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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-14-2004, 04:47 PM Thread Starter
 
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How hard & is this normal?!?

Ok, I currently have 215/70R15 tires on my 94-95, I have 4.5 inches b/t the tires and fender...is this normal? It doesn't look right to me at all. anyway, I just ordered 2 sets of 17 x9 Cobra R's for the two birds, I am also going to order lowering springs...prolly eibach's...are they something that I can install myself? I have access to a full garage, and every tool imaginable. I want to save money, and I think I can do it, but have never heard anything about the "process". Anyway, advice is appreciated!

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-14-2004, 05:18 PM
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you need access to a wall mounted spring compressor to change the front springs and decompress/compress them onto the shock assembly.

The rears are easy.

Get some tires with a sidewall. Rubber band tires don't do it for me on these cars.

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Ok, Are there any tech articles out there on how to do it? OR do the sets normally come with decent instructions?
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my best advice for you is to get a ford cd or a ford shop manual.

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-16-2004, 02:52 AM
 
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I used these instructions to lower my bird. I wouldn't do this without using a wall compressor. I know nothing about cars and this was easy for me.

http://www.mn12performance.com/mn12h...ng_springs.htm

http://www.cardomain.com/id/bagged90sc Page 3
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Kodiak Kid;

The mn12 article will do just fine for your spring swap project.

I agree with the above comments about using a wall mounted spring compressor.

Local shops, even Midas or Monroe, will charge you somewhere around 25-35 bucks to swap the front springs, if they are already out of the car.

Send me a PM with info. and I will mail you a copy of the Ford Service manual on CD.

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