Installed C springs and Tokico Illuminas

Discussion in 'Members Rides' started by padge, Jun 25, 2007.

  1. padge

    padge New Member

    Messages:
    52
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2007
    Hey guys, I installed my FRPP C springs and Tokico Illuminas this weekend and thought I'd throw up a pic. The springs I got were used and had the rear coil cut off of them. I'm glad I put the isolators in on the rear otherwise it would sit too low for my taste. I'm even more glad I didn't put the front isolators in otherwise I would have hated the look as the rear would have looked as though it was sagging. I almost wonder if the guy I bought them from cut a bit more off the rear? Oh well I love the look of it now. The tokico's have a completely different feel from stock, it rides really nice. Not very harsh but the stiffness is definately there. I think i have the fronts set on 5 and the rears on 4. Overall it took me and a buddy about 10 hours to do the install lol... add on breaks for beer and food and we probably spent a good 13 hours tackling the project. Most of the problems were from not having our tools that organized and stubborn bolts that wouldn't come off. We had an impact which made the job 1000x easier though...but the air pressure on my buddies tank was a little low :p. Anyway it was my first suspension install and I learned a lot. Enough talk though here's the pic:

    [​IMG]

    I have all the parts for my 4.10 gear install, so sometime within the next 2 weeks I'll be installing those too, can't wait :)
     
  2. 68mustang5.0

    68mustang5.0 Active Member

    Messages:
    409
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2007
    you need new wheels now....lol
     
  3. padge

    padge New Member

    Messages:
    52
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2007
    Lol I know, hopefully i'll have a set by next summer ;D
     
  4. scarface

    scarface Guest

    looks good
     
  5. Twista

    Twista Legend

    Messages:
    6,042
    Likes Received:
    76
    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2006
    nice drop man. Looks so much better than the dreaded 4x4 :rant:
     
  6. Whitepony

    Whitepony New Member

    Messages:
    88
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2006
    Awesome! :bunny3: what are your shocks set at? i have the same one being installed right now i want to know whats the best setting..
     
  7. Red96GT

    Red96GT Legend

    Messages:
    5,374
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2006
    Make sure to post a picture in the lowering springs database thread. O0
     
  8. padge

    padge New Member

    Messages:
    52
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2007
    Thanks guys :D.

    Thanks man, the 4x4 was killing me, and suspension was cheaper than wheels and wouldn't slow me down... so suspension came first :p.

    I have the back set on 4 and the fronts set on 5. It's a little harsh for daily driving though i'll probably set them at 3 instead.

    You bet O0
     
  9. 19mustang95

    19mustang95 Legend

    Messages:
    6,137
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2006
    what color is your car?
     
  10. Red96GT

    Red96GT Legend

    Messages:
    5,374
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2006
    Looks like Rio to me.
     
  11. padge

    padge New Member

    Messages:
    52
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2007
    Rio red is right, it needs a nice polish and wax though...
     
  12. 97vertstang

    97vertstang Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,879
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2006
    looks good :thumb:
     
  13. padge

    padge New Member

    Messages:
    52
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2007
    Thanks ;D

    I have a concern though... the rears have settled a bit and it seems like the back is lower than the front now... which i despise. I'm wondering if the previous owner of these springs didn't cut more than 1 coil off the rears... anyway I was thinking of taking the fronts off and cutting off half a coil or something. I'll try to get a pic up tomorrow and show you guys.
     
  14. 19mustang95

    19mustang95 Legend

    Messages:
    6,137
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2006
    your front looks pretty low in those pice...cuttin off 1/2 coil will leave you sittin on tire IMO.
     
  15. Whistler98

    Whistler98 Active Member

    Messages:
    894
    Likes Received:
    8
    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2006
    Location:
    Southwestern, Pa
    Car looks good. Paint looks like it is in dam good shape. You will love the 4:10s they make a huge diff.
     
  16. eliyarbrough

    eliyarbrough Legend

    Messages:
    7,848
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2007
    Location:
    Nocona, TX
    It looks great!!! I believe you said you want to buy new wheels. Which ones are you thinking of getting?
     
  17. padge

    padge New Member

    Messages:
    52
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2007
    Thanks dude! It will be awhile until I do buy new wheels... but right now I would get 18" polished saleens, or black FR500's O0.

    A member from here with Eibach pro-kit springs cut 1/2 a coil off the front and it looks pretty good... it's fairly low though ya. It depends what angle you look at my car from... but overall it looks pretty even. I guess i was just hoping for a slight rake with these springs and didn't get that. That's what you get for buying used though, but for $75 I couldn't resist :D.
     
  18. 94darkhorse

    94darkhorse Legend

    Messages:
    6,004
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2006
    Location:
    Idawahio
    Love the stance.