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How To Install A Performance Front Suspension On A Ford Mustang
Improve handling and reliability with a Street Force tubular front suspension from Ron Morris Performance
January 01, 2007
The RMP Street Force suspension kit calls for an old Shelby hot-rodding trick: lowering the upper control arms 1 inch to improve negative camber. This prevents control-arm binding and provides more room for negative camber. A template is provided for drilling. Begin with a 11/44-inch pilot hole, then a 11/42-inch bit. Be prepared to drill these holes out a pinch more than 11/42-inch in order to get the upper control-arm bolts through the holes.
The RMP Street Force suspension kit calls for an old Shelby hot-rodding trick: lowering th
Tubular upper control arms with adjustable Heim joints go in next. Use flat washers between the nut and shock tower, and tighten the locknuts to 85 ft-lb.
Tubular upper control arms with adjustable Heim joints go in next. Use flat washers betwee
Instead of the factory eccentric, RMP lower control arms use a positioning block that permanently...
Instead of the factory eccentric, RMP lower control arms use a positioning block that perm
...locks in the lower arm pivot. Adjustment occurs within the lower control arm. Torque the bolts to 85 ft-lb.
...locks in the lower arm pivot. Adjustment occurs within the lower control arm. Torque th
Here, Derek removes the factory strut rod. The Street Force strut rod will take all the slop out of caster, but the downside is rigidity. Factory strut rods "give" with suspension movement due to a flexible rubber bushing. The Street Force strut rod is solid but articulates more smoothly thanks to adjustable Heim joints.
Here, Derek removes the factory strut rod. The Street Force strut rod will take all the sl
The Ron Morris Street Force adjustable strut rod installs like this, attaching at the lower control arm and chassis.
The Ron Morris Street Force adjustable strut rod installs like this, attaching at the lowe
Use thread locker at the chassis position to...
...maintain security. Torque the bolts to 80 ft-lb.
The Truth about Strut Rods
Factory strut rods are designed to maintain caster and take up road shock. The problem with factory strut rods is reliability: They don't maintain proper caster adjustment. As the rubber bushings wear, caster is lost even more, which ruins handling and causes tire wear. One common belief is that the use of urethane bushings on strut rods maintains security. However, urethane bushings tend to break factory strut rods. Polyurethane bushings are more flexible than urethane, so they are less likely to break strut rods.
Solid, fully articulating Ron Morris strut rods take the slop out of caster adjustment without the risk of breakage. Caster adjustment remains solid and secure.
The Truth about Strut Rods Factory strut rods are designed to maintain caster and take up
Next, Derek installs the upper coilover shock mount, and...
...torques the bolts to 30 ft-lb.
Coilover shocks are next. Attach them at both ends, and torque both bolts to 65 ft-lb.
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