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I wanna lower my car. I wanna piece together my suspension kit so its cheaper... And i was looking at buyin a Dropzone springs. Any good word on them and what else will i need if i buy just the springs. I believe dampers but i have no clue where to find them thanks fr the help
 

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you can buy the svt damps and shocks off ebay. i seen some on there. other than that theres eibach, koni, and a few others that i cant remember. i got lucky when i pieced my roush suspension together, paid little under 400 for the springs, shocks and damps.
 

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go to massivespeedsystem.com. You can get the eibach kits for $500. That includes the front and rear anti-sway bar, struts and shock with springs. This include the saleen racecraft suspention (eibach pro kit)
 

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I am also a suspension noob, im looking for a little drop and some upgraded performance around the curves, would i need a full st up or can i run the eibachs with the 1.5 drop?
 

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Some advice from a (former. as in 2 weeks) suspension noob if you will. Before you buy anything, get un-noobed. I just dropped major bucks to correct a bad choice because I did not know enough before I started. If I would have had a bit more knowledge I would have the cash for my wheels. Nuthin like doing the job twice and paying through the nose for the pleasure. I got educated real fast though!

Here is my education for your benefit. Free even!
Do not drop more than 1.5". If you do your getting into some very edgy front end geometry.
Do use the stock Ford upper strut mounts. They have a good full ball (maybe needle) bearing (Your prob not aware, the front struts rotate on the upper strut mount when you turn the wheels. I would have paid money for that tidbit of info). Do NOT use the SPF camber/caster units as they have a cheap, easily damaged plastic sleeve bearing prone to binding. If you want to drop more than 1.5" then your going to need some pricey aftermarket parts to get your wheels aligned.
IMO > Do spend the money on the SPF adjustable upper rear arms. There solid units. The camber bolts are a cheaper way to go. I tried cheap and it cost me double! If you go for a radical drop your going to need the HPC tubular lower arms for the rear toe and the Capaldi adjustable front upper strut bearings probably. Major dosh! But replacing tires every 6 months is also pricey. Stay at the 1.5" limit and you won't have those worries.
Have your alignment checked before you drop (get a printout). Nice to know where ya been so you can figure out where your going.
Do insure that when you (or a shop) install your springs, that the fronts but up against the end stops on the lower strut spring base. The rears must have the drainage hole clear (not blocked by the spring). Also be sure you know which end of the spring is 'up' before you install.
If you have a shop do the install, be aware that on 05-07 (not sure about 08-09), there going to use an airgun and will over tighten the rear upper shock mounts. Plan on getting back there and loosening them up (and hope they did not destroy them). Also, your going to have to explain to the tech who is doing the alignment about how to adjust any hardware than is not stock. Do NOT assume they know, Or even if they say they do, that they really DO. I caught a tech who 'said' he read the adjustment instructions for my SPF rear upper arms, trying to 'adjust' them with a crowbar. (I am not making this up). Make sure you understand it thoroughly so you can do a 'show and tell'.
If after your new struts, springs and shocks are installed, and your getting some loud creaky or popping noises (especially from the front end), then somethings wrong. Period! But! Do not confuse with some more subdued noises as those will be there for a couple weeks as your suspension bushings work themselves into there new ride height.
I love my FR springs and struts. Car looks better and mucho Weeee factor on the corners. But it got expensive fast. Lack of personal knowledge in this regard can kill you budget, your car and maybe you?. Caveat Emptor. Make sure you post something when your all done! [8D]
 

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Remember this also. Suspention helps around corners. But your tires do have a big factor in that also. So after you upgrade your suspention look into some good rubber. I'm not saying you have to go out and buy a set of Azenis. There are some good all seasons out there for a fare price that do nicely in the turns for daily drivers.
 

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I wanna lower my car. I wanna piece together my suspension kit so its cheaper... And i was looking at buyin a Dropzone springs. Any good word on them and what else will i need if i buy just the springs. I believe dampers but i have no clue where to find them thanks fr the help
Read SOCOnFused post above two or three times and fully understand what he is saying to avoid pitfalls and unnecessary expense. That said, the easiest way to do it is to buy a KIT from a reputable company. Sorry dropzone is not on that list. Rarely will you be able to piece something together that will outperform or eventually cost less than a kit.

Two kits that are extremely popular are Eibach Pro System and Ford Racing. The reason is that both are well designed and WORK. Eibach has been around the longest. Its a little more expensive than the Ford racing counterpart. I and many members use the Eibach Pro System (spring and shock kit). It may not be as glamorous or exotic as some coil-over or piece meal kits but few of us would trade it in after experiencing it. I haven't heard one major complaint from a Pro System user on this site. That has to mean something.

The only thing I had to do was add rear camber bolts to get negative camber down to ranges I prefer. Heck, you have to do that with the stock suspension in most cases. I did not mess with the front upper mount as it was not necessary with this kit. This kit simply works well as is.

If dollars and cents are very important and handling is more important than looks, seriously consider the SVT kit. More bang for the buck than ANY other kit out there.
 

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Read ... the easiest way to do it is to buy a KIT from a reputable company. ... Rarely will you be able to piece something together that will outperform or eventually cost less than a kit. ...
^^^ Yeah that. ^^^

You'll end up spending more for less or spending less for a whole lot less.
 
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