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Old 08-23-2015, 08:36 PM   #1
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The Stock Strut plates Stink, here is why...

My wife rides with me 3 weeks ago and says honey Was does the Car sway so much when your shifting. It let me know she even noticed the Suspension issues.
So I order Lowering Springs, Upper Control Arm and upgraded Bracket, Lower rear control arms, and Pan hard Bar.. I have a 1 pc Drive shaft coming in this week too..
So this evening after getting all my goodies out and ready, take the Front Struts out.. Car has 14.678 miles on it.
I go to remove the Factory Springs and remove the Plates and they fall apart.. no I mean they fell apart!!!... One side didn't have any of the bearings in it.. So now i am waiting on the 05-2010 Struts I just ordered..
Here is part 2.. stupid me.. I bought the Gt500 Strut plates, they don't work with my 2013 Struts... grrrrr... Bright Side is it gave me an excuse i guess to buy the Koni Orange struts for it..
Oh Yea wife asks if they would swap the plates since the car is under warranty. I said well yea if i had not already pulled them out to put lowering spring on.. LOL
So everyone with Mustangs i would say you might ought to take the car in every once in a while and make them check them before the warranty is not good. Not even 5K on the car and they are toast. I read this has been an issue, why do they keep using them then?
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Old 08-24-2015, 01:21 PM   #2
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I didn't even bother with reusing the stock strut mounts (they don't fall apart when you are very, very carful). I also didn't even think about the GT500 struts.

I installed the Steeda HD strut mounts. They have a 70mm needle bearing (vs. ball bearings) plus the camber is adjustable up to 2 degrees. The quality is top notch and, as expected, they cost more.

Here is a picture of the HD mounts attached to Steeda Sports and Konis.
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I ran into the same problem when doing my springs... I think they are technically one time use mounts. I took my drivers side apart and it immediately fell apart, I did however manage to find all the bearings. The passenger side didn't come apart. My next mod will be struts and shocks for sure because now with all the upgraded stuff the car feels squishy sometimes .
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Man those look sweet NvrNuf. I want to lower my car but the roads in Colorado Springs suck so bad. So I was thinking about getting the AirLift system so I can raise the care when needed.

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I didn't even bother with reusing the stock strut mounts (they don't fall apart when you are very, very carful). I also didn't even think about the GT500 struts.

I installed the Steeda HD strut mounts. They have a 70mm needle bearing (vs. ball bearings) plus the camber is adjustable up to 2 degrees. The quality is top notch and, as expected, they cost more.

Here is a picture of the HD mounts attached to Steeda Sports and Konis.
How is the ride with that set up?
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How is the ride with that set up?
I'm also curious about the ride. Looks like Koni oranges, steeda pro springs, right? That's exactly what I was looking at picking up. How are they treating you, Nvr?
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Airlift shock bushings for 13 Boss

Hi everyone,

I just had an Airlift performance suspension installed in my Boss. There was one problem with the install. The installer was unable to use the old bushings, washers and nuts from the stock rear shocks. He contacted Airlift and they said a GT bushing kit was required so he got two and installed the shocks. When I picked it up I noticed that there was intermittent clunking in the rear of the car. Checking it out I found the upper shock nuts were loose. I tightened them but the noise was still there. The nut runs out of threads before it gets tight enough to secure the shock. The GT bushing is too small to fill the hole for the Boss shock shaft. So there's two problems. I could add hardware so the nut didn't bottom out but I'm concerned that the bushing not filling the hole will still cause problems. Anyone have any suggestions?

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