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Old 11-20-2009, 10:59 AM
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I'm thinking about using a torch to lower the rear of my car...Thoughts on this?

Here is my problem. The 03 Cobra I just bought had an Eibach Pro Kit on it and it has a raked look. Everyone who knows about springs with a Mustang like mine avoids the Eibach kit because you get a nice 1 inch drop in the front and back looks like it didn't come down at all. Eibach claims a 1.4" drop in the rear. Eibach offers no support here. The guys on the Cobra forum suggested to either buy different brand spings, remove the isolators in the rear, or cut the spring. I don't want to replace all the springs, I'm not removing the isolators and getting noise when I hit bumps, and I don't want to cut a coil and ruin the ride quality.

I think I have a better idea. I need the car to drop only 1 inch. So I'm going to put a jack under my car and leave a 3/4" gap between it and the car. Then I'll take my torch and heat a spot in the center of the spring until the car lowers down onto the jack. I"ll let it cool for an hour and then do the other side. Hopefully it'll fall a little more than the 3/4" gap.

What do you think? Does this sound like a good idea?

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