Lowering Springs

Discussion in 'Mustang Chit Chat' started by BlueChappy, Jul 20, 2021.

  1. BlueChappy

    BlueChappy Junior Member

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    I know there are posts already about this, but I need to be more specific about what I’m looking for. I have new 20” wheels but there’s still wheel well gap. So I want to lower my car.

    ***If you have 20” wheels and you lowered your car, what did you get to lower them? Springs, what else?

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  2. msvela448

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  3. Mike in SC

    Mike in SC Lactation Consultant

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    FWIW, I am not a big fan of "Slamming". I have a '09 with 18'' wheels and I don't mind the tire to fender gap. I also have a '14 Coupe that was pre-owned. It had red BMC? springs on it. To the best on my knowledge no other mods were done. I could not go down my friends gravel driveway at over 5 mph without bottoming out. If I mildly accelerated on blacktop and then got off the gas, I had a "clunk" in the front end. I re-installed the OEM springs per the code on the door jam decal. Been very happy since. The possibly of screwing up the suspension geometry for a styling statement is not worth it.
     
  4. msvela448

    msvela448 forum member

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    My Saleen, on 20's, with KW V3's.

    You will need to trim the rear bump stops (just cut the top knob off) if you lower about 1.5 in.

    I also am using Maximum Motorsports Caster / Camber Plates. [​IMG][​IMG]

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  5. 07 Boss

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    Tire size, not wheel size, along with springs will determine the wheel fender gap. 29" tires on 18" rim fills it up well all the way around. I have springs too but a bigger tire fills the gap all the way around, not just at the top.

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  6. DieHarder

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    If you're looking for a slight drop (1/2 to 1") FRPP "P" springs. A larger drop (1-1/2") FRPP K springs. I have a brand new set of P springs I'm not going to use. PM me if you're interested.
     
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  7. BlueChappy

    BlueChappy Junior Member

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    I might be interested. But do you have pictures with them on the car?
     
  8. ghunt81

    ghunt81 New parts on old junk! S197 Team Member

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    I ran P springs and hated them. Switched to BMR linear rate springs and the ride is much better. I'm lowered 1.5" on 19's with 255/40 and I rarely scrape anything but yes it does bottom out occasionally.
     
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  10. tabstang

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    The Ground Control Coilover Conversion Kit works great, fully adjustable, works with any struts / shocks. Great price. Definitely have to cut the rear bumper stops. Best to use their camber plates with them.
     
  11. DaveWms

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    I have 20x8.5 front, 20x10 rear, using the Ford kit that Shelby installs… it looks great. (Wheel wells are rolled.)
     
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