Lowering springs for the 2.3

Discussion in '2.3L (N/A & Turbo) Tech' started by 1 bad pony, Feb 27, 2013.


  1. 1 bad pony

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    So I've been wanting to lower my fox but can't find any springs for the 4 cylinder.... What are you guys running?? I'm pretty sure if I throw in some 5.0 springs I'm gonna have a prerunner stang!! Haha let me know what to do. Oh and no I don't have the money for fancy coil over setup this is the daily driver all my money's going to my 95 gt right now!
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    Cut a coil off.
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    Eibach sells springs for the 2.3l cars.
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    I ran cut coils on the front of my old '90 hatch for awhile, I cut off I think a coil and a half? Can't remember, it really didn't affect the ride much. The back springs are more difficult, not sure if anyone sells the rear springs separately nowadays for the Foxes (they do for the 05-09 cars), but if they do that's not a bad route.
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    Search a little over on turboford.org, I think some of the guys run Motorcraft's C-springs.
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    My car with the Eibach ProKit springs

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    Wow those make your car look great! I'm gonna look into those!l just out of curiosity what size rims are those?
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    Yeah, the Eibach 4 cyl springs are inexpensive, and they work well.

    Those wheels are TRX wheels. I believe they only work with the metric tires which are not ideal.
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    Do 2.3 mustangs have coil overs? And where did you get that thing on your rear windshield?
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    No coil overs on a stock suspension. Modified Mcpherson struts up front with a separate spring and shock combination in the rear.
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    Went with FMS "b" springs and Tokiko blues on mine.

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    Looks good. Any before pics?
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    Here's one. I added the 17" cobra r's when I swapped over the tc front brakes and rear end. This pic is still with the 14's and stock springs and shocks.

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    Nice improvement!
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    Well I went with the eibachs and am stoked with the stance and ride quality! I'll post som pics in a day or two. Thank you all for your help!
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    Cool, can't wait to see the finished product.

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    I haven't checked my post in a while, but see that you got the EibachProkit springs as well. Yes, the wheels and tires are TRX. Only place to get the tires now is Coker Tires which makes "antique" tires and they are quite expensive. Looking for your post with pics to see how your car turned out.
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    Factory struts on mine. But using Maximum Motorsports caster/camber plates to realign supension as a result of the springs install. The "thing" (rear window louvers) on my rear window I got ages ago, is made of aluminum and no longer available anywhere.
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