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Old 06-02-2012, 10:29 PM   #41
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How much of an issue would be getting the alignment right after this install? I'd like something to stiffen up the suspension and make it feel tighter in the turns but I'm not trying to pay a fortune getting my alignment right. I had to get fancy cc plates the last time I did suspension on a car.
Once I get it to the height I want in the front I will check the toe. I have the tools to adjust it if I is out too much, but I doubt it will be.
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Old 06-03-2012, 12:12 AM   #42
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I didn't know if this was going to be one of those deals like on my sable where I take it in for an alignment and they tell me it's going to take $400 to align it because they have to align the rear too. I didn't know if that was a FWD thing, I'm used to working on RWD cars.
$400 for an alignment? Even for a 4-wheel alignment that's way, way, way too much.

Personally, I wouldn't do any suspension work without a 4-wheel alignment done afterwards, but I would expect to pay $100-$150.
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Old 06-03-2012, 12:18 AM   #43
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$400 for an alignment? Even for a 4-wheel alignment that's way, way, way too much.

Personally, I wouldn't do any suspension work without a 4-wheel alignment done afterwards, but I would expect to pay $100-$150.
Car also has 114,000 miles on it and it's never had an alignment since it was stock. They fed me some kind of BS about it needing more parts and saying they had to cut some factory welds on the plates to do adjustments. I just told them to give me my keys.
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Old 06-03-2012, 12:54 AM   #44
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Wow, i just take my cars to my local firestone. $150 for lifetime alignment, no matter how many times i take it in for alignment they just put it on the machine, do their work and i leave without paying a cent. It works wonders when i am working on my mustang and changing wheels before race days. Only problem i have is the mustang gets high centered on their lift so they have to add ramps to get my car up on the machine, which i know they hate doing when i am not paying them anything.
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Wow, i just take my cars to my local firestone. $150 for lifetime alignment, no matter how many times i take it in for alignment they just put it on the machine, do there work and i leave without paying a sent. It works wonders when i am working on my mustang and changing wheels before race days. Only problem i have is the mustang gets high centered on their lift so they have to add ramps to get my car up on the machine, which i know they hate doing when i am not paying them anything.
I have to use ramps to get my mustang onto the racks too. Lol. I swapped out for a qa1 k-member with spacers for my 5.4 to have clearance, which it's still tight and still a hole in my hood, but the alignment is a wreck. I'm going to have to tow it to the shop because my wheels look like this |\
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I have to use ramps to get my mustang onto the racks too. Lol. I swapped out for a qa1 k-member with spacers for my 5.4 to have clearance, which it's still tight and still a hole in my hood, but the alignment is a wreck. I'm going to have to tow it to the shop because my wheels look like this |\
Funny, I had a 5.4 mustang swap too. That was years ago though. Any ways, you should be able to move your CC plates and outer tie rod ends to get it close enough to drive.
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Funny, I had a 5.4 mustang swap too. That was years ago though. Any ways, you should be able to move your CC plates and outer tie rod ends to get it close enough to drive.
The tie rods are seized up and need to be replaced. That's the main issue at this point. I'm using fox length A arms to get it close though. Did you have a 2v or 4v setup? I'm running a 4v with ported C heads and a modded boss 260 intake. I have to find a throttle cable and run my new fuel lines and I'll have it ready for the street. I'm hoping to flip the headers around forward before too long.
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The tie rods are seized up and need to be replaced. That's the main issue at this point. I'm using fox length A arms to get it close though. Did you have a 2v or 4v setup? I'm running a 4v with ported C heads and a modded boss 260 intake. I have to find a throttle cable and run my new fuel lines and I'll have it ready for the street. I'm hoping to flip the headers around forward before too long.
2v supercharged... Was starting a turbo project but decided to sell the car instead.
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I want to go turbo but I may just spray the piss out of it till I blow the built motor do I can get one of those 351 modular blocks from mmr.

I have too many projects.
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Okay, I couldn't wait. Cut one full coil from the bottom and it is perfect. No ride change, alignment within specs, tracks straight and true, handling perfect.

A cheap, easy, and effective mod.

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Front ride height now after 7 miles...

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