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Old 07-09-2015, 02:59 PM   #1
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Lowering my mustang

I'm buying some lowering springs next friday it's a 1.5 inch drop can I just put the new springs on and just b cool with that or will I have to buy more stuff to make it work


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I think you need some kind of adjustment on caster/camber. Which is why I haven't installed the springs I bought months ago...

Also, does it make a difference if you lower and retain stock struts?


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No - other than the tools, jack stands, and floor jack anyway. It would be nice if you could replace the shocks and struts, but you don't have to. Just be prepared for your ride to be kinda harsh and bouncy until you do. I tried to just do springs on my Mach 1, but ended up buying shocks and struts a few months later. Lowering springs are a nice mod.
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I think you need some kind of adjustment on caster/camber. Which is why I haven't installed the springs I bought months ago...

Also, does it make a difference if you lower and retain stock struts?


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With a 1.5" drop, he might be able to get away with using camber bolts to help adjust alignment. They sell them at your local auto parts stores and American Muscle as well of course.
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With a 1.5" drop, he might be able to get away with using camber bolts to help adjust alignment. They sell them at your local auto parts stores and American Muscle as well of course.

Good to know 👍🏻 thanks!


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Don't cheap out or half *** a lowered car. Get yourself some MM CC plates and you'll be doing it correctly and futureproofing for any later suspension mods.
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Don't cheap out or half *** a lowered car. Get yourself some MM CC plates and you'll be doing it correctly and futureproofing for any later suspension mods.

Don't need them if you don't slam it. Mine is on Sportlines, around 1.7" lower, and it was right on the edge of Fords alignment spec. IMO, I'd wait and do CC plates when you end up doing shock and struts, like I did. Good way to go if you don't have the money to buy it all at once.


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Lol thanx yall are always a big help wen it comes to my mustang


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Old 07-10-2015, 08:17 PM   #11
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Cut the stock springs


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Will it ride better


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Old 07-10-2015, 10:27 PM   #13
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No it'll ride like ****. Don't cut stock springs... SR springs are cheap enough and they are decent.


As I say a lot on here... people always have the money to do it right the second time so you might as well not cheap out. Do it right the first time. You need CC plates to properly lower a car the right way and you should not cut or heat up or ricer style your springs.
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Get SR springs, Tokico or Koni STR.T shocks/struts, MM CC plates (probably not needed for 1.5" your call on that as i went with the HR Supersports and my CC plates werent really needed but i had them anyway the tech said it would have been very close to factory spec without them but they did help some and if i go lower ever), new Moog ball joints while youre in there, and you will have a decent more budget lowering job done with quality parts.

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You can always buy new poly isolaters or wrap your springs and leave them out for a little lower of a drop too

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I met some dude he cut the stock springs at about 2.5 front and rear it didn't look too bad


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Yeah it'll look ok...try riding in it...
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I met some dude he cut the stock springs at about 2.5 front and rear it didn't look too bad


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And that is one reason why I got rid of my prelude. I put in $1300 coil overs to replace the suspension and it dropped way too far. It was rough and hard. I'm doing my drop right the first time. I've already got koni Orange and am adding MM CC plates and Ford B springs. Little drop progressive rate firmer than stock. Should be a great cruiser and street machine.


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Lowering springs + cc plates and done. Said before but check those isolators. If you don't mind a slightly stiffer ride then that's that. For the look I think that's all you need. Not to mention getting better handling out of your lowered car.


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