Should I Lower My Car? Thinking about B Springs.

Discussion in '1979 - 1995 (Fox, SN95.0, & 2.3L) -General/Talk-' started by ReefBlueHatch, Nov 9, 2010.

  1. ReefBlueHatch

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    I have some Strange shocks/struts on the way and I have been debating about installing lowering springs while I'm there. I sometimes think the height of my car looks OK, but sometimes It seems to have squat at the rear. I don't want a low look and to be scraping into parking lots, but I thought stiffer springs would be better handling. So I'm thinking about FRPP B springs, but I couldn't find much info on ride quality because I want my car to take the bumps nice and smooth.

    Any suggestions would be great because I don't know too much about chassis stuff.
     
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    had b springs on my fox and loved them. ride was better than stock.
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    Looks good!
     
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    Wow, looks good. Thanks for the pics. BTW, did you have to change CC plates?
     
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    I would change the CC plates because you get more adjustment out of them then you could ever get from the factory junk.
     
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    I had the c springs and it was too low for my tastes. Ended up ditching them for oem Mach 1 springs
     
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    I have steeda sports and they settled in a bit lower than i thought but im happy with them none the less. The ride isnt what i would call harsh but you know when you go over something.
     
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    I think springs are a must for a fox body, nothing worse than the stock 4x4 stance. I put a set of Eibach Pro-kit springs on mine and it was probably the best exterior mod I ever did. 17x9's all around and no rubbing (unless there are people in the back seat.)

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    Steeda Sports.....i hear ya aar0s
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    same steeda sports... love the stance... and oddly enough my cc plates pulled the front down another half inch or so i think.
     
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    adjustment?
     
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    I have the FRPP progressive rate springs (which I believe are the "B" springs) and the adjustable Strange shocks/struts. I can tell you that if you set the shocks/struts to their "street" or "auto-x" settings (higher number on the knobs) the car is rigid and bouncy as hell. I drive with them set to the "drag" settings (number 2 or 3 on the knobs, I think), and the ride is much smoother.

    Aside from that, I like the stance, and the car handles well, but I also have some other suspension work done.
     
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    I have the '01 Bullitt springs. Bullitt and mach springs give a less aggressive drop but improve handling and better ride for the street over stock or some of the other springs out there.
     
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    MM c/c plates.. following their instructions for install it pulled the front down a little more... the top of the fender actually covers the top of the tire just a smidgen.
     
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    After I put CC plates on my car, the front left sits about .5 inch lower than the front right.
     
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    nope, they were on the list of things to do. rode and aligned fine tho...
     
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    Maybe a missed spacer?
     
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    spend the extra money and get H&R sport springs, or maximum motorsports road and track springs, and cc plates. i had b springs before, they didnt ride so great to me. but i did have stock shocks/struts. i hate the rake that b springs give you. now my car has bilstein hd's and maximum road and track springs. i love it.
     
  20. ReefBlueHatch

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    I like the stance of your car. I just hope my car rides a lot better than it does now with the stock stuff. What other suspension mods do you have? When I do the springs/shocks/struts I'd like to do MM or Steeda full length SFCs.