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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-19-2009, 02:35 PM Thread Starter
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I'm going for super low

getting Jamex springs seems to be somewhat difficult, I'm not too keen on the idea of cutting springs. What all is out there?

this is how i've had my car for the past 3 years, on airbags, I've sprung a leak and am convinced springs are the way to go. I'd like to have the tires just outside of tucking or atleast within a half of an inch

firm or stiff is fine but I don't want to feel like I have no suspension

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Aside from sagged jamex springs, cutting is really your only option to get that much drop.

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This SITE is all about getting low with T-birds,Cougars,and Marks.

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This SITE is all about getting low with T-birds,Cougars,and Marks.
I have a fast bagged mark viii but I also want a reliable one

I guess my jamex quest continues
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I have a fast bagged mark viii but I also want a reliable one

I guess my jamex quest continues
Why is the bagged Mark not reliable?

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Why is the bagged Mark not reliable?
it is, it's just always in the back of my mind that I might get stuck somewhere, a faulty valve, a cut air line, a bad compressor

though I think the trans might be on it's way out
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What type of an air suspension you are using, Modified stock Mark 8 bags, or aftermarket airbags ?? Valves and things are usually realiable, compressors last a while if you dont run them constantly also ..

You said you have a small leak .. front or rear airbags ??

I have 4 Rear airbags in my backyard here .. might have a pair of fronts also. And I have a pair of Intrax springs ( 2" drop, 10 years old = more like 3 inches drop ) .. sagged springs, but they do the job. Let me know if you want to make an offer ..

Static drop is definately more reliable than air, just not as convenient. At least with the stock Mark 8 setup you will still be 2 inches off the ground with the bumpstops instead of totally hammered like an aftermarket airbag failure could leave you dead on the ground.
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I always carry my tool box and some spares when I travel,so bags wouldn't be an issue for me.I just can't get the handling from bags like I can from a well tuned coil spring set up.The stock Mark VIII set up maybe different.I have no tuning experience with it.

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on the fast bagged car I just put my own fittings on the factory bags (with all of the factory air ride equipment still intact, it still levels and lowers at highway speed)

the car that I want springs on sprung two huge leaks in the front bags after I left it parked for three days in the cold weather

it figures that the car I'm gentle with gets the problems

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Dang.That sux @$$.

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