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Old 08-27-2011, 02:54 PM   #1
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Lowering a '98.

Hey, all. Hope you're having a good day. Question! What kinda of springs can I buy that will lower my car slightly and not require c/c plates? It's my daily driver, and I am finally replacing old parts.

Also, can someone explain the difference between standard and progressive spring rates? What's that mumbo jumbo?
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Re: Lowering a '98.

I have Steeda Springs on mine, and all I did to the suspension was swap those with my stock springs... an alignment, and I was done...
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Ah, your car looks great. Where could I pick up some steeda springs?
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Re: Lowering a '98.

Steeda Competition Springs for 1979 thru 2004 Ford Mustang 555-8240 121-4540-001

these are what I have.. a little pricey... but you can get any brand you want... AM has some cheaper ones. Mine lowered me about 1 1/2 inch.

I just re-used my stock isolators... but you may want to buy new ones

Also, you will probably need an alignment after you lower your car
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Man. Those are pretty pricey, but worth it, I bet. My car needs an alignment as is, too. Haha.
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Re: Lowering a '98.

Ford Racing C Springs are great for a subtle drop that doesn't require CC plates and don't break the bank.

I believe they're under $200 for a full set. Check out our site sponsors, they most likely carry them.

Standard - this type is what your current stock springs are. They are more predictable and have lesser rate changes when being pushed.

Progressive - what most aftermarket springs are. They have a more noticeable rate change. Initially they will be softer, and when they are pushed (hard turns etc) they will stiffen up accordingly.
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Re: Lowering a '98.

Yeah, mine are expensive, but I'm sure the Ford racing ones are almost as good, but half the price... Also, be ready to trade handling for comfort. My stiff springs really increased my handling by reducing my body's roll in the turns, but every little bump in the road now feels like a speed bump! I think it was well worth it, but everyone is different...
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Re: Lowering a '98.

Yah my H&R's are the same way...the ride is definitely rougher on bumpy roads but I don't care...if I want a smooth quiet ride I drive my F150 lol.
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Re: Lowering a '98.

for a drop that wont require CC plates the end result looks wise simply wont be there so its something to consider.
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To be honest, I just want to find some good springs to replace my current ones. They are stock and have over 203,000 miles on them. And the car has been run into a field once, I figured they'd be shot along with my shocks/struts. And thank you for explaining the springs! I appreciate it!
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