Quick Question About Springs/lowering

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  1. 98Fauxbra

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    Hey Guys,

    I am putting a set of 20" Shelby CS-40 wheels on my wife's 06 'Vert Shelby GT-350 tribute tomorrow. They are staggered 9's and 10's. I may have to lower the car just a smidge. I have never lowered an 05 up before. I have a spare set of GT springs and was looking at them but I cannot tell if they can be trimmed and still fit correctly. On the foxes and SN-95's, you can trim the coils and they still fit properly. I will probably end up putting some 1" drop springs in there at some point, but with the $$$ shelled out on the wheels, it will need to wait a minute so I may trim the stock springs, or the spare set of GT coils that I have, to give it a better look. Can you trim the springs on the 05-up stang?

    Also, can someone tell me if there is a difference in the GT springs and Pony Package springs. I thought that the pony package springs were supposed to be closer to GT stuff might I could be mistaken.

    Thanks for your help.

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    You can cut a coil off the 05+ springs. It will be a pretty harsh ride with cut springs, and 20's. I did the same thing on my 2006. Couldn't stand the ride, so I spent the money and bought a set of springs. With the 20's, depending on what size tire you run, it will fill up some of that wheel gap.

    Here is a picture of my 06 with 20's. This is with the eibach sportlines.

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    Jarrod,

    Thanks for the info and pictures. All I can say is WOW! Your car looks great! That is exactly how I want my wife's car to sit but I like them a little lower than she does. It may sit okay with the wheels, but I am running 255/35 on the front and 275/35 on the rear so they have a tiny side wall. The guy that I bought them from had them on a '12 CS with the FMS 1" drop springs on it and it was fine. How do your sportlines ride??? What size tires are you running?

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    I had the 255/35's up front, and if I remember correctly, I had a 295 on the back. I haven't owned this car in 4 years. The sportlines rode like a wagon honestly. It was a little to ruff for my liking, but it was much better than riding on cut springs. If I were you, I would look into the FRPP P springs (1" drop) or the K springs (1.5 drop).

    It was a fun car for sure. If you look at my sig, my 2013 is sitting on K springs with our 18" Drifts.
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    Thanks. That is what I have heard about the Eibach's. I have never run them on any of my cars as I prefer the motorsport springs for their ride quality. My 94 Fauxbra Vert has old school FRPP springs on it and rides like a Caddy despite sitting about 2.5" lower than stock and 255/40 and 295/35 tires on 18's. Thanks again for all of your help. I will only trim those springs if I absolutely have to.

    BTW, I might be doing something wrong but your sig just shows the LRS logo on my end. I cannot see your 13.

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    The pro-kit from Eibach is nice. The sportlines will turn some heads for sure. I always get nice comments about the car, but I could feel every bump in the road. If you need anything else just let me know.

    Hmmmm thats strange, right under my pictures up there it shows my sig picture on my end.
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