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Old 07-06-2011, 10:38 PM   #1
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Lowering springs for 2007

What springs can u get without having to change CC plates?
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Re: Lowering springs for 2007

many on 05+ seem to not need cc plates and get a good drop, some I know use the eibach prokit
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It depends on how low you are gonna go.1" should be fine,1.5" is pushing it and anything lower you will need camber bolts or CC.
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I saw ford racing N springs that drop 1.25 should that be fine
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FRPP K springs will drop 1.5 and look great. Here is the 07 with the FRPP K springs.
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I have an 09 V6 and I was also looking into lowering it. I was thinking about lowering the car and saw the Eibach Pro-Kit on AM. These springs drop it 1.3 in the front and 1.4 in the rear. I was wondering if I get these can be used with the stock struts and shox? Or do I need to purchase after market shox and struts along with CC plates? Also is the Eibach Pro-Kit a good kit or should I go with a different brand. Thanks for the help.
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Re: Lowering springs for 2007

your stock struts/shocks should work with the pro-kit, but they will be working harder and so the life expectency will be shortened. An upgraded set of shocks/struts will help with handling, but I'm not sure I would say it is necessary.

Although getting close to the limit, you should be able to get it re-aligned with CC plates (it does vary by car).

The CC plates do replace the upper strut mounts. These strut mounts are designed by ford to be a one-time use component and when you replace the springs you will need to uninstall them. It is highly recommended that you replace these with new ones if you decide not to use CC plates.
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your stock struts/shocks should work with the pro-kit, but they will be working harder and so the life expectency will be shortened. An upgraded set of shocks/struts will help with handling, but I'm not sure I would say it is necessary.

Although getting close to the limit, you should be able to get it re-aligned with CC plates (it does vary by car).

The CC plates do replace the upper strut mounts. These strut mounts are designed by ford to be a one-time use component and when you replace the springs you will need to uninstall them. It is highly recommended that you replace these with new ones if you decide not to use CC plates.
Oh ok. I guess I'm going to go ahead and get the springs for now. I can't wait to give it that more aggressive look and then I'll start saving up for the struts and shox. Thanks for the help.
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Re: Lowering springs for 2007

you need to research more on a spring than "its drop" the rate and type of spring (progressive vs linear) matter a bunch to ride quality and handling
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Re: Lowering springs for 2007

Spector is correct. Spring rates are just as important as the drop. I would have to do some digging around to find the spring rates for the pro-kit, but they are designed to be more of a street spring. Also note that they offer different kits for the v6 and v8 models, which is a little better than some other companies which offer the same spring regardless if it is a v6 or v8.
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Oh ok. I didn't know there were so many things a had to consider when it came to picking out springs. I thought it was just about how much I wanted to lower the car well I looked into the Eibach Pro-Kit and they are progressive. I don't know if this is a dumb question, but what's the difference between progressive and linear? Oh and I wasn't able to find anything about the rate. What exactly is the "rate" when it comes to the springs? Thanks for all the help.
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