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WARDF
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posted 11-30-2002 09:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for WARDF   Click Here to Email WARDF     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just wondering if anybody makes a kit or if anybody has mounted coilovers in place of the stock spring and shock? I would think that the control arm and shock tower would be strong enough. Any ideas?

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posted 11-30-2002 11:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes, Dreher's Modification makes and sells coil over kits for early Mustangs. He does not have a website and is in Granada Hills Ca. I don't have the phone number handy. It's here on the racing forum somewhere, but if you remind me later I'll post it again.

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posted 11-30-2002 11:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes, Mustang Plus carries them. Total Control Products makes them:

http://www.mustangsplus.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=MPFMP&Category_Code=tcpcoil

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posted 11-30-2002 06:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65_289   Click Here to Email 65_289     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
With the TCP kit, you have keep your shock towers. If I was going to spend $2500, I'd go with the RC Motorsports kit. http://www.rcmotorsports.net/page4.html $2050 gets you a Mustang II front end, manual rack, coil overs, disc brakes, etc. Seems to be a much better deal, at least to me.

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posted 11-30-2002 07:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Dreher's Modifications 818-368-5904.
Bolt in coil over kits for early Mustangs with Afco adjustable shocks for about $800.

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posted 11-30-2002 07:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mpcoluv   Click Here to Email Mpcoluv     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Moneymaker:
Dreher's Modifications 818-368-5904.
Bolt in coil over kits for early Mustangs with Afco adjustable shocks for about $800.


This would give you plenty of room to notch the towers too I'll bet....
Is this setup dragrace only or good turning corners also?

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posted 11-30-2002 07:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's a killer price. Are there any pics around?

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posted 11-30-2002 07:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Dick lives in the dark ages. I believe he still has a rotary phone.
No website no pics. GO to the Afco website and look at their double heim single adjustable coil over shock. Then you can envision a trick aluminum mounting bracket that attaches to the upper control arm where the spring perch used to bolt.
The top has a custom spring seat for the coil spring that bolts to the underneath of the shock tower. The shock then attaches to a custom bracket that bolts to the top of the shock tower. Got it?

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WARDF
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posted 12-01-2002 08:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for WARDF   Click Here to Email WARDF     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Alex, that is exactly what I was thinking and I'll give him a call this week. Hope this will lighten up the the front end, Drag race set up.

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posted 12-01-2002 06:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus   Click Here to Email kid vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Can the shock tower be removed then or just notched? Unless it can be totally removed I dont think you would gain much in weight savings. Maybe if the front braces for the cage had the upper shock mount on them, then the whole tower could be removed. But if you were going to go to that kind of trouble, fabing your own would probably be best, and cheaper.

I'm not sure, but I bet my racecar is around 51/49 on the percentages now with 50 lbs bolted in the rear. I think it would be at least 50/50 if I had aluminum heads, or a lighter style motor (especially one that didnt have a bunch of concrete in the block and huge iron heads).

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posted 12-01-2002 08:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Dick Dreher claims a total weight savings of 12 lbs per side with his coil over shock system.

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Alex Denysenko
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