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Old 05-26-2013, 04:25 PM   #1
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Just ordered new kyb shocks, sr springs, sr short throw, sr camber plates from am. I cant wait to put this stuff in. ill let ya guys know how much better the car handles when im done
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Old 05-30-2013, 07:02 PM   #3
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Woot woot parts are here! Stupid work, I wanna start installing this stuff. You guys can expect a full review. Hopefully ill get it all on the car this weekend.

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I want to hear how it goes... But also I like the floor in the pic. Is that your garage? What did you use?
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Old 05-31-2013, 06:00 PM   #5
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I want to hear how it goes... But also I like the floor in the pic. Is that your garage? What did you use?
Thanks Adam, I moved into my house two weeks ago so I would be lying if I told you what brand or info about the floor. What I can tell you is that the paint is already peeling in some spots so what ever brand it is, is not that great. I heard that just like any type of painting, that the prep work determines the quality and integrity of the floor paint. It looks like one of those diy kits that you get from home depot or something though
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Not a huge fan of KYB shocks. Not sure if they will hold to high spring rate springs. Good luck with the install.
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Old 06-11-2013, 06:38 PM   #7
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Well guys one thing let to another when I went to put the suspension parts on the car. I decided to remove the entire axle and clean it up. Next, I noticed the gas tank was near its end so I decided to replace that. Finally, I decided what the hell while the gas tank is out I might as well put in a battery relocation kit. In addition, I decided to weld in full length subframe connectors. I am still not done yet put here is a few pictures of my progress. Also yes I

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know the battery box is huge and yes I did cut the old control arms in half, the bushing were fused to the bolts and it was the easiest way to get them out.
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Old 06-13-2013, 09:56 PM   #10
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You should get some Hotchkis Control arms.. a buddy of mine let me drive his Mustang before the control arms, and after. I was so impressed with the improved handling that I went an ordered a set for my 86 GT! He also lowered his at the same time, which also made an improvement, but youre lowering yours too. They are pricey, but you get what you pay for. And Id like to know the equipment on my car is quality stuff!
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Already ordered brotha lol i have to put those on too!
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Already ordered brotha lol i have to put those on too!
You bought the Hotchkis ones? Im excited to get mine installed. I also ordered full lenth SF connectors at the same time.. should be here in about 5 days... what do I do until then!?!
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No i didnt buy the hotchkins ones but i got some tubular control arms. At least their better than stock though. I am in the middle of installing the full length frame connectors too. I cant wait to see how well everything works together.
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No i didnt buy the hotchkins ones but i got some tubular control arms. At least their better than stock though. I am in the middle of installing the full length frame connectors too. I cant wait to see how well everything works together.
Yeah I am too. Mostly because most of my bushings in the original control arms are completely SHOT. So hopefully there will be a big difference.

But what type of SF conn. did you get and how is the installation process?
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I went with maximum motorsport full length connectors. It was not terrible except previous owners and/or mechanics crushed different parts of the floor and frame so I had to straigthen them out before I could get the connector to fit flush to the floor and frame. Yeah my old bushings might as well not have even been there they were completely shot, 20 years sure does take its toll on suspension components.
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I went with maximum motorsport full length connectors. It was not terrible except previous owners and/or mechanics crushed different parts of the floor and frame so I had to straigthen them out before I could get the connector to fit flush to the floor and frame. Yeah my old bushings might as well not have even been there they were completely shot, 20 years sure does take its toll on suspension components.
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I went with maximum motorsport full length connectors. It was not terrible except previous owners and/or mechanics crushed different parts of the floor and frame so I had to straigthen them out before I could get the connector to fit flush to the floor and frame. Yeah my old bushings might as well not have even been there they were completely shot, 20 years sure does take its toll on suspension components.
Yea and its not like people drive these cars easily. They are usually beat to hell! Lucky for me, My car sat in police storage for 7 years before I got it! And that was in florida. Id eat off the bottom of this thing.
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Old 08-06-2013, 07:12 PM   #18
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Hey guys just updating this thread ill put up pics this weekend. But basically so far I welded in subframe connectors and torque box reinforcement plates ( upper and lower). I noticed the gas tank was swiss cheese so I replaced that too, however I painted it and cleaned up the pump and sending unit too. Hopefully this weekend I can put the rear axle back in along with new control arms, springs, struts, cc plates, short throw, mm strut tower brace, and trans mounts.
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Old 08-06-2013, 07:40 PM   #19
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Hey American muscle! You should stock the mm axle bushing tool btw. I had to order else where =(
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Old thread, but im finally about to button up the suspension on the fox. Originally I bought the offset rack bushing to help correct steering geometry, however will this be enough for my 1.5” drop or should I purchase a steeda bumpsteer kit or equivalent?
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Why offset rack bushings are a bad idea for stock K-members

Although sold by many as a supposed cure for bumpsteer, installing offset steering rack bushings on a stock K-member make an acceptable situation far worse than if you had done nothing at all. How do we know this? Because we did testing. We measured the bumpsteer, both with and without offset rack bushings. Our test results were first published in the July 1993 issue of Super Ford. Find more information about bumpsteer and available kits.

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Yes they r bad because they increase more bump steer into the suspension.
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Old 07-12-2014, 09:35 AM   #23
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Alittle update to this thread, decided to paint and clean up the engine bay. I decided to upgrade to a tubular suspension setup up front. The pictures will speak for themselves.
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So do you have this thing all put together? How is it treating you? Awesome build, by the way.
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Old 07-23-2014, 05:00 PM   #25
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Thanks man! I have a couple things to Work out but, im getting really close. Ill give ya another update once im driving it. Probably the end of august.
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Almost done, just gotta bleed brakes, put body parts back on and we're good to go after nearly 2 years.


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Looks good, I got to say that sure looks like a long serpetine belt on there.
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Old 09-06-2014, 11:19 PM   #28
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It's actual pretty short, it looks long because there is no tensioner between the ps pump and alt



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$uspension parts

Noise coming from bell housing, tob is barely used. Noise stops when I press in clutch slightly. I have quadrant and firewall adjuster already. I'm going the replace clutch cable with mm one and hopefully tighten it up a bit. I know I gotta have some static pressure on the tob but how much does the cable need to be tightened?



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$uspension parts

Can I replace the pinion seal on the rear end without taking the pumpkin cover off and etc.? It seems like there is just one nut holding it on. I know I should just take everything apart and replace with some 3.73s but I'm really tired of working on this thing, it's been over a year since I drove it. I just want the seal to not leak so my rear diff doesn't lock up and kill me or others.


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I don't understand how people reply to thousands of exhaust threads but when there is an actual mechanical question that involves any experience or knowledge the thread goes dead. I did find my answer btw. I also like the cute "builds" that involve tinting windows and headlights...end rant. Lol


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