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Old 04-18-2013, 07:17 PM   #1
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Lowering my Stang

I have the new wheels on now. They say lower it. What's the best way?
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Lowering springs or if ur on a budget cut a half a coil off the springs
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From what I've seen online, if your not exact on cutting the springs your ride could be lopsided
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Get yourself a good set of lowering springs like H&Rs etc. Look into struts and shocks to depending on your budget and a good set of CC Plates too like Maximum Motorsports. Do it right dont cut stock springs to lower your ride height.
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I have the new wheels on now. They say lower it. What's the best way?
how much do you want too lower it? 1" 1.5" really drop it more?

a setup like mine is gonna require different parts than a setup with a smaller drop. So a 1.7" front and 2.4" rear drop is gonna be a lot different than a 1" drop on all four corners.
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I dropped mine 1" front 1.5" rear with Eibach springs. I've cut springs on older rods before with no ill effects however, with a new GT I'd pick up new springs and do it right!
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I recommend sportlines. I have them and they give the perfect look and ride is as good as stock. All I have a caster camber bolts and a adjustable panhard bar.
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Thanks for all the information. I will take that and find a place to apply it. I don't have the know how or tools to do the lowering myself.
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Personally, I would never cut springs. Get good lowering springs. It's worth it.
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Personally, I would never cut springs. Get good lowering springs. It's worth it.
+1000 cut springs belong on hondas.
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+1000 cut springs belong on hondas.
Well, I didn't want to say THAT ... lol.
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Well, I didn't want to say THAT ... lol.
Lol im sorry, don't mean to offend anyone with cut springs, but when i think of them, all i picture is a '87 civic with spinning hubcaps and NOS stickers, bouncing uncontrollably down the street.
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OP,

Our SR Performance springs are a great for a budget! They'll drop your Mustang 1.5" all the way around and keep a comfortable ride. Not to mention you'll definitely see an increase in handling.

Let me know if you're interested in more info!

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I want to lower mine but my front lip already has clearance issues. If only roads were perfect
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Our SR Performance springs are a great for a budget! They'll drop your Mustang 1.5" all the way around and keep a comfortable ride. Not to mention you'll definitely see an increase in handling.

Let me know if you're interested in more info!

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Hello Shane. Ok I'm lowering the car. I found the men to do the job. Now what springs and size. I measure the rears at 16.5 inches,fronts at 15.5,center to top. I was thinking 1.5 in the rear and .5 in front. Could I go lower in rear? I have 3inches from tire to wheel well top. Why do you recommend 1.5 drop all around? Thank you for your help. Martin
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Hello Shane. Ok I'm lowering the car. I found the men to do the job. Now what springs and size. I measure the rears at 16.5 inches,fronts at 15.5,center to top. I was thinking 1.5 in the rear and .5 in front. Could I go lower in rear? I have 3inches from tire to wheel well top. Why do you recommend 1.5 drop all around? Thank you for your help. Martin
I love the amount of drop i ended up getting from my steeda ultralites. Almost dead on from what they were advertised to do. 1.25 front and 1.5 rear
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I love the amount of drop i ended up getting from my steeda ultralites. Almost dead on from what they were advertised to do. 1.25 front and 1.5 rear
Do you have any photos coming soon Evil?
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Crappy cell phone pics, and a dirty car, but you get the idea haha
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Crappy cell phone pics, and a dirty car, but you get the idea haha
Thanks. Looking good
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Thanks. Looking good
Thanks man!
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Lots of springs choices here. What do you drivers have to say about these springs? Elibach s , Moog, SR, H&R, Steeda, Fordracing,Touring Tech or Roush
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Lots of springs choices here. What do you drivers have to say about these springs? Elibach s , Moog, SR, H&R, Steeda, Fordracing,Touring Tech or Roush
Like i said i love my steedas so far. But don't have much to compare them too. I had eibachs on one of my ls1 camaros and liked them as well, but so far the ride of the steedas is top notch. Ive heard the ford Racing springs are a little noisy in the rear. Another thing you really need to think about are a new set of struts/shocks, and I highly recommend getting a set of Maximum Motorsports mounts. I love my setup so far and am glad i spent the extra cash to do the springs/dampeners/mounts all at once.

I did quite a bit of research before selecting the koni str.t for my new dampeners. I only use my car on the street, with an extremely rare track appearance, so i couldn't justify spending the extra money for adjustable dampeners. The koni str.t got great feedback on the forums, and provide top quality entry level performance at a very reasonable price. The ride now feels exactly like a car like this should from the factory to begin with. Firm, but not to harsh for daily driving, with excellent cornering ability without blowing your budget.
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Only downside so far is that my suspension makes me look like a huge Florida Gators fan (all orange and blue) lol Go Michigan State!
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Lots of springs choices here. What do you drivers have to say about these springs? Elibach s , Moog, SR, H&R, Steeda, Fordracing,Touring Tech or Roush
I love my H&R springs but they are probably a bit much for some. 1.7" front drop and 2.4" rear drop on the SS ones.
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That looks awesome good job man!

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