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I was just wondering. I aint to worried bout it cause im baggin it in bout 6months.
I am just trying to get a little more power cause its gonna be mostly show.

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Vert Boy, this site is the best place I know of to learn about your stang, read tons of threads and have fun...

Droping your stang 3", won't make any more power than dropping it 1.5", or just leaving it stock...Please , if I am wrong, somebody correct me here LOL

Vert Boy, bro, Mustangs are LEGENDS because they are FAST, not just pretty. Some of us would say all show and no go, makes it a ricer...

Good Luck Dude...

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dropping ti will tighten your suspension and will give you a slightly better launch which will give you better Et 0-60 but not by much.

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Another zombie thread -- back from the dead

Vert Boy, why would you want to lower your car 3"? You will lose all suspension preformance. Lowering a Stang "should " be about improved handeling, but it's your car...
Holy crap, this thread is 4 years old
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I never said that droping it would add power. I was just stating that im not looking for a ton of power. Im just lookin for a little bit so it wont be all stock, Im not worried bout it cause its not gonna be set up for racing its gonna be for show. (Hence the reason im baggin it!!)
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I never said that droping it would add power. I was just stating that im not looking for a ton of power. Im just lookin for a little bit so it wont be all stock, Im not worried bout it cause its not gonna be set up for racing its gonna be for show. (Hence the reason im baggin it!!)
if you want your car for show, you could get a cold air intake, one that is really bright and shiny chrome. That way you get a little more hp (not as much as if it were a plastic one but oh well) and it looks good (if you like that kind of stuff). you can get one off ebay for like $50 shipped.
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If your going for show, I would just take out the old springs, get a dremel and cut off a coil from the back and two from the front, that would give you a nice Uberslammed look all around and a nice stance. It will also close up the gap in your fenderwell, you can also get some bigger tires, say 17x9 in the front and 17x 10.5 in the rear this would look awsome in my books.

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I got a buddy who is gonna sell my his saleen knock-offs and they are 18's and when i bag it ill close the gap in my fenderwell.


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Here is a little quote I read... How Much Drop - Most customers ask me "Is one inch really alot?". When lowering a vehicle, 1 inch is alot. Just think... Add 10 inches to a Honda Civic, and you have a Mercedes Benz S Class sedan. Just 10 inches!! I usually tell my customers to take the drop that the spring says, then double it in their mind... that is how it will look on the Mustang. First thing.... The lower the drop does NOT = better handling. Better handling is a combination of many other suspension components combined with the springs.

I have a 1.5 and my cats scrap on speed bumps with out friends ridging along.. Good springs and Good struts and shocks..
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your right. But to a point it doesnt give you better handling. after 1.5" you start to mess up the whole suspension idea in the first place.

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i lowered my car like 1.5 inches in the fron and 1.5 to 2 inches in the rear...looks tight as hell and i only have 17's on my car. the ridre is rougher than stock for sure but not bad, i dont have to worry about scrapin anythin when goin up droiveways or railroad tracks. id go with about 1.5 drop, looks good, and the ride is good

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if youou lower it too much, you're gonna be putting ALOT of stress on the Ball Joints... because the pivot point of gravity on the car will be UNDER the ground... eventually you'll end up breaking the ball joints and having them pop whenever you go over a bump. It's not pretty to listen to... trust me.

If you're gonna slam your car more than 1 1/2 inches, have the Steeda X2 Ball Joints installed as well.... They are oversidezed and meant for cars when they're lowered

Also, remember to get an alignment after you lower it, because it will surely be way out of spec.
I am beginning to wonder if my ball joints have gone out on my 96. Whenever i hit a bump or do a corner reasonably fast, it will occasionally do a loud pop. It seems to come from under the console, but i am just not sure about what the problem could be.

And there have been no suspension mods (that I can tell) that have been done to it.
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Also, would this cause some chassis vibration at various speeds?
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I am beginning to wonder if my ball joints have gone out on my 96. Whenever i hit a bump or do a corner reasonably fast, it will occasionally do a loud pop. It seems to come from under the console, but i am just not sure about what the problem could be.

And there have been no suspension mods (that I can tell) that have been done to it.
If it's from under the console, it's probably a transmission mount, and it would cause vibration.

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ok so you guys think that the eibach pro kit is the best way to go? Will you really be able to notice the 1.5" drop by looking at it....im a collage student so i dont wanna make aby purchases that arent worht it. Plus will i NEED to buy any other suspension mods or will i be ok by just getting the springs? P.S. any one have pics of there car w/ the pro kit springs? Thanx alot

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