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Post by RTW0223 on Sun Mar 23, 2014 8:15 pm

Installed a bunch of stuff on the Fox again Saturday! †A lot of it was because these parts have not been touched since I bought the car 5 years ago and also in part to try to mitigate a lot of my vibration issues.

Did it at the DIY shop in PA again


Old rear drum setup


New rear shoes... It was my first time messing with drums and it was a lot easier than I had thought


So I noticed that on my driver side rear drum, this eyehook and wire piece is missing



New rear springs upper and lower prothane isolators †(before, there were no lowers so it was just metal on metal)


Old front setup... There was a lot of play in the rotor, so that told me the wheel bearings had to be changed


New OE replacement rotors


Comparison.. the old rotors surfaces' were not smooth whatsoever


New rotors, installed, with no play in the rotor. †Bearing install was again much easier than I had originally thought



Spindle shot... Lower ball joints were tested for play and there existed none so good on that!


Old brakes.... down to the rivets


New Hawk HPS front brake pads


I also put my o/r h pipe back on the car, and hopefully fixed an oil leak at the supercharger/oil pressure sending unit T splitter


Does anyone know which strut tower braces will fit a Trickflow intake and vortech S/C?
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Re: Spring Upgrades, Round 2

Post by Jaysfiveohhh on Sun Mar 23, 2014 10:44 pm

theres a diy shop in PA? where? that sounds cool!

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Re: Spring Upgrades, Round 2

Post by Big Blue on Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:42 am

Ryan, I didnt know you had a 4 lug, what size rear is it, I'm shoping for the 2 and would like some first hand knowlage from someone running a 4 lug setup.

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Re: Spring Upgrades, Round 2

Post by RTW0223 on Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:43 am

Jaysfiveohhh wrote:theres a diy shop in PA? †where? †that sounds cool!
Mont alto, PA. It's called Shadetree garage
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Post by RTW0223 on Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:44 am

Big Blue wrote:Ryan, I didnt know you had a 4 lug, what size rear is it, I'm shoping for the 2 and would like some first hand knowlage from someone running a 4 lug setup.
It's an 8.8
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Re: Spring Upgrades, Round 2

Post by Big Blue on Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:52 am

I didnt know they made that in a 4 lug, the V8 II had an 8 inch 4 lug, well back to the drawling board

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Re: Spring Upgrades, Round 2

Post by rgoddard on Mon Mar 24, 2014 11:32 am

Just so you know if you need any wheel mods, Bolt pattern, Changing offsets (Back pad shaving or spacers/adapters) I can help you fit it. I do it at work for all the rim shops in Baltimore. Im just saying if you find a rear that works and the hub is different from what you need let me know.
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Re: Spring Upgrades, Round 2

Post by Chris_5.0 on Mon Mar 24, 2014 11:33 am

Resonator deletes for me. Throwing around the idea of going catless, but getting a more chambered muffler. Not sure quite yet -- mostly because I know Coyotes have a bad reputation for frying O2 sensors every 3k miles with no cats... so we're just gonna stay put for a little.


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Re: Spring Upgrades, Round 2

Post by Big Blue on Mon Mar 24, 2014 3:44 pm

rgoddard wrote:Just so you know if you need any wheel mods, Bolt pattern, Changing offsets (Back pad shaving or spacers/adapters) I can help you fit it. I do it at work for all the rim shops in Baltimore. Im just saying if you find a rear that works and the hub is different from what you need let me know.
Thanks I'll keep that in mind, I'm looking for a V8 Granada, they have exactly what I need, and the axle housing bolts rite into a Mustang II, so if anyone hears of one, or sees one in a junk yard, let me know, even if its a 6er, they may have the same rear

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Re: Spring Upgrades, Round 2

Post by Dominican7 on Wed Mar 26, 2014 11:06 am

I got a Brand new BBK Catted X pipe to install ASAP.†
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Re: Spring Upgrades, Round 2

Post by RTW0223 on Wed Mar 26, 2014 11:08 am

I took my car out Monday at hwy speeds and it seems like a lot of the vibrations from the front have been mitigated... but now that those are gone I csn hear the vibrations from the rear more now. And it sounds like it all from the gears.. Sad((
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Re: Spring Upgrades, Round 2

Post by Dominican7 on Wed Mar 26, 2014 11:10 am

So you think you need new Gears?†
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Re: Spring Upgrades, Round 2

Post by RTW0223 on Wed Mar 26, 2014 11:13 am

Dominican7 wrote:So you think you need new Gears?†
I really hope not. I don't hear any of it while going from 1st to 4th. It's cruising in 5th when I hear it. I hear whine on deceleration and when I go from no acceleration to a slight tap on the pedal, I can hear and feel the gears engaging and disengaging.
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Re: Spring Upgrades, Round 2

Post by 03ranger30 on Wed Mar 26, 2014 11:29 am

Cdude2010 wrote:Resonator deletes for me. Throwing around the idea of going catless, but getting a more chambered muffler. Not sure quite yet -- mostly because I know Coyotes have a bad reputation for frying O2 sensors every 3k miles with no cats... so we're just gonna stay put for a little.


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Re: Spring Upgrades, Round 2

Post by Big Blue on Wed Mar 26, 2014 4:40 pm

RTW0223 wrote:
Dominican7 wrote:So you think you need new Gears?†
I really hope not. I don't hear any of it while going from 1st to 4th. It's cruising in 5th when I hear it. I hear whine on deceleration and when I go from no acceleration to a slight tap on the pedal, I can hear and feel the gears engaging and disengaging.
You may just be out of adjustment on your backlash, probably more of an annoyance then a problem, but I would check that first and of course as long as itís all open you can see if the gears are actually worn

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Re: Spring Upgrades, Round 2

Post by RTW0223 on Wed Mar 26, 2014 4:47 pm

Big Blue wrote:
RTW0223 wrote:
Dominican7 wrote:So you think you need new Gears?†
I really hope not. I don't hear any of it while going from 1st to 4th. It's cruising in 5th when I hear it. I hear whine on deceleration and when I go from no acceleration to a slight tap on the pedal, I can hear and feel the gears engaging and disengaging.
You may just be out of adjustment on your backlash, probably more of an annoyance then a problem, but I would check that first and of course as long as itís all open you can see if the gears are actually worn
My thoughts exactly.
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Re: Spring Upgrades, Round 2

Post by Bethelism on Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:04 pm

Line lock needs installed. It's time to change some rubber. †

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Re: Spring Upgrades, Round 2

Post by RTW0223 on Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:16 pm

its always good to change out the rubber from time to time....
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Post by Dominican7 on Thu Mar 27, 2014 8:01 am

Wait, what are we talking about gain? Tires right....††
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Re: Spring Upgrades, Round 2

Post by Big Blue on Thu Mar 27, 2014 9:50 am

Bethelism wrote:Line lock needs installed. It's time to change some rubber. †
Do we remember what happened the last time you burned off some rubber, Hmmmmmmmmmmm? †ROTFL

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Re: Spring Upgrades, Round 2

Post by RTW0223 on Thu Mar 27, 2014 9:51 am

Big Blue wrote:
Bethelism wrote:Line lock needs installed. It's time to change some rubber. †
Do we remember what happened the last time you burned off some rubber, Hmmmmmmmmmmm? †ROTFL
You mean the time I got my h/c/I? ?? Smile
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Post by Big Blue on Thu Mar 27, 2014 11:11 am

Actually I meant the time The Clutch Queen AKA Bethel blew her clutch out doing a burnout in OC, you see these are the things you miss when you donít go to OC Cruisin weekend †

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Re: Spring Upgrades, Round 2

Post by mjr46 on Thu Mar 27, 2014 11:38 am

RTW0223 wrote:
Big Blue wrote:
Bethelism wrote:Line lock needs installed. It's time to change some rubber. †
Do we remember what happened the last time you burned off some rubber, Hmmmmmmmmmmm? †ROTFL
You mean the time I got my h/c/I? ?? Smile
do tell what you did after h/c/i??

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Re: Spring Upgrades, Round 2

Post by RTW0223 on Thu Mar 27, 2014 11:42 am

mjr46 wrote:
RTW0223 wrote:
Big Blue wrote:
Bethelism wrote:Line lock needs installed. It's time to change some rubber. †
Do we remember what happened the last time you burned off some rubber, Hmmmmmmmmmmm? †ROTFL
You mean the time I got my h/c/I? ?? Smile
do tell what you did after h/c/i??
Whatcha mean?
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Post by mjr46 on Thu Mar 27, 2014 12:31 pm

did yopu do some tire burning after h/c/i install?? †lol

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