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Old 04-09-2015, 07:53 PM   #1
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HELP! Confused on getting an alignment after dropping car

So I plan on purchasing The Ford Racing Adjustable handling pack for my 2013 mustang GT. I asked ford racing and they said take it to the dealer and they will get everything put back into Boss alignment (which I wanted). I would've figured I would need camber plates or camber bolts but am not sure. According to them I don't. If a camber plate was needed I was considering purchasing the Steeda HD Strut mounts but wasn't sure which to buy the 11-14 (which is my year car) or 05-10 (which the shock/spring is based off of). Any help appreciated. Car is a DD and autocross/mountain road car.
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That pack is a 1" drop all around so you should not need camber plates or camber bolts. all cars are a little different but it starts to get hairy around the 1.5" mark.
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-1.5 degrees is within spec so I'm sure you'll be fine, but if you do get camber plates, you'll want the 05-10 pieces since that's what you say the kit struts are based off of


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-1.5 degrees is within spec so I'm sure you'll be fine, but if you do get camber plates, you'll want the 05-10 pieces since that's what you say the kit struts are based off of


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Yeah it comes normally with GT500 strut mounts which I believe means its an 05-10 strut. Also I see you have a good suspension setup, did you need anything to get it back in line?
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I'm dropped 1.5" all around with -1.3 camber. No issues whatsoever. Even tire wear.


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I got the ford racing handling package. The suspension guy installing it said he "almost" had it aligned perfectly and recommended the bolts. I went for it. My tires are wearing straight and the car doesn't handle wobbly at high speed anymore, is lowered and dive with braking is eliminated. It's been over a year since I had this suspension upgrade installed.


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Have helped lower 5 late model Mustangs and non of them required camber plates or the useless/dangerous bolts. Yes, -1.5 is the minimum Camber that Ford recommends on their tech sheet.
-1.5 and even -1.6 will be ok, I'm at -1.6 and with the Sportlines and GT500 265's up front and the cornering is nothing short of great. The only issue is that the car doesn't want to drive in the rutted roads, but does like the crowns though.
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Have helped lower 5 late model Mustangs and non of them required camber plates or the useless/dangerous bolts. Yes, -1.5 is the minimum Camber that Ford recommends on their tech sheet.
-1.5 and even -1.6 will be ok, I'm at -1.6 and with the Sportlines and GT500 265's up front and the cornering is nothing short of great. The only issue is that the car doesn't want to drive in the rutted roads, but does like the crowns though.

Damn I should've went wider than 245 up front lol


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I also have that frpp kit. No camber bolts. Alignment within spec and only slight inside wear after 8000 miles. Barely measurable... just a bit visually. Eibach bolts are still sittin in the garage.
A bit of off camber in that direction isnt a bad thing for handling, either


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I also have that frpp kit. No camber bolts. Alignment within spec and only slight inside wear after 8000 miles. Barely measurable... just a bit visually. Eibach bolts are still sittin in the garage.
A bit of off camber in that direction isnt a bad thing for handling, either


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Yeah a bit of negative camber definitely helps with handling. Especially for someone who auto x's/road races


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HELP! Confused on getting an alignment after dropping car

Sweet guys I appreciate it. I plan on just piecing together the FRPP adjustable handling pack because I already have a Panhard bar. Just going to buy the Adjustable dampeners, p springs, jounce bumper kit, and Sway bar kit all from ford racing, then put it together myself and save money.


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Damn I should've went wider than 245 up front lol


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Depending on your wheel size and offset you could even go a little bigger, 275/40-19's. The track wheels are 19.5" front and although they have 265's on them now I can't wait until they wear down so I can get some 275x40-19's.
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Yeah it comes normally with GT500 strut mounts which I believe means its an 05-10 strut. Also I see you have a good suspension setup, did you need anything to get it back in line?
Im using GT500 mounts with the arrows facing IN which reduces the amount of negative camber. fyi you can get away with a good bit of negative camber with no excessive tire wear, its the toe being off that chews up the inside edge
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Depending on your wheel size and offset you could even go a little bigger, 275/40-19's. The track wheels are 19.5" front and although they have 265's on them now I can't wait until they wear down so I can get some 275x40-19's.

19x8.5 +30. And while it isn't flush, it's pretty close. What do you think I could fit on there? 255-265?

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Im using GT500 mounts with the arrows facing IN which reduces the amount of negative camber. fyi you can get away with a good bit of negative camber with no excessive tire wear, its the toe being off that chews up the inside edge
That's exactly what I did with facing the mounts in. Got back about -.2


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19x8.5 +30. And while it isn't flush, it's pretty close. What do you think I could fit on there? 255-265?

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Since you have a small offset of 30 I'm sure the 265's would fit although they may stick out a little. The 255's would work great and still be within the body. The Shelby wheels are 9.5" wide front and rear although the fronts have 44 offset and rears are 50. I think next time around I'll go with 275's in the front and maybe a little larger in the rear........width anyway.
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Since you have a small offset of 30 I'm sure the 265's would fit although they may stick out a little. The 255's would work great and still be within the body. The Shelby wheels are 9.5" wide front and rear although the fronts have 44 offset and rears are 50. I think next time around I'll go with 275's in the front and maybe a little larger in the rear........width anyway.

Dang it should've went 255's lol. Oh well.


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