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#1 indy-bolt

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Posted 17 March 2017 - 07:48 PM

Hi Boss owners,

 

I thought I would post this for drivers looking for a slightly different option.

 

I had been looking at springs for quite a while but wasn't really excited about any of the standard kits available and was staying away from certain brands from prior personal experiences.

 

I called Steeda and got a great deal on mixing springs from two different kits.  Steeda is an awesome company to work with and their products are top notch.

 

I ended up getting part number 223-FD-016FSA for the front springs and part number 223-FD-023RSA for the rear springs.  These are 185lb front springs and 195lb rear springs (the rears are from the Boss 302 kit).

 

I haven't put a lot of miles on it yet, but first impressions are that the ride is phenomenal.  Also, the stance is exactly what I was going for; slightly lower with reduced rake, but not completely level.

 

Now for ride height measurements:

Before Rear - 29 3/8"

Before Front - 28 1/8"

 

After Rear - 28 3/16"

After Front - 27 11/16

***NOTE: the After Front measurement is after I cut 10" of each spring off (linear measurement).  It was less than a half coil and gave me about 5/16" more drop.

 

I need to get more miles on it and will come back with more reviews.  I just put on an adjustable BMR panhard bar today, but with rain, I haven't had a chance to get it out of the garage.

 

The first two pictures are before and the last 3 pictures are after.

 

Enjoy the ride.

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#2 Mjscc1

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Posted 17 March 2017 - 08:39 PM

That looks really great Scott. I'm surprised you only dropped that much in the front because don't they claim a 1" drop untouched. The front springs are from what kit?



#3 indy-bolt

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Posted 17 March 2017 - 09:00 PM

They were supposed to be from the 555-8215 kit, but I'm not convinced that they are the same. Some reports online state that the front springs from that kit are 200lbs. That's why I'm not sure they are the same and why I put the actual spring part # that's printed on them.
I may still get some settling as I haven't gotten many miles on it.

#4 fking1

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 06:18 PM

Looks good.

I had to cut one coil off my rear Steeda's to get the look I wanted.



#5 Mjscc1

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 07:43 PM

How much did the Steedas drop you king. Seems everyone is different.



#6 302 Hi Pro

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 12:16 AM

MJSCC1:

If you bought a nice set of coil overs, you could adjust and fine tune your Boss 302's ride height, and you wouldn't have to cut springs. It would eliminate stress.

Hang in there and remember most new springs need a week or two to fully settle in.

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#7 Mjscc1

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 06:19 AM

You're absolutely right. I have no plans of cutting anything. 

Thanks



#8 fking1

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 09:10 AM

Fronts are 27-3/4  from 29

Rears are 27- 1/2  from 29-1/2


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#9 TymeSlayer

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 07:48 AM

A two inch drop in the rear, that's impressive. I think when I'm done tracking the car, I'll give the rear a bit of a lift to give it the old '69 Boss look. 


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#10 302 Hi Pro

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Posted 30 March 2017 - 03:25 PM

Fronts are 27-3/4  from 29
Rears are 27- 1/2  from 29-1/2


Question: You're end result is the rear of the vehicle is now lower than the front of the vehicle?

This will play havoc with handling of your Boss 302.

Keep us posted on your driving impressions,

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#11 indy-bolt

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Posted 01 April 2017 - 06:12 AM

Just wanted to give a quick update. I have driven the car back and forth different routes to work a few times.

For what I was wanting, I absolutely could not be happier with the ride and driving characteristics for a nice street driver. There is no added harshness and just a slightly firmer ride with less body roll. All while getting the visual appeal from the outside.

Whether you would want to cut the front springs like I did or not, I could absolutely recommend this little experiment for drivers with similar goals. The visual look without the front springs being cut is very similar to a lot of other spring kits available and pretty much puts the car dead level. Most people seem to like this look a lot, I just tend to like a little bit of rake. All personal preference.
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