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does this stance look right?
#11
The backspacing will depend on the width of rims (which depends on the tire width) that you get. The rule of thumb for backspacing on our cars is one-half the rim width plus 1/2 inch. So, an 8 inch wide wheel would have a 4-1/2" backspace. The rule of thumb for wheel width is 75% of the tire section width. Backspacing and wheel sizes have been discussed many times on the forum. Do a search for wheels or backspace and you will find more than you can read in a day. The Search function is under the More tab at the upper right of this page.



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#12
I ordered and have my original 73 Mach 1 and yes they did sit lower in the rear when brand new. I put helper springs around the shocks the week I got mine. 
I posted the Ford assembly manual I think last week with the factory measurements for the stance of the car. I will go back and find it and post a link here later.
My car with the helper springs and original type tires and factory wheels.
Here is link to the info that Ford used to check ride height on a 73 Mustang. This information is from Osborne he has the Ford documents his dad got years ago. Hard to read it looks like copy of copy of copy, lol. https://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-what...r-our-cars
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#13
(08-05-2019, 03:19 PM)MustangNJ Wrote: I'm parked on a very small incline, but I feel like the hood is up too high, or the butt is too low.  I have new OEM shocks and springs from 2 months ago. I'd like to have some rake in the stance.
I may need to go with oversize tires on the back...which I've been thinking about anyway

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I would drive it more to let everything settle, 2 months old how many miles driven?
probably not much yet.
Im liking the rear lower lately, as original

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#14
I'm going to order larger wheels/tires for he rear.
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#15
Did you check out my reply to your other thread (regarding the backspacing/offset)?  I posted up pictures and everything.   Cool

4.5" of backspacing on those 15x10s with 295s might not fit exactly how you would like.

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I did see that thanks. I think I am going with the Jegs rims and they have 5.5" of bs.
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#17
BTW - mine sits pretty much the same as yours, just a little too high in the front for my liking, and not quite high enough in the rear, either.  I'm after the old school look - not the 'wannabe gasser,' though... a little bit of rake with the big fatties under the rear with the front just about "that much" lower.

Here's a shot from a recent car show.  Nose is a little higher than I'd like.

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I'd bought a Super Suspension Kit from a vendor who's no longer in business, and I'm thinking they tossed in the heavy-duty big block front coil springs - those things have not settled a bit since 2011 when I first installed them.  I'm looking to replace them with a set of adjustable coil-overs from Aldan American, or TCP, or the like.  They'll bolt-in to replace the factory coils and shock assemblies without needing to replace the control arms or any other components.  I'm just a little reluctant to pull the trigger on the $700+ price tag to replace perfectly good suspension components.

Anyway - hope this helps.

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I've always felt that the rear sat to low from the factory.

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