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Old 06-03-2012, 07:39 PM   #1
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V6 Lowering questions or concerns!!!

Guys there are write ups out there pertaining to lowering ur 99-04 v6 mustang. I just did mine today. if u have any questions or how to's i can def tell u what u need to do. some of the how too's i found was pertaining to the gt, even though it says 99-04. the v6 dont have a rear sway bar, so that step is obsolete. if u want pics of what to actually take off and what exact size socket message me, i will send pics if ur a photo type person.
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Old 06-03-2012, 08:13 PM   #2
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sweet drop. would u know how to change the lower control arm by any chance ?
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sweet drop. would u know how to change the lower control arm by any chance ?
Car on jackstands, rear unloaded with wheels off. Unbolt the lower control arm and watch for the spring. Remove and install the new one. Repeat for other side.

I'd recommend a jack under the lca to slowly lower and raise for unbolting/installing
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Well bro u might need a torch!!! reason being is because on mine i broke te bolt loose and could not by no means be removed. after looking at the area, the rear rotors would have to be removed to get a hammer in there to kinda tap it loose. enough to use a small pry bar to remove. u have a bolt on each side of lca. drench the area with pb blaster and let it soak for a lil while. during this time i would go to the other side and start removing ur bolts. at the same time drench the bolts amd nuts with pb blaster. by the time ur done removing the spindle from the lca, the first side u started on should have sat for a lil bit.
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thanks guys. i just needa replace my left front control arm . . do i still need to place to the whole car on jackstands?
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lol, i thought u needed the rear done. damn my bad. now te front wasnt that bad for me either. ok u need a 15 mm deep well and 15mm wrench for the sway bar end link. 21mm for the bolts on the strut. and a cresent wrench for the nut. or pliers. and simce mine was a v6 i needed an 18mm for the castle nut. use a hammer to knock the tie rod end out. now the lca im not sure the socket size for the lca ball joint. i didnt need to take it off to lower my car. but what i mentioned in te previous post applies the same for the front, using pb blaster breaker bar is very helpful. use only 1/2 drive wrench n sockets. it haelps alot to use the 1/2" drive. trust me hahaha.
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lol, i thought u needed the rear done. damn my bad. now te front wasnt that bad for me either. ok u need a 15 mm deep well and 15mm wrench for the sway bar end link. 21mm for the bolts on the strut. and a cresent wrench for the nut. or pliers. and simce mine was a v6 i needed an 18mm for the castle nut. use a hammer to knock the tie rod end out. now the lca im not sure the socket size for the lca ball joint. i didnt need to take it off to lower my car. but what i mentioned in te previous post applies the same for the front, using pb blaster breaker bar is very helpful. use only 1/2 drive wrench n sockets. it haelps alot to use the 1/2" drive. trust me hahaha.
lol got it. also, i need a new ball joint for that same side. what brand do u recomend i go with ? i dont wana get steeda becuz their expensive and im only gona keep this car no later than Feb. ?
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if its replaceable then go with masterpro from oreillys auto parts. they are cheap but also there is nothing wrong with them. possibly moog if u wanna go a lil more in price. usually from oreilly's the master pro which is the house brand they cost about half of moog. not always true but some parts it is. i know i used to work for oreilly's. since ur keeping the car less then a year u will be fine with a master pro.
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if its replaceable then go with masterpro from oreillys auto parts. they are cheap but also there is nothing wrong with them. possibly moog if u wanna go a lil more in price. usually from oreilly's the master pro which is the house brand they cost about half of moog. not always true but some parts it is. i know i used to work for oreilly's. since ur keeping the car less then a year u will be fine with a master pro.
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