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Old 02-07-2014, 01:39 PM   #71
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You will notice the difference of every 1/4 inch in height. A one inch drop compared to a two inch drop is a huge margin on the average roads we travel. IMO you have to think about the look vs. pulling in and out of driveways and parking lots. As we all mentioned earlier, how many other suspension components are you willing to change? Take that all into consideration when you make your final decision. I've heard that cutting or heating springs runs a risk of the R or L side being slightly off. I give you a lot of credit for having the patience of taking the springs in and out more than once. It seems like a lot of work.

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Old 02-07-2014, 02:27 PM   #72
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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.
A bit after they lowered it I took off the rins to do I forgit what and I noticed they had burnt spots and then I reapized they were torched and since the owners parents were hotrodders they knew this kind of work and how much to heat and what hot but kine last maybe 3 months and I think the sprubgs have gone to waste over that time period
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If it were me, I would just buy new springs. Anytime you heat a coil you are changing its structure and by doing that it won't be able to do it's job correctly any more
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Old 02-07-2014, 02:44 PM   #74
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I want just a tad bit o exactly this drop I already have
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I'll try to recreate the image angle when I get home though it maybe tomorrow as I get home at 7
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Old 02-07-2014, 02:47 PM   #76
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How much of a drop from stock drop this look?
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Old 02-07-2014, 03:06 PM   #77
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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
You need to get new springs asap. When you or the shop heat the stockers they weaken and aren't safe to drive on them. I know you asked them to cut them, so hopefully the shop will help you out. Not that i would want to do business with them again, but you get my drift...lol


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If it were me, I would just buy new springs. Anytime you heat a coil you are changing its structure and by doing that it won't be able to do it's job correctly any more
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You need to get new springs asap. When you or the shop heat the stockers they weaken and aren't safe to drive on them. I know you asked them to cut them, so hopefully the shop will help you out. Not that i would want to do business with them again, but you get my drift...lol


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Exactly.

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Heated springs compromises the metal, you need new springs ASAP
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Old 02-07-2014, 08:03 PM   #79
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How much of a drop from stock drop this look?
About a 1.25 to 1.5. I'd think closer to 1.25" drop.
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What springs would you recommend for 1.25 drop? I'm on a budget and don't think I can do those $250+ springs but I really need them fixed before I ruin the car plus I have a broken header and on budget
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You need to get new springs asap. When you or the shop heat the stockers they weaken and aren't safe to drive on them. I know you asked them to cut them, so hopefully the shop will help you out. Not that i would want to do business with them again, but you get my drift...lol


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Exactly.
Yeah...that's not gonna happen Lol I went back right when I found out and demanded my refund and money on top and on top of that he lied to me saying they had cut 3coils and I told him to show them to me and he hesitated and said they had already thrown them away so I knew it was bs Lol
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Im sorry to here that they're not talking responsibilities for thier mistakes at your expense. My tranny guy charged me $2500 to rebuild it on a car I no longer have. He installed a used on and unfortunately didn"t know it was cracked. Ughh.. On the other hand, I finally became a Mustang head.. Hmmmm.. I guess that particular mis-hap actually worked out for me So we all learn NOT to repeat the same mistakes again. Good luck

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Old 02-09-2014, 06:18 AM   #83
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I have H&R race springs on my 03, ride is a little firm, but that's what you want
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Sorry, yesterday was busy as heck.
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Thank you. Hey, were the decals on your hood line pre-cut or did you do it yourself? Thinking of doing having stripes when I have the money to paint it saved up.
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Yeah...that's not gonna happen Lol I went back right when I found out and demanded my refund and money on top and on top of that he lied to me saying they had cut 3coils and I told him to show them to me and he hesitated and said they had already thrown them away so I knew it was bs Lol
Is it possible someone heated the springs before you owned it, and they actually cut it? Sorry to hear you're having to rough go of it.
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Thank you. Hey, were the decals on your hood line pre-cut or did you do it yourself? Thinking of doing having stripes when I have the money to paint it saved up.
IDK . Ill PM you about it. My Uncle did it. Ill ask.

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Yeah...that's not gonna happen Lol I went back right when I found out and demanded my refund and money on top and on top of that he lied to me saying they had cut 3coils and I told him to show them to me and he hesitated and said they had already thrown them away so I knew it was bs Lol
BlackSmoke02, you can pick up the SR springs from AM for $170. I'm not sure if they are still doing it, but they used to offer a discount to forum members with a post count over 50. Maybe take a look into that?
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Is it possible someone heated the springs before you owned it, and they actually cut it? Sorry to hear you're having to rough go of it.
No when I first had the car there was a big gap basically stock height and it was noticeably lowered when I got it back from that shop so it was them.
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Yeah I came across them a few days ago and was going to ask but didn't have time. Would those be worth it I usually get the phrase "you get what you pay for" and I don't wanna waste money on something worthless. I think I've decided a 1.25 drop. 1.5 looks like too much for me especially with these horrible local roads. Thanks for the heads up on the springs ChicagoJoe
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Yeah I came across them a few days ago and was going to ask but didn't have time. Would those be worth it I usually get the phrase "you get what you pay for" and I don't wanna waste money on something worthless. I think I've decided a 1.25 drop. 1.5 looks like too much for me especially with these horrible local roads. Thanks for the heads up on the springs ChicagoJoe
The 1.5" drop SR springs are what's on my car. Ride is stiffer, but not unbearable.
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Can you put 03-04 cobra springs on v6 mustang. I buying lowering springs can I use this set of struts and shocks off the cobra to go with them. They are 120 is that a good deal
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Nope. IRS springs have a different perch than SRA
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Damn lol they were cheap too
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You can use the struts, but if I remember right you might have to modify the shocks though
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You can use the struts, but if I remember right you might have to modify the shocks though

Really, and wat do u mean by modifying. The price is pretty good for shocks and struts right
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I honesty don't know, I just remember Lowflyn mentioning something about it when he swapped to his SRA. You can try and Google it, I'm sire there's some info out there
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This is what K Sport said about the mustang springs "Our lowering springs are progressive rate so there is no set spring rate. The rate changes depending on compression."
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This is what K Sport said about the mustang springs "Our lowering springs are progressive rate so there is no set spring rate. The rate changes depending on compression."
96-04 stock springs are all linear rate springs
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96-04 stock springs are all linear rate springs
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96-04 stock springs are all linear rate springs
Way back there around post #40 something the was some discussion about K-Sport lowering springs for mustangs, and I emailed them to see what the spring rate was since it wasn't listed on their website.
I've read elsewhere on reviews for other cars that they are a little soft.
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