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PostSubject: Rear Springs   Mon Sep 14, 2009 3:50 pm

It seems like my car squats more than it should in the rear if there's any more than me in the car. like if i have more than half a tank of gas, and anything in the trunk. i think the springs i have on there now are late Fox Mustang GT ones. i guess it's possible they are worn out. Does anyone know of a type that will hold the ride height better? Like maybe Fairmont wagon springs? or maybe a newer Mustang GT set like from '94-04? The car already rides pretty harshly, so i don't want anything too stiff or to make it sit any lower. That might be the shocks I have on there though. they are some performance brand, i forget what. i got the whole mess used, so i don't know what it is.

this is all compounded by the fact that my rear fenders need to be rolled. the Bullitts rub around corners and bumps quite a bit.
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PostSubject: Re: Rear Springs   Tue Sep 15, 2009 9:10 pm

the mustang springs are too weak to run on the fairmont autozone or advance auto still sale new springs hope this helps
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PostSubject: Re: Rear Springs   Wed Sep 16, 2009 8:45 am

when i changed my springs, i went to NAPA, they were able to get the correct spring within 2 days. they were only about 70 bones. NAPA also has a spring called a cargo spring, which will raise the rear up just about an inch, they also do front springs. dont forget to replace the rubbers on the spring seats.
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PostSubject: Re: Rear Springs   Wed Sep 16, 2009 9:07 am

I thought the rumor was F/Zs are actually lighter than Mustangs. Doesn't make much sense, since F/Zs are physically bigger though.

The thing about stock Fairmont/Zephyr springs too though is that they were never designed for handling. The ESO was as close as it came and mine handled like crap when i got it.
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PostSubject: Re: Rear Springs   Wed Sep 16, 2009 8:53 pm

I believe Fairmonts do weigh less. The reason for the Mustang springs not working as well is because of the longer rear overhang on the Fairmont...puts more weight behind the center of gravity of the car as a whole.

Anyway...if you want springs made to order for height and ride try contacting Eaton Springs. They're AWESOME people and can make whatever you want/need.

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PostSubject: Re: Rear Springs   Wed Sep 16, 2009 9:57 pm

I ran some Mustang GT springs on my 'mont before I got the Motorsport "Sports" springs. They worked pretty well. My V-8 Mont with full interior weight 3080 with me in it, and I was 380 at the time. A stock 87-93 GT goes about 3400 or so.

My car with no interior except for front seats and a dash sits too high in the rear, and that's with springs that are supposed to lower the car by an inch and a half (Sports)

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PostSubject: Re: Rear Springs   Wed Sep 16, 2009 10:20 pm

Wouldn't new springs sort of go against the car's theme of get a bunch of used stuff that sort of fits and cobble it together? Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Rear Springs   Thu Sep 17, 2009 2:13 am

You could try a pair of Mustang GT/LX 5.0 convertible rear springs, those cars were heavier in the back than hatches and coupes. Cheap and easy to try.

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PostSubject: Re: Rear Springs   Tue Sep 29, 2009 2:29 pm

Aug wrote:
I ran some Mustang GT springs on my 'mont before I got the Motorsport "Sports" springs. They worked pretty well. My V-8 Mont with full interior weight 3080 with me in it, and I was 380 at the time. A stock 87-93 GT goes about 3400 or so.

My car with no interior except for front seats and a dash sits too high in the rear, and that's with springs that are supposed to lower the car by an inch and a half (Sports)

Later,
Mike.

Quoted for the truth! The F/Z has more weight overhanging the rear axle. Which is why they hook so good Cool


I to was wondering if wagon springs would lift the rear up a bit... My buddys Z7 sits to low in the back so it looks like crap, and we want to raise it up without blocks or any BS like that.
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PostSubject: Re: Rear Springs   Tue Jun 29, 2010 10:59 pm

Replacement rear springs I used a set from a Thunderbird with perfect results. No sag even with my seriously over loaded trunk.
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