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Old 07-20-2008, 11:10 PM   #1
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Hey guys sorry I haven't posted in a while, I've been focused on bringing my motorcycle back to life for the past year or so. 2:

Nevertheless, the Stang is in trouble and I would really like your advice. I recently took my 03 v6 vert into an alignment shop to have it checked out.. pulling erratically at higher speeds. The shop told me that it was impossible to align my car. Both tie rods are basically shot & my drivers side camber plate is bent.

So now i've been thinking about MM caster cambers, bullitt suspension kit, and new tie rods/ball joints all at once....
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Find a stock camber plate for drivers side, then have tie rods replaced.

The reason for my dilemma: I've spent a lot of money on my bike- still have a loan... Should I pursue a costly suspension upgrade for a car with dwindling value? I love my stang, don't get my wrong, however I'm not gonna autocross it, but if I'd like better suspension, are the parts I mentioned the best solution/?
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Ya gotta fix it either way. So it all comes to if your gonna keep it or not. But i would say if your gonna do it replace it all, and upgrade it.
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not very expensive to run some cheap cc plates and replace tierods...
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are tie rode or CC plates something that a noob mechanic can handle? I mean, I work on motorcycles all the time, just never suspension related to cars..
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yes but get an aligenment when your done.
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Old 07-21-2008, 02:58 PM   #6
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easiest way to do a tie rod count the threads. When taking them off and when putting on count the number of thread it will put you back to how it was. The get it aligened

Im sure someone on here will give you an easier way. Thats just one of the way.
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thats an ok way of doing it, shouldnt be too hard, rmove tir rod ends by hitting the side with a hammer on the shock point, never use a seperater fork.
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ah yes forgot got thank
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thats an ok way of doing it, shouldnt be too hard, rmove tir rod ends by hitting the side with a hammer on the shock point, never use a seperater fork.
Hit the knuckle not the side of the tie rod end itself......i think thats what you meant but wanted to make sure
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unless the frame or something is messed up you shouldnt have an issue getting it aligned with oem tie rods. I dont know what you mean by camber plate being bent~ the stock ones really dont have any alignment to them anyway~ they are dirt cheap as well.
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