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Which Ford Racing Lowering Springs R Best?

I've got some good info from ya'll but need some more info. I'm looking @ getting either the "C" or "R" springs. now I've heard different things on the "C's". Are they 1.25 or 1.5" drop and do they need caster/camber plates??? and are the "R's" too hard for a street racer/ drifter/mild drag car or would the "c" be better???


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1.5" drop on the C springs, and you always need caster camber plates, no matter what anyone else tells you. The main reason is that while you may or may not be able to adjust the camber back to specs, the Mustang did not come with enough camber adjustment from the factory, and the more camber you can get, the better.

The R springs are not suitable for street duty, the spring rates are super high, and you'd need Koni adjustables just to be able to control them. Even then, it's going to ride like a brick, and you'll get beat up pretty bad on the streets.

I would recommend the C springs because they are linear, which is nice for handling, the ride is tolerable, and they handle great and have a nice stance. If you want a better ride quality, you may want to check out progressive rate springs like the F springs. They still handle decent, but the ride quality is vastly improved.


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Check out the Vogtland springs as well, have a set on my 07' & love them...notice Bullitt has them listed in his mod list also.

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Yep, I have them, and I wouldn't buy anything else except for maybe the H&R SuperSports, but he didn't ask about them...........

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How much are the vogotland's those Ford racings are $175 but I want best value for my buck not just cheap. How or why do you think the vogotlands r better?

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I don't know if they're "better", but for the way I drive and the ride I want, they're perfect for me. The drop is perfect as well, 1.6". I didn't use isolators in my car, so it's almost 2" on mine though. Combined with my Tokicos, they offer a great ride. Sam Strano did suggest I should be using a better shock/strut package with them though, so I'll be upgrading those soon.

The cheapest place I've seen Vogtlands is at hotpart.com

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