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Would It be stupid to lower my mustang? it's just a standard 1999 v6. Would it be over to go over speed bumps? How much would be the max to lower it to still have it be the exact same to drive just normal driving? And just an estimated price? I've always thought lowered mustangs looked so sick but if I can't even hit speed bumps it's pointless. Thanks
 

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go for it...lowering stangs is easy and for a basic drop won't cost too much. in fact you can cut your springs if you're wanting a decent setup for next to nothing. you can also buy aftermarket springs usually starting in the $125+ range. 1.5" is the standard drop most go with before you need to start upgrading other suspension components. there is a sticky i placed at the top of the v6 section that'll explain that in further detail.

as for speed bumps i go over them daily without issue. here's my stangs and their drops

1.25 coils cut front , 1 coil cut rear


1.25 coils cut front, 1 coil cut rear


sr performance springs (GT springs for a higher rate)


and my GT lowered next to the v6 when it was stock so you can see the difference
 

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go for it...lowering stangs is easy and for a basic drop won't cost too much. in fact you can cut your springs if you're wanting a decent setup for next to nothing. you can also buy aftermarket springs usually starting in the $125+ range. 1.5" is the standard drop most go with before you need to start upgrading other suspension components. there is a sticky i placed at the top of the v6 section that'll explain that in further detail.

as for speed bumps i go over them daily without issue. here's my stangs and their drops

1.25 coils cut front , 1 coil cut rear

1.25 coils cut front, 1 coil cut rear

sr performance springs (GT springs for a higher rate)

and my GT lowered next to the v6 when it was stock so you can see the difference
Oh wow thank you very helpful. Would I take it in or is it easy enough to do it myself? And as far as cutting the springs goes. How does that work? Sorry for all the questions just tryin to make my car perfect haha
 

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with basic hand tools and a grinder you can do it yourself. here's a pretty decent write up on doing it...granted this is for a cobra it gives a very good insight on the steps. i'd say very little changes from doing it on a v6

The Complete How To Cut Your Stock Springs Thread - SVTPerformance

How to Cut the Rear Springs on a Mustang | eHow.com

btw if you do lower i do recommend at least replacing the shocks and struts with at least oem replacements from autozone or advance. your's are quite old and you'll enjoy the better ride once you do this..
 

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go for it...lowering stangs is easy and for a basic drop won't cost too much. in fact you can cut your springs if you're wanting a decent setup for next to nothing. you can also buy aftermarket springs usually starting in the $125+ range. 1.5" is the standard drop most go with before you need to start upgrading other suspension components. there is a sticky i placed at the top of the v6 section that'll explain that in further detail.

as for speed bumps i go over them daily without issue. here's my stangs and their drops

1.25 coils cut front , 1 coil cut rear


1.25 coils cut front, 1 coil cut rear


sr performance springs (GT springs for a higher rate)


and my GT lowered next to the v6 when it was stock so you can see the difference
What size wheels with the cut springs?
By the looks of your driveway, I think u got a leak lol.
 

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are the new edge mustang springs linear or progressive?
Stock linear.
Aftermarkets like H&Rs and eibach are progressive but cheaper stuff like CJ pony parts lmr SVE springs are linear
 

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Hey slosix, can you cut the same amount of coils for a convertible?
 

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stock height ground to fender edge should be around 28.5 inches (give or take)

You can drop 1-1.5 inches without to much trouble, any less than 1.5 is not noticeable though

if you drop that much you will require caster/camber plates for alignment and your shocks will wear out quicker (more shaft pushed into the shock body vs stock height FYI). Not a huge deal just FYI.

Any more than 1.5 inches (even at 1.5 you can still have driving issues) you run into scraping etc. I am at 26.0 front 26.5 rear and I am find 99% of the time due to I know not to pull up to far on curbs and how to pull into angled places and go SLOW of bumps. I also NEVER have but one passenger with me. Being a vert i have braces that hang lower so I scrap on those usually.
 

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Lower it!! Always lol I'm too low but I don't mind buyin tires once a year :)
I really want to but the thing is, I want to do it myself, not to save money, but just so I can slowly learn how to work with my car I'd only go 1.5" but I have no idea like I know sort of from what people have told me but have no idea how to start and how much it'd cost
 

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I lowered mine 1.7 and I scrape my exhaust often :( just today at the scrapyards I scraped on a speed bump. I didn't use cc plates, my alignment shop used stock ones and its in stock camber
 

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I lowered mine 1.7 and I scrape my exhaust often :( just today at the scrapyards I scraped on a speed bump. I didn't use cc plates, my alignment shop used stock ones and its in stock camber
if you don't scrape you did it wrong :good:
 

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Go to Americanmuscle.com sr performance springs are on there 1.5" drop... Step by step install guide too all for the low low price of 130... Easy in and out job ;) 4 hours for a first timer
 
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