Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: At the apex, blocking your pass.
If it were my car, I'd give the springs a thorough flotation test (throw 'em in the nearest pond -- if they float, they're good to go!)
The springs broke for a reason and we don't knsow what the reason is. Who's to say they won't break again? It's entirely possible tha tthey're from a bad batch (perhaps the steel supplier screwed up the alloy -- it happens occasionally.)
You can either put in OEM replacement springs, which you can get cheap off any of the Mustang forums of eBay, or you can go with lowering springs (or coilovers.) If you go with OEM replacements, you can keep your OEM dampers, but since they're worn out any way, this is a great oportunity to go with a set of lowering springs and a damper that is known to work well with lowering springs. It's what I'd do.
-- Robert King
NASA AI #42, Texas
Instructor, NASA Texas Region
Instructor, TWS Perf. Driving School