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Old 06-01-2012, 11:43 PM   #1
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just a quick question, how much is lowering a car? And what things do I need to buy from AM.com? Which one is good and bad? Suggestions needed. Thanks!
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just a quick question, how much is lowering a car? And what things do I need to buy from AM.com? Which one is good and bad? Suggestions needed. Thanks!
To buy the springs I think 180-250 for them and they usually drop anywhere from 1-2 inches u have to look as for needing anything else to go with them u don't need anything but springs to lower it
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Depends how low you wanna go. And you looking for price on an install or just the parts?
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Depends how low you wanna go. And you looking for price on an install or just the parts?
Im curious on the labour (I'd bring it to my awesome mechanic)
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Speed bumps and small kittens may be affected by lowering? (hate cats) but besides the cruel humor, what else can make a mustang as twitchy as a go kart? And it's also about how low you want to go. Too low and you end up running over EVERYTHING
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Labor you'd provably be looking at around $150-$300. The few shops I checked with by me were looking for around $80-$100 per hour for a 2-3hr job.

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And you do feel bumps a tiny bit more with just springs but not too bad.

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I've got springs, shocks, struts and sway bars and the handling is just awesome. Especially at higher speeds. But you'll feel every bump.. Wouldn't say go kart handling but it's good. Want go kart, get a mini my bro has one and it's a fun little car to drive
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It must be the weight of the car and that racket pinion that makes it feel like jelly. I just want a snappy steering. Wouldn't all the suspension upgrades make it less bumpy? And how much did you spend in it all?
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It must be the weight of the car and that racket pinion that makes it feel like jelly. I just want a snappy steering. Wouldn't all the suspension upgrades make it less bumpy? And how much did you spend in it all?
The ride is much stiffer so you'll feel everything more. Not as cushiony as stock. I spent more then I should of. Bought everything seperately instead of getting the eibach package. Only because I originally just had springs. Later on, wanted everything.. Spent around $1800-$1900 w/ installation. I'm sure you could get everything and install for $1500(maybe even a bit less) if you get the eibach package anyway.

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Ha, I was looking at this last night and thinking of ways to spend my bonus... So the Eibach package is the way to go? When do you need new caster/camber plates?
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Old 06-03-2012, 12:16 PM   #10
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Ha, I was looking at this last night and thinking of ways to spend my bonus... So the Eibach package is the way to go? When do you need new caster/camber plates?
Eibachs great imo but have no experience with anything else. You'll need CC plates if you go with the sportlines. Or anything close to a 2inch drop or more. You'll also need a bumpsteer kit. Didn't feel like spending an extra $1000 to lower my car 1/2-1 inch more :/
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Eibachs great imo but have no experience with anything else. You'll need CC plates if you go with the sportlines. Or anything close to a 2inch drop or more. You'll also need a bumpsteer kit. Didn't feel like spending an extra $1000 to lower my car 1/2-1 inch more :/
U just need springs u don't have to buy the other stuff if you don't want to :p
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U just need springs u don't have to buy the other stuff if you don't want to :p
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Old 06-03-2012, 03:56 PM   #13
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Ok. If you want to lower your stang, read this..

http://www.americanmuscle.com/suspen...ide-part3.html

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Does the way you see speed change?
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I am kinda afraid to lower my stang. It scrapes in a few places around town with the stock height.
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I'm interested in lowering as well, so with springs I'd be looking at 1-2in lower and a little bumpier ride? I'm just worried about speed bumps :/

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Labor you'd provably be looking at around $150-$300. The few shops I checked with by me were looking for around $80-$100 per hour for a 2-3hr job.

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And you do feel bumps a tiny bit more with just springs but not too bad.

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I've got springs, shocks, struts and sway bars and the handling is just awesome. Especially at higher speeds. But you'll feel every bump.. Wouldn't say go kart handling but it's good. Want go kart, get a mini my bro has one and it's a fun little car to drive
Cyclon37 my mom had a 2010 Clubman S MINI off the lot that was a lemon having constant problems, got rid of it for a 2011 Clubman S MINI off the lot and a couple months in with no problems it caught on fire in a parking lot while not even running (due to some wiring issues). So she now drives a Ford lol Cute cars and yes fun to drive and ride in but we did not have a good experience with them.
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But with lowering and such does 110 still feel like 70 or will 110 feel like 110. I'm curious to this.
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I'm interested in lowering as well, so with springs I'd be looking at 1-2in lower and a little bumpier ride? I'm just worried about speed bumps :/

Cyclon37 my mom had a 2010 Clubman S MINI off the lot that was a lemon having constant problems, got rid of it for a 2011 Clubman S MINI off the lot and a couple months in with no problems it caught on fire in a parking lot while not even running (due to some wiring issues). So she now drives a Ford lol Cute cars and yes fun to drive and ride in but we did not have a good experience with them.
Go with eibach pro-kit springs. Didn't affect my ride quality much at all and I didn't have problems with speed bumps. Just go slow.

And that's some bad luck with the mini! Wow! My bro has had his for a few years with no problems at all. You guys must have been really unlucky!

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But with lowering and such does 110 still feel like 70 or will 110 feel like 110. I'm curious to this.
With just springs? It'll feel pretty darn close to stock. I didn't notice much of a difference. It felt the same at higher speeds maybe a pinch better. 110 will still feel like 70.

But with all the suspension stuff I have now it's kinda hard to say tbh. The ride is much stiffer. I feel the road a lot more, but have much more faith in the car especially on a slight bend or turn. And is much more fun and exciting to drive. It's more of a ride and less of a cruise if that makes sense?

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Btw, my stang isn't a DD. It's a fun car for the weekends. I don't think many people would like such a stiff ride as a DD. If you still want the comfort just grab springs. Just stay around a 1" drop. And don't forget the panhard.
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Panhard? And for it have to be a minimum 1 inch drop? I'm looking for better handling but I don't want it slammed like a s10 or Honda. My stang is my DD so a good middle road is perfect for me.
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Panhard? And for it have to be a minimum 1 inch drop? I'm looking for better handling but I don't want it slammed like a s10 or Honda. My stang is my DD so a good middle road is perfect for me.
When you lower your rear will be off. One wheel will stick out slightly more then the other. The panhard fixes that. Mine has the pro-kit springs which is about 1inch +/- and is good. And if you want that better handling grab one of those eibach kits. You won't get much better handling with just springs. But know if you get the kit your ride quality will go down a bit. If you can live with it then do it. It's up to you man

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And did you read the link i posted before?
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I did right after I posted my last message. Felt like an idiot lol so from factory it's set? And the aftermarket allows you to adjust it back. Sounds like a guys problem a few threads back. I always thought power, power, power but now I'm leaning toward handling. Are they easy to install yourself. Or would it be Better to take to a pro? My dad is a professional is why I ask, and he has a lift.
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I did right after I posted my last message. Felt like an idiot lol so from factory it's set? And the aftermarket allows you to adjust it back. Sounds like a guys problem a few threads back. I always thought power, power, power but now I'm leaning toward handling. Are they easy to install yourself. Or would it be Better to take to a pro? My dad is a professional is why I ask, and he has a lift.
I had someone else do the work. I don't have a lift or a place to do it. It really is worth it. I decided to work on handling first and then go towards power. IMO is the way to go. But it really depends on your personal needs and goals. It's not for everyone. You will want better and/or wider tires for more grip. Not sure how it'd be on those stock little tires :/
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I had someone else do the work. I don't have a lift or a place to do it. It really is worth it. I decided to work on handling first and then go towards power. IMO is the way to go. But it really depends on your personal needs and goals. It's not for everyone. You will want better and/or wider tires for more grip. Not sure how it'd be on those stock little tires :/
Isnt the gt rim on the 11-12 wider than the 6er. I was going with something like those. Perrelllis are my tire of choice. And after all suspension gets the hole shots. Idk in a street setting but I live on a side of a mountain with curvy roads. Fun fun
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Isnt the gt rim on the 11-12 wider than the 6er. I was going with something like those. Perrelllis are my tire of choice. And after all suspension gets the hole shots. Idk in a street setting but I live on a side of a mountain with curvy roads. Fun fun
Which GT wheel? They most likely are wider though. And curvy roads are much more fun now
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Either what I call the new bullitt that's on the standard or the premium one with a 8 or 9 spoke pattern
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I would personally stick to stock ride ht and play with differently tire profiles, just saying
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I would personally stick to stock ride ht and play with differently tire profiles, just saying
Totally forgot about that. I did that to my first mustang. Just got a slimmer tire and it dropped it down. But idk if it'll look right with stock 17 inch rims
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