Join Date: May 2004
Location: Ontario, Canada
My XR7 in stock trim came with the non-sport option springs. Long story short, both front springs were broke when I bought the car and instead of buying new ones, I though lowering the car a little wouldn't hurt and I evened them off at 1 1/4 coils. Now that I've converted to the slightly wider wheel off-set of the Mustang wheels and the additional weight of the AED blower and larger capacity cooling system is located over the front end, it sits waaaay to low.
I lucked out and was able to buy a brand new set of Sport Springs through and obsolete Ford parts dealer.
My question is…..I could care less about lowering the car. I was going to do it if I could get away with just a spring chop, since with broken springs up front, all I would have to do is cut the rears to match, but since I’ve got to replace the front springs anyway, I’m going to stick with the stock ride height. (better for strait line acceleration anyway). Will I need to cut any coils off of the sport springs to level the car out? I recall the sport springs sitting about an inch higher than the standard coils, but wasn't sure if the wheel off set and additional front end weight would be enough to even in out.
Anyone go through this, or am I going to be the Ginny pig?
*1990 Mustang Coupe, 5.4L*
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