Installation Time: Weekend
December 11, 2014
Awesome mods for your mustang.
This is my first suspension mod for my 2005 v6 convertible. I expected to spend around 6-10 hours installing everything before taking it to the shop for an alignment, turned out closer to 18-20 but mostly because im stupid and not a mechanic.
The front swaybar is easy to install, took maybe 15 min. The front shocks and springs are a different beast. With no powertool at the time to compress the springs and no room for leverage to get the bolts on the strut open it took some WD40, patience and some frustration before they yielded.
Then I managed to get the control arm stuck because i removed the lower shock mounts first before supporting it.... that was fun... Reassembly was pretty straight forward generally, just make sure to follow instructions, i forgot to add the stopper back on the shock, then had to disassemble it again -.-
The rear shocks were a pain to get out as the shock kept rotating with the screw so had to hold it with a tiny 7mm wrench which is NOT FUN!
Rear springs wouldn't come loose either at first, the convertible has some support bars ending just under the axle which I thought at first were preventing the axle from dropping more, but jacking one side up as far a my jack would go loosened the spring on the other side enough to take out.
The last part (the rear sway bar) is yet pending installation because the support beams on the convertible make it impossible to install for me. I might try again there is at least on photo in this gallery here showing it's possible i guess.
Took it for an alignment and could already feel a much stiffer ride so was confident. Toe-In was quite a bit out, camber by 0.01deg out of spec (didn't bother to fix that yet) so only got toe-in fixed.
Took it for a few rides and it's amazing! It looks great, speed bumps are not a big deal with the 1.2" drop in the front nor the back. Never realized really how bad road were here, I can now feel every bump but it feels more controllable.
All in all great addon, just make sure you know what your doing :D