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Old 10-28-2011, 10:47 PM   #1
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any tips on raising my Roush mustang a little bit off the ground?

I hate that when ever i go over a speed bump or a raised ramp it scratches the bottom on my car. I was thinking on buying 20" tires but im not sure that would work, would it?
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Re: any tips on raising my Roush mustang a little bit off the ground?

Are you lowered?
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Re: any tips on raising my Roush mustang a little bit off the ground?

What model and year of car do you have?
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Yes my car is lowered it was like that when i purchased it. Its a 2003 mustang roush
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Re: any tips on raising my Roush mustang a little bit off the ground?

Change springs , but then you'll loose the handling of the Roush suspension
don't know what to tell you there ?
My 03 Mach 1 sits up high as hell and still scraps the bottom , and I'd luv to lower it but then it'll really scrap
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Well im avoiding not doing that so putting sum big tires on it seem like a good idea. What im worried is that my mufflers will come off one of these days because thats the only thing that scraps against the street. By the way i got side mufflers.
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Re: any tips on raising my Roush mustang a little bit off the ground?

this is the first time I heard of someone wanting to raise thier mustang usually ppl ask how to lower a mustang. I know how you feel I have an 06 gt that is pretty low and there are some driveways I can't even get into but it looks so good low I just live with it.
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Re: any tips on raising my Roush mustang a little bit off the ground?

Its the exhaust that is scraping? Midpipe? Try a different midpipe. My friend has a cobra and as soon as he added a prochamber it scraped so that might be your fix,to swap midpipes.
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Re: any tips on raising my Roush mustang a little bit off the ground?

I'd change springs before I'd go to a taller tire/wheel...
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Re: any tips on raising my Roush mustang a little bit off the ground?

20s on a new edge is ghetto anyways. Try a spring swap first.
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Dont put 20s. The exhaust is wat is scrathing. If you go to an exhaust shop and have them cut a piece off the hangers that hold the muffler and raise it about an inch up and you will be good. Dont do 20s at all it will look bad. My cousin ha a stage 2 roush so i know what you mean. Avoid all bumps and ramps as much as possible or drive really slow.
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Dont put 20s. The exhaust is wat is scrathing. If you go to an exhaust shop and have them cut a piece off the hangers that hold the muffler and raise it about an inch up and you will be good. Dont do 20s at all it will look bad. My cousin ha a stage 2 roush so i know what you mean. Avoid all bumps and ramps as much as possible or drive really slow.
+1! I had a friend that slammed his car. His midpipe at every speed bump, so he just had the hangers shorted and the system adjusted and now it's great.
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I went to a shop to get my car aligned and they told me they couldn't do it because they couldn't mount it into the lift without braking my front bumper but they didnt told me they actually try to do it so as i was pulling out i heard the muffler just scraping. Turns out the muffler was like at 1/16 off the ground, had to make them tighten the screws just a ****ing mess, but he did told me i can buy sum things to lift my card but i cant remember the name.
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Dont lift your car. A roush looks way better lower. Take ur front bumper off to get alligned. My cousin cant even get someone to balance his tires cuz noone has a jack to fit under. But just getthe muffler hangers shortended.
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Well they valance my tires there, i think they had different lifts for each job i think or they just got it into the lift on reverse i dont know haha. And about how short cuz i saw em nand they looked like 3 inches long
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Re: any tips on raising my Roush mustang a little bit off the ground?

replace the OEM isolators with poly or delrin isolators they are generally thicker
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I really wish i knew what you are talking about lol. Is that gonna prevent the muffler from scraping?
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Re: any tips on raising my Roush mustang a little bit off the ground?

who are you referring to, my post or someone elses?

what I was talking about was if you look at your springs the top and bottom have a little rubber ring, called an isolator, it keeps the noise down. You can get some that are thicker and this just raises the car a bit.
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Your's but thanks for explaining, that actually sounds like a good idea but would it have an effect on the car performance?
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The only best option is to have your muffler hangers shortened.
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Re: any tips on raising my Roush mustang a little bit off the ground?

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Your's but thanks for explaining, that actually sounds like a good idea but would it have an effect on the car performance?
Maybe a bad ASSumption on my part but... if you have to ask, you probably
aren't driving the car hard enough to notice the difference

To the OP, the real question is what exactly is scraping? My 99 Saleen hits pretty much
every speed bump but it's the exhaust hangers so I'm not worried about it. When they
get worn down, I'll throw a new set on. Angling the car helps with some speed bumps.
If you really want to raise the car slightly but keep the Roush springs, either put in thicker
isolators as suggested above or some suspension companies sell thin spacers that you can
have installed between the spring and the isolator or between the isolator and the frame
to give you another 1/2 clearance or so.

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Old 10-31-2011, 07:55 PM   #22
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Lol well just a few months ago i learn how to drive stick so i dont do much speeding. N well looks like the two options everyone agrees on is changing the rubber things to a thicker one and shortening the muffler hangers
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Lol well just a few months ago i learn how to drive stick so i dont do much speeding. N well looks like the two options everyone agrees on is changing the rubber things to a thicker one and shortening the muffler hangers
down shift really hard and just jump the speed bump
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down shift really hard and just jump the speed bump
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down shift really hard and just jump the speed bump
Agreed.
Ha, I didn't have my spare tire screwed in once when I did that over a small hill,
Can you say mini heart attack?
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Agreed.
Ha, I didn't have my spare tire screwed in once when I did that over a small hill,
Can you say mini heart attack?
so it fell off right
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so it fell off right
No surprisingly it stayed, just rewarded with a ear deafening smash from my trunk. Checked later and everything was fine!
Still haven't screwed it down.. should probably do that.. haha!
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Can you shed some light on dat down shift technique? Like i sad im still a noob
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No surprisingly it stayed, just rewarded with a ear deafening smash from my trunk. Checked later and everything was fine!
Still haven't screwed it down.. should probably do that.. haha!
or take it out and get one of those cheap as air pump like what comes in new cars
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or take it out and get one of those cheap as air pump like what comes in new cars
Haha parents wouldn't let me, I want to take it out for a custom setup but they're so picky as to what I'm allowed to do
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Haha parents wouldn't let me, I want to take it out for a custom setup but they're so picky as to what I'm allowed to do
at least you got a mustang
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at least you got a mustang
Trust me my car is my life

Okay, we already destroyed two threads, we need to stop haha!
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Re: any tips on raising my Roush mustang a little bit off the ground?

ok im pretty sure im one of the lowest mustangs on here thats not running a bagged setup at least lol... here are the options I have for you

As far as the alignment goes. buy a couple 2x8 by 8 or 10 foot boards and remove the front bumper. Its what I have to do to get my car on the racks in my garage I work at.

Suspension issue with the exhaust hitting. Take it to any shop and tell them to do the following.

Raise the car on the lift, take the stands that they have and tell them to cut your hangers, raise the muffler stands so the exhaust is as high up as you can get it, then hve them re weld in new hangers.

I dont have a side exhaust but mine is pretty much tucked up along side the drive axle because i would hit an effin acorn if the b*tch was in the road lol. So we loosened all of the bolts on the exhaust (except the headers) and just used muffler stands and raised everything up and retightened all the bolts.

Hope this helps the OP
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Re: any tips on raising my Roush mustang a little bit off the ground?

I have a 2003 Stage 2, yes they are low plus the side exhaust uses magnaflow mufflers than hang lower than anything else on the car.

You can do the hanger trick for the exhaust hangers. Which does work.

Most of it is learning where you can / can't drive. Take an angle when going over or into any spots you think you might hit.

My first 2 months of owning the car I hit the mufflers a few times but haven't hit the mufflers in probably 6 months. Before getting service done, ask them if they can safetly get your car on the lift without damage or bring boards.

My local Ford dealership is a Roush dealer so they are used to it and it's not a bid deal for them.

DON'T raise the car...it's a Roush, it looks 100X better the way it is. Leave how to drive that car.

---------- Post added at 12:18 PM ---------- Previous post was at 12:10 PM ----------

Ohh also get yourself a Omega 29023 floor jack or their house brand ATD, it'll clear the side skirts and exhaust on the Roush's and get to the jackpoints with ease...expensive but well worth it.
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