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Old April 11th, 2006, 08:54 PM   #1
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Tips on lowering a fox body


I have a 92 Mustang LX 5.0 I recently just perchased lowering springs. They're Gold-Line and will lower the car 1.3" If anyone has any tips for me or has encounter any problems when lowering a fox-body, I would appreciate your input.

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Old April 11th, 2006, 11:04 PM   #2
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Are you doing it yourself? i put Eibach pro-kit in. with all new shocks and struts. make sure you have a pinion snubber to. let me know if your doing it yourself and i might be able to give some tips to help you out
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Be carefull removing the stock springs.
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Old April 16th, 2006, 07:15 PM   #4
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Yes I am doing it myself, not my first time lowering a car but first time lowering a mustang Fox Body. Any tips???

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Old April 16th, 2006, 11:48 PM   #5
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invest in some coil spring compressors, or have a shop compress them and then band them. even thought they are drop springs, they go in pretty damn hard. also might be a good idea to replace your struts and strut bearings/bushings and a set of spring isolaters but thats just me. also remove your sway bar links to prevent breaking them when you release your struts, and the spring pressure. i did my on a car lift but reguardless use a floor jack to slowly relese the spring pressure, they will fly out of the spring perch if not properly restrained so just be careful. and more ?'s just let me know
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Old April 17th, 2006, 02:01 AM   #6
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if you have too jacks, i think its easier too remove the control arm bolts rather than at the ball joint. 2 jacks is only too line up the holes easier when bolting back up, kinda tricky with one jack....but can be done
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Originally Posted by OutFoxed
if you have too jacks, i think its easier too remove the control arm bolts rather than at the ball joint. 2 jacks is only too line up the holes easier when bolting back up, kinda tricky with one jack....but can be done
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if you have two jacks, I think its easier to remove the control arm bolts rather than at the ball joint. Two jacks is only to line up the holes easier when bolting back up, kinda tricky with one jack....but can be done.
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Do you recommend those springs over Eibachs?
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Originally Posted by combatcomprog
Do you recommend those springs over Eibachs?
this is just me, you may pay a lil more for the eibachs but they are well worth the money.
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I Will be installing the drop springs on a hoist at my shop and we also have a spring compressor, so that should make things a little easier...I bought a set of Eibach Springs and Shocks instead of Gold-Line, I've heard only good storys about the Eibach's. I will be starting this project next weekend Thanks for everyones input, well appreicated boys!

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no prob and good luck, i think you'll be happy with the ride, i know i was.
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Old August 1st, 2006, 08:43 PM   #12
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I just put the ford racing springs in my notch. The front is a pain. the back is a piece of cake. The front control arm is the main consern. You
need to get it straight up and down to get the spring to catch the lip on the control arm. Once you do that it goes pretty easy.
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