Lowering Springs on '92 Vert

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  1. JKidd

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    I have a '92 LX 5.0L Convertible and I would like to lower it a bit. She's and absolutely gorgeous car (Deep Emerald Green with a white leather interior, white dust cover and a black top) but she sits too high. The motor is built quite nicely for what it is and the chassis is stiffened (subframes, g-load, and strut tower bracing).

    I don't want to drop in into the weeds and ideally, I would not want it lower past the point of helping handling (ie. going too low to the point of hurting handling). The stock spring rates feel fine, though I wouldn't mind something mildly firmer but that is not necessary. I do not want to go softer. I would also like to keep the stock struts and shocks (they only have 43k miles on them and seem to be fine). And based on the use of this car, I think a progressive rate spring would be best.

    On my previous '92 LX Hatch, I went with FMS "B" springs and was happy with them. Some have commented that the B springs would drop a convertible too much (adversely effect handling).

    My thought was possibly the B springs with some poly spring isolators.

    So, I want to lower it but not to the point of hurting handling while maintaining a near-stock like ride quality.

    Opinions would be welcome here as far as the B with poly would be good or if there are better alternatives.

    I've had suggestions of 2" drop spindles for the front...but those are out of my budget.

    Thanks.
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  2. allballsmustang

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    to be honest i think every vehicle is different when it comes to lowering... ive seen the exact same springs put on 2 different vehicles and they lower different rates...i mean my b springs lowered the front of my car quite a bit more than i thought it would and i even used the poly isolators...i started to like it though...

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    the only time i have issues with the ride height is if im cornering hard and i forgot to put my 10 way adjustable struts back to a stiffer ride the tire hits a tad but its not a biggie... hope that may help

    jim
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  3. Ozz

    Ozz I think I have a problem here. Founding Member

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    MAC progressives on my 92 vert:

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