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How'd you get such a low drop with P springs?
Nothing fancy, installed with no other adjustments. I do have -1.5 degrees front camber which makes the front end look lower. Before anyone asks, I monitor tire wear very closely and mine are perfect. I also rotate often.

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I've seen dozens of cars on Ford P springs, and you're lower than them by a solid inch or inch and a quarter.

You must have cut a coil or maybe you meant sPortlines, LOL...

Grimace427, your car sits perfect BTW. My Sportlines are okay in the rear but I'm cutting a half coil up front this weekend.
Haha thanks! No cut springs, not confused with any other springs unless Latemodel Restoration put 'K' springs in a 'P' springs box!

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Peter, was that pic taken after you annual car wash? :hihi:
A haha, haha, ha......ha.
This was actually the first of TWO car washes this year 2012, thank you very much!

The photo was taken late January after installing the new tires. My hands were sh-sh-shakin!

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Tbird raises a good idea tho. Get the sportlines or similar springs and cut half coil. Actually that sounds like a very attractive idea at this point. Beats mixmatching sets, paying for coilovers, or using spacers.
I will have to strongly object to cutting springs, especially on the Sportlines. This is what was found when testing the Sportlines by two different people;

"Eibach Sportline (pn 4.10135) 1.6/2.0 - tested, lost data but these spring rates are extremely high and are IMO unsafe due to almost zero rear travel before going solid and into snap oversteer, these are poser springs"



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Oh yes, old indeed. So having bigger tires in the rear, what does that do to you gearing wise? As opposed to the stock tire diameter that is I'm assuming??
You will gain gear ratio(lower numerical) when going with taller tires. I did this because my 3.73 gears were limiting me in the top end.

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This brings up a question.... why do most of the spring sets drop the rear so much? Some of the customer pics on AM look like their butt is literally sagging and gives the entire back end a smaller and weaker look. the H&R super sports are the worst in this dept. They are trying too hard to look like imports in my opinion. Mustangs are not skylines or maseratis! Pants on the ground, pants on the ground. Lookin like a foo wit ya pants on the ground.

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The reason old-school muscle cars had the ass-end so high was because the easiest way to increase contact patch for drag racing was to put larger tires on the rear. In those days they didn't have as much of a selection of wide, low profile tires or rims. We all ran 14 or 15" rims. On my '72 Gran Torino Sport I used to run 285/60s on 15" street/strip drags which sat 2" higher than the fronts so to clear I used coil spacers in the rear.

Of course, back then we cared more about straight line speed and cared nothing for cornering. The higher the back end, the more body roll you had, sometimes it was quite a chore to keep the rears planted in a turn.

Now, handling is just as important, and you can get wider tires that don't have to be as tall. The only reason our cars are as lifted as they are is to accomodate bad roads and (from what I've heard) so people that drive their cars year around can put on tire chains. Most of people changing springs are expecting better handling, not worse. So to get better handling the drop in the rear is more to get the car more level and negate body roll.


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When I go lower, it will the ford p springs, keeps a bit of the rake and looks just right in my opinion

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