Suspension Lurn me on rack mounting bushings

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I've used regular bushings, offset aluminum bushings and offset urethane bushings. I also agree with TIGGER that i couldn't tell the difference between solid and urethane.
IMO, just use regular straight through bushings and fix bumpsteer with a tie rod kit.

And Mike is correct, to get it right you really need to run through measuring it. But that's not to say anyone really does.
It's also much easier to correct the tie rod angle by using pictures than it is to do with your eyes. Align the camera straight on and take a pic and then determine what you do.

My car was a little bit of a train wreck.
Lowered, aftermarket k member, engine swap MM arms. I'm pretty sure i have the offsets in upside down to get oil pan clearance then i needed the good MM kit that needs the spindles drilled to get it close.
After an alignment (need tires first) i will see how it rides and determine if i take further action like measuring.
BTW, i believe the MM bumpsteer kit calls for an alignment, then set up for bumpsteer, then another alignment.
 
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Mustang5L5

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BTW, i believe the MM bumpsteer kit calls for an alignment, then set up for bumpsteer, then another alignment.


Yup. The entire process is a PITA which is why nobody does it. Biggest pain is pulling the springs so you can run through the range of travel. Easier to do with coil-overs, but a pain with conventional suspension.

I've done the process once, and not really sure I want to do it again. Realistically, it's a bigger issue for you if you are roadracing where hitting a dip in a high G corner might upset the balance of the vehicle. For us dudes street driving, it's probably less critical. Get it close and call it a day.
 

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Realistically, it's a bigger issue for you if you are roadracing where hitting a dip in a high G corner might upset the balance of the vehicle. For us dudes street driving, it's probably less critical. Get it close and call it a day.
The speed bump in front of Winn Dixie is a doozy.........LOL.... Its a grocery getter....
 

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The speed bump in front of Winn Dixie is a doozy.........LOL.... Its a grocery getter....
Then watch out. Loosing control and taking out the seasonal flower or pumpkin display would probably get you famous on You Tube or Tic Face.:burnout:
 
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