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Old 05-04-2013, 05:51 PM   #1
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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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Old 05-04-2013, 06:20 PM   #2
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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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I wouldn't recommend cutting the front springs, not even jokingly.
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Old 05-04-2013, 10:38 PM   #10
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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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