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Mustang shorter front springs

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Fylfot 66
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Mustang shorter front springs

Post #1 by Fylfot 66 » Mon Jun 23, 2014 1:49 pm

Is there a spring from a modern car that's shorter than the standard 66 mustang front spring. I know there's some posts on here saying to cut a coil off your standards, but i assume like other car springs, the end coils have a flater finish to sit nicely in the cup? i just thought with all the hundreds of cars out there, maybe one used a shorter, but same diameter spring as our mustangs.

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Re: Mustang shorter front springs

Post #2 by Asa » Mon Jun 23, 2014 2:22 pm

From what I remember, one of the ends is flat, one is a regular coil. Have fun cutting what you like.
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Re: Mustang shorter front springs

Post #3 by rommaster2 » Wed Nov 11, 2015 1:08 pm

You can cut the springs no problem as only the top end is flat however remember that when cutting the springs the rate is going to go up. If you are cutting stock springs you probably will not have an issue, when i first lowered my car i was young and dumb and had big block mustang springs (cause who wants front end flex right?) and after cutting those to get the right height the ride is terrible over any sort of bumps.

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Re: Mustang shorter front springs

Post #4 by hotrodguy » Wed Nov 11, 2015 5:07 pm

I cut a full turn out of my 65 Ranchero front springs, dropped it 2 inches and it handles better and the ride is good. Just make sure you do a full turn to get things lined up the same.

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Re: Mustang shorter front springs

Post #5 by rocklord » Thu Nov 12, 2015 10:21 am

hotrodguy wrote:I cut a full turn out of my 65 Ranchero front springs, dropped it 2 inches and it handles better and the ride is good. Just make sure you do a full turn to get things lined up the same.


Did you do the "Shelby Drop" on the upper A-Arms?
That will also help with handling.
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Re: Mustang shorter front springs

Post #6 by ludwig » Thu Nov 12, 2015 10:48 am

Shelby drop does not change the ride height. It changes the handling.
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Re: Mustang shorter front springs

Post #7 by hotrodguy » Thu Nov 12, 2015 3:00 pm

No on the Shelby drop, just handles better from a lower center of gravity. Just cornering in highway driving. Hope that helps

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