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Old 06-07-2014, 04:09 PM   #1
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I do like the looks of the mustangs that are lowered, but I am considering doing a front bumper/chin spoiler or something to the front of the car. I live on a long gravel drive and we have quite a few gravel roads and I don't want to have to drive 2 miles per hour to avoid rock chips and issues.

Would lowering the car present issues for gravel roads and body kits?
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Old 06-07-2014, 10:03 PM   #2
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You'd only be lowering it 1 - 1.5" right? I doubt that would make a difference in gravel terms.
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Old 06-11-2014, 08:40 AM   #3
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Yes it will if he is adding anything to the bottom of the front bumper. If its a daily driver I would suggest no. From personal experience daily driving a lowered rx7 with a full kit for 6-7 years im so over avoiding speed bumps and taking any kind of grade at an angle. I'm assuming this would be on the 2007 listed under his name. Those are not to far off the ground from the factory.

An inch is not that much no but when your closer to the ground to begin with as well as adding to the front bumper ground clearance that inch lowered plus the lip turns into 2-3 inches closer to the ground in the front of the car.

Without the lip leaving the body stock I say go for it. I'd say skip the lip and lower it personally. You will be happier with the handling results than something you can't see from the inside where you spend more time. I have an order of doing things. Get the suspension how you want it ride/height wise then see what you can do with the body after that won't ruin drive ability.
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Old 06-11-2014, 05:43 PM   #4
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Yes it will if he is adding anything to the bottom of the front bumper. If its a daily driver I would suggest no. From personal experience daily driving a lowered rx7 with a full kit for 6-7 years im so over avoiding speed bumps and taking any kind of grade at an angle. I'm assuming this would be on the 2007 listed under his name. Those are not to far off the ground from the factory.

An inch is not that much no but when your closer to the ground to begin with as well as adding to the front bumper ground clearance that inch lowered plus the lip turns into 2-3 inches closer to the ground in the front of the car.

Without the lip leaving the body stock I say go for it. I'd say skip the lip and lower it personally. You will be happier with the handling results than something you can't see from the inside where you spend more time. I have an order of doing things. Get the suspension how you want it ride/height wise then see what you can do with the body after that won't ruin drive ability.
I agree 100%
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Old 06-11-2014, 06:10 PM   #5
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pave the road and lower that GT!
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Old 06-12-2014, 11:22 PM   #6
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I live on a gravel road, and I'm lowered on UPR suspension. No problem!

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Old 06-13-2014, 09:01 AM   #7
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Like I said though you have stock front trim. That's fine. But when you start adding lips and different bumpers then you have issues with lowering

So lower it first then see what you have room for.

Your cars stance is awesome by the way.
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My mustang is lowered 1 1/2" and I have not issues other that going a bit slower on dips in the road and speed bumps.Click the image to open in full size.
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Old 06-17-2014, 07:32 PM   #11
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Where I live.... I can't simply lower the car... The ruts in many of the dirt and gravel roads leave the front splitter and the OEM air DAM scraping the ground or worse.

To get it lowered and still clear the ruts and holes all over the country area I live in...

I had to Bag it with an airlift suspension.... Almost 5k later.... I raise it to the OEM height and rake angle under most conditions outside of driving on the Highway. when Parked at the Mall or Movies... It's slammed. On occasion I'll slam it at home on the gravel just outside the shed, barn, garage..... Otherwise it's at OEM height.

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Depends on the front lip you want to add. My 08 has the cdc aggressive with a gt500 splitter. Car is 100% stock suspension w/factory 18s and I still scrape on certain dips on paved roads and most inclines.
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Yup.... The Steeda splitter is low, too...and the front lip I recently added to it doesn't help with clearance....so if I need to I can go a smidge higher than OEM height to clear things. There's a preset for that or it can lift ....much higher. Trouble is, sometimes you can encounter a new place and aren't paying attention. For roads you're familiar with...all good. For everywhere new...you can still get a scrape. Just gotta take it easy.

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My truck buddy is reading this telling me we are all going the wrong direction in height.
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Old 08-18-2014, 08:40 AM   #15
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u might need some adjustable cam bolts put on your struts so the shop can align ur front end to keep the camber from going too negative. i had inside tread wear and didnt notice till i had them rotated. About one inch wide of the inside tread was completely worn. i had adjustable caster/camber plates from Maximum Motorsports installed which is the more expensive approach and resolved the issue. u might just try the least expensive route with only the adjustable camber bolts. i heard they worked good when someone installed a 1.5 inch lowered suspension.
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