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Lowering / stance

Discussion in 'General Mustang Discussion' started by Ponyboy66, Feb 5, 2017.

  1. Ponyboy66

    Ponyboy66 Pole Position

    I was thinking of lowering another 1/4" all around. That would set the front seam weld at 7.5" and the lower control arms level to the ground. The rake is at 3/4". The front seam weld height is recommended by Mike Maier as optimal for steering geometry. My concern is the travel distance I have at my bump-stop, 1.5". Is the travel distance ok? Would lowering another 1/4" make a difference in performance on the track or should I leave it alone? Lowering3.jpg Lowering1.jpg Lowering2.jpg

    KBMWRS What did the moron say today?

    I think you looks good as it sits. Lower would give it a more slammed look which for your car wouldn't look correct...at least to me. but hey its your car.
  3. Ponyboy66

    Ponyboy66 Pole Position

    Thanks for the reply. Honest opinions is what I am looking for. Lowering is less about the look and more about having the correct suspension geometry for track days.
  4. B67FSTB

    B67FSTB The NorCal dude from Belgium

    I'll second that !!!!

    KBMWRS What did the moron say today?

    Well I'd listen to Maier then.
  6. Ponyboy66

    Ponyboy66 Pole Position

    After more measuring and calculating, if I buy track tires (200TW 225/50/16) for my second set of black wheels the ride height falls right into Mike Maier's recommendations. No more spring cutting for me! Bilstein Sport shocks are next on the list.
    msell66 likes this.
  7. 3175375

    3175375 Well-Known Member

    Go get 'em. Post results.

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