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#21 Posted : 19 October 2018 11:28:05(UTC)
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Mine was fitted with Bilsteins from new, and rode at 340 all round until STS "fixed" the rattling suspension. I think it was an option on the roadster sport, as I've seen others riding at 380.
On a Mustang (!) you replace the spring and damper with a "coil-over " kit - a spring with a damper built inside. I think the ride height is governed by the spring length, and the bounce rate by the damper - I think you may need shorter springs as well as harder shock absorbers if you want to lower yours. Check with someone who knows what they are talking about before parting with your hard earned?
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#22 Posted : 19 October 2018 11:38:32(UTC)
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NO!! you have it wrong. The standard shock absorbers on the mark 3, hard top or not, have the same shoulder height as the Bilstein's . Its just the springs themselves that create the ride height. So if the car is suspended on the same springs it was manufactured with,  again sport model or no sport model  the ride height would be in the region of 380 font 380 rear. Give or take 10mm. Therefore, if you have 380mm at the front, you can assume that the rear would be very similar. MIDLIFE CRISIS, you have problems with your rear springs, they are either broken or been replaced with lowering springs. 

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#23 Posted : 19 October 2018 11:43:31(UTC)
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Or the car had lowering springs all around as then somebody replaced the front springs with standard height ones 

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#24 Posted : 19 October 2018 12:37:50(UTC)
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What Sparks said is 100% correct.

 

 

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If you want to lower your car, you need to either fit some lowers springs to your existing dampers, are fit a set of adjustable coilovers, changing the dampers to Bilstein ones from a sport will not affect ride height.

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#25 Posted : 19 October 2018 21:19:27(UTC)
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Some confusion here! It went in to the tyre depot riding 340mm all round. New tyres and drop links all round, and the front now sits at 380.
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#26 Posted : 20 October 2018 12:10:41(UTC)
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If your tyre depot fitted new tyres and drop links why (if they did originally) loosen the shock bolts? It's unnecessary to do this, they are just a straight swap over, admitted the fronts can be more of a pain but still no need to disturb the shock bolts.

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