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Shadow7874 05-04-2013 05:51 PM

Getting low on a budget? Any recommendations?
 
I really want to drop my car a good inch or two to get rid of the crazy wheel gap but until I land a new job my budget is tight. What would be the cheapest route that isn't complete crap from eBay? Can I get by with just some springs for now or will it not work well without shocks and struts too? Ride quality isnt a huge priority but handling is.

Nuke 05-04-2013 06:20 PM

Let about 15 psi out of your tires?

moosestang 05-04-2013 07:25 PM

You can get frpp k springs for $200 and install them yourself. It will ride and handle ok, but don't wait 5 years to add shocks and struts like I did.

pinn 05-04-2013 08:17 PM

Ford k springs are about a 1" drop. I have them in the garage waiting on my back ordered koni str's for installation.

moosestang 05-04-2013 08:28 PM

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Originally Posted by pinn (Post 8207325)
Ford k springs are about a 1" drop. I have them in the garage waiting on my back ordered koni str's for installation.

K springs are 1.5 inches and linear, P springs are 1 inch and progressive.

steev 05-04-2013 08:34 PM

Cut a few inches off of your springs. I saw Chip Foose do it on Overhaulin, so it's super safe...

pinn 05-04-2013 09:07 PM

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Originally Posted by moosestang (Post 8207330)
K springs are 1.5 inches and linear, P springs are 1 inch and progressive.

You are correct, I just checked and mine are P. I don't know why I thought K.

Nuke 05-04-2013 09:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Nuke (Post 8207264)
Let about 15 psi out of your tires?

Sorry, OP. That was after about the 4th martini by the pool. Blame my wife. She... "forced"... me. :icon_beerchug:

moosestang 05-04-2013 09:16 PM

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Originally Posted by steev (Post 8207334)
Cut a few inches off of your springs. I saw Chip Foose do it on Overhaulin, so it's super safe...

I wouldn't recommend cutting the front springs, not even jokingly.

sbradle4 05-04-2013 10:38 PM

I have the FRPP-P Springs as well. Ride quality is pretty good, drops it an inch, won't give you the slammed look. If roads in your area are kinda rough, these are a good option. I have heard people with the FRPP-K springs hit the bump stops a lot on rough roads. I installed them myself in about three hours with a couple of jack stands and a floor jack. Make sure you have an impact wrench to break the nuts loose on the struts at the brake assembly.


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