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Old 10-30-2012, 02:21 AM   #1
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so im looking to lower my mustang gt 1.5 inches but i was worried about the huge wheel gap i already have. i was comparing it to my friends 2004 gt and his gap is a lot smaller than mine so i was wondering if it is because i have 18 in wheels or what? i just want the wheels up in the fender so it has a nice stance
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Old 10-30-2012, 08:14 AM   #2
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Is it possible that his mustang has been lowered already? I've never heard of varying ride height between new edge mustang year models. The 18 inch wheels you have should help fill that gap, but it also depends on what kind of tire you're running. My v6 mustang had 225/55/16's, but I bought new 225/60/16 tires due to an availability issue. It made a noticeable wheel gap and ride height change (had the 225/55/16 for a year or more).

Either way, dropping your ride 1.5 inches will definitely give your car a more aggressive stance. Also how wide are your tires? Staggering the rear wheels (with spacers or wide wheels) gives it a much more planted look.
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Old 10-30-2012, 08:59 AM   #3
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Look into the h&r springs at American muscle. Those give your year mustang a awesome look
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Old 10-30-2012, 12:35 PM   #4
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The tires I have on now are 245/40/18 but I'm switching to staggered before I lower it. So I'll be going with 285/35 idk if that will make a difference in ride height or not. But my friend has 17 in wheels and i know for sure the car hasn't been lowered and it's a noticeable gap difference between mine and his.
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Sounds like you'll have a good looking setup after you lower it with the staggered wheels.
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so im looking to lower my mustang gt 1.5 inches but i was worried about the huge wheel gap i already have. i was comparing it to my friends 2004 gt and his gap is a lot smaller than mine so i was wondering if it is because i have 18 in wheels or what? i just want the wheels up in the fender so it has a nice stance
It should look good on your 18s with a 1.5" drop. I'd recommend these UPR/Eibach springs for a good drop with a decent ride and good handling:

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Old 10-30-2012, 06:05 PM   #7
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does the type of tire affect the wheel gap?
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type? no size yes
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The tires have more to do with the wheel gap than wheels. It's the total outside diameter of the tires that matters, the wheels really have nothing to do with that.
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Okay cus every car I see lowered that have 17s have a really good stance. And just looking at my gap now wit the 18s I don't think I'll get that same look.
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Maybe subjectively it could look differently I suppose, optical illusions and whatnot, But given the same outer diameter tires, the actual wheel gap will be the same.
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The outer diameter of the tires will affect the fender gap. Your tires should be close to 26" tall.
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OP,

I think you'll like the Eibach Sportline Springs for your 18" wheels. To help you get a better idea what your stance will look like, check out this other New Edge Mustang equipped with the same springs.

Hope this helps your decision. Let me know if you have any questions!

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SHane,

Would you recommend the same for a 17" wheel? I saw on the link that you posted that there were some Ford Racing lowering springs too. How much of a drop will those give?

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The wheel doesn't matter. It's the outer diameter of the tire that matters.
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Thanks Shane but I already bought your sr performance springs a while ago but thanks for the pic the 1.5 in drop should look good with my tires.
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SHane,

Would you recommend the same for a 17" wheel? I saw on the link that you posted that there were some Ford Racing lowering springs too. How much of a drop will those give?

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We actually have a few FRPP lowering springs available. If you click on the item and go to the "specs" tab, it will tell you how much they'll lower your car front and back. Let me know if there's anything else I can do!

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Thanks Shane but I already bought your sr performance springs a while ago but thanks for the pic the 1.5 in drop should look good with my tires.
No problem! The SR Performance springs are great budget spring as well. We've installed them on a few of our Mustangs here at AM. Plus, I've heard nothing but good thing from our customers too. I'm sure you'll enjoy them!

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I think you'll like the Eibach Sportline Springs for your 18" wheels. To help you get a better idea what your stance will look like, check out this other New Edge Mustang equipped with the same springs.

Hope this helps your decision. Let me know if you have any questions!

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Just a quick question Shane. I'm about to order the deep dish fr500s and tires to go with them. How does the mounting process go and would I have to install my own valve stems or do you provide everything so I can put them right on my car when I get them.
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A quick note on staggered wheels, tires are directional, so if you have them rotated regularly, they have to take the tire off the wheel to rotate. While it looks great, it's just a PITA.
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A quick note on staggered wheels, tires are directional, so if you have them rotated regularly, they have to take the tire off the wheel to rotate. While it looks great, it's just a PITA.
if you rotate your tires you obviously arent driving hard enough...
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