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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-14-2004 Thread Starter
 
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i have a question,does the 4 cyl rear end have quad shocks(axle dampeners) like the 8 cyl mustangs,the reson i am asking is could this cause alot of confusion in a 4 to 8 cyl engine swap??

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even if it didn't i would still install quad shocks

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yes but what i'm askin is on the 4cyl body are the mounts there or would i need to build mounts or cut some off a 5.0 and weld them on the 4 cyl body???
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4cyl 92

I have a 89 5.0. It was rearended. We cut t he back off his old 92 4 cyl mustang and welded it up. We took all my parts(axle, upper and lower control arms, shocks ,sway bar, springs,and the quad shocks) and bolted them to the 4cyl back end. We did not do any cutting or welding. It should bolt right up
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Four cylinder Mustangs do not have the mounts for quadshocks on the frame.
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All you would need to do is weld in studs on the body for the shock to bolt to . No big deal . I wouldnt let that get in the way . I would think that should be the least of the work when compared to the swap

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I never looked specifically for them when I did my swap. I completely disagree with using them in the 1st place. Infact, I'd simply upgrade the upper and lower control arms with something more suitable for hard launches and call it done. I removed my old cars quad shocks about 10yrs ago and never missed them even a little bit.
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I never looked specifically for them when I did my swap. I completely disagree with using them in the 1st place. Infact, I'd simply upgrade the upper and lower control arms with something more suitable for hard launches and call it done. I removed my old cars quad shocks about 10yrs ago and never missed them even a little bit.
I took the quadshocks off my car when I swapped in a 3.55 rear end and suffered from wheelhop immediately. Quadshocks are a cheap alternative to buying an entire control arm set...
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yes but what i'm askin is on the 4cyl body are the mounts there or would i need to build mounts or cut some off a 5.0 and weld them on the 4 cyl body???
To answer your question, no the brackets are not there, however the threaded mounting holes are there. All you need to do is bolt up the 5.0 brackets to the frame.

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I took the quadshocks off my car when I swapped in a 3.55 rear end and suffered from wheelhop immediately. Quadshocks are a cheap alternative to buying an entire control arm set...
I've read of others having this problem. I can't see why I never did, but I never did. Even when my car was running 11's on standard radials there was never any wheel hop issues at all. All I used was SouthSide Machine Bars. At some point, I welded those to stop their mobility. Nonetheless, no wheel hop. All that stuff has been replaced now, but it was there for several years(1995-2002) and through 3.08's, 3.55's, 3.73's and even 4.10's without issue. Well, not entirely w/o issue. Eventually, my torque boxes ripped out(in 1997). I re-welded and re-enforced them and that was that.
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