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Old 03-08-2014, 10:14 AM   #1
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Coils vs Springs

I currently have S and R lowering springs on my 13 and 2 spacers in the rear I like the kind of staggered stance it gives me but I just bought pretty aggressive rims (20x10.5 in the rear 20x9 in the front) but now I want to lower a bit more.

So the question is do I trade my springs and spacers for some lower springs and buy struts? Or save and buy coils? Whats the difference? It seems I could buy adjustable shocks and struts and save a ton.
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Adjustable shocks and struts won't let you actually adjust the height, just the ride. If you want it to be fully adjustable for height there are really only 2 good ways to go..... Coilovers or bags.
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Here in Miami everybody is all about low. I don't know a single person who adjusts their height beyond as low as they can possibly go. The one exception being bags where their is a practical driving height and their show height (aired out) but short of that I can't see myself ever adjusting the height. So should I just go for some quality struts?
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Here in Miami everybody is all about low. I don't know a single person who adjusts their height beyond as low as they can possibly go. The one exception being bags where their is a practical driving height and their show height (aired out) but short of that I can't see myself ever adjusting the height. So should I just go for some quality struts?

Well the thing is. I've never seen a standard set of springs go as low as coilovers can. Do depending on how low you want to go you may have to decide. If you can find a set of springs that drop you a good amount then get those and a good set of shocks and struts.
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you will definately want coilovers for that lower stance. I think the lowest i have seen a spring drop is 1.8 or 1.9 inches. I have about 2.5" drop in the rear with big 55 series tires to get rid of the wheel gap on my 12 v6. The front has no wheel gap almost a tucked tire look with only my coilovers set at half way drop in the front. My rear end is dropped at the max, I used ground control coilovers with koni yellow adjustables. BC Racing has some good coilovers that lower the 11+ mustang even lower then my car is. Just check my profile if you want to get an idea how your car would look having the rear lowered 2.5" and the front is 1.5-1.7" on 18" rims i can still drop the front another 1-1.2" but dont want to scrape my lip. BC Racing standard coilovers is about 3" drop on our mustangs while their xtreme coilovers will do a 4-5" drop.
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The lowest drop i've seen is about 2.5 on springs 1.9 maybe in the front. I havnt ever seen the BC racing in person but apparently I hear the ride is pretty great and all I find online are up to 09?
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