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Old 05-04-2013, 05:51 PM   #1
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Default 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.
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Let about 15 psi out of your tires?
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Old 05-04-2013, 07:25 PM   #3
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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.
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Old 05-04-2013, 08:17 PM   #4
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Ford k springs are about a 1" drop. I have them in the garage waiting on my back ordered koni str's for installation.
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Old 05-04-2013, 08:28 PM   #5
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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.
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Old 05-04-2013, 08:34 PM   #6
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Cut a few inches off of your springs. I saw Chip Foose do it on Overhaulin, so it's super safe...
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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Sorry, OP. That was after about the 4th martini by the pool. Blame my wife. She... "forced"... me.
Oh come on Nuke. We are used to it so it's all good. Good call on the martini by the way. lol
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Look for a used set on corral.net or any forums classifieds. Deals are out there, just have to look.
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My main concern was getting by without shocks and struts for now. If its not an issue than springs might be next on the mod list.
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Lmao @ Nuke. Even after he said to reduce the wheel gap hahaha

Ahhhh that was funny. Yea, springs are very cheap and with handle the appearance part of it but ride quality will be affected. Handling will be better than stock.

I have FRPP Springs and Shocks/Struts. Handles like a beast but I feel every pothole painfully (more mental pain for my car, because it really isn't painful lol. Just hard on the ears when you hear it slam)
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