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Old 05-30-2013, 07:45 PM   #1
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Suspension and brakes installed, bleeding brakes now... Test drive in a little while. Will post pix later today or tomorrow.
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Awesome! What all did you install?
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Awesome! What all did you install?
Here it goes...

FR P-Springs est. 1" drop
FR Sway bar Kit
Koni STR.T Struts & Shocks
FR GT500 Style Strut Mounts
BMR LCA's & Relo Brackets
BMR UCA & Mount

StopTech ST40 front brake kit 14" rotors & 4 cylinder calipers
Hawk perf. ceramic pads, Powerslot 12" slotted rear rotors, and J&M SS Teflon brake lines

I think that's it. I'm tired. Gatta tell you, I have awesome neighbors! They did like 99% of the work. One of them has every tool there is. You know I'm exaggerating

So far so good. Car came off the jack stand SILENT. I drove it out of the garage and we're getting ready to go season the brakes and maybe put 10-20 miles on the car and see if there's any issues. I got plenty of Pix. Will post some tomorrow.
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Do you have offset wheels? I was wondering if there will be a problem with rubbing with the 1" drop....
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Do you have offset wheels? I was wondering if there will be a problem with rubbing with the 1" drop....
on what stock rims?
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You'll love the brakes brother! Just make sure you break them in fully!
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on what stock rims?
No sorry, what I meant was if you have staggered wheels lets say 19x10 in the rear running a 275 or 285 size tire. If you drop it with that set up, will you have a finder rubbing issue?
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No sorry, what I meant was if you have staggered wheels lets say 19x10 in the rear running a 275 or 285 size tire. If you drop it with that set up, will you have a finder rubbing issue?
Shouldn't. Grabberblue5.0 has a 1.5" drop with a 19x10 with 305 and no rubbing. If I remember right.

BTW OP that sounds like an awesome change! Let us know how it goes once broken in!
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Shouldn't. Grabberblue5.0 has a 1.5" drop with a 19x10 with 305 and no rubbing. If I remember right.

BTW OP that sounds like an awesome change! Let us know how it goes once broken in!
Cool, I was curious...I am getting ready to buy some wheels then I will drop it. I just wanted to make sure I wouldn't rub if I hit a bump in the road or something...Thank!
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Do you have offset wheels? I was wondering if there will be a problem with rubbing with the 1" drop....
I'm sorry, I installed 20" Roush wheels and their Cooper RS3-S tires about a month ago. The way I understand it StopTeck manufactures Roush's brakes.

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No sorry, what I meant was if you have staggered wheels lets say 19x10 in the rear running a 275 or 285 size tire. If you drop it with that set up, will you have a finder rubbing issue?
Roush 20x9 and Cooper 275/35-20 Ithink
all the way around. Didn't want to deal with different sizes and tire rotation. BTW, I'll wait at least a week to make sure I don't have any problems before I install the Watts link and have the alignment checked/done
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We're back... Car rides great! A little stiffer, but I guess I expected that. Heard some noise. It may be a function of the back seat being out (UCA mount) also heard more road noise. I think I'm gonna spend some money on insulation. This car doesn't have any! I haven't measured, but I love the stance it has now! Gosh! I love this Mustang!
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We're back... Car rides great! A little stiffer, but I guess I expected that. Heard some noise. It may be a function of the back seat being out (UCA mount) also heard more road noise. I think I'm gonna spend some money on insulation. This car doesn't have any! I haven't measured, but I love the stance it has now! Gosh! I love this Mustang!
I didn't get increased road noise from my suspension really. Did you leave the backseat out?
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No sorry, what I meant was if you have staggered wheels lets say 19x10 in the rear running a 275 or 285 size tire. If you drop it with that set up, will you have a finder rubbing issue?
I'm running 19x10 in the rear w/ a 295 tire and I have a1.5 drop and I don't rub
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I didn't get increased road noise from my suspension really. Did you leave the backseat out?
Yes, just in case we had to do something with the UPC mount. There's NO insulation, sound or otherwise, under the rear seat OR the trunk.BTW, I better get to sleep. I have another procedure being done in the AM. I'm so hyper about the car that I don't know if I'll get any sleep.
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Sounds like you were really busy! Definitely a good mod list though. With the back seat out you will have more noise. I noticed that when I fold the back seat down the cabin noise is about 2 times more. How long did it take you to do it all?
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Sounds like you were really busy! Definitely a good mod list though. With the back seat out you will have more noise. I noticed that when I fold the back seat down the cabin noise is about 2 times more. How long did it take you to do it all?
Sat - Thur. Roughly eighty man-hrs. after they got home from work. Plenty of double checking and second-guessing each other and a beer here and there.

Best part I think was one of the guys explained to my wife the advantage of doing these mods stressing the safety factor. Since then, she doesn't call it "The car from hell."

When I told her I had ordered the brakes, she asked what was wrong with the stock brakes and I told nothing, she just looked at the ceiling.

Getting ready to go get a procedure done on my hip area. I'll post some pix on this thread.

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You'll love the brakes brother! Just make sure you break them in fully!
Thanks Jay. I'm glad the other outfit took too long with the rear rotors. Followed the instructions to the letter.
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Really hope those will be pics of the car and not the hip area...
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You'll love the brakes brother! Just make sure you break them in fully!
What's the proper way to break the brakes in ?
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Really hope those will be pics of the car and not the hip area...
Oh man! You take the fun out! OK, I'll post pix of the car only. I'm almost done editing them,
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Oh man! You take the fun out! OK, I'll post pix of the car only. I'm almost done editing them,
how'd the surgery go today?
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What's the proper way to break the brakes in ?
Right now I cannot do it from memory. Brake manufacturers have PDF's with installation instructions that you can download. The brake kits also come with instructions. Since it was dark already when we did it, we went to the local high school. They have a pretty big parking lot

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how'd the surgery go today?
Good no problems, I'm just supposed to take it easy and no driving for 24 hrs.
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Take it easy and get the pics up already....hehehe
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Here they are... I hope they upload OK.
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WOW.... Looks great
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Here they are... I hope they upload OK.
Nice! How do you like those Stop Tech brakes? They are pretty sweet looking on your car
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Looks awesome! the rear caliper, I know you put a cover over it, but did you take it off the car too paint it?
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Nice! How do you like those Stop Tech brakes? They are pretty sweet looking on your car
So far I like them. I seem to remember reading that I won't feel the difference for about 500 miles. BTW, got them through Hypermotive Performance. Great personal customer service.
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Looks awesome! the rear caliper, I know you put a cover over it, but did you take it off the car too paint it?
Yes. Since the brake hoses, rotors and pads were changed, that was something I could do myself. A little elbow grease and ~6 bucks for caliper paint. Kept them off until everything settles/gets adjusted. Didn't want to introduce any more possible noise.
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Looks awesome! the rear caliper, I know you put a cover over it, but did you take it off the car too paint it?
I was considering getting covers from AM, but was told they may reduce heat dissipation. It makes sense, but I doubt it's significant enough to worry about it. Should I be concerned?
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I was considering getting covers from AM, but was told they may reduce heat dissipation. It makes sense, but I doubt it's significant enough to worry about it. Should I be concerned?
I'm not. They're made of Al, IMO, they probably act as a fin on air cooled engines? I just needed the rear set. If I remember right I got them through Autoanything.
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Well, I have to report the first hick-up. Looks like the front nut on my BMR Adjustable UCA keeps coming loose. Retightened last night and after ~30 miles city driving it may be coming loose again. I hope I'm imagining things, but on the way home, I think I heard a couple of very light noises going over some bumps. Any ideas? What are we missing? Thanks.
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Well, I have to report the first hick-up. Looks like the front nut on my BMR Adjustable UCA keeps coming loose. Retightened last night and after ~30 miles city driving it may be coming loose again. I hope I'm imagining things, but on the way home, I think I heard a couple of very light noises going over some bumps. Any ideas? What are we missing? Thanks.
Just make sure you're using loctite bro.... especially on suspension parts. Blue will work fine but I usually use red.
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Well, I have to report the first hick-up. Looks like the front nut on my BMR Adjustable UCA keeps coming loose. Retightened last night and after ~30 miles city driving it may be coming loose again. I hope I'm imagining things, but on the way home, I think I heard a couple of very light noises going over some bumps. Any ideas? What are we missing? Thanks.
Blue Loc-tite is your friend. Tighten the nuts then put some on threads.
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Just make sure you're using loctite bro.... especially on suspension parts. Blue will work fine but I usually use red.
We used it on everything else but skipped the shaft on the UCA because we thought we wouldn't be able to adjust it down the line. So, as I understand it, it's OK to use loctite? Does it matter which, red or blue? I have both. Thank you guys.
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We used it on everything else but skipped the shaft on the UCA because we thought we wouldn't be able to adjust it down the line. So, as I understand it, it's OK to use loctite? Does it matter which, red or blue? I have both. Thank you guys.
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