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My Mach is lower on one side
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Car sits 1 inch lower on one side.
It Always looked like my Mach was lower one side. Yesterday I measured the height from the ground to the bumper. Its 1 inch lower on the left side if you Watch it from behind. Is it that the springs are probably finished ? and there is a natural twist when the car takes off that causes this ?
Regards Rob
   

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Could be mis-matched springs (different springs left to right), worn bushing, bad spring, or rust in the frame rail or torque box. Hopefully not the rust.

Chuck
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#3
I agree with what Chuck said. And yes, hard acceleration puts more weight on the left side. However, the biggest reason I have seen, especially on one that seldom has passengers and driven frequently, is just the driver's weight.



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Don C;284352 Wrote:I agree with what Chuck said. And yes, hard acceleration puts more weight on the left side. However, the biggest reason I have seen, especially on one that seldom has passengers and driven frequently, is just the driver's weight.

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Thanks
Im gonna replace the springs, boushings etc :-)

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I would remove the springs and do a very careful inspection of all related components to accurately determine the cause of the different heights. If you decide to replace the springs and you want the factory ride height consider buying them from Eaton Detroit springs. https://www.eatondetroitspring.com

Chuck
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I was thinking of getting somekind of kit from https://www.mustangsplus.com
I have new shocks so they are ok. Im thinking of standard in the back and maybe lowering 1-2 inch in the front.

Regards Rob

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I agree with Chuck, if you want springs that fit right and are the proper rates, go with the Eaton springs. They'll be the ones for your car and not one-size fits all generic that are available from many vendors. Mustangs Plus seems to be a decent supplier, but I don't know what brand or quality they have.



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I absolutely agree that if you need front and rear spring, get Eaton's
From MY experience only, anything that say 65 -73, be cautious. One size does NOT fit all. They must be 71-73 specific, even though some parts may be a carry over from earlier years. Don't be fooled. I had the experience of buying a complete front end "KIT" (from Scott Drake) only to find that the front springs supplied were way too tall for a 71-73. They probably may have been right for a 67 or 68 with taller shock towers, but not our cars. (don't quote me on that, I could be wrong)
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