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Old 04-05-2016, 07:40 PM   #36
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Arent those about an inch drop?

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Im sure it will settle some. Those new isos need to smoosh down (technical term).

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Old 04-05-2016, 08:35 PM   #37
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How much is the drop on those springs?

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They claim about an inch once everything settles. We got more snow tonight. So it will be in the garage for awhile. Lol

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Shouldnt rub with a 245 45 17 unless you are like 2.5" or more lower, from what I have seen. Phatspeeds fronts dont look like they have a crazy amount of gap tho in that pic? Maybe its the angle or the way its parked? Usually 17" wheels with stock tires it looks like much more gap, like mine currently, haha.

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Last Sunday I took it out for its first ride with the lowering springs installed. I didn't notice a ride quality difference. Still have to get the lower control arms installed. I removed the rear sway bar and ditched the wore out quad shocks. Once I get the lower Control arms installed I might just leave the rear sway bar off. Don't plan on road racing the car. If I do reinstall one it will be the upgraded Steeda one.

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are the rear quad shocks needed? If removed what would I feel in difference
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are the rear quad shocks needed? If removed what would I feel in difference
I guess every Mustang is different. Mine personally were total roadkill. Factory ones that were wore out. Without them I did notice the rear end wants to plant a little more under hard acceleration. I'm sure the springs had something to do with that also. Axle doesn't hop around.
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I guess every Mustang is different. Mine personally were total roadkill. Factory ones that were wore out. Without them I did notice the rear end wants to plant a little more under hard acceleration. I'm sure the springs had something to do with that also. Axle doesn't hop around.
Well I am on coilovers about 5 in drop lol. I wonder if I really need them there or not haha
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Car looks good now the suspension has settled.

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Car looks good now the suspension has settled.

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This is mine after the suspension settled for 2 weeks on ford racing springs isolators left out

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How much did you lower the car?

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Lowered it about an inch in the rear and 3/4 in the front. Used isolators.

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Old 04-23-2016, 07:13 PM   #47
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Car looks good now the suspension has settled.

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Looks good. Not a ton of drop but as you can see by yours any drop makes them look better for sure. Also your car matches your house haha

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Im hoping for a good result like you. Once I get this idle issue worked out, Ill get some springs to do a 1.5" drop, with no isos, giving me some motivation. Maybe I should just order my parts make an appt and have the suspension stuff done, and the idle issue looked at. I dont have time to mess with any of it really, lol.

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I wanna do my suspension also. I have the SR lowering springs and koni rear shocks. I still need to order the front koni orange struts and maybe I ll keep the stock isolators depending on how they look.

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I'm battling stuck control arm bolts now. Got all the nuts off. But the bolts are stuck.

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Have you tried spraying a good amount of PB blaster to loosen up the rust?

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Old 04-24-2016, 12:49 AM   #52
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I wanna do my suspension also. I have the SR lowering springs and koni rear shocks. I still need to order the front koni orange struts and maybe I ll keep the stock isolators depending on how they look.

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Get those SRs on there! I was planning on getting those too, actually they have really good reviews, never heard anything bad about them. As far as SR products go I would only buy their springs and thats it. Hear some horror stories on their stuff at times. I had a CAI from them, took it off after about 7 mths, started to rust, paint flaked ( was a matte black one), just garbage, it was cheap so I knew I was taking a risk. I also made the dumb decision to get their CC plates and they were awful, completely awful. Banged like my struts were going to come thru my hood on even a moderate size poy hole/ bump etc. Sad thing is that I dont think the set I had was defective, their just that bad. Their probably similar to all of the off brand no name CC plates, as they all look the same. Dont ever even try them, pay the extra $60-$70 and get MM, Steeda, even BBK or something, lol. Try to bring this up on here every once in a while to get the word out on them as no one should ever waste money on that garbage, sorry if its my redundant rant about SR CC springs. Im sure their not anywhere near safe either.

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Well tonight turned into a big cluster fawk. Bolts are stuck in the stock control arms. Got the nuts off. Ended up grinding the head off the control arm bolts and using a punch and the nut to pull the bolt though the control arm. Used wrenches as spacers.

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That's the driver side rear bolt out. More progress tomorrow I hope. I'm going to bed.

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That looks like a real pain in the butt. I may have gotten frustrated and taken a sawsall to the rear suspension. It looks like you would have had an easier time fabricating a 4 link.



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I've almost walked the passenger side rear one out. But now the bolt is spinning inside the bushing. Really wish I had an air hammer.

Does anyone know any tricks to getting the front ones out? Nuts are already off. Cutting them with a Sawzall is all I can think of.

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I've almost walked the passenger side rear one out. But now the bolt is spinning inside the bushing. Really wish I had an air hammer.

Does anyone know any tricks to getting the front ones out? Nuts are already off. Cutting them with a Sawzall is all I can think of.

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Wd40 Hammer and a screwdriver.

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I've almost walked the passenger side rear one out. But now the bolt is spinning inside the bushing. Really wish I had an air hammer.

Does anyone know any tricks to getting the front ones out? Nuts are already off. Cutting them with a Sawzall is all I can think of.

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That always works. Big hammer!

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This is the rear control arm bolt on the passenger side. Ground the head off and was using the nut to "walk" it though the bushing. But now the bolt is spinning inside the bushing. I've heated it and tried to hammer it out. No luck. It's stick. The bolts that connect the front of the arms are the same way. Stuck. Haven't really tried to attack them yet.

I don't have an air hammer with the correct attachment or a Compressor that can deliver enough air. Car can't be moved now since half is tore apart. Things aren't looking good.

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I want to say you could drill it, but that is easier said than done.

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I want to say you can still the bolt / stud. That is easier said that done though.

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I'm gonna gave it a break. Let it soak in PB blaster. Wait until I can get a hand or two to help. Working alone on cars isn't fun.

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Are the springs still holding pressure on the parts? Can you try to put a jack under the rear suspension and allow the arm to rotate a bit?

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Are the springs still holding pressure on the parts? Can you try to put a jack under the rear suspension and allow the arm to rotate a bit?

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Rear springs are removed. I really hope the improvement of the Steeda control arms are worth all this hard work. Lol

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Try moving and wiggling the arms. If all else fails drill the bolt. In fact, you can destroy the factory arms if you need to. You have new ones.

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It's not budging at all. Sawzall blades aren't working either. Plasma cutter or a real torch is what I'm going to need.

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It's not budging at all. Sawzall blades aren't working either. Plasma cutter or a real torch is what I'm going to need.

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Do you have a side grinder or die grinder? If so you can cut the arm off and deal with the bolt.

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I'd have to pick up a blade for my grinder. But I attempted to turn the bolts in the torque box. Fully seized. And no room to work because my exhaust is fully welded. Can't disconnect it like your normal cat back.

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If you were close by me in GA I would gladly help. I wish I could help you get things settled. It sucks having parts that do not cooperate.

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Just going to have to pick up some better Sawzall blades. The front bolts will have to be cut out. The ones my buddy picked up aren't very good. I'm sure they would do exhaust pipe. But not the bolts I'm trying to get out. They are tough!

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Make sure you get good blades made to cut through metal and then it shouldn't be that hard


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Are you able to get an air hammer in there? Just get the tip of it on the back side of the bolt head and let the air hammer do the work


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