Small upgrade. Installed! - Mustang Evolution

Go Back   Mustang Evolution > 1979-2015 Mustang GT || Tech and Talk > 2011-2014 Mustang GT



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them here!
Old 12-05-2012, 09:07 PM   #1
Registered Member
Regular
 
SolidRRaxle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Region: Texas
Posts: 517
Steeda ultimate sway bar kit
AM alum driveshaft and BmR loop
Bilstein hd shocks/struts
H&R race springs
UPR LCAs, steeds ultimate adj UCA
MM adj panhard
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-4288273005.jpg
Views:	277
Size:	366.4 KB
ID:	79440  
SolidRRaxle is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 12-05-2012, 09:11 PM   #2
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Region: Pennsylvania
Posts: 74
Very nice did u do all the work yourself
Baldeagle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2012, 09:13 PM   #3
Registered Member
Regular
 
SolidRRaxle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Region: Texas
Posts: 517
Nah. UCA and safety loop kept me from trying.

Paid for this setup. Will be doing the procharger myself tho
SolidRRaxle is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 12-05-2012, 09:18 PM   #4
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Region: Pennsylvania
Posts: 74
That's cool,
Baldeagle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2012, 09:43 PM   #5
Registered Member
Regular
 
BlackBetty5.0's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: New York
Region: New York
Posts: 167
How is the ride? How much of a drop was it?
BlackBetty5.0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2012, 10:08 PM   #6
Registered Member
Regular
 
SolidRRaxle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Region: Texas
Posts: 517
1.5 rear, 1.4 front. Not the most comfy ride ever (3 hours in the seat might be the max for a road trip), but holy balls does it hold the road. 0 body roll, I can feel the power spin up faster with the driveshaft and also the LCAs pushing the tires down. Drove almost half a tank after picking it up, loved it. When I went to fill up and reached for the gas cover it was then that I realized 1.5 is significant.

Shocks and struts are adjustable, so can soften it a little if I want.

Also, got CC plates added. Left that off the original post
SolidRRaxle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2012, 10:20 PM   #7
Registered Member
Regular
 
Defiant 5.0's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Surfside Beach
Region: South Carolina
Posts: 325
Sexy. Those track pack wheels look great with that stance.
__________________
2011 Mustang GT 6mt
Mod List: H&R Super Sport Springs, Eibach Camber Bolts, Steeda Panhard Bar, BBK Cold Air Intake, Stack Racing Chrome Strut Tower Bar, Boss 302 Coil Pack Covers, Barton Shifter, Barton 2 Post Bracket, 4.10 Gear, 2013 Track Pack Wheels, QA1 Single Adjustable Rear Shocks, Roush Axle-back exhaust, CDC Chin Spoiler, Saleen Grille,
Defiant 5.0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2012, 10:20 PM   #8
Registered Member
Regular
 
BlackBetty5.0's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: New York
Region: New York
Posts: 167
Very nice! The new look alone is probably worth a stiffer ride. You should have no problem putting that power down once you slap on that procharger!
BlackBetty5.0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2012, 10:05 AM   #9
Registered Member
Regular
 
claudermilk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Region: California
Posts: 598
You didn't want to do the UCA, but you are going to do a SC? I've read the big bolt on ther UCA can be a PITA, but that & the loop are pretty straightforward bolt-ons.

Oh, nice setup.
claudermilk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2012, 11:46 AM   #10
Registered Member
Regular
 
SolidRRaxle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Region: Texas
Posts: 517
If it were a positive disp, I would see your point. Ian going procharger this d thereupon cutting hoses, snipping number etc. seems pretty easy, just time intense.

The loop required too much and UCA. I only have ramps, but that is not nearly enough
SolidRRaxle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2012, 11:47 AM   #11
Registered Member
Regular
 
nosympathy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: none
Region: Ohio
Posts: 3,551
Quote:
Originally Posted by SolidRRaxle View Post
If it were a positive disp, I would see your point. Ian going procharger this d thereupon cutting hoses, snipping number etc. seems pretty easy, just time intense.

The loop required too much and UCA. I only have ramps, but that is not nearly enough
Yeah you wouldn't be able to do that with ramps haha. Gotta have jack stands.
__________________
MustangEvolution ROCKS MY SOCKS!!!
nosympathy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2012, 06:55 PM   #12
Registered Member
Regular
 
SolidRRaxle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Region: Texas
Posts: 517
Yeah, in fact from what I've learned you don't want to jack it up from the side once you have a custom suspension. Either both sides at the same time, on a lift or from the pumpkin (obviously that only works on the rear). As I tried to determine how many jacks and jack stands I came to the realization that it was worth the $1k. Also, my relo brackets are welded, not bolted, so that was an additional plus.
SolidRRaxle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2012, 07:24 PM   #13
Registered Member
Regular
 
avengnd's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Stafford
Region: Virginia
Posts: 1,643
Sweet!
__________________
~ Alan Mustang Livin' and www.mustanglivin.com
2014 Shelby GT500
avengnd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2012, 07:25 PM   #14
Registered Member
Regular
 
Johnny5.0's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Region: Maryland
Posts: 32
Bad *** bro...hows the overall improvement feel on a scale of 1-10? How about on hard launches?
Johnny5.0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2012, 07:27 PM   #15
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 72
Man that looks good!
blackmustang12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2012, 07:52 PM   #16
Registered Member
Regular
 
SolidRRaxle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Region: Texas
Posts: 517
Thank you! This was my Christmas present.

Johnny5.0, I did a review as a separate thread (that way it is searchable for anyone considering this in the future)
SolidRRaxle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2012, 09:40 AM   #17
Registered Member
Regular
 
claudermilk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Region: California
Posts: 598
I'm going to be hard to convince since my brother in law and I have basically rebuilt a 351W Pinto project on jack stands. Jack stands are cheap. One floor jack & 4 jack stands, never an issue; having a lift would be easier, but the lack of one has not prevented a single task yet.

Looking at the product pics of the BMR loops, they aren't much more complex than the Summit one we have on the Pinto & it was not hard.

Jacking from the side after lowering should not be an issue--I spent years doing it on my last car after lowering. The only part that is trickier is you have to have a floor jack that will fit. I anticipate no issues after lowering the Mustang.

I can see the ease with welding on the undercarriage from a lift. But again, the Pinto got full subframe connectors on jackstands. That is 2x2 square stock through the floorpan.

Like I said, I'm going to be hard to convince.
claudermilk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2012, 09:47 AM   #18
It's not me, it's you.
Regular
Supporter
 
primer2tone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Corpus Christi
Region: Texas
Posts: 6,752
That looks sharp!
primer2tone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2012, 09:57 AM   #19
Registered Member
Regular
 
SolidRRaxle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Region: Texas
Posts: 517
Thanks


Claud... Not gonna argue you here. This is my baby and I am overly cautious. Google. There is a reason a lot of cars have a center point to jack up as well as the sides. It impacts the geometry and at least the alignment. If google doesn't convince you, I'm ok with that
SolidRRaxle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2012, 12:56 PM   #20
Registered Member
Regular
 
hpisloud's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Region: Michigan
Posts: 38
Damn...dem NASCAR boys must be throwin fits after every pitstop, then. One stop camber is one way, different the next...toe is set one way one pitstop completely opposite the next. What's the point of even taking tread wear/temp data if the alignment is a constantly changing variable?

If your alignment goes out of whack from the abnormal load you see due to jacking up the car from the side...it's just not a good product built for normal driving conditions. It would never stand up to stresses from potholes or weirdly uneven pavement.
hpisloud is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2012, 04:29 PM   #21
Registered Member
Regular
 
SolidRRaxle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Region: Texas
Posts: 517
Yeah... I don't have a stock car or a pinto, I have a mustang with a uni-body frame that has been shown to twist. If I have subframe connectors, welded, I might be less worried.
Look guys, as I said I am overly cautious and I also got the relo brackets welded which I can't do. If you think that's a little over the top AND have actually done this installation in your garage then you win more smart, handy guy points than me
SolidRRaxle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2012, 10:03 PM   #22
Registered Member
Regular
 
UltArc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Region: Ohio
Posts: 1,782
Quote:
Originally Posted by SolidRRaxle
Steeda ultimate sway bar kit
AM alum driveshaft and BmR loop
Bilstein hd shocks/struts
H&R race springs
UPR LCAs, steeds ultimate adj UCA
MM adj panhard
What year?
__________________
2012 Mustang EPA: 19/29
2012 AeroStang: 40/46

My sponsor, Tokkyo Nutrition, offers 50% off your entire order with the code "PowerHouse"
UltArc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2012, 10:10 PM   #23
Lorraine's driver

Regular
 
ab_mach1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Indianapolis
Region: Indiana
Posts: 7,858
Quote:
Originally Posted by SolidRRaxle View Post
1.5 rear, 1.4 front. Not the most comfy ride ever (3 hours in the seat might be the max for a road trip), but holy balls does it hold the road. 0 body roll, I can feel the power spin up faster with the driveshaft and also the LCAs pushing the tires down. Drove almost half a tank after picking it up, loved it. When I went to fill up and reached for the gas cover it was then that I realized 1.5 is significant.

Shocks and struts are adjustable, so can soften it a little if I want.

Also, got CC plates added. Left that off the original post
Those are awesome upgrades. I'm diggin it!
__________________
Instagram: @ab_mach1
ab_mach1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2012, 09:43 PM   #24
Registered Member
Regular
 
SolidRRaxle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Region: Texas
Posts: 517
Thank you! 2013
SolidRRaxle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2012, 01:05 AM   #25
Registered Member
Regular
 
acornsmoke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Boca Raton
Region: Florida
Posts: 536
looks nice. trying to decide on what springs to Lower with -_-
acornsmoke is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Mustang Evolution > 1979-2015 Mustang GT || Tech and Talk > 2011-2014 Mustang GT

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


» Like Us On Facebook



02:54 PM


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0

MustangEvolution.com is in no way associated with or endorsed by Ford Motor Company.