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lowering 2012 v6

i have a 2012 v6 mustang base that im wanting to get lower to the ground. I already have eibach sportline lowering springs on it. My question is, is there any way that i could lower it more without doing anything major like coilovers or airbags? nothing really comes to mind that seems logical but i figured i would see if anyone has come up with anything. its just not low enough


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How low do you want it???? My 99 Saleen is 4" from the ground and I have plenty of clearance issues. I can't imagine anything lower than 4"


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How low do you want it???? My 99 Saleen is 4" from the ground and I have plenty of clearance issues. I can't imagine anything lower than 4"
as low as i can possibly get without having to spend 2 grand on airbags

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as low as i can possibly get without having to spend 2 grand on airbags
i think SR springs are lower

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air ride or coilovers

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Once you pass a certain threshold on ride height you have to start doing other things or else the suspension geometry will be f'd up. Stuff like adjustable upper control arm, camber plates and ect. Even with the camber plates these cars if to low will wear out the inside of the front tires very quickly. You can't cut a progressive rate spring or else I would suggest that.

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We have our Extreme springs that should be a bit lower, but not much. Truth is I would only recommend them for a car you don't plan to drive, lowering that far really hurts the handling and ride quality of a street car. Not to mention clearance issues

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H&R supersport springs are lower than the sport lines on our cars. If you want to go lower without bags or coil overs i think thats they only option you have.

Well, you could run a smaller sidewall tire and effectively lower the car by have a smaller tire.

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from owning a miata i learned a lot about suspension. I would really look into coil overs if you want low. The problem is bottoming out the shock. Compression and rebound with new springs. Do you want low or do you want low that you can drive with out putting your spine through your head

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as far as tires go, im running and 245/35/20 in the front and a 285/35/20 in the rear. i went with the 20s just to minimize wheel gap. i hate the way they send these things sitting like a 4wd from the factory. I'm only running sportline springs all the way around with no camber plates or anything and i have some camber in the front but the tires do not look affected by it yet, then again they are only a month old.

I really don't know what im going to do. I guess either get coilovers or a different car. I know that sounds a little extreme.

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