2001 Bullitt suspension on 98 GT ragtop?

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  1. PinkieT

    PinkieT Well-Known Member

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    Got a chance to get the factory springs and Tokico shocks/struts from a 70k mile 2001 Bullitt for $150. I want to lower my stock 1998 GT ragtop, but not too much, and am also on a budget. Good deal, or keep looking?
     
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    I would pass.
     
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    Yeah I'd pass tbh. Take out your iso's and thats like the drop you'll get. The shocks and struts aren't worth it either.
     
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    OK, why is it a bad idea? I'm not looking to lower a lot, maybe an inch.
     
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    I wouldn't do it because I would rather have springs made for a convertible and depending how old they are the shocks and struts could be worn out.

    Swapping suspension is a lot of work to install used parts.

    I would keep saving and get exactly the parts you want. I put Tokico blues on my car a few years back and while they are ok I wish I would have spent a little more and gotten Bilstiens.
     
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    I'd pass.
    Used suspension like shocks can be a bit iffy. Also none of the factory suspension is that special. Also I'd get the correct convertible springs.
    Save up and do it right the first time.
     
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    The previous owner put 2001 Bullitt suspension on my 98GT. Can't tell you if it's good or bad but I've driving around like that for 6 years and never had any issues, so I see no reason to change it.
     
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    Thanks! Sometimes bargain isn't a bargain...