Should I Lower My Car? Thinking about B Springs.

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  1. ReefBlueHatch

    ReefBlueHatch Active Member

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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.
  2. SteedaGT9150

    SteedaGT9150 Advanced Member

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    had b springs on my fox and loved them. ride was better than stock.
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    Looks good!
  4. ReefBlueHatch

    ReefBlueHatch Active Member

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    Wow, looks good. Thanks for the pics. BTW, did you have to change CC plates?
  5. LarsD

    LarsD Founding Member

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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.
  6. Mustang5L5

    Mustang5L5 Car used in adult film "Highway Gangbang-InDaButt" SN Certified Technician Founding Member

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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
  7. aar0s

    aar0s Founding Member

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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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    mob the guy who hits on his mom

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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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    MahFiVeOh Founding Member

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    Steeda Sports.....i hear ya aar0s
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  10. Adams91LX

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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.
  11. Jaym14

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    adjustment?
  12. NIKwoaC

    NIKwoaC 中國製造

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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.
  14. Adams91LX

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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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    ttopstang Active Member

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    After I put CC plates on my car, the front left sits about .5 inch lower than the front right.
  16. SteedaGT9150

    SteedaGT9150 Advanced Member

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    nope, they were on the list of things to do. rode and aligned fine tho...
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    NIKwoaC 中國製造

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    That's when you know you screwed something up...
  18. Adams91LX

    Adams91LX Active Member

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    Maybe a missed spacer?
  19. fivespeedsteed

    fivespeedsteed Active Member

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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

    ReefBlueHatch Active Member

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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.

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