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Old 08-13-2013, 12:23 PM   #1
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Will lowering the Mustang give me trouble over time?

Okay, I hate the gap on the mustang. I am thinking of lowering it soon. My concern is will I be getting lot of scrapes and is it bad for my suspension. Im driving a V6 2012
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Depends on a lot of things.
How and where you drive.
How low you go.
Components you use. More than an 1.25" and your stock struts/shocks are out of optimal range so premature wear will likely occur and KILL the ride quick.

You'll want to get an alignment to be safe. Double check whether you need an adjustable panhard bar, camber bolts/plates, new upper control arm, lower control arms, swaybar bushings (links/mounts), bumpsteer parts.

How many miles do you have now and what is your budget? Are you JUST lowering or going for a performance related drop. You get some performance from the lowered CG of a drop. But that in and of itself is not a performance enhancement when other options exist.
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You will have to be more aware of conditions

some things to watch out for:
Speed bumps
The concrete parking lot stops.
Don't park on any grass ( Cats could catch grass on fire )
Driveway inclines.

There are probably more things but that is all I can equate to after having a lowered Corvette at one time.

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The topography of my city would kill my ride. I wonder why there is still a few that are determine to lower there cars here
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Get bigger wheels. Really the Mustang was designed for a gap. I prefer 17" tires in fact. Want a lowered look get 65 Chevy Impala and put some hydraulics on it. The Mustang is a Muscle Car.

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some things to watch out for:
Speed bumps
The concrete parking lot stops.
Don't park on any grass ( Cats could catch grass on fire )
Driveway inclines.

There are probably more things but that is all I can equate to after having a lowered Corvette at one time.

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I have enough problems with those things stock.
And don't forget to have the pinion angle of your driveshaft adjusted.
Who wants to bet that's what caused those driveshaft failures?
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Old 08-14-2013, 03:59 PM   #6
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If you do it the proper way ... then no. If you lower too much and don't upgrade the other parts of the suspension ... then you could get pre-mature wear.

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I love the look of mine and the ride quality really isn't that bad. The only thing is the top suspension mounts will pop eventually and will need new ones. But that's if you go as low as I did
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I like driving my Mustang...I drive it daily, and about 300 to 400 miles a week. Lowering it for me would ruin the driving experience. I'd loose valuable suspension travel and the parking lot speed bumps would aggrevate me even more.

But I'm more into function than coolness.
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