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spf1410
10-24-2009, 09:58 PM
Hey Gang,

I'm thinking about lowering my (nearly) bone stock '03. This will be purely for appearance sake, I don't track the car.

The stock height leaves too much wheelwell showing.

My car-

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2596/3870030388_534c22f100.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jbthegfos/3870030388/)

Here is the look I'm after:

Thttp://farm4.static.flickr.com/3601/3464310097_e0c107b104.jpg

What advice would you guys have to achieve this?

Thanks very much! :thumbsup:

mrpork
10-25-2009, 12:47 AM
h&r race springs

spf1410
10-25-2009, 02:56 AM
Thanks for the reply. Do you know how the ride quality is with H & R, by chance? Oh, and the amount of drop?

Thanks again!

trent03dsgcobra
10-25-2009, 10:01 AM
Think it over carefully before you lower your car. I know it looks good but if you think its hard pulling in and out of some places now without scraping, then its 10 times worse after lowering!

mrpork
10-25-2009, 11:26 AM
Thanks for the reply. Do you know how the ride quality is with H & R, by chance? Oh, and the amount of drop?

Thanks again!look at the picture in my sig. that is before lowering and this is after lowering. like trent said it is a little difficult getting in and out of places.
http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj240/mrpork9604/100_1962.jpg
http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj240/mrpork9604/100_1957.jpg
http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj240/mrpork9604/100_1959.jpg

spf1410
10-25-2009, 12:19 PM
Trent03- That's really good advice, thank you. I will definitely take that into consideration.


Mrpork- Your car looks awesome! So, those are the H & R with about a 1.5" drop? Is that right?

I really like the wheels you have. What kind are they?
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Thanks for the input guys, I appreciate it very much! Now I'm thinking the Eibach springs with just about 1" of drop, so I have a better look but minimize the scraping problem.
Any thoughts on those springs?

Mrpork's car looks outstanding, but that may be too low for some of the places I am in and out of.

trent03dsgcobra
10-25-2009, 03:57 PM
My car-

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2596/3870030388_534c22f100.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jbthegfos/3870030388/)



Does your car have the factory 17's on it or reproduction 18's?
If it does'nt already have 18's on it , that can change the stance and look of a car by itself.. especially if you are thinking about changing wheel style.

spf1410
10-25-2009, 10:10 PM
It has the factory 17's on it.

Cobra4me
10-25-2009, 10:47 PM
to me springs are essential for improved looks of the car. Also the lowered car helps with wheel hop. I used Eibach prokit on my past car (04 cobra). Is it possible to scrape yes. I really did not find it all that bad and I had my car a few years. Oh here is a pic

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y199/Robk17th/DSC_0446.jpg

spf1410
10-26-2009, 01:06 AM
Beautiful cars! Wow!

Your Cobra looks "just right" with the Eibach's. I'm leaning that way. Did you have to put camber plates in too?

And that Shelby!! Oh man...did you have to post that too! Now I really want one! :(

trent03dsgcobra
10-26-2009, 11:50 AM
Mine has Steeda springs. The ride and handling is still good without beating you to death. It's hard to tell by the pic but the front chin spoiler is only a couple inches at most off the ground. You can look at the different sites for springs and they will tell you how far they will lower the car.
http://www.steeda.com/products/steeda_hi_silicon_springs.php
By the way mine has 18's on it, 18's look best on these cars IMO
http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x193/03dsgcobranc/cobra10.jpg

mojo dad
10-26-2009, 01:53 PM
H&R SS lowering spring. No real issues, just need to approach curbs with more caution.

Cobra4me
10-26-2009, 06:26 PM
Beautiful cars! Wow!

Your Cobra looks "just right" with the Eibach's. I'm leaning that way. Did you have to put camber plates in too?

And that Shelby!! Oh man...did you have to post that too! Now I really want one! :(yeah I got the maximum motorsports c/c plates to help with alignment. I also did the FR bumpsteer. (not sure if I needed them) The comp O is gone but not forgotten. the shelby is the new money pit

spf1410
10-31-2009, 10:44 AM
Thanks very much to all of you guys for helping me along on this project.

You guys have some fantastic rides, and I appreciate your input!

Cheers!;)