Any possible way to lower front by 3/4" without replacing springs?

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  1. SuperPete

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    Hey yo all,
    Did lots and lots of reading here on forum,
    I have 2014 SHO, love the ride in the process of tunner and engine mods, daily driver,
    Hate stock hight, same time not too comfy with H&R drop as well.
    I know rear springs can be cut to what ever hight you with to without any consequences.
    Now ANY WAY to lower front by like 1/2-3/4" at all? Any possible way? Anything, anyone?

    Thank you all
     
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    Pull the trigger on H&R’s. Stiffer ride? Yes, but the handling improvement alone and of course the overall look, which apparently you want, far outweighs a more bumpy ride.
    ...in my opinion ;)
     
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    I know, that's the thing. Daily driver, family of 4, I don't need to rattle my old bones :)
    Also with H&R drop I don't like how wheels are soo inside, almost asking for 10-15MM wheel spacers right? Maybe that will make it not so much gaingster :)
    Thanks for reply!
     
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    Perhaps cutting the rear springs and leveling the car would make you happy. It made a world of difference on my car when I did it. Below are a couple of pics for reference. I believe my car rode the best when it was level.

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    Leveled

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    Leveled
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    H&R's

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    No rattle here on H&Rs

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    I too have a family of 4 (2 car seats) and I prefer my lowered Sho to my wife’s 2014 forester on road trips. The ride is like night and day compared to my old worn out suspension.
     
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    get shorter tires?
     
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    Reduce tire pressure.
     
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    I like the level look as a first step before springs, how much did you cut?
    I suppose every car will be a little different based on age/wear and rear?
     
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    Depends on if the car is a PP or not.
     
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    Looks good! What is the lower front spoiler on your car?
     
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    Thanks! It's the EZ Lip PRO.
     
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    When I did my H&R’s my factory springs had a tag that said SHO and PP. Which makes me assume they are the same.
     

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    SM105K Land Yacht Pilot Supporting Member

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    Are you sure you dont have a PP?
     
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    I’ve been confused for a long time. My car is strange with things I have and don’t have.
    I have:
    Flower wheels
    PP brakes
    Trans cooler

    I don’t have:
    Tire inflator
    Steering wheel
    Traction control button
    Or correct axle code.

    The axle code and TC button is what cemented it for me. I never ran the oasis report but that’s one thing I’m sure I’d have if it was a PP.
     
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    Interesting. You had pp springs as well. Intersting.
     
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    How about taking the rubber isolaters off the springs? Taking out the isolaters (or running thicker polyurethane ones) are common ways to get more or less drop on Mustangs.
     
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    Now we are talking, is it possible?
    Anyone?
     
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    Mine is the same way and it's a 2015 non PP. I think they just used the parts bin and some cars got lucky I guess?
    Who knows lol
     

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