Brought to you in part by:

Great deals on auto restoration supplies!

.


JC Whitney clearance center!

  Mustangsandmore Forums
  '79 to '93 -- The Fox Mustang
  Rear suspension geometry

Post New Topic  Post A Reply
profile | register | preferences | faq | search

next newest topic | next oldest topic
Author Topic:   Rear suspension geometry
Kyle
Gearhead

Posts: 400
From: Sumner, WA
Registered: Dec 2001

posted 01-31-2003 01:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kyle   Click Here to Email Kyle     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have kind of an odd question regarding the rear suspension of fox-body fords. I would like to know on the upper control arms if the attaching point at the torque box is above or below the attaching point at the axle when the car is at rest on the ground when viewed from the side. Same question for the lower control arms. I'm trying to do a little suspension geometry figuring and need to know. Thanks!

IP: Logged

capri man
Gearhead

Posts: 6417
From: doerun, ga.
Registered: Nov 2000

posted 01-31-2003 05:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for capri man   Click Here to Email capri man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
why dont you just look!!! lol
sorry, couldnt help it. i will go look on mine and be right back.

------------------
mike r
racing is real
everything else is just a game.
81 capri-7.51 @89mph 1/8
1.54 60 ft.
http://prestage.com/site/site_display.asp?SiteID=141

IP: Logged

capri man
Gearhead

Posts: 6417
From: doerun, ga.
Registered: Nov 2000

posted 01-31-2003 05:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for capri man   Click Here to Email capri man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
ok, my uppers are about 1/4 in higher on the front or frame attachung point. the lowere are about 1 in higher on the front. this would vary according to your spring height and strenth. hope this helps.

------------------
mike r
racing is real
everything else is just a game.
81 capri-7.51 @89mph 1/8
1.54 60 ft.
http://prestage.com/site/site_display.asp?SiteID=141

IP: Logged

Buster
Gearhead

Posts: 1437
From: Hurricane alley
Registered: May 2002

posted 02-10-2003 06:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Buster   Click Here to Email Buster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Capri man... are you sure.... you might check that again.

IP: Logged

Stewart
Gearhead

Posts: 9743
From: Monterey, CA Mustangsandmore Member #437
Registered: Apr 2000

posted 02-11-2003 10:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stewart   Click Here to Email Stewart     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Kyle, what exactly are you trying to figure out about the geometry?

Stewart

IP: Logged

Kyle
Gearhead

Posts: 400
From: Sumner, WA
Registered: Dec 2001

posted 02-12-2003 07:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kyle   Click Here to Email Kyle     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, I want to build a fast fox body on a small budget (who doesn't?) and was thinking of things I could do that may not cost too much. I ran across this web page:

http://www.geocities.com/kdslaby/Launching_A_Drag_Car.html

It does a really good job explaining suspension geometry relating to a 4-link type suspension. So I asked the question about the mounting points on a fox mustang to see if the arms form an instant center, and to start thinking about how I could possibly improve on that geometry relationship. I guess i'm probably better off waiting unitl I get the car, huh?

IP: Logged

capri man
Gearhead

Posts: 6417
From: doerun, ga.
Registered: Nov 2000

posted 02-12-2003 09:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for capri man   Click Here to Email capri man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Buster:
Capri man... are you sure.... you might check that again.


ok i will buster but do i have a problem?? what is it supposed to be?? you got me wondering now.

------------------
mike r
racing is real
everything else is just a game.
81 capri-7.51 @89mph 1/8
1.54 60 ft.
http://prestage.com/site/site_display.asp?SiteID=141

IP: Logged

All times are ET (US)

next newest topic | next oldest topic

Administrative Options: Close Topic | Archive/Move | Delete Topic
Post New Topic  Post A Reply
Hop to:

Contact Us | Mustangsandmore Front Page

Copyright 2005, Steve LaRiviere. All Rights Reserved.


Ultimate Bulletin Board 5.47d

Amazon Honor System Click Here to Pay Learn More

[Build a free Mustangsandmore.ws Home Page!]

[Posting Pictures]

[About M&M][Acronyms][Calendar][Chat][Classifieds] [Members' Pics]

[M&M Conventions] [M&M Mug Shots]

[ Mustangsandmore.com Bookstore] [ Smokin' Fords] [Tech Articles]