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Old 04-07-2004, 02:37 PM   #1
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I work at autozone and I can get a really good deal on the shocks/struts for my ssei.. im just worried they will get trashed from my lowered ride height (3.5")

My shocks have 150k on them and were dead before I installed my springs..

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Whoa, you lowered it 3.5", or you dropped it TO 3.5" of clearance?
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3.5" from original wheel gap of car...

My bonneville sat horribly high compared to normal bonnevilles. I have 17x8 w/ 245/45/17 comp t/a on and there is approx 1" fender gap. Stock wheels and tires are flush with the fender.

But yes.. its dropped

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PICS:
Just snapped some for u guys w/ my cell phone:




I know she needs a bath but im driving my SVT focus till I put my tie rod ends, wheel bearing assemblies, and struts/shocks in

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that looks badass!
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and it sounds sooooo good too. Just need to find some shocks.. i constantly have people aske me if I have hydraulics or bags because of how bouncy it rides

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what'd u do.....chop the springs?
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thats awsome!!!


but cutting springs is a


PS. i like the rims on that focus (if thats what it is...)
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and what exactly is bad about chopping springs???

I did that on my 91 SSE and loved it just as much as I love the way my 94 SSEi looks.

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Could you send me some info. on the springs you got?! It looks tight!
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