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mrpork
11-25-2008, 11:47 PM
the girl friend is geting me lowering springs for my ride. my ? is what are the best springs to go with. keep in mind i want to keep it as close to factory ride as i can,also only want to drop her around a 1 inch or 1.5 inch's:thumbsup:

tomsgarage
11-26-2008, 09:13 AM
I purchased a set of Steeda Sport Springs from a member here who was going to coil overs. Lowered the car about 1.5 front 1.00 rear. It is a little rougher ride on the road, and you can feel the bumps thru the bottom of the seat when on uneven surfaces. They did however make a tremendous difference at the track :) I usually run about 8-12 track days per year and they have really helped the car thru the twisties, under braking, and acceleration. Car is still faster than me :bounce:

Where do you live in Rhode Island? I am from Warwick!

mrpork
11-26-2008, 10:30 AM
im from warwick also i live off sandy laneI purchased a set of Steeda Sport Springs from a member here who was going to coil overs. Lowered the car about 1.5 front 1.00 rear. It is a little rougher ride on the road, and you can feel the bumps thru the bottom of the seat when on uneven surfaces. They did however make a tremendous difference at the track :) I usually run about 8-12 track days per year and they have really helped the car thru the twisties, under braking, and acceleration. Car is still faster than me :bounce:

Where do you live in Rhode Island? I am from Warwick!

kevinflick03
11-26-2008, 10:57 AM
I bought the Eibach sportline springs. I don't know how much it lowered the car but here is a pic of the after.

mrpork
11-26-2008, 11:00 AM
real nice .how did the front end aligment turn out any problems. did you have to put the plates in. also what kit was itI bought the Eibach sportline springs. I don't know how much it lowered the car but here is a pic of the after.

kevinflick03
11-26-2008, 11:00 AM
Here is a better one.

puzzle13
11-26-2008, 11:18 AM
If you are going to lower the car, you really need to use caster/camber plates to get a good alignment. Make sure you get a good set with full movement! Both Steeda & Maximum Motorsports have good plates and so do other companies. No matter what springs you use, you will be getting a stiffer ride than normal! I sold Tom his springs when I went to coil overs. I liked the springs, but I was taking the car to the track a lot and the coil overs ended up being a much better solution for my car as they have a great deal more adjustments when height and corner balancing are involved. All the aftermarket springs are going to lower the car 1.5 - 2.5" and they will stiffen the ride. As Tom said ... they will make you feel the bumps, the car will follow tracks a little more, but the car will be much tighter.

kevinflick03
11-26-2008, 01:07 PM
real nice .how did the front end aligment turn out any problems. did you have to put the plates in. also what kit was it

I am sure people will say I'm dumb but I have never had a front end aligment. They installed the springs and off I went. I also do not have any caster camber plates. My car rides fine. No uneven wear or anything. The kit I purchased was the Eibach Sportline. The proline is the step above mine. I think I paid around $225.00 for them.

tomsgarage
12-01-2008, 09:04 AM
I lived on Greenwood Ave from 68-74, graduated from Warwick Veterans Memorial High School and RIJC - now RI Community College (showin my age)! I use to ride my 56 T-Bird to Goddard Park on the weekends and cruise thru the McDonalds on Warwick Ave!

I got to visit the area again this year, on business, and got to have a Lobster Roll at the Greenwood Inn! Sure brought back a lot of memories!

Good luck with the lowering springs, let us know what you decide to do, and come on down to VIR for the club event!

mrpork
12-01-2008, 09:53 AM
I lived on Greenwood Ave from 68-74, graduated from Warwick Veterans Memorial High School and RIJC - now RI Community College (showin my age)! I use to ride my 56 T-Bird to Goddard Park on the weekends and cruise thru the McDonalds on Warwick Ave!

I got to visit the area again this year, on business, and got to have a Lobster Roll at the Greenwood Inn! Sure brought back a lot of memories!

Good luck with the lowering springs, let us know what you decide to do, and come on down to VIR for the club event!i have a vert with no roll bar so that event would be useless to me. that McDonald's is no longer there.maybe someday ill get down that way again. i usually come down to have my car worked on by pro-dyno.

SvilleCobra
12-07-2008, 09:26 PM
I am very partial to Kenny Brown lowering springs...have had 2 KB modified Cobras and they looked and performed awesome.


www.kennybrown.com (http://www.kennybrown.com)

FST ORNG
12-08-2008, 06:53 AM
H & R race springs and MM caster camber plates.

mojo dad
12-08-2008, 08:13 PM
H&R SS lowering springs and MM caster/camber plates

Sonicbluesvt
12-08-2008, 08:39 PM
I have the H&R ss springs and I love them. I also didnt do a alignment and still running my stock caster camber plates with no problems at all.
http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg187/sonicbluesnakee/blackfr5002.jpg

mrpork
12-08-2008, 11:00 PM
looks awsome,i think im going to be going with the race spring from h&r. i hope it drops it enough. i want to drop it around 1-1.5 inch'sI have the H&R ss springs and I love them. I also didnt do a alignment and still running my stock caster camber plates with no problems at all.
http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg187/sonicbluesnakee/blackfr5002.jpg

puzzle13
12-09-2008, 05:28 PM
The race springs will probably drop it more than 1.5" so be careful of speed bumps afterwards!!

FST ORNG
12-09-2008, 05:54 PM
Race springs are stiffer than the sport springs and I have no problem speed bumps , they lower no lower than 1.5

mrpork
12-09-2008, 06:45 PM
so you have race springs on your vert! can i see a side shot of your ride. sweet ride i love the colorRace springs are stiffer than the sport springs and I have no problem speed bumps , they lower no lower than 1.5

mrpork
12-09-2008, 06:46 PM
are those 18 inch rimsH & R race springs and MM caster camber plates.

FST ORNG
12-10-2008, 05:39 PM
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