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Old 07-14-2009, 10:22 AM
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I to need these answers, I'm happy this thread came back
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Old 07-14-2009, 10:55 AM
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Originally Posted by StriderTacticaL View Post
Ok I don't mean to revive my dead thread but I am still trying to figure things out and so far haven't gotten any solid answers.

I just picked up some 4cyl fox springs off a buddy who got them from a junkyard and decided to go a different route.


1. What should I use in the rears to pair these with?

2. Will they lower my car at all in uncut form? Compared to how I sit stock?

3. Should I or should I not be using fox shocks/struts?

4. Instead of using old fox springs...should I just get eibach drag launch springs for fox bodies? Since I am assuming it might lower my car a bit which is what I want. I know using the ones intended for the new edge won't lower my car at all.


If anyone can help shed some light, it would be greatly appreciated,


Brandon
1. Use your stock v8 gt springs cut 1 coil.
2.Yes your front will lower dont know exactly how much but if you cut your rear gt springs 1 coil and leave the fox 4cyl springs upfront it is a even stance.(also leave ur isos out in the front for more of a drop.)
3.If you have the money buy the foxshocks and struts as they work better for lowered new edge stangs.
4. Drag springs transfer weight good but wont lower your car much. Fox4 cyl springs will be cheaper and still transfer weight way better than stock form.
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Old 07-14-2009, 03:28 PM
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Thanks fausty.

As far as cutting the stock springs, I'm a bit worried because I've heard it is not a very safe thing to do. I hear that cutting stock springs will change it's weight properties. Are stock GT springs generally firm? Because I heard I would want my rear pretty firm so it doesn't squat too much on a launch especailly with the added weight being transfered back with the 4cyl springs. I'm a bit worried if I cut my rears, whether it would make my rear softer?

And would it be wise to buy an airbag to put in my right rear spring? Like the steeda one? would it fit the stock springs?


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Old 07-14-2009, 03:55 PM
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they are linear rates so cut away
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Old 07-14-2009, 04:32 PM
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I've been heavily considering cutting my V8 stockers.

Whats ideal to cut the springs with? Any tips/tricks to making it a smooth and easy process?

Boduke, did you do your own H&R install. How hard was it? x/10? Did you notice alignment significantly change after the drop?

Caster/Camber plates absolutely required?
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i was going to but i got them install for $100 by my friend with a lift, he said it was striaght forward.

yea the alignment shop said my alignment was crazy and theres no way they could align it without the cc plates
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i'm planning to go without an allignment for a while since I am not anticipating much of a drop and I don't exactly need to save my ****ty Kumho ASX tires
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hmm.. how is the ride quality and cornering. not trying to make a curing monster but is it at least a little better around corners than the stock springs (stock height) considering it is a tad lower?

and ive only heard from this one post i will need CC plates. can i get a confirmation on that?
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Old 07-17-2009, 07:20 PM
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hmm.. how is the ride quality and cornering. not trying to make a curing monster but is it at least a little better around corners than the stock springs (stock height) considering it is a tad lower?

and ive only heard from this one post i will need CC plates. can i get a confirmation on that?
No you don't need CC plates when you install struts/springs. You just need CC plates to get an allignment because the car will be off anytime you lower it from stock.
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