15. Figure A is what you are aiming for. Notice that the distance between the red and blue lines in this figure is the same at any point. This means they are parallel to one another.
16. Figure B shows an example of needing more spacers between the between the spindle and tie-rod end. You should not have this issue when making your first adjustment because you should already have all the spacers in. However, if you remove too many spacers the first time, you may get this result and have to add spacers back in.
17. Figure C shows an example of needing fewer spacers between the spindle and tie-rod end. Notice how the tie-rod needs to be angled upward in order to be parallel with the A-arm.
18. So, your task is to find the correct amount of spacers such that the tie-rod and A-arm are parallel with one another (as in figure A). If you do not want to tighten the nut all the way each time, that is ok. Just be sure you hold the tie-rod all the way up against the spacers so you are checking the correct angle. You can focus on one side and once you get it parallel, you just use the same spacer arrangement on the other side. It is a little tight but you can make these adjustments with the wheels on the car as long as you have the car on ramps. Also, any spacers that do not go between the spindle and tie-rod end, must go on after the tie-rod end and before the nut.
20. Once you have made all the adjustments, tighten the bottom nuts using your 7/8" wrench.
21. Take your car for a test drive and experience the improved handling! If you were careful on the steps that involved the card, you should not need an alignment. However, if your steering seems off one way or another, I suggest getting an alignment to correct it. Congratulations and enjoy!
Installation instructions provided by AmericanMuscle customer Jon David Johnson 10.5.09