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Old 07-24-2015, 10:13 AM   #1
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Adjustable LCAs - help?

Okay so here is my issue
I replaced my stock lower control arms yesterday with a set of single adjustable Scott Drake ones (Scott Drake Store - 2005-14 Mustang Lower Adjustable Control Arms with UHMW and Spherical Bushings-Street)

The car is lowered 1.375" in front and 2" in rear, I have stock non adjustable panhard bar along with stock UCA, stock driveshaft, and stock 2.73's

What I am currently concerned with (and afraid of) is messing up my pinion angle, and if I even installed these things right (I've got the adjustable ends closest to the front of the car with grease fittings pointing down)

I was hoping someone could help me in adjusting the dang things correctly so that I am not breaking anything - I want to get my pinion angle correct since the car is lowered, and when I installed the new arms I made them even with the stock ones, but I am just ignorant in the fact that is this - with a lowered car, do you need longer or shorter arms? Why are they adjustable? How can I tell if the angle is straight, or what does a correct pinion angle look like?

I just need help


Found a pdf on how to install about 35 seconds after posting
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Old 07-24-2015, 03:03 PM   #2
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If you were worried about fixing/setting a pinion angle, the LCA's have no impact on that. You need an adjustable upper. As for setting them, as long as they are the same length you will be fine.

It sounds like you have them installed correctly if the front bushing is poly and the spherical is on the axle with the grease fittings facing down.
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I think the pinion angle can be slightly changed if your lca's are pushed out too far since one end of the lca's is connected directly to the axle via relocation brackets. I shortened mine up all the way and got rid of a nasty vibration buzzing that got worse over 60 mph. The lca's were installed just a bit off. Like .5" too far. Just make sure your wheels are perfectly centered in the wheel wells
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