25 drop all around and a 1.5 drop. Some dickfaces of a "custom shop" lowered my car by heating the springs when I haf said cut and now a few months later the car rides like poop. New shocks all around and my car still bounce and ride is terrible you feel every small bump and the whole car jumps terribly I'm scared to drive on the freeway I'm convinced it's those springs and the elasticity is gone. I'm looking towards real lowering springs but can't decide 1.25 or 1.5
Mos's photo is of 1.25", and my photos are 1.5"....

Why do you say they heated them? I know a guy that tried heating his springs and those things became spaghetti.
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