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Shelby drop and lowering spring

Discussion in 'General Mustang Discussion' started by 67stang, Jun 16, 2017.

  1. Horseplay

    Horseplay Well-Known Member

    Craig recently updated his ride with electric steering assist. There is a thread about it somewhere around here.
     
  2. tarafied1

    tarafied1 Well-Known Member

    Oh yeah. Should have answered all the questions!
    I do have EPAS. No rack.
    The back is Grab-A-Track 5 leaf springs and gas shocks.


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  3. blu67

    blu67 Well-Known Member

    I absolutely LOVE this car......
     
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  4. tarafied1

    tarafied1 Well-Known Member

    thank you sir, you working on yours still?
     
  5. 67stang

    67stang Member

    I was waiting for more parts and now I'm on vacation. So when I get back I have my work cut out for me! Finish the right side and need to do the complete left side.




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  6. 3175375

    3175375 Well-Known Member

    I still have a pair of red Kimi's to put in the tail of my Stang
     
  7. 67stang

    67stang Member

    Kimi's??


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  8. tarafied1

    tarafied1 Well-Known Member

    I'm going to guess it's "Koni's" ...
     
  9. blu67

    blu67 Well-Known Member

    Trying to. Making it out to Indiana often is difficult. Hoping to go before the end of the year again and get the front end structure welded up.
     
  10. Starfury

    Starfury Active Member

    Ride height DOES affect camber, because suspension geometry is based on the relationship between the wheel and it's position in the wheel well. Changing the ride height affects this relationship. That's why the camber changes as the car goes around a corner; the outside suspension compresses and cambers in (after the UCA relocation anyway), the inside unloads and cambers out. This keeps the tires flat on the pavement. If you compress both sides, by adding weight, braking, cutting coils, etc, both wheels will camber in.

    That said, the amount of actual change in camber from springs settling 1/4" would be minimal, particularly without an UCA relocation.

    Camber is set at ride height. When you set -0.5* camber, it's at the ride height, not 1" below the current ride height where camber may be -0.7*.

    How much the camber changes with suspension travel, ie the camber curve, depends on the lengths of the UCAs and LCAs, as well as their mounting locations. The UCA relocation changes the camber curve. The factory setup is based on the falcon geometry, which keeps the camber more stable throughout suspension travel, providing better stability in a straight line on rough roads. The arning drop geometry alters the curve to give dramatically more negative camber as the suspension compresses, and more positive camber as it unloads, keeping modern radials flatter on the pavement and providing better handling.

     
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  11. 3175375

    3175375 Well-Known Member

    Koni's
     
  12. 67stang

    67stang Member

    Anyone have any recommendations for decent muffler tips. Under 100$ for both. I just have some straight angled tips. Looks pretty shitty.
    Inlet is 2.5 and needs to be about 10 inches long. [​IMG]


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  13. 67stang

    67stang Member

    Update: everything is done and installed (except lower control arm would not go in, need to grind the bearing?)

    Anyway removed all shims and wheel spacer!! And it fits because of the new upper control arms!!!.

    Working on the alignment next week. Everything seems pretty close so I dont think i will have any issues with the alignment. Which is awesome. I did notice that every time I mess with the camber I pretty much have to drive it to recheck it.

    Stance looks awesome. The tires tuck in nicely 225/45/17. My rear is are 235, when my tires wear I think I will go with 235 all the way around.

    Question the width lower control arm just does not want to get into the slot where the camber adjustment is. Should I just grind the the bearings width? I so any recommendations how?

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  14. Patrick Stapler

    Patrick Stapler Active Member

    You should be able to just bounce it around it a little in garage without driving it. At least that's all I do. Seems to work fine.
     
  15. 67stang

    67stang Member

    I'll try that, when I dial it in.


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  16. 67stang

    67stang Member

    Question: every time when I adjust the caster do I have to turn it back outwards and zero it out?


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  17. 67stang

    67stang Member

    Any ideas how to get the lower control arms in?


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  18. 3175375

    3175375 Well-Known Member

    For the Mustang, it should just bolt in. You have to be cognizant of the trailing rods or whatever they are called, but it should be a no-brained. Ask me how I know
     
  19. 67stang

    67stang Member

    Obviously the brace that would t slides into must distorted slightly, I guess I just need to try and muscle it in.

    How do you know? Lol


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    Last edited: Jul 23, 2017 at 8:03 AM
  20. Horseplay

    Horseplay Well-Known Member

    This. I'd bet on side or the other has been bent inward just enough to give you problems. Don't start grinding on the new parts!
     

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