View Full Version : Lowering Springs/Adj. Shocks?
02-10-2003, 06:32 AM
I want to lower my car between 1"/1 1/2" in the front and 1 1/2"/2" in the rear. just wanted to know if anyone else out there has done a suspension drop, and what kind of "stuff" did you use to do it. i have seen the intrax springs, and they are cheaper than the eibachs and i think they drop lower as well. i was thinking intrax springs, and maybe koni adjustables. do they still make the koni adjustables for the SVTF? i would like to just use the springs, but i figure that doing adjustables and the springs at the same time will take care of everything and i wont have to go back. plus i know the stock stuff wears out faster after using lowering springs, so id like to avoid that wear. any help/ideas?
02-13-2003, 03:47 PM
yes, koni adjustables are available for the SVTF. about $600 for a set. the intrax offer almost an inch of drop, and the ride quality is better on the street than the eibachs. and yes the intrax are cheaper. the koni's and intrax would be a good setup, and will run about $800 together, plus about $200 for install. plus a little more for an alignment. bump that, the H&R Cup Kit is a better deal at $625 and offers a lower drop i believe. Yup, H&R Cup Kit might be the way I go. ALthough the H&R Coil Over Kit is about $1200, the Cup Kit is probably a better choice for street if your only gonna do an Auto-X here and there. I'm not going all out race so coil overs would be a waste of cash.
did i just answer my own questions. I'm talking to myself. wow. Hope this helps some others as well.
02-18-2003, 07:01 PM
awesome, i am not the only insane person here!:bna
I, too, have a question.
I am going to get the intax springs and I want to know if I need camber plates or anything like the mustangs need when you lower em?
Also, how are the stock shocks with the intrax? And, how long should they last under normal driving conditions on good roads?
02-19-2003, 03:41 AM
The stock shocks do okay with the Intrax springs. I am getting a set of koni adjustables but I drove for 4,000 miles with Intrax and stock shocks. I put in rear camber bolts. Some say you need them others don't. The rear camber was within "spec" but you could clearly see it was not right. So being in Canada where the Conti's cost near 400 bux each I thought I'd invest in the camber bolts..
02-19-2003, 11:18 AM
yeah the stock dampers would be ok, but for how long who knows. everyones experience has been different. if i were you i would just save up a bit more and go all the way. get a cup kit or something. for about 600 bux youll get everything u need, and you wont have to go back and have the stock stuff taken out. youll get an awesome drop, great track handling, and a nice street ride. if your not into that, then yeah, just getting the intrax should be fine for awhile, barring any hard abuse. but remember, if your not doing it yourself, youll end up paying more money for the install when the stock dampers poop the bed and have to be replaced.
02-19-2003, 07:58 PM
thanks. I do everything myself, well except computer stuff and warranty work:tmb: . There is just something about forgetting to hook up the power brake booster and having a mushroom cloud of fire come out of the carb and go 10 feet into the air.:fryem:
I want to get into autox, but I a somewhat lazy recently so I may just wait until next year to join. I wil also have money for autox tires and rims just for the track. Out of the lowering springs, I just want a lowered look and a litle better handling with a nice ride(intrax are progressive which is a major plus)
02-19-2003, 08:07 PM
yeah stick with the intrax.
i will be lowering my car this spring. i can fit over 3 and a half fingers between tire and fender in the rear:wtf: tisk tisk SVT!
i may only do one Auto-X this year, on the stock tires just to try it out. but just cuz your not racin doesnt mean you cant go! i will go to them if they are close to my area, even if im not racin'.
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