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Discussion in 'SN95 Cobras' started by paintballpyro1, Mar 8, 2019.

  1. paintballpyro1

    paintballpyro1 Active Member Established Member

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    I'm sure this has been asked plenty of times but I guess not seeming what I'm looking answers for.

    I have a 96 which is lowered and have mm caster/chamber plates. I was getting new shocks as the old ones were worn out. I ended up buying fox struts since I'm lowered a fair amount.

    Once I installed the new strut with the spacer set up mm recommends go to lower the car back on jack stands, control arm does not move once weight is off , jack the car up on control arm and doesn't compress at all. It's like it's just completely solid. I haven't driven on them yet but is this normal?

    The old struts if I jacked on the control arm the strut would go up and spring compress but not with the new ones.
     
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    me32 BEASTLY SHELBY GT500 TVS Moderator

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    Did you set them up correctly? Are they sitting on the perches correctly?
     
  3. paintballpyro1

    paintballpyro1 Active Member Established Member

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    Yea, only thing changed was struts everything else has been fine.

    Haven't set the car back on the ground yet but didn't want to with there being no movement. Almost seems like I just welded a solid bar from control arm to tower
     
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    98 svt Well-Known Member Established Member

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    I'd call MM and run it buy them.
    I have MM C/C plates, H&R SuperSport springs, and Tokico HPs for a fox. I have always been surprised at how smooth it rides.
     
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    2000GTSTANG Well-Known Member Established Member

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    When I had fox length struts on my 02 GT, I set up my MM spacers per the stock ride height settings. No need to put most of spacers up top when the shaft is already shorter.
     
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  6. paintballpyro1

    paintballpyro1 Active Member Established Member

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    Called mm and they said the spacer order shouldn't matter that issue was the shocks.

    I tried both stock and lowered spacer setting and same results. Struts are only 3/4 in shorter.
    Did you change your stabilizer end links? Once the struts are on and tightened down the links are loose with suspension preloaded or not
     
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    paintballpyro1 Active Member Established Member

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    96GT226410 Active Member Established Member

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    I am running Fox struts on my lowered 98 with MM caster camber plates and I used the spacers just like the instructions said to. I do not have the issue you're going through. We you able to compress the strut before you installed it?

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  9. paintballpyro1

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    Yea, both struts compress but once tightened down its solid. Doesn't make sense

    Did you use the rubber bumpstop that sits on the strut under the plastic cover?
     
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    Yes.

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