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Old 02-29-2016, 11:24 AM   #1
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Question Motor Mounts and pinion angle

So in a couple of weeks I am getting together with RoboStang to do the suspension on my 2012 V6 (MT)

I have Konis, Steeda Mounts, Adj phb, lca's (and relo bkts), adj uca, SR springs with a 1 1/2" drop, etc. I've been collecting parts for quite a while. I have a few questions:

I had installed motor mounts which I love, however the ones I bought were adjustable I can take out this little spacer disc and lower my motor 1/2" should I do this and besides a lower center of gravity what would I gain/lose. Will this help/hurt pinion angle? Also (and I haven't looked myself yet) if you have any links to a how to for adjusting pinion angles plz post them.

fwiw I am mostly doing this for looks, but I would love it if this helps in the floating/bouncing around feeling I get when I start pushing my car on two lane black top.

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Don't know how much you are going down but it could correct the drive shaft angle.

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so a bump on this as it's this wknd....also part 2.

If I drop the motor 1/2" I'm assuming the soft rubber in the transmission mount will just compress and I don't have to worry about anything other than pinion angle?
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Here is the easiest way to set pinion angle.
http://youtu.be/9TbwRZqEtxQ


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Update:.....I decided NOT to try and lower engine. Oil pan would end up being real close to K member.
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If you have the stock 2 piece DS you shouldn't need to worry about pinion angle.
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If you have the stock 2 piece DS you shouldn't need to worry about pinion angle.
Ever???
Or do you mean it's much more forgiving?
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Ever???
Or do you mean it's much more forgiving?
Forgiving.
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two piece is more forgiving. I have the stock v6 one piece. I ended up adjusting it after lowering. I'll write about lowering once it's all settled in, but 1st impressions are "it's better"

props to RoboStang for helping me out this wknd.
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two piece is more forgiving. I have the stock v6 one piece. I ended up adjusting it after lowering. I'll write about lowering once it's all settled in, but 1st impressions are "it's better"

props to RoboStang for helping me out this wknd.

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The stock v6 isnt a 1 piece shaft either, it just doesn't have the carrier bearing the 5.0 shaft has therefore is about 10lbs lighter than the gt driveshaft.

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I'm thinking of doing my shocks/struts soon too (can't just let those Koni yellows languish in my basement now that it's warming up). For mostly street/spirited driving use, should I be replacing my strut mounts or can I re-use the factory ones? I'm not lowered and am not planning to so I'm assuming I don't need caster/camber plates?

Just thinking what the best course would be when the thing's apart.
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Tim - at the very least, I would recommend buying another set of the OEM mounts. It is quite possible that when you remove the old mount, that it will fall apart and you will lose some of the bearings. Also, on a 4 year old car, it might be worth replacing them anyway as long as you have the strut assembly out of the car and apart. They are about $30 each.
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I've got a set with 26K on them......gotta say this wknd was the 1st time I've had it out for "spirited" driving since my suspension and alignment was done. What a improvement. I wasn't expecting as much and mostly did it for looks but lowering/shock/struts/etc made a big difference in the twisties.
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Thanks, R and S! Good point that the stock mounts are prob clapped out by now after 60K+ miles. I know some folks go upgrade to the GT500 mounts--any thoughts about using those? Heck, for all I know that's what the factory put on these Perf Pack cars.
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