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GTRocks
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From: Lusby, MD, USA
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posted 04-08-2002 09:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GTRocks   Click Here to Email GTRocks     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I put the 1" lowering front end suspension kit from Mustang Plus on my '66. However, I did not lower the A arm. Would it still be beneficial for me to do so? Does it drop straight down 1" and redrill, or is there more to it than that?

Thanks,

Dave

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n2oMike
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From: Spencer, WV
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posted 04-08-2002 09:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for n2oMike   Click Here to Email n2oMike     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The arm is not dropped straight down, but there are templates out there, even on the web, that can be downloaded and printed. I don't have an address handy, but hopefully someone else does.

Yes, it is worth the trouble.

The improved suspension geometry can actually IMPROVE tire clearance since the top of the tire will move IN as the suspension compresses. The negative wedge plates are also recommended.

Good Luck!

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mellowyellow
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posted 04-08-2002 09:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If Branda has a site, it may be there. He has it in his catalog.

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GTRocks
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posted 04-08-2002 10:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GTRocks   Click Here to Email GTRocks     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Answered my own question!!

Here's the template link, if anyone else wants it:

http://www.themustangshop.com/lowarm.cfm

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kcode
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From: alvaton,ky,usa Suburb of Bowling Green, M&M #79, MCA #29208
Registered: Jun 99

posted 04-08-2002 10:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kcode   Click Here to Email kcode     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Dave,
If you stay with the 1" drop of the upper A arm, the negative wedge kit is not necessary. If you go beyond the 1" the kit is a must. For 65-66 the drop is 1" down and 1/8" or 1/4" to the rear. In my opinion it is well worth it. Very noticable difference in cornering and moreso while driving in a straight line, takes the float out of the front end.

Mike

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GTRocks
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posted 04-09-2002 04:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GTRocks   Click Here to Email GTRocks     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks guys!!

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