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Steeda Bumpsteer kit install problems

So I made the mistake of leaving my 05 GT at a local shop to do the install of the steeda bumpsteer and x-2 ball joints. They called me and said that the ends were too long and they had to cut off around 1/4-inch to get the toe in spec. Normally, I stay to watch any work that is done [if I don't do it myself].

Forget the extra money they demanded for this with an explanation of "custom parts sometimes require custom work".

Can anyone chime in with any ideas of what is really wrong?

Car seems to drive fine, but the steering wheel is turned right slightly.

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So I made the mistake of leaving my 05 GT at a local shop to do the install of the steeda bumpsteer and x-2 ball joints. They called me and said that the ends were too long and they had to cut off around 1/4-inch to get the toe in spec. Normally, I stay to watch any work that is done [if I don't do it myself].

Forget the extra money they demanded for this with an explanation of "custom parts sometimes require custom work".

Can anyone chime in with any ideas of what is really wrong?

Car seems to drive fine, but the steering wheel is turned right slightly.
Hi,

I can identify with your suspicious nature, if it weren't for my having the experience.
I had the same problem with a TCP kit, when installing a total front end make-over. In my case not only did I have to extend the threads in the billet adjustment sleeves (rack side), but, had to trim a 1/2 inch off each end. The alignment shop ended up extending (tapping deeper) the threads on the tie rod side. The tie rod side is a weird 7/16 thread count, that only they had the tap for. In the end, the labor cost for this aspect was as much as the alignment.
As a tip,.....
After the alignment, have all 4 wheels "Road Force" balanced. Having done this, I eliminated an ongoing wheel imbalance, that plagued me for a number of years. It's the newest in balancing technology and not all shops have it. I found a local GoodYear dealer with the equipment.
Good Luck!


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333 cu.in, dual Webers, CI cam, TW heads,TRI-Ys, 3.55 rear, T5z, TCP susp., real leather seating
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Myabe for starters you should have had the X5s and not the 2s....

Steeda X5 Ball Joint Kit - '05-'10 Ford Mustang
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