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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-16-2011 Thread Starter
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Rear coilovers vs. regular rear lowering springs

I recently bought a front coilover setup with a k-member. I have 12-170 front coilover springs. My question is do regular rear lowering springs work well with front coilover set-up? I have BBk lowering springs in the back right now. Are there any benefits of going to rear coilover kits on a foxbody mustang other than adjusting ride height. I don't hear much about rear coil-over kits. Are they worth buying for 5.0 mustang I'm redoing the whole suspension.

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main benefit is adjustable ride height..otherwise,for a stock location rear coilover,the only other benefit i could see would be weight savings...

you could always buy weight jacker lower control arms and have the same adjustability as coilovers,but with the use of a stock or aftermarket coil spring,since you're redoing the entire suspension anyway...

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How much weight do coilovers knock off in the rear?
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When I did my complete coilover I lost about 19lbs total. That was itemizing all parts on my shipping scale at work during the swap I think the back was 8-9lbs? The springs are so much smaller than the factory size. I didn't originally think it would be much of a difference. Nice bonus! Easy 20lbs off!

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