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Old 08-09-2014, 06:24 AM   #1
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Convertible lowering springs

Hey guys, i looked on this forum to find a good set of lowering springs for my 03 gt vert, and i couldn't find a good answer.

I would like to drop it 1.5 inches, and i was looking at AM to find a set, but my questions are:

Is a convertible different from a gt as far as the spring set is concerned?

Whats the best bang for your buck on AM?

What is everything I'll need to get it done?

I appreciate all the help yall have given me in the past, and I'll continue to appreciate it in the future forsure!
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Old 08-09-2014, 07:53 AM   #2
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Mines lowered with a h&r coil over . Making some nasty noises in the front now . I think I have it down to the upper mounts . I've been looking for some of the same answers as you. Who ever owned it before me lowered it with the h&r and nothing else now I have to redo it


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When I was thinking of lowering my 03 vert I looked in the Ford Performance Parts Catalog and it had a chart with what springs were used in what model Mustangs. I believe the Convertible had different springs. I think Eibach has a different kit for the Verts so you might want to contact them.

I decided not to lower the car because I have MM full length sub frames and didn't want to deal with bottoming.
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I believe on sites like American muscle they list whether they are for a convertible or not or can be used for both or whatever.

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The springs for a coupe and convertible are physically the same. Only difference is the spring rate since convertibles are heavier.


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So... Whats the best bang for your buck as far as springs go??
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I Love my H&R super sports. But I have actually heard a ton of people say they were very satisfied with the SR springs on AM. They are inexpensive and give an even 1.5" drop.

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And yes like soccurluvr said the verts and coupes are different spring rates but constructed the same from what I can see

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Old 08-10-2014, 01:00 AM   #9
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Awesome! I appreciate the responses!
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Here is a link with all the different spring rates. I should have been clearer in my post. The springs are physically the same but differ in the rates.

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Interesting.
Link works here and also on my Smartphone using the Mustang Evolution app.

It's actually an older post on Mustang Evolution.
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Link works fine on my interwebz.

IMHO, springs are springs until you start getting into some serious handling springs. SR springs with something like a Tokico Illumina shock/strut setup and MM CC plates is a very good budget drop. Plz don't forget the CC plates, they are a required item for lowering. And do NOT cheap out and get the SR CC plates. The SR springs are fine, but for CC plates you ONLY want MM.
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Thats what i needed to know! Thanks. I'll get working on a good setup right away! Any other things i might as well get while I'm down in there installing them?
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Well that sucks . Every time I hit on it it says no post lol .


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Same here
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Thats what i needed to know! Thanks. I'll get working on a good setup right away! Any other things i might as well get while I'm down in there installing them?
Yeah a good set of lower control arms. MM is your best "street" LCA but the Steedas are probably the best bang for the buck ones. I have the Steedas on the 98, had MMs on the 95.
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Thanks man. I'll definitely look into that stuff. I appreciate it!
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So this is what I'm looking into getting. Let me know if I've forgotten something in this round of buying. Click image for larger version

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Remember that the super sport springs lower your car to the max! I have a set in my garage I took off so I could stop pebble dodging. I just might put em back on though. Save your cash and go with coil overs. You can adjust ride height as you please. Don't make beginners mistakes with a daily driver.
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800$ for tht drop. Puch


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If your shocks and struts are not new go ahead and replace them while you have it apart. Oh don't expect it to drop as soon as you change them. I measured mine before I put the lowering springs in and after and it only lowered it 1/4 inch with 2 inch lowering springs. It took almost a year for it to settle and it still only dropped 1 inch.

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Here is a link with all the different spring rates. I should have been clearer in my post. The springs are physically the same but differ in the rates.

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Are there any springs out there for a 97 v6 vert that i can get a 2 in drop? I've only found springs forb o.5 drop worst case scenario is I go 1.5 forever like to go to does anybody know of any springs that can get me to a 2 inch drop? Thx
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Order the 1.5 inch ones and cut 3/4 round out and you will be there.

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Eibach has a vert package for 730 includes their springs shocks struts bushings and stiffer front sway bar. Think its on am. Saves about 120 bucks plus the forum discount. Otherwise go steeda springs.

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Go with H&R Supersports. You get more of a drop with them. Leave the isolators out top and bottom, wrap them with a heavy duty tape (to lessen any possible squeaking). Steeda X2 balljoints up front and you will be damn close to the 2" mark.

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Convertible springs are specialized and need purchased due to the difference in weight.
Maximum Motorsports can provide springs, Ford Racing, H&R Sport Springs, STEEDA, Vogtland, and ST Sport Tech, all for convertibles.
Just dont forget for best performance and proper set up, let along safety, get your C/C plates, X2 balljoints, and your bump steer kit.
Do it all the best and correct way.!
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Just buy a set of normal springs. I've run coupe springs on my vert since 2008. It will be ok...

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Just buy a set of normal springs. I've run coupe springs on my vert since 2008. It will be ok...

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I wonder if coupe springs would yeild a bit more drop on a convertible than actual convertible springs.

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If you gave me the choice to purchase your new suspension, here it would be:
-Maximum Motorports Springs (1.5" drop).
`KONI STR.T / Fox Body struts & SN95 shocks
-4 Bolt (MM or J&M) caster camber plates.
-STEEDA X2 balljoints *A Must*
-Bumpsteer kit
**Alignment HAS to be done by a Mustang shop containing a bumpstop gauge, does things like loads up the car while dialing in, and all those tricks to do it correctly & safely.
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