Lowering springs RAISED my ride height, suggestions? - MustangForums.com


Classic Mustangs (Tech) Technical discussions about the Mustangs of yester-year.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-10-2014, 07:06 PM   #1
ian8950
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: California
Posts: 7
Default Lowering springs RAISED my ride height, suggestions?

I have a 1969 Fastback and I recently purchased 1'' lowering springs for the front end to have it sit a little lower than the back end. However after installing them I see that the front end now sits about a half inch higher than before. I knew this could happen as the front springs were original and were pretty worn in. I was wondering the best way to get the lowered front end look that I wanted... should I;

1. remove the springs and cut an inch of height off them
2. get the "shelby drop"
3. do something else.

Any suggestions/opinions are welcome please.
ian8950 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2014, 08:39 PM   #2
rwcstang
2nd Gear Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: CA, Bay Area
Posts: 266
Default

what part of California? if you're in the bay area, I can give the shelby drop Template if you need it.

also, is the spring sitting on the perches correctly? usually with aftermarket lowering springs ppl would have to cut the spring to get the desired height. also post pics.
rwcstang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2014, 08:57 PM   #3
barnett468
4th Gear Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: arizona
Posts: 1,314
Default

easy deal, what springs are they exactly.

typically, if you cut 1/3 of a coil it will drop 1".
barnett468 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2014, 11:39 AM   #4
Starfury
6th Gear Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Davis, CA
Posts: 5,749
Default

I would do roller perches and the Shelby drop (since you have to remove the springs anyway), which may drop the front 3/8" or so. Then cut 1/4 coil at a time to achieve the desired ride height.
Starfury is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2014, 02:29 PM   #5
boogerschnot
5th Gear Member
 
boogerschnot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 2,645
Default

Agree with all of the above.. do the shelby drop, and cut the springs 1/4 turn
at a time
boogerschnot is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2005-2010 Sportlines on 2014 Mustang. Awsome! PullTab S197 Handling Section 1 10-30-2015 09:46 AM
Pinion angle, poly bushings, 1 piece DS mtgldr S197 Handling Section 1 09-10-2015 10:43 PM
AODE Woes Pyrate Dave 5.0L (1979-1995) Mustang 8 09-10-2015 08:30 PM
2000 Cobra R front bumper Sparks_88 4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang 0 09-08-2015 02:06 PM
Happy with new Steeda suspension on my 2010 GT robjh22 Suspension 0 09-08-2015 01:47 PM


Tags
1969, fastback, lowering, springs, suspension

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:14 AM.