Lowering Concerns... - Mustang Boards


V6 Tech Forums For all your 3.8L and 4.0L needs!

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 02-23-2010, 11:32 AM
Dan2001's Avatar
Blue Oval>Bowtie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Reno, NV
Posts: 78
Default Lowering Concerns...

So I was thinking of finally dropping the car with some H&R Supersport springs and some good shocks/struts. My concern is that if it was dropped 1.75 inches or therebouts will I be scraping everything in my path and have to do that slammed honda civic/speedbump dance that will take me 15 mins? Any advice or experience please.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-23-2010, 12:02 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Long Island New York
Posts: 11
Default

I have the eibach sportline springs and the eibach pro damper shock and struts and i love them high speed bumps suck but on the road they are great
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-23-2010, 12:10 PM
PColav6's Avatar
FYL.
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Pensacola, Florida
Posts: 7,493
Default

You'll be alright. Just get used to not pulling up all the way to the parking block/sidewalk in parking spots, or else your chin spoiler will hate you.

Your cats will scrape on big speed bumps, but who cares. **** em anyway.

This is the lowest point on my car, as you can see the cats got fucked up but that's because I had shitty shocks in the back and whenever the front would clear a speed bump the rest of the car would just plop down ontop of it. But that doesn't happen anymore with the bilstein shocks.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-23-2010, 12:45 PM
Dan2001's Avatar
Blue Oval>Bowtie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Reno, NV
Posts: 78
Default

Damn dude well if I didn't live in CA I'd have two less cats for sure but anyhow...PCola do you have bilsteins all around? I was lookin' at the eibach prodampers cuz it looked to be the best for the buck but if I had the means I'd def go bilstein. All my mindless researching has pulled for H&R springs tho. I just want a good drop combo for my 18' rims.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-23-2010, 02:21 PM
r3dn3ck's Avatar
Wowbagger hates me too!
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Magrathea/California
Posts: 9,865
Default

Ground clearance isn't that bad with that much of a drop but you will have to be more careful around speed bumps, thems the breaks. I would recommend either Tokico Illumina's or Bilsteins. I prefer Bilsteins and use them. They're not very expensive and worth every penny. You only buy bilsteins once.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-23-2010, 02:52 PM
High Rollin'
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: The Great State of Texas
Posts: 94
Default

Dropping your car will give it a great look and i swear i feel like i have a whole lot more control!!!

Since dropping mine i have gotten a couple little scratches here and there but nothing obvious
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-24-2010, 01:31 PM
Dan2001's Avatar
Blue Oval>Bowtie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Reno, NV
Posts: 78
Default

Awesome. I'll look into Bilsteins once more before I make any final decisions. Thanks for the tips guys.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 02-24-2010, 06:41 PM
spike_africa's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Orlando,Florida
Posts: 11,974
Default

If you ask me anything more then 1.5" is ridiculous on a daily driver when it comes to the 94-04 cars. I keep it real and lets be serious you will scrape a **** ton with 1.75" and hell even the 1.5" will scrape too.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 02-24-2010, 06:49 PM
PColav6's Avatar
FYL.
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Pensacola, Florida
Posts: 7,493
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by spike_africa View Post
If you ask me anything more then 1.5" is ridiculous on a daily driver when it comes to the 94-04 cars. I keep it real and lets be serious you will scrape a **** ton with 1.75" and hell even the 1.5" will scrape too.
You're just a *****.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 02-24-2010, 06:58 PM
spike_africa's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Orlando,Florida
Posts: 11,974
Default

No I keep it real. And that **** is retarded.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 02-24-2010, 08:23 PM
01FR500's Avatar
I'd Hit It
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Texarkana, TX/Conway, AR
Posts: 2,847
Default

I need to measure my car. I bet its two inches or more. One finger gap FTW (sitting still).
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 02-24-2010, 08:40 PM
PColav6's Avatar
FYL.
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Pensacola, Florida
Posts: 7,493
Default

Bastard. I'm doing a front coilover conversion next year..haha.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 02-24-2010, 09:15 PM
08mustang_gt's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Liberty, Missouri
Posts: 2,201
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 01FR500 View Post
I need to measure my car. I bet its two inches or more. One finger gap FTW (sitting still).
Mine is the same. I can safely fit my hand underneath the front tire and be rubbing the fenderwell on the opposite side of my hand.

Handles like a beast though with everything else installed. Now I just need some D-Specs.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 02-24-2010, 09:17 PM
rice eater
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: southaven
Posts: 170
Default

i agree with dustin its just to much trouble to worry about with anything lower than a 1.5 drop my i just changed my buddys springs the other day from his 2 1/4 inch drop to his new eibachs with only a 1.5 inch drop and it is so much nicer now, still very agressive stance just dont have to worry so much about scraping everything everywhere you go it got to be a real pain in the ***
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 02-24-2010, 09:53 PM
08mustang_gt's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Liberty, Missouri
Posts: 2,201
Default

For a daily driven car yes, but if you ever see some of the time attack corvettes and lotus' they sit less than an inch and a half from the ground. It does help, but for something that hits potholes and speedbumps no way in hell.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 02-25-2010, 11:16 AM
Dan2001's Avatar
Blue Oval>Bowtie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Reno, NV
Posts: 78
Default

Well I def don't want to scrape everything and be super cautious everywhere. PCola, I really dig the look of your drop what springs do you have? That look is EXACTLY what I'm going for, but I'd rather sit a little higher if you have any scraping issues. also, what size rims and tires do you have?
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 02-28-2010, 09:29 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Riverside, CA
Posts: 8
Smile

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dan2001 View Post
Well I def don't want to scrape everything and be super cautious everywhere. PCola, I really dig the look of your drop what springs do you have? That look is EXACTLY what I'm going for, but I'd rather sit a little higher if you have any scraping issues. also, what size rims and tires do you have?
I want to lower my 07 V6 just to get rid of that nasty wheel gap. I put 18x9's and 18x10's on mine and they totally set of the car but the wheel gap just kills it how you can see all of the trim inside the wheel well. I was looking at these from American Muscle.

http://www.americanmuscle.com/eibach...ings-2005.html

Let me know what you guys think. They're on sale right now for $239 & I know how to install them so it's pretty much set after I would order them.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 02-28-2010, 09:37 PM
PColav6's Avatar
FYL.
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Pensacola, Florida
Posts: 7,493
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dan2001 View Post
Well I def don't want to scrape everything and be super cautious everywhere. PCola, I really dig the look of your drop what springs do you have? That look is EXACTLY what I'm going for, but I'd rather sit a little higher if you have any scraping issues. also, what size rims and tires do you have?
H&R Super sports with no isos in front and 1 iso in back. 17" wheels. Leave all of the iso's in if you want it to be higher.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 03-01-2010, 07:58 AM
Dan2001's Avatar
Blue Oval>Bowtie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Reno, NV
Posts: 78
Default

Thx. That works for me
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 08-22-2010, 08:02 PM
Dan2001's Avatar
Blue Oval>Bowtie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Reno, NV
Posts: 78
Default

It's been awhile I know so sorry for bringing up the topic and beating the dead horse. Was going to lower the car but the fuel pump went bad and so did the clutch, so....Anyhow I'm in the market again and was thinking on a step-by-step process for suspension. I don't have the money for springs, shocks/struts, and CC plates, so what could I do first and still be content for the time being? It's no appearance change but I was thinking CC plates first to set up for springs later, then shocks/struts when I get more money. Let me know what you guys think...
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 08-22-2010, 08:33 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Round Lake, IL
Posts: 188
Default

If your doing the work yourself then my advice would be to do the shock/struts at the same time as the springs. It may take a few hours to do the springs, and if you also want to do the shocks/struts at the same time it adds like another hour at the most.
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 08-23-2010, 07:34 AM
r3dn3ck's Avatar
Wowbagger hates me too!
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Magrathea/California
Posts: 9,865
Default

the hardest part of putting CC plates on or changing springs or changing struts is pulling the top nut off the strut. That being the case, it's really best if you do all 3 at once.

Springs and struts need to be done at the same time so you don't **** up the handling before it gets better. Plates can be done by themselves but really, just keep buying parts till you amass enough to do a first rate job. Springs, plates, struts, sway bar, endlinks and probably a bumpsteer kit all at once would be a night and day difference and since all the bits are related you could install them all at once in the same time it takes to pop in a new set of springs.

Don't get in a hurry and think you need to put some part, any part, on the car. It's not the way to do this. Put the right parts on all at once. If it takes a year to save up the parts, well that's the nature of a project.
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 08-23-2010, 11:26 AM
whitestang04's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Sarasota, FL
Posts: 1,381
Default

Are you getting the drop primarily for performance or appearance?

If appearance: I would recommned the UPR/Eibach Prokit, Tokico Blues and MM CC plates.
I offered $150 for these http://cgi.ebay.com/79-04-V6-MUSTANG...ts_Accessories a while back and they accepted. Billet Depot is the Ebay department for UPR. Eibach makes the springs for UPR so it is a quality name brand set of springs. Tokico blues are rated perfectly for the prokit and only cost around $300 for the shocks and struts. If you are really trying to do it on a budget the stock shocks and struts will suffice for the time being with the prokit since it doesn't have a very high spring rate, I have been on the prokit for about 2 years on stock shocks/struts. You will probably still need CC plates.

If performance: save up and do the H&R's, Bilsteins and CC plates all at once.

Last edited by whitestang04; 08-23-2010 at 12:07 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 08-23-2010, 12:16 PM
Dan2001's Avatar
Blue Oval>Bowtie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Reno, NV
Posts: 78
Default

Thanks all, I guess I'll just save up and try to tackle it all at once. If I do the suspension I'd rather it be done right with good parts, so probly H&Rs and bilsteins. R3dn3ck you got it right on with feeling the need to put a part, any part, on the car. Better a man spending to slap nice parts on a car than a woman buying fifteen ******* handbags haha.
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 08-23-2010, 03:25 PM
r3dn3ck's Avatar
Wowbagger hates me too!
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Magrathea/California
Posts: 9,865
Default

w00t.
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 05-12-2013, 10:27 AM
Justangn
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Saint Louis MI
Posts: 2
Default

Just throwing this out there because iv done this in a couple other vehicles not a mustang yet but for a drop could u simple just cut just a coil off of them and use that as a cheap drop or is it not advised? thanks for the help
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 01-26-2014, 10:34 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: florida
Posts: 10
Default

The cats not gonna mess up with the bottom anyways. I guess nothing to worry about.
Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
!NEED HELP! WINTER concerns w/ Supercharger pine9280 Power Adders 9 10-15-2011 09:19 PM
Oktoberfest Concerns!! Steeda21 Pictures 12 03-04-2009 07:21 PM
Lowering concerns... jthacker25 V6 Tech Forums 17 02-18-2007 07:53 PM
procharger questions and concerns. 232forme V6 Tech Forums 6 12-18-2006 12:03 PM
lowering concerns blackstallion The Lounge 8 09-13-2005 07:36 AM


Tags
02, 2002, 2008, bump, bumps, eibach, gtp, hit, hr, lowered, lowering, mustang, scrape, sidewalk, speed, springs

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:05 PM.