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Well I installed the sportline springs today. As soon as I can get a camera I will post some pics for yall. My impressions of them: the ride is a little stiffer, better in the corners. It's no too low. and what i mean by that is i can put two fingers between the tire and the fenderwell. I will let yall know my long-term impressions of them as time go's by

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well ive had them for 2 days now and they make the car handle great! i was taking high speed turns an average of 15 miles an hour faster than with the normal springs. i recomend these to anyone lowering their car. i will post pics soon.
 

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pics please! i want to use the same springs, but would love to see pics first!

thanks!
 

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untill i can get the pics posted to judge it you can put two fingers together between the fenderwell and the tire. i think the stock measurment was 4 fingers....not too sure
 

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Springs cost 220. The install was pretty easy.
Tools: impact gun,13/16 socket,18mm socket,18mm wrench, 10mm socket, big screwdriver.
Rear Spring Install:
1.Put the rear car on jackstands and chock the front wheels.
2.Place a good floor jack under the center of the rearend and lift it slightly to remove tension from the shocks.
3.Take the rear shocks loose at the bottom and take the kikker shocks loose at the rear of the wheel.
4.Lower the jack slowly untill it comes away from the axle housing.
5.To remove the springs push down on the tire and pull the top of the spring to the rear of the tire and it should come loose. dont worry about it popping because all the pressure is allready released.
6.Take off the rubber pad on the top of the old spring and tape it on the new.
7.To re-install go in reverse order.

Front Spring Install:
1.Put car on jackstands
2.Take off tires,(use for seat) :smile:
3.Remove the nut from the lower part of the swaybar which is connected to the lower control arm.
4.Place jack under the control arm and lift slightly to release pressure
5.Remove the nut from the top of the strut and take bushing out of the way.
6.Lower c/arm untill jack comes loose and move it out the way.
7.Use screwdriver to take out clip on the brakeline to make room then take out the retaining bolt that hols it to the fenderwall.
8.Place foot on top of the caliper arsey. and push down whil pulling the spring out from the top end first.
9.Put all rubber parts on the new springs that came off the old ones.
10.Re-install in reverse order.

The whole procedure should take about an hour depending on how often you have to get up and get tools.
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Are the front stone guard/mud flap things very close to the ground now? I want to lower my car a little, but was concerned about those ripping off. I have two new stone guard pieces coming from Ford. I am going to have a body shop friend cut off the stone guard, and cap off the open end. Then, repaint it DHG. It should be a cleaner look, and then I will lower it too.
 

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YOU'RE GONNA' WHAT!? Cut off the stone guards behind the front wheels? I'm speechless....all i can say is NOOO!! That's part of the whole package, what makes our Bullitts unique. I understand modding and personalizing, I just hope you don't regret it later. Post pics so we can see, however, I'm nervous for you.
 

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OK, maybe I didn't explain well enough. I ordered ANOTHER set of the stone guards to modify. The originals will be romoved and kept safe. And I'm sorry, I know all of you like them, but I HATE those things! The car looks soooooo clean to me, until I get to those stone guards. Have you seen that picture of the 2001 Bullitt jumping up the streets in San Francisco? I think it was Chad Mcqueen's car. I pictured it landing hard, and ripping those things off. Now THAT is wrecking a Bullitt. I will post a picture when I get it done though. I hope you guys don't hate it too much!
 

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I saw the video of the jump and theey were still intact afterwards. Now if you lower the car more, then you might have a problem. But then if you drop it more I dobt you'll be doing and take-offs like that.
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i am tired of the stock ride after two days. with the springs, is the body roll reduced. that scares the crap out of me the amount of initial roll, but then it tightens up. Do you think springs will solve my problem, or is it the shocks, or sway bars. I really want the spring to take the car of crack, (it is soooo high).
 

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how low do the mud flaps hand now? i dont want those to get riped off!!! looks just right, i really want that damm body roll GONE.
 

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hey 161,

how low do the mud flaps sit now. have you had any clearance issues??? I am ready to buy my springs, but want to know about the flap clearance first.

thanks
 

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here are the pics of the drop...


more pics coming soon....server error





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