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1.5" drop too much???

Hey guys it looks like I might be getting a deal on some H & R lowering springs.... as I have 2 broken front springs. is 1.5 too much of a drop to keep a stock wheel height on? I know everything will still fit bu I am worried about suspension travel. Anyone have an opinion on the H & R's.....???

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nah it will be fine, lots of guys do that much. i'm running just 1.5 drop up front stock out back on my car. 26x5 tire up front, 28x11 out back
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nah it will be fine, lots of guys do that much. i'm running just 1.5 drop up front stock out back on my car. 26x5 tire up front, 28x11 out back
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Not at all...if you were to go with anything bigger (1.75-2"), then I'd definately worry about speed bumps. Do you have any sort of body kit on your ride?

I'm going with the 1.75 front and 1.5 rear H&R springs...but it'll be June before I have time to get them on.

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yeah, with only a 1.5 inch drop you will still have plenty of room
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im dropping 1.7 to 2.0 and run a 245.45 up front and 275/40n in the rear with no problems.. well maybe a lil i rolled the fender and put in air bags

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No body kit... and my tires are almost exactly the stock height.

Stock 96 block with 04 gt heads & intake, 03 gt intake tube and MAF, along with a 180 deg stat and mild j mod...
Mandrel bent catless 2.25" true duals with dynomax super turbos
Vogtland .75" drop springs with sport / cobra shocks
XCAL2 with custom dyno tune
231hp, 280ftlb
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I'd worry more about the shocks if I were you. Might want to look to company's such as tokico or KYB, whatever your budget works best with.

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I'll probably go with kyb's... I loved em on my grand marquis for the two weeks they were on there...

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Mandrel bent catless 2.25" true duals with dynomax super turbos
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XCAL2 with custom dyno tune
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nah it will be fine, lots of guys do that much. i'm running just 1.5 drop up front stock out back on my car. 26x5 tire up front, 28x11 out back
So then the back sits 2 1/2" higher than the front? Did lowering the front hurt weight transfer on the launch at all?

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So then the back sits 2 1/2" higher than the front? Did lowering the front hurt weight transfer on the launch at all?

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not terribly too be honest i almost had to much traction with the big tires, even with the gears it would still bog from a dead stand still, now i get just a wee bit of slip which gets me up to the power range quicker. if i had more power i'm sure i'd slow down, here's a link to the pics

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i have H & R springs.... 1.7 front 1.5 rear they have been on the car 5+ yrs so i believe they have settled more over time
I have 17's on the car, not sure of the tire size, looks good sittin real low with no rubbing.
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With 2 broken springs you may not even notice that much drop... just a smoother ride. I had 3 broken

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It looks like I will be going with the vogtland .75 drops. I have been told they give the best ride, and a new set is only 205. I am looking for a used set, but we'll see what happens.

Stock 96 block with 04 gt heads & intake, 03 gt intake tube and MAF, along with a 180 deg stat and mild j mod...
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wow that's alotta drop... lol... I have found a really good source for some vogtland 1.9 drops, so I will be buying these. I have my new shocks at teh house, as well as rear isolaters.... dunno what else I need other than the springs, so its just a waiting game now.

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Mandrel bent catless 2.25" true duals with dynomax super turbos
Vogtland .75" drop springs with sport / cobra shocks
XCAL2 with custom dyno tune
231hp, 280ftlb
Car is officially for sale... call me...
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I lowered mine so much I had to oval the bolt holes in upper outer arms and weld a C ridge so I could use chamber adjustable bolts to set tiores straight up down again . was easy fix made holes elongated then added the bolts with offset washers meant for inside adjusters because the factory chamber was not enuff.

but hey what do I know one of many mods to rear suspension on my sc 5 spd that dont get wheelhop.
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