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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-18-2004, 10:45 PM Thread Starter
 
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SC springs.

if you buy SC springs and put them in an LX will the ride hight be lower??

Also is there a cheep shock that is better than stock?? 97 sport or something Ford OEM??

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May be higher, may be lower, may stay the same...peopel have reported all of them. As for shocks Ford has discontinued the sport rears (I got the last set ) but still carries the fronts. They are a good shock sfor the money ($45 a piece for fronts if memory serves me), not sure what else in that price range is really any good.

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Usually your ride will be higher with SC springs.

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mine was noticeably higher
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Mine was the same.
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May be higher, may be lower, may stay the same...peopel have reported all of them. As for shocks Ford has discontinued the sport rears (I got the last set ) but still carries the fronts. They are a good shock sfor the money ($45 a piece for fronts if memory serves me), not sure what else in that price range is really any good.

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i searched and found that people also using the sport shocks for lowered car. haw about front sport and rear cobra biltein setup for lowered? will it make it bouncing due to different spring rate? any body?

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so what springs would u use to lower the car?? anything w a good price?!

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PM Mager Tom and ask about the GP springs. Not sure what the price is now but they lower about 1" and handle better than sport springs.

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so what springs would u use to lower the car?? anything w a good price?!

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I got a set of Eibachs for 208$ shipped off ebay.As for shocks, my sport shocks seemed to wear out fairly quickly. I saved some chedda and got Koni's.

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My ride height went up over an inch Of course I did install new bilsteins with them. I do kinda like the look it has now, it kinda has the stance of an old musclecar.

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My 94 LX had quite a bit of a rake to it when I had the SC springs and airlift airbags in the rear. I'm running the Vogtland springs on it now (still have the airbags in the rear coils), but I don't have a picture of it yet. The car sits pretty level now , but the better handling and slightly lower stance was worth it.



This is a picture from when the car had LX springs on the front and SC springs with airbags in the rear.

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i would like to know what airbag you use in the setup because i'm new to it.
need any wiring for compressor or price and ease of installation.

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I use Airlift airbags in the rear coils of all of the MN12's that I put together. They allow for some adjustment in the firmness and ride height of the rear suspension. I don't use an onboard air compressor for them. Here is a pic of the setup on my 94.



I run the lines from the bags to the tire well in the trunk, where they end in two schraeder (spelling) valves, one for each bag.



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Mine doesn't sit quite that high. Let some of that air out!!!!!!!!! Here is my car with SC springs/Sport front shocks, LX Rears

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Mine doesn't sit quite that high. Let some of that air out!!!!!!!!!

Actually, that picture was taken with only 15 psi in the bags (not enough to raise the car). Doesn't matter anymore, the Vogtland springs really dropped the rear.

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