How low am I? - Forums at Modded Mustangs
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 34 Old August 7th, 2011, 09:21 PM Thread Starter
Wanna be show worthy.
 
B's04gt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Modesto, CA
Posts: 11,838
               
iTrader: 1 reviews
How low am I?

So when my pops first bought this car back in 04 new he cut a deal with them that if he pays X amount for the car he wants them to lower it. Well we arnt to sure how much they lowered it and decided I would ask you guys

Now from the back tire we stuck a flat edge out resting on the top of the tire (stock 17's or 245-45) and measured from the straight edge to the bottom of the fender and it was 1.75"s. Now can you guys tell me how low my car really is?? Thank you!



Mods: -Eibach Pro Kit - K&N - Tuned for 91 octane - SLP - Visual Shit-




i love Uranus
B's04gt is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 34 Old August 7th, 2011, 09:31 PM
Enthusiast
 
snake_bitten711's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: NJ
Posts: 760
 
iTrader: 0 reviews
You might be better off jacking up the car and checking to see if the springs were cut or replaced with aftermarket springs. If they're aftermarket you may get a better idea that way.... Sorry I couldn't help better.

SNAKE_BITTEN711
2002 Roush Stage 2
Kooks LT Headers ,Gutted catted H Pipe, Magnaflow side exhaust, Pro 5.0 Short shifter, Urethane Motor Mounts, Accufab plenum, 75mm throttle body, Mac CAI, J&M LCA's. 3:73 gears
snake_bitten711 is offline  
post #3 of 34 Old August 7th, 2011, 09:33 PM Thread Starter
Wanna be show worthy.
 
B's04gt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Modesto, CA
Posts: 11,838
               
iTrader: 1 reviews
When I was doing the brake I cleaned them off they were red. No other markings on it..

Edit: Im thinking if someone that isnt lowered could go stick a straight edge off their wheel and measure the gap it would tell me how much I have been lowered correct?



Mods: -Eibach Pro Kit - K&N - Tuned for 91 octane - SLP - Visual Shit-




i love Uranus
B's04gt is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 34 Old August 8th, 2011, 12:28 AM
I Post Entirely Way Too Much
 
blownstang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 6,972
                 
iTrader: 2 reviews
Red springs the first thing that comes to mind is Eibach, but I can't tell you if it's the Prokit that lower 1.5" or the Sportline kit that lowers 1.75"-2".

2004 DSG Mustang Mach 1 4r75w - 508/436 on E85. 460/396 on 93. Intercooled Vortech V1 S trim, Circle D 4c converter, BCA valve body, VRS o/r x pipe. 11.37 @ 120.8 mph 1.63 60'
blownstang is offline  
post #5 of 34 Old August 8th, 2011, 12:34 AM
Enthusiast
 
04gtvert's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Joplin, MO
Posts: 557
 
iTrader: 1 reviews
Not sure about the prokit buy my Eibach sportlines are red and say on the springs what they are. And they lowered mine 2" btw.
04gtvert is offline  
post #6 of 34 Old August 8th, 2011, 01:08 AM
Hardcore Enthusiast
 
MikeJones's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Stoon, Saskatchewan
Posts: 2,968
         
iTrader: 0 reviews
Here is sportlines on the front of my car and then cut springs out back. I'm on 18's.



Mod6 Eagle Melling
Bigbore Bullet Cams Meziere
Kooks Probe Pistons
Thanks to NA SVT and NeverEnough

MikeJones is offline  
post #7 of 34 Old August 8th, 2011, 01:18 AM Thread Starter
Wanna be show worthy.
 
B's04gt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Modesto, CA
Posts: 11,838
               
iTrader: 1 reviews
Im trying to figure out how low I am from stock ride..

You cant really see the gap to well.. this is how it sits now..








Mods: -Eibach Pro Kit - K&N - Tuned for 91 octane - SLP - Visual Shit-




i love Uranus
B's04gt is offline  
post #8 of 34 Old August 8th, 2011, 01:22 AM
Hardcore Enthusiast
 
MikeJones's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Stoon, Saskatchewan
Posts: 2,968
         
iTrader: 0 reviews
those are sportlines.

Mod6 Eagle Melling
Bigbore Bullet Cams Meziere
Kooks Probe Pistons
Thanks to NA SVT and NeverEnough

MikeJones is offline  
post #9 of 34 Old August 8th, 2011, 01:24 AM Thread Starter
Wanna be show worthy.
 
B's04gt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Modesto, CA
Posts: 11,838
               
iTrader: 1 reviews
So I am looking at an 1.75"-2" drop then?



Mods: -Eibach Pro Kit - K&N - Tuned for 91 octane - SLP - Visual Shit-




i love Uranus
B's04gt is offline  
post #10 of 34 Old August 8th, 2011, 01:51 AM
Hardcore Enthusiast
 
MikeJones's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Stoon, Saskatchewan
Posts: 2,968
         
iTrader: 0 reviews
Yeah. even more if you leave the isolaters out.

Mod6 Eagle Melling
Bigbore Bullet Cams Meziere
Kooks Probe Pistons
Thanks to NA SVT and NeverEnough

MikeJones is offline  
post #11 of 34 Old August 8th, 2011, 01:55 AM Thread Starter
Wanna be show worthy.
 
B's04gt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Modesto, CA
Posts: 11,838
               
iTrader: 1 reviews
You sir have been a big help. With you in this thread maybe I can ask a few more questions

Im looking at getting rims and tired within the next month. Going with 18x9 up front with 265 or 275 and 18x10 in the back. Now in the back I am wanting to run 315's but being lowered that much am I going to run into any rubbing issues? I baby the car and I rarely have anyone in the back seats.. Typically only one passenger so I wont have that extra weight in the back.. I would like your input. And Repped for your awesome help!



Mods: -Eibach Pro Kit - K&N - Tuned for 91 octane - SLP - Visual Shit-




i love Uranus
B's04gt is offline  
post #12 of 34 Old August 8th, 2011, 02:00 AM
Regular
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 258
 
iTrader: 0 reviews
Do you have caster/camber plates? If not I would expect to see some wear on the tires with sportlines and no way to correct the extreme negative camber they will give you.
Airmandavis is offline  
post #13 of 34 Old August 8th, 2011, 02:03 AM Thread Starter
Wanna be show worthy.
 
B's04gt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Modesto, CA
Posts: 11,838
               
iTrader: 1 reviews
No CC plates

These set of tires have ~40-50k miles..



Mods: -Eibach Pro Kit - K&N - Tuned for 91 octane - SLP - Visual Shit-




i love Uranus
B's04gt is offline  
post #14 of 34 Old August 8th, 2011, 02:41 AM
Regular
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 258
 
iTrader: 0 reviews
Hmm? Well I think B's04gt right they prob are Sportlines. Eibach and H&R are the only ones I know who make red springs. This is how mine sets on Sport lines. It may look a little lower since I have 18" wheels.


Airmandavis is offline  
post #15 of 34 Old August 8th, 2011, 02:44 AM Thread Starter
Wanna be show worthy.
 
B's04gt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Modesto, CA
Posts: 11,838
               
iTrader: 1 reviews
Can you answer my question about shoving 315's back there seeing as though you have 18's and are lowered roughly like me.



Mods: -Eibach Pro Kit - K&N - Tuned for 91 octane - SLP - Visual Shit-




i love Uranus
B's04gt is offline  
post #16 of 34 Old August 8th, 2011, 02:55 AM
Regular
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 258
 
iTrader: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by B's04gt View Post
You sir have been a big help. With you in this thread maybe I can ask a few more questions

Im looking at getting rims and tired within the next month. Going with 18x9 up front with 265 or 275 and 18x10 in the back. Now in the back I am wanting to run 315's but being lowered that much am I going to run into any rubbing issues? I baby the car and I rarely have anyone in the back seats.. Typically only one passenger so I wont have that extra weight in the back.. I would like your input. And Repped for your awesome help!
Nope you will have no issues what so ever. I have sportlines with 18x9's wrapped in 265/35/18's up front. In the back I have 18x10.5's with 315/30/18's on them. when you say 18x10 in the back I am assuming you mean 18x10.5? If so you can go with either 245/40/18 in front and 285/35/18 in the back, or either 265/35/18 up front and 315/30/18 in the rear. I know there are lots of other sizes out there but I have personally tried these two combos on my car and know they fit well. I'm sure someone else will chime in on this but that's just my 2 cents.
Airmandavis is offline  
post #17 of 34 Old August 8th, 2011, 02:58 AM Thread Starter
Wanna be show worthy.
 
B's04gt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Modesto, CA
Posts: 11,838
               
iTrader: 1 reviews
I didnt seen an option for 18x10.5 in the backs on AmericanMuscle.. Didnt eve know that was made..



Mods: -Eibach Pro Kit - K&N - Tuned for 91 octane - SLP - Visual Shit-




i love Uranus
B's04gt is offline  
post #18 of 34 Old August 8th, 2011, 03:02 AM
Regular
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 258
 
iTrader: 0 reviews
Well never mind then, I thought just about all of them where 10.5.
Airmandavis is offline  
post #19 of 34 Old August 8th, 2011, 03:04 AM
Regular
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 258
 
iTrader: 0 reviews
Airmandavis is offline  
post #20 of 34 Old August 8th, 2011, 03:05 AM Thread Starter
Wanna be show worthy.
 
B's04gt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Modesto, CA
Posts: 11,838
               
iTrader: 1 reviews
18's only come in 10" wide as far as I know.. You must be running 18x10's with 315's??



Mods: -Eibach Pro Kit - K&N - Tuned for 91 octane - SLP - Visual Shit-




i love Uranus
B's04gt is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Forums at Modded Mustangs forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may 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 On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome