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Did I just screw up? or is my car fat

Discussion in 'Driveline/Suspension' started by Need 04 Wine, Mar 17, 2016.

  1. Need 04 Wine

    Need 04 Wine Meanest CDN on SVTP Established Member

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    Hi guys/gals

    Installed following

    BMR
    Lower control arm, LC relocation brackets(middle hole), adj pan hard bar, panhard brace, upper control arm mount(in hole closet to car body), adj upper control arm
    Koni orange shocks in rear

    Koni orange struts in front

    GT500 isolators, Steeda heavy duty caster plates. Steeda sport springs.

    2011 Mustang Gt Convertible all stock....


    After I set the car on ground and measure fender well height, the front end is sitting 1.5 cm higher than the rear???

    The roof is currently retracted, 1/8 tank fuel no spare tire, just pump and goo.

    Car has a Heavy fiberglass hood on front.



    What gives? Did I screw up and put them in backwards, said they were progressive but I measured each coil at 180* points on springs and could not determine an end that had tighter wrapped coils. Is the car just to fat?

    Is this something that should sort itself out after final suspension setup(pinion angle, axle center and wheel align) or....well what???

    Kinda worried as once I put a full tank of fuel in and car seat plus me and wife things going to look retarded dragging its ass all over the place.

    Thanks
     
  2. five.slow

    five.slow El Jefe Established Member

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    Move the car back and forward a few feet and check again. The front needs to settle.
     
  3. Need 04 Wine

    Need 04 Wine Meanest CDN on SVTP Established Member

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    Ok thanks man, Ill have to wait on that she's boxed in the garage right now.
    Hope fully tomorrow I can pull it out and get axle centered then re-measure height, hope to god it settles out...alot
     
  4. CPRsm

    CPRsm Authorized Vendor Authorized Vendor

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    That's good advice. The tires come together when you lift. Drop straight down they need to move out to lower the car
     
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    +1

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  6. five.slow

    five.slow El Jefe Established Member

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    Fun game to play when you are setting camber in your garage. Jack up, adjust, let down, roll back and forth, measure, drink a beer, repeat 5-6 times because you are OCD! Good times. It's about a 4 beer process for me.
     
  7. Need 04 Wine

    Need 04 Wine Meanest CDN on SVTP Established Member

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    lol. I do enjoy a reason to drink a beer, although I don't have camber equipment, I can make something up
     
  8. nate714

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    the bolts to adjust camber are only like twenty something bucks, and a local shop (especially alignment shop) will probably have a bunch laying around.
     
  9. Need 04 Wine

    Need 04 Wine Meanest CDN on SVTP Established Member

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    I have the bolts as well, was just going to get them to put in if it needs it.

    Moved car around today, centered axle, bounced it up and down driveway a few times

    Sits almost dead level now with top retracted. front still smidge higher though, like 1/8" or so.... I dunno hope it don't sag to much in back...shoulda saved and got air ride I guess
     
  10. five.slow

    five.slow El Jefe Established Member

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    Maximum Motorsports camber gauge works pretty well.
     

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