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Old 07-25-2011, 07:30 PM   #1
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Lowering springs.

How much would it cost to change the springs on my car? 1.5 in in the front and 2in in the back. And I want h&r springs
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About 450 dollars. Look on American muscle my man. They have them.
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About 450 dollars. Look on American muscle my man. They have them.
This is true! I totaled up my Build list and it came out to $4,120
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Re: Lowering springs.

installation will be around 250-450 depending on where you go. Its rather easy to do though
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installation will be around 250-450 depending on where you go. Its rather easy to do though
I have next to no mechanical experience, so I might need some professionals help
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Re: Lowering springs.

just be careful where you go, get advice from local mustang owners etc and price quotes
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I have next to no mechanical experience, so I might need some professionals help
I'll be doing springs this weekend for another member. I'll have him do most the work and try to do a write up to help you out.
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I'll be doing springs this weekend for another member. I'll have him do most the work and try to do a write up to help you out.
That would be much appreciated
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Re: Lowering springs.

I believe there is another springs write up on the site already...but it's for a older body style. Won't make much difference in the steps, but I'll be doing it on the newer body style so at least things will look more familiar.

It really is an easy process. We'll be swapping out shocks/struts at the same time too I believe...and possibly caster camber plates as well. I foresee it taking about 3-4 hours total for all of it...assuming we don't run into issues or completely drag *** while doing it. lol
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Re: Lowering springs.

the front on newer stangs are the different parts, the coil overs being the issue. You have to remove the top nut and decompress it and hope the new spring is short enough to allow you to reinstall it or use a spring compressor.
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the front on newer stangs are the different parts, the coil overs being the issue. You have to remove the top nut and decompress it and hope the new spring is short enough to allow you to reinstall it or use a spring compressor.
Why not just do it like you would in an SN or fox car? Put a jack under the control arm, disconnect the center nut on the strut, lower the control arm down to release the spring, disconnect the the strut bolts and pop everything out and swap it over?

Granted, when I mess with it this weekend, I believe we are going to do the CC plates as well, so it will be a few more steps, but I don't see why it shouldn't work like the SN front spring swap would.
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I believe there is another springs write up on the site already...but it's for a older body style. Won't make much difference in the steps, but I'll be doing it on the newer body style so at least things will look more familiar.

It really is an easy process. We'll be swapping out shocks/struts at the same time too I believe...and possibly caster camber plates as well. I foresee it taking about 3-4 hours total for all of it...assuming we don't run into issues or completely drag *** while doing it. lol
Haha story of my life, the last part haha. Well be being 16 years old Im really new to everything in the car world haha
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Haha story of my life, the last part haha. Well be being 16 years old Im really new to everything in the car world haha
I'm 35 and up till about 5 years ago I was new to it all as well. It takes a little guts to get over the apprehension of just digging in and getting your hands dirty. But once you do, you start seeing how easy some of these "complex" sounding things are. Brakes scared me for years. Now I kick myself for not doing them a long time ago. Suspension is the same.

Now, I just dig in and learn as I go. I've removed the IRS from my cobra, replaced bearings, resealed the rear cover, re-installed the IRS, completely did my suspension over, CC plates, KB Blower swap, some wiring stuff. I'm also about to swap a motor in my 93 fox. Yeah, I've had questions along the way, but once I got the answers/help, it's gotten done. All it takes is that initial jump.
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Yeah That's true but my dad would hang me by my balls if I mess my car up
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