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Kyle
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From: Sumner, WA
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posted 11-03-2002 10:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kyle   Click Here to Email Kyle     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
How about improvements that can be made to the suspension geometry of fox body mustangs? For example, I read that if you lower the mounting point of the lower control arm at the axle, it helps with wieight transfer. How are the fast fox bodies hooking up so well? And how do I do it?

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clevelandstyle
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posted 11-04-2002 12:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for clevelandstyle     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm not a big fan of changing the rear geometry. I am going to do some suspension upgrades this winter. I was thinking about boxing the control arms and getting some stiffer bushings, but the geometry isn't changing. The car hooks pretty good now with a best of 1.58 60'. I'm just trying to get it better without doing anything drastic. My goal is to be in the low 1.5s next year.

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Fordwiser
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posted 11-04-2002 07:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fordwiser   Click Here to Email Fordwiser     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The South Side Machine bars do that very thing, and there are alot of not real fast street cars on street tires ripping the torque boxes out of them. When I put the 9-inch in my T-Bird I boxed the control arms and put polyurathane bushings in. I raised the rear of the upper bars about 1 1/4 in. mostly because I had to for clearence between the bar and the housing. The mounting points show no signs of tearin, the only thing if you make quite a bit of power it hits the tires almost too hard, which can be tamed with adjustable shocks which slow the hit.
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