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Lowering car this weekend....any last minute warnings/suggestions?

I'm planning on lowering the car this weekend. I'm installing Tokico HP shocks/struts and Eibach Springs. It will be lowered 1" in the front and 1.5" in the back. My buddy thinks I shouldn't do it out of fear for my safety and the car. I'm confident and got some tools, what do you guys think? Anyone ever done this themselves? Anything I should look out for? I know the spring can jack me up, so I'll keep my eyes peeled for that. Anything else? Thanks for the help!!!


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When u go to let the pressure off of the springs make sure the car is low to the ground and use a long handle jack to stay as far away as u can step out of the way and slowly let the jack out. The back one's make sure the jack is under the control arm even if u can spin the spring by hand with the rear up in the air. Then be extra careful when installing the springs. If they are coilovers take out the top bolt first so the strut can fall down and let any pressure off of the unit and have the jack under the spindle to let is down slowly. But usually with coilovers it is bolt on bolt off real easy, "just don't unscrew the top bolt please on coilover's or u will die, unless u have a spring compressor, and know how to use it!"

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I'm planning on lowering the car this weekend. I'm installing Tokico HP shocks/struts and Eibach Springs. It will be lowered 1" in the front and 1.5" in the back. My buddy thinks I shouldn't do it out of fear for my safety and the car. I'm confident and got some tools, what do you guys think? Anyone ever done this themselves? Anything I should look out for? I know the spring can jack me up, so I'll keep my eyes peeled for that. Anything else? Thanks for the help!!!
You arlready know to be careful when unloading the spring from the front struts. Also make sure to support the rear axle when you are taking the rear springs and shocks out, don't let the rear axle be supported by the drive shaft.

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You arlready know to be careful when unloading the spring from the front struts. Also make sure to support the rear axle when you are taking the rear springs and shocks out, don't let the rear axle be supported by the drive shaft.
That's why I love these boards. I seriously would have never thought about that. Thanks for the heads up on that.:hihi:

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Make sure you have a camber kit ready - My car needed one. It is a hit or miss thing with the geometry to get your steering lined up....

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Make sure you have a camber kit ready - My car needed one. It is a hit or miss thing with the geometry to get your steering lined up....

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Can that be corrected if I get an alignment, or is it something I need to do? Also, do the strut mounts need to be replaced? I've read where they do and I've read where they don't.

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It may be inappropriate to link another forum,.... http://www.mustangforums.com/m_3070963/tm.htm
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