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Old 08-30-2015, 09:40 AM   #1
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Steeda HD Strut Mounts alignment problem

I've recently "correctly" installed Steeda Sport Springs and HD Strut Mounts, meaning the Steeda logo is pointing away from the engine and the struts are positioned all the way to the outside.

Now here is the problem. The alignment shop reported 1.4° passenger side camber angle and 0.4° on the driver side. Because I'm aiming for 0.7° - 0.8°, the passenger side cannot be adjusted.

Back home, I took everything apart and reinstalled it again taking even more care. I checked the camber angle myself getting the exact same results. 1.4° passenger side, 0.4° driver side. Now I'm at my wits' end.

Is there something wrong with one of the Steeda Strut Mounts?

I've read on another forum that sometimes their mounts are incorrectly assembled and you shouldn't take it for granted, which was the reason I disassembled/reinstalled them again. I couldn't find anything wrong with them. Both looked the same. No rotated plates or misalignments.

Had anyone had the same/similar issue?
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Old 08-30-2015, 07:48 PM   #2
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Hello NvRNuf,

Let me run this by our install dept. & see if they can suggest a solution.

As far as being incorrectly assembled ... I am confident that is not the case.

Send me your contact info to tim@steeda.com in case I have to get an installer to speak to you via phone.

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Old 09-06-2015, 02:56 PM   #3
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To everyone experiencing the same issue.

I've been contacted by the fine and very helpful folks at Steeda. They suggested moving the cradle (K-Member) as much as possible to the (in my case) driver side. There wasn't much slack but it helped a bit. Looks like on my car, the shock tower and K-Member shifted a little bit during assembly.

Anyway, the minimum camber angle on the passenger side is now -1.23 degree and I adjusted the driver side to the same value. Steeda's HD strut plates make this very easy.

For those of you interested, here are pictures of my "camber measuring rig".
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When I lowered my 14 TrakPak Mustang with Sportlines I used the stock components.......that was 6000 miles ago..............my camber is set at -1.2 on the left and -1.5 on the right. -1.5 is the minimum spec Ford sets for the 13/14 Mustang. My caster was +7.8 for both left and right which is on the high side of Ford's spec of +7.9. My toe is a total of 0.20" which is right in the middle of the Ford spec.
I've been very happy with these settings and even with the soft Goodyear F1 Supercar tires.
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Thanks for the info. Just a question. Do you run toe in or toe out?
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I run +0.10 degrees left and +0.10 degrees right for a total of +0.20 which is right in the middle of what Ford specs are.
What are the camber and toe of the rear wheels?
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I run +0.10 degrees left and +0.10 degrees right for a total of +0.20 which is right in the middle of what Ford specs are.
What are the camber and toe of the rear wheels?
Not sure I understand you correctly. The rear wheels being mounted to a solid axle, there shouldn't be any camber and toe.
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As the front end usually shifts some during fabrication so can the back and usually no OE axle housing is perfect.
My rear camber is left...-0.30 degrees, and right is +0.10 degrees. The toe in the rear is left side of -0.20 degrees and right at +0.20 degrees for a total of 0.00 degrees. These were taken on a new state of the art alignment machine and were taken before I installed my adjustable LCA's and UCA. When I put them in a slightly loaded the chassis and changed the pinion angle to -0.5 degrees.
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Very interesting! Thanks again for the info.
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