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Old 03-09-2011, 09:27 PM   #1
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Lowering on 17s

I have 17s on my 2000 mustang. If I get the h&r springs from American muscle that drop the car 1.75 front and 1.6 rear will this look good or better if I get 18s
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Re: Lowering on 17s

I honestly think that it would it look fine. It's worth a shot that way you don't have to buy new wheels. But that's just my opinion.
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Well I have dual exhaust and the are low it's jus how they have the x pipe why it's low they went too far down. And the exhaust are 5 to 6 inches from hitting ground. Will these lowering springs hurt my car any?
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Re: Lowering on 17s

Worse case scenario is your pipes are 3 inches from the ground. You have to go lightly over bumps. I see where your going. The 18inch wheels will make it at least 4 inches. It's up to you. I've heard good things about the H&R springs so I don't think you will hurt anything.
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Worse case scenario is your pipes are 3 inches from the ground. You have to go lightly over bumps. I see where your going. The 18inch wheels will make it at least 4 inches. It's up to you. I've heard good things about the H&R springs so I don't think you will hurt anything.
17's or 18's. Your only gonna fit so much tire on it. Tire size will make the difference. You can swap around tire sizes to make it work with either.
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i am dropped 2.5 around and i had my xhaust raised 1.5 inches... now i dont scrape unless i am somewhere new and its just too late.
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i am dropped 2.5 around and i had my xhaust raised 1.5 inches... now i dont scrape unless i am somewhere new and its just too late.
how did you raise your exhaust? also, your got 2.5 drop all the way around?
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I'm lowered 2 inch all around and scrape my exhaust if I'm careful going over bumps and what not. But not to much of a issue. Just go slow in parking lots
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Re: Lowering on 17s

any sort of chin spoiler will only make things much worse.
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Re: Lowering on 17s

I have a 2005 GT and had to remove my chin spoiler after putting Eibach lowering springs on, it was just too much for the speedbumps here where I live. Sometimes compromise is required. Same problem with my '04 V6 when I lowered it, but fortunately the Mach 1 spoiler wasn't as low.
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I have the eiback pro-kit and I'm lowered between 1.5-2 and I have 18s. I also have a chin spoiler. But its the Mach 1 one obviously. I do need to order another one from a stupid curb! Lol.

I live in FL and it's pretty much flat besides the occasional driveway and nasty speedbumps

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Re: Lowering on 17s

we aimed the bend from the the first curve after the headers to bend upwards a little more... now the pipes are higher than the driveshaft... and yea a 2.5 drop around

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ill have to come over and see it one day then...
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by all means... i might be getting rid of her in th next couple weeks... im gonna put a for sale sign in her and stick her at the local highschool parkin lot and see if i can get any bites.
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lucky if you don't get anything wrong with it...i wouldn't trust a bunch of high schoolers when I was in high school much less with an extremely nice car like yours lol
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i know what you mean... only on the weekends tho... way ahead of you. I wouldnt trust anyone with my car but i figured hey, gotta put it somewhere... why not on a street that majority of the town drives on.
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i know what you mean... only on the weekends tho... way ahead of you. I wouldnt trust anyone with my car but i figured hey, gotta put it somewhere... why not on a street that majority of the town drives on.
Yeah I know what you're getting at. Leave it in your car so every time you drive it you can leave it in your window
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problem with that... i have 3% window tint... the only place visible is from the front window... and you cant have a sign in your front window while driving...
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problem with that... i have 3% window tint... the only place visible is from the front window... and you cant have a sign in your front window while driving...
well good luck w/e you decide to do lol

how much are you asking for it? mileage?
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by all means... i might be getting rid of her in th next couple weeks... im gonna put a for sale sign in her and stick her at the local highschool parkin lot and see if i can get any bites.
so are you running a camber/caster kit?
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Re: Lowering on 17s

the drop will look the same 17 vs 18 as teh tires are the same height.
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