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i was wondering if anyone knows of springs for the front and rear to lower the car. id rather not do a shelby drop. im looking to drop my new 69 to give a more aggressive stance. maybe an 1" in the front and 2" in the rear or a 2" and 3" drop but i might run into some clearance issues with the 2 and 3. any idea on how much these cost if they are out there?
 

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We used the 1" lowering springs in the front, stock style leaf in the back. Then cut 1" of coil off the front and used 1" lowering blocks in the back.
 

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I used all the stuff in the Global West Stage 4 race package. Part of the kit was springs, front and rear. The fronts are 620 lb., with a 1" lower. I still cut nearly 3/4" of a coil out, in order to get the car level. The back springs are 5-leaf, with a 1.5" lower.

Note, I also did the Shelby drop, which drops the position of the upper control arms, not the height of the car. <--- THE BIGGEST MIS-UNDERSTANDING IN MUSTANG LAND ;)

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Of course the Shelby drop is not intended to lower the front suspension (which it does only slightly incidentally) but to provide a better camber angle.

Most of the major Mustang parts suppliers sell 1" drop coils or you can cut a quarter or half turn off of your existing coils (the cheapest way). Rear springs: you can use lowering blocks or buy mid-eye or reverse-eye leaf springs OR bring your existing springs to a good spring shop for de-arching (again probably the cheapest way).

Leaf springs: http://www.mustangsplus.com/etc.
 
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