March 29, 2009
AKA - ''shocks''.
You are going to have a pretty stiff ride with huge wheels, because the tires have very little sidewall to absorb shocks from the road. Ford rarely goes below a 45 series sidewall from the factory.
On top of that you have lowered the car, so there''s less room for the wheel to move when it goes up and down due to bumps. So, the lowering springs are going to be stiffer than stock.
With poor shocks (like, using the stock ones for a lowered car like yours) the ride might be very ''bouncy''. At least, that''s the experience I''ve had - the car isn''t too stiff as much as it''s all jiggly. With a good set of shocks you can make the ride less bouncy, and more ''firm'', which will seem like it''s less stiff, even though it really isn''t. It''s just less ''harsh''.
I''d recommend a set of Bilstien shocks/struts, *or* maybe some Koni Yellow (single adjustable) Sports. They''re going to cost you, but the ride will be a lot better...