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Unread 11-13-2001   #1 (permalink)
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hey i would like to know how much should i lower my car....i want to lower it a lot but i dont want to scratch the bottom of it in every driveway ... :: )
 
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Most kits for stangs can lower the car anywhere from 7/8 of an inch to 2 1/2 inches, I'd say for the street, a 1 1/2 inch Eibach Pro-Kit or H&R spring kit would be the best for a daily-driven street car.
 
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Cool, you have a V6 don't you?

The V6 will not see as much drop as the V8 Cars with the same set of springs. Both cars use the same springs. There are springs specifically made the V6 because of weight difference. Roush makes them. Make sure to try and get a progressive springs.

The cars you see "slamed" are using a "2 or better drop. I agree with Jesse, a 1.5" drop is great! The ride can be decent, looks good, and you don't have to worry about a whole lot of suspension adjustment problems. You still need to be careful when entering parking lots and speed bumps, but it is not a biggy. If you load your car up with people all the time, that can be a bummer with a lowered car.
 
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well yeah mine is a V6...2001 ....i have a friend that has the new Mitsubishi Galant and he lowered it like 4 inches...looks sweet
 
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Glen:

What's your opinion of air bags, Air Ride makes two kits for Stangs. I know there's some serious bread involved, but you can cruise low & slow, pump up a little for the hi-ways and by-ways and then take higher for the drive-ways and speed bumps.
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I dunno if they're worth the cash, but look around, maybe you'll find a good deal
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Stay away from the airbags, there overpriced......besides...it's a stang not a Civic.
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mine is lowered with Intrax lowering springs. Slammed it to the ground and now for the time being rides like a two dollar lowrider. :green

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if youou lower it too much, you're gonna be putting ALOT of stress on the Ball Joints... because the pivot point of gravity on the car will be UNDER the ground... eventually you'll end up breaking the ball joints and having them pop whenever you go over a bump. It's not pretty to listen to... trust me.

If you're gonna slam your car more than 1 1/2 inches, have the Steeda X2 Ball Joints installed as well.... They are oversidezed and meant for cars when they're lowered

Also, remember to get an alignment after you lower it, because it will surely be way out of spec.
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I think my balljoints are going out b/c my front end is starting to squeak, man does it sound nasty! I didn't lower mine to much, but I am sure that it is the balljoints making the noise. I have the Motorsport B or C kit, I don't remember offhand. It lowers your car a little more in the front than in the back, but it is not a significant amount. Shuold I go with a set of springs that are level on all fours, will this take some of the stress off the front?
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if youou lower it too much, you're gonna be putting ALOT of stress on the Ball Joints... because the pivot point of gravity on the car will be UNDER the ground... eventually you'll end up breaking the ball joints and having them pop whenever you go over a bump. It's not pretty to listen to... trust me.

If you're gonna slam your car more than 1 1/2 inches, have the Steeda X2 Ball Joints installed as well.... They are oversidezed and meant for cars when they're lowered

Also, remember to get an alignment after you lower it, because it will surely be way out of spec.
I was just about to recommend the same thing.

I wouldn't go lower than 1.5" especially if there are people you care about who will be riding with you . . .
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I have a 99 that I lowered 3 inches in the front and 2 and a 1/2 in the rear it looks sweet as hell. I have 18" wheels. You should determine how much you want to lower your car based on how big your wheels are.
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mytjoe, where did you get a kit to drop it 3" in the front and 2.5" in the rear?
isn't that extreme for a stang? just wonderin if ya had any pix of it dropped.
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Another zombie thread -- back from the dead

Vert Boy, why would you want to lower your car 3"? You will lose all suspension preformance. Lowering a Stang "should " be about improved handeling, but it's your car...
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Prolly a custom drop like mine, I have mine lowered the same, but am waiting to raise it back up again so I can actually get use out of the shocks and struts. There are pictures here of my car (avatar) and there are some on my website @ www.svr-racing.com I wouldnt recoomend more then a 1.5" lower then youll have the problem I do, hitting your cross member, cats, mufflers on bump in the road.
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