23. Carefullyclose the hood to check for interference between the top of the strut shaft and the hood. Check hood clearance by carefully closing the hood with putty or Play Dough on top of the strut shaft. The thickness of the smashed putty will indicate exactly how much hood clearance there is. if hood clearance is less than 1/8", reposition the strut shaft spacers to lower the strut shaft relative to the spherical bearing. If the hood hits the strut shaft, rearrange the spacers to lower the strut shaft. This can be accomplished by moving a spacer from above the bearing to below the bearing, thus making the spacer stack below the bearing taller. Repeat this process until there is adequate hood to strut shaft clearance. Remember that the hood to strut shaft clearance will change after the alignment is set. Re-check this hood clearance after your Mustang is aligned!
24. Reinstall the strut shaft top mounting nut on each strut. Torque the nuts to your strut manufacturer's specification.
25. Temporarily tighten the Caster/Camber Plate adjusting nuts: Four 3/8" nuts for caster and four 3/8" nuts for camber.
26. Reinstall the front wheels and carefully lower the vehicle to the ground.
27. Torque the lug nuts to the factory specification.
28. Have your car professionally aligned.
NOTE: Because camber and caster can be adjusted independently with the MM plates, you can adjust one, lock it down, and then adjust the other. Always double-check all camber and caster measurements after an adjustment of even one parameter.Rememberthat any time you make any change in camber, caster, or ride height, you must re-adjust the toe setting.
29. Ford's production tolerances on the position of the large center hole of the strut tower can cause interference when the camber or caster is adjusted towards the limit of travel. If you are adjusting towards the extreme limits of camber and/or caster, check the clearance between the strut shaft and the edge of the large center hole. Check not only with the wheels pointed straight ahead, but also while turning the steering from lock to lock. You may enlarge the center hole with a file or die grinder.
30. Caster and camber settings change the strut shaft's position relative to the hood. Double check hood clearance with the car on the ground, while turning the
steering from lock to lock. If necessary, reposition the strut shaft spacers to lower the strut shaft relative to the spherical bearing.
31. When the alignment is complete, torque all the caster/ camber plate adjusting nuts to 32 ft-lb.
Installation instructions provided by Maximum Motorsports