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Shelby drop and lowering spring

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

  1. 67stang

    67stang Member

    Agreed, and it's such a low dollar item if I need to replace them.


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  2. 67stang

    67stang Member

    Any good suggestions on headlights. I have stock headlights, and obviously they are no comparison to my Acura Tlx. So when I drive the beast at night I feel paranoid because basically you can't see shit. Lol.


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  3. 3175375

    3175375 Well-Known Member

  4. msell66

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  5. 3175375

    3175375 Well-Known Member

    No way
     
  6. 67stang

    67stang Member

    Any RR without adding anything.


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  7. Horseplay

    Horseplay I Don't Care. Do you?

    Stock style headlights can be more than bright enough provided you wire them correctly. The best solution is to use the light switch to control relays that actually carry the lamp load. Feeding the full battery voltage straight to the headlights via a solid state relay contact creates a night and day difference in light intensity. Not the answer you may have wanted but it is the way to a brighter system. And the wiring work isn't very difficult. Be sure to use heavy gauge wire from the battery source to the relay and then the headlights. The stock wiring is not really up to snuff by modern standards. Not to mention if it is original age will likely cause it to create higher resistance further limiting the power hitting the bulbs.
     
  8. 3175375

    3175375 Well-Known Member

    I hid my relays behind the passenger side headlight.
     
  9. 67stang

    67stang Member

    Wow!! Wow!! Drove the beast on the highway between 80-85 mph around 2500rpms. The 351w feels strong and the steering and stability was awesome!!! What a difference everything has made so far. I still haven't checked the wheel bearings yet but I will soon.




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  10. 67stang

    67stang Member

    Anyone want to know how I fixed my wheel hop for 20$!!!!!!


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  11. 67stang

    67stang Member

    Well so after careful inspecting my new leaf springs I went hmmmmm. If I'm pushing power to the rear wheel and I have( new 5 leaf, shocks, shackles, decent tires, probably correct pinion angle, strong frame(meaning little to no rust with new bottom skins) 5 speed manual 351w,what could it be??

    Well like everyone knows how wheel hop works so I took a good hard look at my 5 leaf reverse eye. And noticed the clamps seem somewhat (wimpy) especially for a 5 leaf. So I put on two leaf spring clamps forward of the axel. And holy shit ZERO WHEEL HOP!!!!!!!! I can burn out out as long as I want with absolutely no wheel hop!! So stoked!!


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  12. 67stang

    67stang Member

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  14. 67stang

    67stang Member

    Seriously amazing. I'm thinking about advising scottdrake just to let them know.


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  15. msell66

    msell66 Burning Fossil Fuels Donator

    The clamps are A solution to a problem that shouldn’t exist.
     
  16. Horseplay

    Horseplay I Don't Care. Do you?

    Exactly. Glad you found a solution. Sorry you got what would seem to be a poor quality/defective set of springs.
     
  17. 67stang

    67stang Member

    I agree I blame the clamps Scottdrake is using. They surely don't clamp the springs together very well


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  18. 67stang

    67stang Member

    Didn’t know if I should start a new thread or just continue:

    Have a question. I have a small leak ever since I purchased the car two years ago. About a drop on the ground if I drive it.

    How can I tell if it’s the sump or rear main seal. And should I even bother. I mean I have no issues now. Clutch doesn’t not smell.

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  19. Mach1 Driver

    Mach1 Driver Active Member

    Not sure how this relates to rear springs, but I wouldn't worry- the car is just marking its territory
     
  20. 67stang

    67stang Member

    Okay thank you!


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