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My understanding is the iso's account for about 1/4" - 3/8". Personally I'd leave them in to avoid any squeaking, although I've heard a little coating of moly grease on the spring perches should eliminate that.



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Sharad, would "b" springs work better as far as lowering and minimal impact on 1/4 times?

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Yes. When I ran 12.91 @ 103.7 in my stock 302 powered '89 LX, it was on B-springs (and UPR Products suspension).



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Do they handle as good as the c's in the twisties? A stock 5.0 going 12s with just suspension work? Very impressive!

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^ Your car could also run 12's with just suspension, gears and tires + driver mod. And also weight reduction. I don't know if you were here when Bullitt5339 used to post, but he was running pretty consistent 12.5's on 250rwhp and the above recipe.


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That is my goal this season but i have about 8 tenths to lob off my current record. I have the 4.10s, j&m lca's, and I think my practice is paying off because last year I cut a 1.9 60' on regular nitto 555s. I imagine a drag radial and a hell of a launch I'm close to 12's. I have a baby boy and hopefully a house on the way this year so not much money to spare

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Do they handle as good as the c's in the twisties? A stock 5.0 going 12s with just suspension work? Very impressive!
The Bs are softer than the Cs, which is why they work better on the strip.

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The Bs are softer than the Cs, which is why they work better on the strip.

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Do the b's corner very well?

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Do the b's corner very well?
They're not too bad in the corners. I mean, they're lowering springs, so they're better than stock. And with a decent wheel and tire combo (I eventually used 17" Pony Rs as my street wheels) they corner pretty decent.


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They're not too bad in the corners. I mean, they're lowering springs, so they're better than stock. And with a decent wheel and tire combo (I eventually used 17" Pony Rs as my street wheels) they corner pretty decent.

That's great! Thanks for the info. Now has soon as all this damn snow melts Here in nw Ohio I'll be able to get my mustang out.

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That's great! Thanks for the info. Now has soon as all this damn snow melts Here in nw Ohio I'll be able to get my mustang out.
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I watched this thread and I chose to get the C Springs for better handling. I do not track my car (Drag or road course) so I wanted the better spring for street handling and I think the C spring will serve my purposes well. I should get mine installed (along with rear control arms and CC plates) within a month or so and I'll update with my impressions. Good luck with your setup, OP!

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I watched this thread and I chose to get the C Springs for better handling. I do not track my car (Drag or road course) so I wanted the better spring for street handling and I think the C spring will serve my purposes well. I should get mine installed (along with rear control arms and CC plates) within a month or so and I'll update with my impressions. Good luck with your setup, OP!
Make sure you upgrade the shocks and struts, because those springs are stiff. Strange 10-ways would work nicely.


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Make sure you upgrade the shocks and struts, because those springs are stiff. Strange 10-ways would work nicely.
Well, I bought new struts and shocks; however, they are the KYB GR-2 (Excel G)...the budget did not allow for the more expensive struts. If I find that the ride is just too harsh or if my struts/shocks do end up wearing out quickly (I would hope to get at least 25-30k miles out of them) I'll go with better ones. The budget had to guide my decisions, unfortunately. I was able to buy those spherical axle bushings and Shark CC Plates. Had I bought the more expensive sturs, I would have had to buy either the bushings or the plates. I felt both were necessary (I'm most likely wrong...)...I had to sacrifice somewhere... Always appreciate your feedback and expertise in this area!

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Well, I bought new struts and shocks; however, they are the KYB GR-2 (Excel G)...the budget did not allow for the more expensive struts. If I find that the ride is just too harsh or if my struts/shocks do end up wearing out quickly (I would hope to get at least 25-30k miles out of them) I'll go with better ones. The budget had to guide my decisions, unfortunately. I was able to buy those spherical axle bushings and Shark CC Plates. Had I bought the more expensive sturs, I would have had to buy either the bushings or the plates. I felt both were necessary (I'm most likely wrong...)...I had to sacrifice somewhere... Always appreciate your feedback and expertise in this area!
No problem! I'm sure you'll like your new setup.


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