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Old 03-17-2009, 07:44 PM   #1
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Dropping my '01 ZX3

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How are you all doing? I am considering dropping my ZX3, I have had it for about a year and have done some work to it. Pretty simple bolt-ons such as FC 4-2-1 Long Tube, Borla 2.25 Exhaust, Cosworth 2.25 Flex Pipe, FC 65mm TB, K&N Intake 57i. I want to drop it about 2". I have heard many different stories and theories about dropping the car, and I figured you all would know whats up. Do I have to get new struts and dampers with the new springs, Do I even need springs (Wierd question I know, but I heard that you can cut your factory springs... sounds a little bad too me)? What exactly am I getting my self into here? Someone on this site a while back had messaged me saying they worked with Ford Racing and could hook me up, but I no longer have their UserName, if that person reads this post, please message me so would could arrange something. Thanks everyone.. wow this is a long post.

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Old 03-17-2009, 07:56 PM   #2
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Don't cut your springs. Let me say it again for emphasis...Don't cut your springs. If you go down to the suspension forum, there is a plethora of info on lowering your car. Did I mention that cutting your springs is a really really bad idea?
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you will bottom out w/ cut stock springs. and you will definitely need matching dampers to go w/ the springs, wether it be svt/eibach/ or even better, you need dampers that can pair w/ the springs.
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Old 03-17-2009, 08:21 PM   #4
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Do your homework on what you want for your suspension needs. Some kits offer a .5"-2.5" drop. The SVT set up will be a much cheaper option and it is a good quality set that you can order off of Ford Racing itself.http://www.fordracingparts.com/parts...tKeyField=6782 Depending on the mileage that you have on your car you might want to go this route but it's not going to be that drastic drop you want though. You can also go the route of getting the Eibach kit or an H & R kit which offer the lower height that you are looking for. Again it's all about your preference in ride quality, handling and appearance. Everyone is different in what they want. I personally have the SVT kit which is a really decent set up and you aren't being thrashed about on every crack you hit in the road.
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Old 03-17-2009, 09:36 PM   #5
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deffinatly go with springs and shocks otherwise you will be bouncing arround then soon buying new shocks and struts.
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Don't cut your springs. Let me say it again for emphasis...Don't cut your springs. If you go down to the suspension forum, there is a plethora of info on lowering your car. Did I mention that cutting your springs is a really really bad idea?
yea dont cut yo9ur sptings at all infact just go buy the roush springs or the proline springs from eibach and youll be golden my car looks fricken sweet go check out my how to on suspension install, and youll see before and after
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All depends on what your looking for drop wise.Buying a full kit is wise. I just swapped the svt suspension into my reg zx3.
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