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Old 02-09-2013, 12:03 AM   #1
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I have done tons of research, and i hear more good than bad on this subject.
I also read that ppl are usually going with roush rear springs since they can be sold separately.

Im considering this because my front is wayyyyy too low because of my body kit.

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Interested in this to!! I have a set of rear BMR springs I wanna put on ASAP!
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Hey guys i need some answers, anyone?
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I wouldnt do that on my car, it will make the rear sit lower than the front. I would do all four or just leave it stock.
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I've seen some people selling roush rear springs in the Dallas area but have never actual seen a car with only the rear lowered. I think there only an inch lower. May work however I would recommend lowering all four corners as well.
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There is a site that says that our cars should be lowered 1/2 on the back, without touching the front, they sell the springs too, so im guessing 1 inch is not the ideal balance drop
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There is a site that says that our cars should be lowered 1/2 on the back, without touching the front, they sell the springs too, so im guessing 1 inch is not the ideal balance drop
Do you believe everything you read on the interweb? Just get some adjustables and call it a day. I know mine has a slight rake with K springs but it's not a issue for me and I'm one of the most anal people you will ever meet.
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the back is definitely higher than the front stock. I did Brembo 50's 55D spring kit for the rear only, just to level it. Big improvement in looks and no downsides.
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There is a site that says that our cars should be lowered 1/2 on the back, without touching the front, they sell the springs too, so im guessing 1 inch is not the ideal balance drop
Oozy, first of all you have a beautiful car. At the end of the day, it's your car and you'll be the one to make the choice. IMHO, I wouldn't do that to such a beauty. Unless you have, or plan on going with some high end dampers, I would go with matched springs and dampers all the way around. There are several that lower the car an estimated 1" in the front and 1.5" in the rear. I don't think that's too much.
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Do you believe everything you read on the interweb? Just get some adjustables and call it a day. I know mine has a slight rake with K springs but it's not a issue for me and I'm one of the most anal people you will ever meet.
They can't put anything on the interweb that's not true, bonjour.
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the back is definitely higher than the front stock. I did Brembo 50's 55D spring kit for the rear only, just to level it. Big improvement in looks and no downsides.
Yup thats the one im talking about, i wonder if it works for base gt
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Do you believe everything you read on the interweb? Just get some adjustables and call it a day. I know mine has a slight rake with K springs but it's not a issue for me and I'm one of the most anal people you will ever meet.
Well i am mainly interested because my front is already 4inches off the ground, i did the 3d carbon front lip, but i didnt want that big rear gap
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The spring rates are different but, the levelling part would probably help some, as the ride heights of BBP and the regular are the same, as far as it looks to me. The BBP wheels just fill the holes a little better.

I think it'd be fine. it's not a gargantuan change out back.
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Oozy, first of all you have a beautiful car. At the end of the day, it's your car and you'll be the one to make the choice. IMHO, I wouldn't do that to such a beauty. Unless you have, or plan on going with some high end dampers, I would go with matched springs and dampers all the way around. There are several that lower the car an estimated 1" in the front and 1.5" in the rear. I don't think that's too much.
Thanks, i guess ill decide when my splitter and wheels get here

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Thanks, i guess ill decide when my splitter and wheels get here
Honestly i thought i could pull it off with all the other suspension mods, but i think this is something that worked more for 05 thru 09 stangs
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They can't put anything on the interweb that's not true, bonjour.
LOL!!! I almost wrote that
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Now let me ask this, their are many many kits that drop the rear more than the front, like h&r, are they a bad choice? Or are they specifically made ford their certain drop, i mean its a whole inch lower on the back....
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LMAO! One of my favorite commericals!

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Well i am mainly interested because my front is already 4inches off the ground, i did the 3d carbon front lip, but i didnt want that big rear gap
How is the wheel gap up front with the addition of the body kit only,Still stock height? Any pics? If you are good with the ride height and just want to level out the rear then I would say you are headed in the right direction with just rear springs.
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LMAO! One of my favorite commericals!

How is the wheel gap up front with the addition of the body kit only,Still stock height? Any pics? If you are good with the ride height and just want to level out the rear then I would say you are headed in the right direction with just rear springs.
Okay the front is about 5 inches from the floor, and the entrance to the park by my house is the pic that the kit is basically rubbing

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Okay the front is about 5 inches from the floor, and the entrance to the park by my house is the pic that the kit is basically rubbing
Ouch that sucks, thAt lip is gonna is gonna be a problem if u lower... If it were me I would get rid of it, it's better than the god awful wheel gap... But that's me, your lip is really nice tho, but there's always a give in take to modding :-/
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Ouch that sucks, thAt lip is gonna is gonna be a problem if u lower... If it were me I would get rid of it, it's better than the god awful wheel gap... But that's me, your lip is really nice tho, but there's always a give in take to modding :-/
Thats why i started this thread! Lol, i love my lip, and i could live with out dropping the front, but is the back going to creat any problems if i drop one inch?
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Thats why i started this thread! Lol, i love my lip, and i could live with out dropping the front, but is the back going to creat any problems if i drop one inch?
I know the back is the issue... I know some Brembo guys are doing the 55D springs for the back but dunno if anyone did it for the non Brembo... Do u plan on getting new wheels?? If u do, that's when the wheel gap will become more noticeable... On stock wheels it looks fine
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Okay the front is about 5 inches from the floor, and the entrance to the park by my house is the pic that the kit is basically rubbing
Damn that front spoiler is insane, understand why you've had so many questions now. I would probably buy the smallest drop possible for the rear and leave it alone, the 20 inch rims will fill up the space enough that you probably won't even notice much gap
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Damn that front spoiler is insane, understand why you've had so many questions now. I would probably buy the smallest drop possible for the rear and leave it alone, the 20 inch rims will fill up the space enough that you probably won't even notice much gap
WOW! Redstang1 is right!

Probably before your time, but like Rosanne Rosanna Dana used to say, "Never mind."
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Damn that front spoiler is insane, understand why you've had so many questions now. I would probably buy the smallest drop possible for the rear and leave it alone, the 20 inch rims will fill up the space enough that you probably won't even notice much gap
Yeah man thats why ive been.asking about tire sizes and springs etc! Thanks for all the advice tho
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Lets leave this thread here, ill post some pics when i get rims and tires, and then well decide, but im going 275/35/20, dont think ill change the hieght
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Anyone else have an opinion on this? I have some rear BMR springs I wanna put on my at just in the rear. What do y'all think
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I personally would go with a half or one drop, dont use the BMRs
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I personally would go with a half or one drop, dont use the BMRs
Why not BMR?
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Why not BMR?
1.5 drop? Isnt that tooo much, my car right now is 5/8 higher back than my front
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1.5 drop? Isnt that tooo much, my car right now is 5/8 higher back than my front
That's mine. I want the rear lower
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1.5 drop? Isnt that tooo much, my car right now is 5/8 higher back than my front
I agree. 1.5 maybe too much. I have sportline springs which is 1.7 front and 2.4 rear. That's only .7 difference and it sits level now. I think the roush rear springs are 1 inch. May want to look for those. I may be wrong though.
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I agree. 1.5 maybe too much. I have sportline springs which is 1.7 front and 2.4 rear. That's only .7 difference and it sits level now. I think the roush rear springs are 1 inch. May want to look for those. I may be wrong though.
Roush is a 3/4 to a 1inch drop, according to them

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Guys dont mistaken wheel gap with car geometry, our cars are meant to be higher in the back, those who lower more on the rear are messing up their geometry in my opinion
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Roush is a 3/4 to a 1inch drop, according to them

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Guys dont mistaken wheel gap with car geometry, our cars are meant to be higher in the back, those who lower more on the rear are messing up their geometry in my opinion
My numbers are not related to wheel gap. It's related to ride height. Technically my car sits 1/4 inch higher in the back than in the front.

.7 is just a bit lower than 3/4 inch (.75). That would make you rear 1/2 (.5) inch higher than the front. I stick to my original opinion. 1.5 drop on the back maybe too much with stock stings in the front. **opinion** you may want to look at getting the roush springs for the back.
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Ford Racing P Springs is the way to go or the brembo 5D w.e its called
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Roush is a 3/4 to a 1inch drop, according to them

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Guys dont mistaken wheel gap with car geometry, our cars are meant to be higher in the back, those who lower more on the rear are messing up their geometry in my opinion
This is true, there a reason our cars come with the bulldog stance and camaro's & challengers don't. I have no idea why but there is a reason
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