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Unread 03-04-2011   #1 (permalink)
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Hello everybody ...

This is a helping thread only. I have change the shock absorbers in my 1967 Ford Mustang.
I have used "performance" shock absorbers.
But now the problems are beginning.
The inline 6 engine is much lighter than a V8 engine.
And my "performance" shock absorber in the front are longer
as the stock one. And so i have my car in front higher as in the back
I think, the lenght of the shock absorber intend the front high.
I have installed the old shock absorber in the front and
now my Mustang is in balance :laughlitt
This information is only for you to make not the same mistake as i and spend 70 USD for nothing

And now for all, we have here in Germany now
appr. - 5 Grad Celcius.
My Harley Davidson and my Mustang waiting in the Garage
to go for a ride.

I wish all a nice weekend.

Daniel

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Umm, I hate to be the barer of bad news, but your Mustang is SUPPOSED to be higher in the front than the rear. They left the factory that way. It was supposed to give the illusion that the car was "rearing back" like it was accelerating, even while sitting still.

My 6 cylinder coupe has KYB GR-2 shocks all around and it gave me the factory stance. The old shocks had collapsed (badly) so the car was lopsided and very bouncy. Now it rides beautifully and it has the "accelerating" stance back.
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Umm, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but your Mustang is SUPPOSED to be higher in the front than the rear.
Not true. I hear this a lot, but 6 cylinder rear springs sucked, and tended to sag badly by the time the cars were 2-3 years old. Standard V8 cars followed about 2 years later.
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Is that why people used the "add-a-leaf" on the rear springs? I know mine have those.. for now.
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