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Mr_Nice_Guy

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Lowering Car and Rims
« on: February 04, 2010, 09:43:18 PM »
Well i am wanting to lower my car and wanna know what springs you guys may have used already.I saw the eibach springs lowered the car the most i think it said 2 inches.I'm gonna be running bullit style wheels soon either 18x9 and 18x10 or 18x9 or 18x10.5.Not sure of which i should run on the rear though.Just seeing what you guys have used to lower your car

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Re: Lowering Car and Rims
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2010, 12:36:58 AM »
I recommend contacting Laurel Mountain Mustang as they have some great deals and knowledge on this type of alteration.   :D

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Re: Lowering Car and Rims
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2010, 09:09:44 AM »
Laurel Mountain Mustang where is that at?They have a website or something?

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Re: Lowering Car and Rims
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2010, 02:53:17 PM »
http://www.laurelmountainmustangparts.com/store/

Most guys who want to lower their front end replace the standard springs with 620's and/or perform the  "Shelby Drop."
Read about how to do it.
http://home.bresnan.net/~dazed/drop

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Re: Lowering Car and Rims
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2010, 04:29:35 PM »
americanmuscle.com has a wider variety of parts on it so i'll stick to that one.has anyone on here actually lowered their car was more what the question was geared to.I know how to lower my car i just wanna here some product reviews from peoples experience

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Re: Lowering Car and Rims
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2010, 09:49:16 AM »
I have never lowered a car but the 620's is probably the way to do.  If you are looking for over 1" drop you may have to even cut the springs.  Here are all the drop springs that are available from Mustangunlimited.
http://www.mustangsunlimited.com/keyword.asp?Keywords=coil+spring+drop

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Re: Lowering Car and Rims
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2010, 09:52:07 AM »
Hi,
I didn't see what car you have.  If you are dropping a 2000 you will need to use americanmuscle.com.  I am a Classic mustang restorer.  sorry for the sidetrack.

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Re: Lowering Car and Rims
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2010, 10:42:58 AM »
Yea i found the springs i want to use they are the eibach springs and they are a 2 inch drop

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Re: Lowering Car and Rims
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2010, 02:18:04 PM »
Be careful how far you drop it.  Especially if you want taller tires and wheels.  There's only so much room under there.  Do some  more research before you take the plunge. 

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Re: Lowering Car and Rims
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2010, 03:04:59 PM »
I'll look into it but it shouldnt be that bad.I've had other cars dropped to the ground on wide tires and low offsets with no problem

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Re: Lowering Car and Rims
« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2010, 04:30:39 PM »
Good luck with it. 

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Re: Lowering Car and Rims
« Reply #11 on: March 04, 2010, 12:24:10 PM »
My car is lowered and Im going to run 18X10 on the back and 18X9 in the front. I dont trust the clearance for 18X10.5

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Re: Lowering Car and Rims
« Reply #12 on: April 02, 2010, 02:34:14 PM »
so i lowered my front end by putting in 1/4 inch tall isolators insteadof the 3/4 inch ones, but now when i jack the car up the coil springbecomes loose. is that ok? what shoul i do?please help me!

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Re: Lowering Car and Rims
« Reply #13 on: April 02, 2010, 05:20:01 PM »
If the coil springs are making contact with the road and keep the front end on the ground without floating, then you will be fine.  The purpose of the coils is to keep the front end from floating when bumps and potholes are encountered. 

 

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