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Grant Offline
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#1
It seems that everyone who has compared different stang/ bird coil springs agrees that the sn95 springs are the closest match for us. Sooo, why not use a nice new set of sn95 lowering springs? Most of them are ~1.5-2" drop, and someone has said the stock sn95 springs are a touch taller than ours, plus our cars surely are lighter than a sn95 V8 (especially if vert springs were used). What do you guys think?

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Joe F Offline
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#2
I've got to ask a real dumb question here. I've searched for the answer but can't seem to find it. I see references to "sn95" quite often, and it's begining to drive me crazy. What the heck is "sn95"?

Duh?

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Pete D Offline
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#3
Refers to the SN95 platform for the Mustang

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Jeff K Offline
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#4
Quote:Originally posted by Pete D:
Refers to the SN95 platform for the Mustang


94 and up Mustang to be exact. The SN95 platform is also known as the Fox4 platform, which is a strengthened version of the Fox3 platform our cars use.

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Joe F Offline
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#5
Ahh! Now it makes sense. Thank-you thank-you. One more mysterious reference demystified.

Have a GREAT day, all!

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BCA Offline
Senior Member
#6
Grant,

No experience here, just a guess; but it seems to me that if the stock SN95 springs are being used to lower the car to an acceptable level of 1.5"-2" then a set of springs that are designed to lower an SN95 car might lower the TC too much for normal use.

Brent

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Chuck W Offline
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#7
I use the stock SN-95 springs on the rear, but I wouldn't use a lowered set..too low. As for the fronts, stock SN-95 psrings would most likely raise the car a bit...Lowering springs might work....I mean, I use lowered Fox springs (motorsport "c"s) on the front of mine..HOWEVER, I think alot of the SN-95 springs lower the cars more than the C's did on the Fox cars to try and loose alot of that huge gap between the tire and fender...so they might be too low.

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Grant Offline
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#8
Thanks guys! I was under the impression that the sn95 springs were about the same as ours, but most of the aftermarket ones are for 2" lowering! I saw some pics of Ken Skila's, which had Motorsport sprongs on it, and liked the stance of it a lot. I'll probably end up w/ some of those. Later

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