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Old 01-04-2013, 03:24 PM   #1
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How low is too low?

I am looking to drop but i want a height that would be the best for looks, performance and clearance? What do you guys recommend and personal experience will help.
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Coilovers or air ride
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coilovers are adjustable, but more expensive.
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With springs if you're not satisfied with the drop you can't adjust it. With coils you can adjust it to you're heights liking and soften or stiffen the ride
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The stiffness is not a a worry because if i go with springs am getting the shock adjustable.
I been looking at h&r but they seem too low but by far the sexiest.
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Is that perfect or too low? My bmw was like that but i dont know how the stang would be.
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The first blue one is perfect
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Both are h&r on 19 inch wheels but the grass makes it seem slammed
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Both are h&r on 19 inch wheels but the grass makes it seem slammed
Both of those pictures you posted look perfect for ride height if you're trying to increase handling. Assuming you're going to get aftermarket shocks/struts & Panhard bar, a setup like that will drastically make a difference in your Mustangs handling.

That being said, you're trying to improve cornering, right? If drag racing is your thing, then lowering springs are not what you're looking for. "Too low" depends more on what your goals are!

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Both of those pictures you posted look perfect for ride height if you're trying to increase handling. Assuming you're going to get aftermarket shocks/struts & Panhard bar, a setup like that will drastically make a difference in your Mustangs handling.

That being said, you're trying to improve cornering, right? If drag racing is your thing, then lowering springs are not what you're looking for. "Too low" depends more on what your goals are!

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Drag racing is not my priority even tho once a month i will do it. Do you guys have any offers for the h&r springs?
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Check with your insurance company, to see what will be covered and what will not be. GEICO charged me a couple of dollars for adding the Ford Handling Package (because it lowered the car one inch).
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Check with your insurance company, to see what will be covered and what will not be. GEICO charged me a couple of dollars for adding the Ford Handling Package (because it lowered the car one inch).
I have state farm and they are cool, lol i crash my bmw and they bought me aftermarket rims that got damage with a 295 tire. And i was close to slammed as well.
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Drag racing is not my priority even tho once a month i will do it. Do you guys have any offers for the h&r springs?
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no such thing as too low
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After having sporlines and seeing h&r supersports the h&r look perfect
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I love my H&R SS's.
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I love my H&R SS's.
Clearance issues??
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Not really. Just pay attention to what you're doing and take it easy going over speed bumps. And I live in SC, pothole paradise.
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Not really. Just pay attention to what you're doing and take it easy going over speed bumps. And I live in SC, pothole paradise.
Would you like them to be just a bit higher?
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Actually no, I have them and both my club mates have them and we all love them. Not to mention that all three cars riding together look soo sexy, hugging the road like they do.
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Actually no, I have them and both my club mates have them and we all love them. Not to mention that all three cars riding together look soo sexy, hugging the road like they do.
By far they look the best from all the other springs!!
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I personally can't stand wheel gap. These were the best answer by far. Not to mention that the ride quality didn't really diminish.
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no such thing as too low
I agree. I saw a gmc 1500 lowered so much with an air ride that he drove while scraping his pan and loved it
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I disagree. How many Hondas have you seen bouncing down the road nearly scraping their undercarriage? Probably anything past 1-1.5" is too low IMHO. But then I am looking for improved corner carving as much as for looks. At some point you end up screwing up your suspension geometry & make the car worse than stock.
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It depends, in order to get a quality ride you have to spend good money. Those Honda owners well alot of them chop springs and that's why it's bouncy. And I feel 1-1.5 inch doesn't make a great of a difference in looks.
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It depends, in order to get a quality ride you have to spend good money. Those Honda owners well alot of them chop springs and that's why it's bouncy. And I feel 1-1.5 inch doesn't make a great of a difference in looks.
I completely agree. Not to mention that H&R's are a finely crafted German product. My car certainly doesn't bounce.
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I completely agree. Not to mention that H&R's are a finely crafted German product. My car certainly doesn't bounce.
I think you convinced me to get those. Did I read right that you don't need anything other than the coilovers? No strut mounts etc? That is what their website led me to believe. That they just pop right in and go.
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Not really. Just pay attention to what you're doing and take it easy going over speed bumps. And I live in SC, pothole paradise.
+1 I'm in South Carolina as well it's bad
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Oooh man, just talked to my friend that has h&r ss on 20" vossen in a 13 5.0 and his side splitter are scratch up and so is his lip, and he also dented his muffler. He told me that if he could do it again he will get bmr or roush. And that 1.7 was too low in the front in his opinion.
This is not his first lowered car so i guess he didnt go off roading with it.
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I dropped 1.5 rear and 1.4 front with H&R and bilstein combo. Looks great, bottoms out way too much and bounces around so much my son can't play his DS (handheld Nintendo). Also bottoms out over moderate bumps

I'm going to bite the bullet and switch to a combo with a 1' drop.
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My sporlines never bottom out and ride as good or maybe better than stock. Here is a side pic

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My sporlines never bottom out and ride as good or maybe better than stock. Here is a side pic
I'm seriously thinking about going with the sportlines. Don't know how good will it be on my 07. Will I have to buy more parts for it instead of just the springs?
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I needed a panhard bar and caster/camber bolts. I'm not sure if you will a gt500
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