Suspension Woes

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Old 09-30-02, 11:00 AM
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Suspension Woes

My car seems to rock from side to side alot whenever I turn the wheel. It's especially noticeable when I turn into a parking space, or something like that, but it can be noticed when I change lanes on the freeway. Last year I changed my springs out for some lower ones (about 1.5 inches lower), and also changed my shocks/struts at the same time. What does anyone think could be the problem? thanks
 
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Old 09-30-02, 01:37 PM
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sway nay

Loose stabilisor bar mount or broken somewhere on it
 
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Old 09-30-02, 01:54 PM
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Stabilizer bar being the sway bar? Would it be the front bar, or the rear?
 
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Old 09-30-02, 02:30 PM
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Type of vehicle? Reason for lowering it? Mileage? Last time the front end has seen service.

Zero benefit to lowering for a street driven vehicle, but creates tons of headaches and wear on the parts in the long run. Depending on what was done, it will also make it more squirrely as well.
 
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Old 09-30-02, 03:35 PM
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nay sway

Anti-sway bar front or back
 
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Old 09-30-02, 08:56 PM
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Sorry...forgot to post the specifics. It's a 1998 Ford Mustang. Reason for lowering it would be better cornering ability. There's about 50k miles on the car now. I realized going in that lowering it would create a harsher ride than stock, but you give a little, you get a little, you know? Thanks
 
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Old 10-01-02, 03:31 AM
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A little does a lot! You are changing the suspension geometry of the vehicle.

Better off with faster rate and high performance parts that RETAIN the stock ride height. It is done that way for a reason .
 
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