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Registered: Jan 2002

posted 01-18-2002 10:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for backyardmechanic   Click Here to Email backyardmechanic     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i have new springs 600# rate that lower the car 1". can i use the springs if i lower the upper control arm mounting bolts 1" (shelby modifacation)? how much will this lower the car?

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posted 01-18-2002 01:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SundanceKid   Click Here to Email SundanceKid     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes, this is simular to what Shelby did. approx 1 1/2-1 3/4" results may vary though.

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posted 01-23-2002 10:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for n2oMike   Click Here to Email n2oMike     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The topic has been recently discussed here. There's a link to a site that has a template that can be downloaded.... as well as a link to a place that sells those negative wedge kits that allows the upper arm to be dropped even more.

Good Luck!

Mike Burch
66 mustang real street
302 4-speed 289 heads
10.63 @ 129.3

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posted 01-24-2002 06:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
With the combination of the drop springs and control arm relocation, the negative wedge system would be a worthwhile addition.

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