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coil spring help

 
brucewrs
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Posted: 05/21/13 11:36 AM

Springs

I finally replace my coil springs.I bought them from Summit racing..Now the mustang is sitting like it has no engine..It is so high...Thinking cutting a full coil off..What do you think?  

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brucewrs
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Posted: 05/21/13 06:42 PM

so no one?102 views,,,,,,Wondering if I cut off 1 full coil it will drop it to a nice height..Its almost 5 inchs from the top of the tire to the bottom of the fender.  

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waynep712222
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Posted: 05/21/13 09:27 PM

some of those views are web bots.. some are visitors..

with the spring in a 5 gallon bucket of water.. you might want to do half a coil first..  just the top of the coil sticking out.. this is if you have air powered cut off grinder.  so the heat does not go down the spring.. and change the temper..

do you have the old springs????

do you have a caliper to measure the diameter of the spring wire??? on the old and the new springs..  

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brucewrs
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Posted: 05/22/13 03:48 AM

I do have the old springs.When I took them out i put them side by side and were the same size.The old springs had no spring left in them,,lol  

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brucewrs
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Posted: 05/22/13 04:57 AM

I dont have a caliper to measure the diameter of the old spring.What I dont understand I bought them from Summit racing..I was just looking online and it states for 302 mustang.It also states 351 also 428, I mean how can you use the same spring on all these motors,,  

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MustangMan
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Posted: 05/22/13 06:36 AM

What's the PN of the spring, or provide a link to the Summit page here. I personally do not like cutting springs. Even though it is more labor, I'd prefer to R&R the springs and install a different PN or even product/brand to get the car to sit where you want it.

Give us some specs on your engine too. Aluminum heads? Aluminum intake? Tubular headers vs. iron manifolds? See where I'm going? How much weight has been removed from the "stock" front vehicle weight?

You might even need to order springs from a spring company direct that deals with more than just "stock rate"...

HTH...
Mark
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Mark Houlahan
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1965 FFR Roadster 427W/TKO-600 5-speed
1966 Mustang 289-4V/C4 Auto
1968 Mustang 4.6L Three-Valve/5R55S Auto
1990 Mustang 306/AOD
2002 Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L V-6/5R55 Auto
2005 F-150 4x2 4.2L V-6/4R70W Auto

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brucewrs
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Posted: 05/22/13 07:51 AM

I got the wrong springs,,I didnt see they were cargo springs,,,sum-cs8330...Its a cast block with cast Roush heads.Hooker headers.  

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brucewrs
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Posted: 05/22/13 07:53 AM

Going to buy a new set.Do you think I should get lowering springs anyways?1 inch lower than stock.  

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MustangMan
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Posted: 05/22/13 11:25 AM

It depends upon the look you're going for. I see you have aftermarket wheels on the car, so if you're looking for a performance vibe and want to improve handling a lowering spring might be your best option. Just don't do anything radical. The typical "GT" 620 lb/in spring that lowers 1-inch is a good overall spring to install that works on a variety of applications. Your engine isn't far from the OE weight, so you should be good there when comparing springs. Buy from a reputable source and take a look at other Mustangs and their stance. Find out what springs they're using if you want a similar look.

HTH...
Mark
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Mark Houlahan
Brand Manager
Mustang Monthly Magazine

1965 FFR Roadster 427W/TKO-600 5-speed
1966 Mustang 289-4V/C4 Auto
1968 Mustang 4.6L Three-Valve/5R55S Auto
1990 Mustang 306/AOD
2002 Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L V-6/5R55 Auto
2005 F-150 4x2 4.2L V-6/4R70W Auto

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brucewrs
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Posted: 05/22/13 12:40 PM

Thank you guys so much,,  

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22fast.ak
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Posted: 05/22/13 06:59 PM

You might want to go to Mustang's plus and look at their selection they do a good job of describing what ride height each will provide.  I ended up going with their 620's and they were just right.  Just in case I bought the 1" spacers but didn't need them.  You can see how they sit on my car in readers rides.  Mel  

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