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bullit springs/struts Where can these be found these days ?

Thinking about adding these to the new notch I just got (also 5 bolt 4 wheel disc convertion from a 95.)

Can anyone tell me where to find these ? I know they were the hot ticket a year ago, have supplies run out ? Also, Ive seen ads for "Bullit/Mach 1 spring/shock combo) is the Mach1 spring/shock combo the same or worse than the bullit package ?


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Thinking about adding these to the new notch I just got (also 5 bolt 4 wheel disc convertion from a 95.)

Can anyone tell me where to find these ? I know they were the hot ticket a year ago, have supplies run out ? Also, Ive seen ads for "Bullit/Mach 1 spring/shock combo) is the Mach1 spring/shock combo the same or worse than the bullit package ?
Get in touch with PPI, that is where I got my Bullitt Suspension from and it is real Bullitt stuff. It lowered my car about 3/4" all the way around and it handles like it is on rails. I also did the 5 lug cobra brake conversion at the same time and added Bullitt Wheels. Here is a Pic

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Thinking about adding these to the new notch I just got (also 5 bolt 4 wheel disc convertion from a 95.)

Can anyone tell me where to find these ? I know they were the hot ticket a year ago, have supplies run out ? Also, Ive seen ads for "Bullit/Mach 1 spring/shock combo) is the Mach1 spring/shock combo the same or worse than the bullit package ?
I think the only people left on the planet with the Bullitt parts is www.performancepartsinc.com . Go with the Bullitt stuff if you can get it. The Mach 1 parts pale in comparison.
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I got mine from someone who owns a Bullitt and had very low milage stock take off pieces. He had upgraded to H&R/Bilstein stuff and sold me his stock stuff. Watch the classifieds for someone selling.

I must say the Bullitt suspension is probably the best bang for the buck setup. Sure H&R/Bilstein would be a better handling combo, but for twice the money.

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I have a set of bullitt springs for sale if your interested. They have very little time on them. PM me at [email protected] if interested as i'm about to list them on ebay...

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Go with the Bullitt stuff if you can get it. The Mach 1 parts pale in comparison.
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Kinda confused...If you're going to spend that much for Bullitt suspension stuff, why not get like Eibach Pro Kit with Bilstein shocks? The Pro Kit won't lower it as much. Is the Bullitt suspension pieces that that much better than aftermarket?

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Because 1) Eibach and Bilstein combo costs twice as much and 2) The Bullitt struts and shocks are matched to the spring rates. It's a viable option for people looking for a cost-effective, plug&play upgrade with only a very mild drop.
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Because 1) Eibach and Bilstein combo costs twice as much and 2) The Bullitt struts and shocks are matched to the spring rates. It's a viable option for people looking for a cost-effective, plug&play upgrade with only a very mild drop.
I see. Thanks.


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I took out Eibach pro-kit springs to install my Bullitt stuff. The Eibach pro-kit springs are for looks, and that's it. They have basically stock spring rates and they lower a stock style suspension car too much for it's own good (loss of proper geometry). The Bullitt springs have higher spring rates (linear, not progressive like the Eibachs) and do not lower the car to the point that the stock suspension is out of whack. The Bullitt setup is a matched set of shocks/struts/springs and handles better than the pro-kit. Also a lot less money overall.

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I thought the pro-kit had a higher spring rate than stock, maybe only the race ones do and not the pro-kit...guess i was wrong.. Thanks for the info.

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same price as PPI but this kit includes swaybars also

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Check the suspension section in the classifieds. There is a thread for complete kits for like $399.

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Here is the link for the Bullitt parts: https://www.corral.net/forums/showthread.php?t=699746

I got an email from them yesterday saying that they got in some of the M5400A kits which are the same as the Mach 1 pieces for the same money. I know Scummit is over $70.00 more expensive for the same things.
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I picked up my bullit springs on ebay for $50 (shipping included). They are in great condition. mach 1/ bullit shocks turn up there occasionally. Be carefull, ebay sucks.

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Here's a link to spring rates and amount of drop for oem and aftermarket mustang springs.

http://www.miracerros.com/mustang/springs_calcs.htm

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I picked up my bullit springs on ebay for $50 (shipping included). They are in great condition. mach 1/ bullit shocks turn up there occasionally. Be carefull, ebay sucks.
I'd hate to think what you paid $50 for. Were there any code tags on them?????
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spring chart wrong on mach1

rates are correct but drop is 1/2 inch not 3/4.
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I'd hate to think what you paid $50 for. Were there any code tags on them?????
yep

A quick look on ebay and mach 1 registry turns up a few returns for sub $100 mach1 springs. People may not realize what they have.

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rates are correct but drop is 1/2 inch not 3/4.
Cool. That does line up with some other sources like on mach 1 registry. Actually I think I do have the mach 1 springs not the Bullitt springs. Nothing that a sawzall and some time won't take care of (1/4 to 1/2 coil only).

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What are the codes for Mach 1 and Bullitt springs?

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What are the codes for Mach 1 and Bullitt springs?
That's actually a very good question. From all of my investigation it seems that the rear springs are from some variation of cobra, not sure about the fronts. Also there seems to be a lack of info on what exactly the part #'s are. Here are the numbers from my springs. If anyone's research shows that these aren't what I think they are, please keep me blissfully ignorant .

fronts 3R335310CA




rears 3R335560BB

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Mach 1 springs and bullitt springs are both the exact same.

600 ft/lb in front and 250 ft/lb in rear.

close to the motorsport "c" springs

650 ft/lb front 200-300 ft/lb rear
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Mach 1 springs and bullitt springs are both the exact same.

600 ft/lb in front and 250 ft/lb in rear.

close to the motorsport "c" springs

650 ft/lb front 200-300 ft/lb rear
I was on a Mach 1 Board where they took a new Mach 1 and checked the height of the car and then installed the Bullitt Suspension and the car sat 1/4" lower afterwards.

1R33 is Bullitt Stuff if not mistaken for part #s
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Mach 1 springs and bullitt springs are both the exact same.

600 ft/lb in front and 250 ft/lb in rear.

close to the motorsport "c" springs

650 ft/lb front 200-300 ft/lb rear
This is incorrect information. They are not the same springs.
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rates are correct but drop is 1/2 inch not 3/4.
Once again here is the diff.
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So Bullitt and Mach 1 springs are the same?

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This is incorrect information. They are not the same springs.
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So Bullitt and Mach 1 springs are the same?
The springs rates for the mach1 and bullitt springs are the same 600lbs fronte/250 lbs rear. The part numbers may not be the same. I've seen sources say that the ride heights are the same, however many owners state that there is a 1/4" drop on ride height. I would go with the owners on this. The 1/4" difference in ride height is easily remedied (at least the fronts). Actually it might be helpful if people could post confirmed part numbers for mach1/bullitt springs

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So Bullitt and Mach 1 springs are the same?
Bullitt springs are 1/4" shorter than the mach1.
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So Bullitts drop roughly 1/2" while Mach 1's drop 1/4" less than Bullitts but with the same spring rate.

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Bullitt springs are 1/4" shorter than the mach1.
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So Bullitts drop roughly 1/2" while Mach 1's drop 1/4" less than Bullitts but with the same spring rate.
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NO,no,no you still got it wrong!Bullitt drop is 3/4" from GT height.mach1 is 1/2" from GT height.Whew,I hope that clears it up.Oh,by the way,who's on first!
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NO,no,no you still got it wrong!Bullitt drop is 3/4" from GT height.mach1 is 1/2" from GT height.Whew,I hope that clears it up.Oh,by the way,who's on first!
ok. we were a 1/4" too high... Anyway, I guess I need to cut a coil from my Mach1 springs then for it to sit like if I had bullitts..or not use the isolators.

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NO,no,no you still got it wrong!Bullitt drop is 3/4" from GT height.mach1 is 1/2" from GT height.Whew,I hope that clears it up.Oh,by the way,who's on first!
dammit. what's my problem with words and numbers? All clear here

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