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    Does anyone know how much mustang lower control arms will change the pinion angle on my 84 bird? How about drag shocks. Does anybody make them for T-birds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by racerjc View Post
    Does anyone know how much mustang lower control arms will change the pinion angle on my 84 bird? How about drag shocks. Does anybody make them for T-birds.
    The Stang lower arms will send your pinion upward if you use the T-Bird upper arms.
    You have 2 options. Use the Mustang uppers with the Mustang lowers and watch your wheel move forward in the fenderwells, (see my avatar-this is before the "stretch" ) or stretch a set of Mustang lowers by 1/2 to 5/8 inch.
    I did this on a set of Southside lowers. I added 3/4 inch exactly to the length, added thick side plates, re-welded and I got a perfect fit in the fenderwells. I am also using boxed T-Bird uppers and my pinion angle is back to stock. Alan
    try this: www.foxtbirdcougarforums.com/showthread.php?t=12099
    Last edited by 83-88T-Bird Guy; 03-07-2007 at 08:39 AM.
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    Thanks for the info. I went ahead and ordered the lowers (CHE) to go w/the uppers. So now I have some tubular upper and lowers for a mustang if anybody is interested(they are brand new ,polyurethane bushings)
    NIce car what size wheel and slicks are on it (the car that is staging in your reply)?

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    I bought the CHE uppers and lowers and i'm very happy with the results. Hope you enjoy them.
    84 TC 302 -5.0L/t5/7.5 locking rear and a 3.45 gear, Edelbrock Intake, Aluminum Heads, Edlebrock 65mm Throttlebody, Edlebrock Cam, 24lb injectors & MAS Air Sensor calibrated via chip, BBK headers, Catback H pipe, Magnaflow mufflers


    Project Thread with pics

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    Quote Originally Posted by racerjc View Post
    Thanks for the info. I went ahead and ordered the lowers (CHE) to go w/the uppers. So now I have some tubular upper and lowers for a mustang if anybody is interested(they are brand new ,polyurethane bushings)
    NIce car what size wheel and slicks are on it (the car that is staging in your reply)?
    The Gray Bird has 325-50-15 BFG Drag radials.

    It is going to get the "Southside stretch" to the lca.

    Then I will move the wheels inward 3/4 inch by using Mustang axles.

    Plus it will get lowered 3/4 inch.

    How's this:: In 3/4" -- down 3/4" -- back 3/4" ?
    Alan Mackin--Semi Professional Ford Hoarder
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    87 T-Bird Turbo Coupe
    88 Bronco II Drag truck 302
    95 Mustang GT auto
    2004 F-350 CC Dually V-10

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    Why not buy the che thunderbird specific control arms???

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