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Old 12-11-2014, 02:03 PM   #1
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Lowering Car Cost?

So I just bought lowering springs and camber plates to lower my car. I don't know how to do it myself so I plan on taking it to a shop to get it done. Around how much should they charge me? I got an estimate from one shop already and they're gonna charge me about $420? Is that a lot?


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So I just bought lowering springs and camber plates to lower my car. I don't know how to do it myself so I plan on taking it to a shop to get it done. Around how much should they charge me? I got an estimate from one shop already and they're gonna charge me about $420? Is that a lot?


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Springs $350-$450 depending on he shop and tools they have, experience, location. It seems like a fair price yess. I paid 400 for my 1.5 inch springs and Panhard bar

That reminds me, if you don't have a panhard bar. Get one! It's needed to center your rear axle! It's a must.

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You can buy a lot of tools for that price. And still have money left over to save up for a hoist.


3 trips to the mechanic costs about the same amount of money as buying your own hoist.
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You can buy a lot of tools for that price. And still have money left over to save up for a hoist.


3 trips to the mechanic costs about the same amount of money as buying your own hoist.

Best if you have no experience to just let a shop do it.


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On the 99-04 it is stupid easy. Only took me a few hours the first time I did it. There is a video I used which really helped. When I get to a computer I'll show you the link.

If you have 4 jack stands and a jack and basic tools and mechanical knowledge you can do it. And I did it when I had zero knowledge of working on cars.


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Springs $350-$450 depending on he shop and tools they have, experience, location. It seems like a fair price yess. I paid 400 for my 1.5 inch springs and Panhard bar

That reminds me, if you don't have a panhard bar. Get one! It's needed to center your rear axle! It's a must.

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Different car. Ours didn't come with one stock so you don't NEED one when doing springs.


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Different car. Ours didn't come with one stock so you don't NEED one when doing springs.


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Oh I didn't even look at the car year on the thread. Mah bad.


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So I just bought lowering springs and camber plates to lower my car. I don't know how to do it myself so I plan on taking it to a shop to get it done. Around how much should they charge me? I got an estimate from one shop already and they're gonna charge me about $420? Is that a lot?
I just paid $500 to have shocks, struts, springs and camber plates installed along with an alignment. I have the tools to have done it myself but didn't feel like messing with it. The benefit of being old.
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I just paid $500 to have shocks, struts, springs and camber plates installed along with an alignment. I have the tools to have done it myself but didn't feel like messing with it. The benefit of being old.

Lol 😂 trueeee, guess old has some positives that outweighs the negatives.


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Lol 😂 trueeee, guess old has some positives that outweighs the negatives.
Yup, I can say and do just about anything a five-year-old can do and people just laugh and say, that's alright, he's just old.
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Yup, I can say and do just about anything a five-year-old can do and people just laugh and say, that's alright, he's just old.

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Springs= $260.00
Shock/struts= $400.00 (cheap)
Balljoints X2= $140.00
Bumpsteer Kit= $170.00
C/C Plates= $210.00
-Once installed, a Mustang or speed shop specifically only, will have to align the bumpsteer kit. $75.00
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That sounds like a decent price. I paid about 450 to have springs, shocks, struts, camber plates, ball joints, alignment

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It's so easy to install springs..my car would be 100% stock if I had to pay these prices for getting **** installed.

It ain't rocket science. Lol

$420...that's a set of used cams. Lol
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The investment does give you a fantastic feeling car driving through windy roads, over passes, both a tight. confidant feeling. I also rehab the brake system completely too. Glides along the road, grabs nicely, feels great. The green car feels the best and it has the KYB cheaper ones. Its a great investment. Safety too
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The investment does give you a fantastic feeling car driving through windy roads, over passes, both a tight. confidant feeling. I also rehab the brake system completely too. Glides along the road, grabs nicely, feels great. The green car feels the best and it has the KYB cheaper ones. Its a great investment. Safety too

Drive a car with a very good suspension set up and you will be amazed on how basic springs, shocks and struts are when it comes to suspension. There is a whole world out there to make these Mustangs handle like a dream.


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On the 99-04 it is stupid easy. Only took me a few hours the first time I did it. There is a video I used which really helped. When I get to a computer I'll show you the link.

If you have 4 jack stands and a jack and basic tools and mechanical knowledge you can do it. And I did it when I had zero knowledge of working on cars.


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Spend the money on tools and do it yourself. Get a buddy to help or watch videos to see how its done. Unless you do this kind of stuff then you will never gain the experience. Just make sure to get the alignment checked when you are done.
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I did complete job myself. Enjoyed it. Posted it here somewhere-
BUT- Alignment shop should be near by or you can rub some tires or eat them up.
We dialed in everything very close to spec after getting alignment paperwork back but that little bit of off alignment chewed up brand new tires traveling from my brothers garage to Mustang shop 50 miles.
Have it aligned by Mustang shop who do these everyday of the year, 99% of any other alignment shop will not have a clue as to how to dial in C/C plates, change in height balljoints, and the adjustable bumpsteer kit.
Need all the pieces to do it correctly.
Do it right the first time or save up and do it later. Not Cheap when done correctly.
Best mod after gears & tuner.
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Mustangs already handle like a dream from stock lol. When you compare them to my old grand marquis!
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Mustangs already handle like a dream from stock lol. When you compare them to my old grand marquis!

Wait until you add coilover, panhard bar, subframe connectors, and rear lower control arms. You thought the stock one handled well before. I literally can't keep my foot off the gas going through turns now.


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I did HR super sports, koni shocks, tokico struts, and cc plates, Moog ball joints and all new bushings etc, and mine feels great compared to stock. I can't imagine a set up with a panhard bar, subframes, or any further suspension mods it would handle so freaking good.

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I just need some more power now!! Lol... to get me to the corners.

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I did HR super sports, koni shocks, tokico struts, and cc plates, Moog ball joints and all new bushings etc, and mine feels great compared to stock. I can't imagine a set up with a panhard bar, subframes, or any further suspension mods it would handle so freaking good.

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Change out the Panhard Bar for a Watts Link, then add in adjustable sway bars, Tubular K member, Tubular A Arms and sticky tires. After i add those to my car i'm going to try to find a stock 99-04 GT to drive just so i can compare my suspension to a stock car, it already feels pretty damn good right now with the work i've done.
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What's the Benifit of changing out the k member? Less weight?


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What's the Benifit of changing out the k member? Less weight?


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Lighter and much stiffer. With both MM Tubular K member and A Arms you drop around 80 pounds off the front of the car, and it's much more supportive in cornering.


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Don't they make bracing for it too? Similar to the stock brace that come on the convertibles


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There is a brace that is made for the stock K member to make it a little stiffer. Same kind of brace that usually comes with the MM K member, since its designed for cornering. Won't see that type of brace with a drag K member.
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So I'm assuming the work is worth it.


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Oh yes. My car compared to one like Brett Madsen's car seems like it barely has anything done as far as suspension, my car handles great now, i'm knocking on the door of a few low level porsches in Autocross. I can't imagine something like Brett's car (the 99 Roush i usually post pictures of)
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I just paid $500 to have shocks, struts, springs and camber plates installed along with an alignment. I have the tools to have done it myself but didn't feel like messing with it. The benefit of being old.
^This is what I'm going to do lol. Worth it to me not being so soar the next few days afterwards.
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^This is what I'm going to do lol. Worth it to me not being so soar the next few days afterwards.
Pshhh, its not too bad. I did coilovers on my 01 in about 8 hours, including the plates.
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Pshhh, its not too bad. I did coilovers on my 01 in about 8 hours, including the plates.
Add about 27 years to your body though lol. That's harder work for older dudes who don't do physical labor anymore.
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So I just bought lowering springs and camber plates to lower my car. I don't know how to do it myself so I plan on taking it to a shop to get it done. Around how much should they charge me? I got an estimate from one shop already and they're gonna charge me about $420? Is that a lot?


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Just a suggestion. Save up some more money and put on struts and shocks also. That way the springs, struts and shocks will work better with the springs. Since you having the springs installed, it will be easier to have someone do all of it at the same time. My mechanic charged me for the springs and no charge for struts or shocks. He said he was right there and felt guilty about charging me more money. A mechanic with a conscience. Naturally his shop has done all my work.
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