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Old 09-22-2012, 03:08 PM   #1
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I put the Shelby drop on my car and everything has has been fine until now the wheels are coming up instead of settling down. Like if I back up the go out and are tracking in the right place but if I go forward the pull under the car and the front end lifts up any ideas why this Is happing ? I just got a new steerin box and and a new pitman Arm do I just need to get it aligned v
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Old 09-22-2012, 07:17 PM   #2
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You definitely need the alignment and it is probably related to your issue. Take a look at this thread in Mustang Monthly forum. http://forums.mustangmonthly.com/70/...elby-drop-etc/
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Old 09-26-2012, 09:54 PM   #3
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I got an alignment but they are still pulling under the car? What could it be?
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So when you go forward, you get extreme positive camber? The tops of the wheels go out? Or do you get extreme toe in, the front of the wheel goes in? Do the wheels look like this from the front or from the top? \ / (the slashes are supposed to be the wheels!) Hope this makes sense.
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Old 09-26-2012, 10:16 PM   #5
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The tops go out and there's toe in

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And yes that's how they look
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Let me ask around unless somebody else knows. Were the gear and arm direct replacements or are you trying to upgrade?
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It sounds like your geometry is out of whack. Try putting your original pitman arm back on and look for a change in the align specs. Did you change springs at the same time? I have experienced this when flat towing a car with no engine (car rides too high and induces toe in because tie rods become "too short"), but not otherwise. If you have a different length pitman arm, this might happen as wheels start to turn left or right.
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Old 09-27-2012, 11:38 AM   #8
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You should also recheck all bushings and ball joints. Something has to be changing when you go forward. Are your strut bars installed and good bushings? Control arm bushings all good? Tie rod ends new or in good shape? This sounds like something that could be diagnosed with the car on a rack. Weren't you taking classes? Still have access to a shop?
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No they are 16:1 replacement and the pitman is the same length but different I have to make a pin to connect the pitman are to the uhh the bar the connects to the tie rods i love naida I don't know the name but it seems to be all right I put all new ball joints/tie rods inner and outter/ bushings all new Polly. The springs are the originals did not replace them and the spring seats are original as well. The upper control arms are original too I still have access my auto shop just for not for long haha I can only have a hour tomorrow

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So do I have a toe in problem?
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Old 09-27-2012, 08:24 PM   #10
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Idk of the pictures will help
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Everyone I have talked to thinks you have either drastically changed the geometry or something is loose or worn out. Did you get a chance to check it out on a lift?
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i had it tracking right, i just moved the tow in just a bit but then i was testing my brakes and stomped on it hard and put one of my strut bars through the bushing ( i didnt have the right washer on it i had to cut the old one off) but now i cant it rid right anymore. are you suppose to cut the coils when you do the shelby drop?
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You do not have to cut the coils. A spring change or cutting coils would be done only if you wanted to lower it more than the little you get from the drop.
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Hmm well I think I'm just going to play with the toe
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