Last post by Beau -
That think looks chintzy as all hell. Also, it says it's for lowering springs only. When I put those '97 V8 springs into my Sport those years ago, with the c/a hanging down, I just stuck the top of the spring in it's "pocket", held it there with one hand, and jacked up the c/a with my other hand till it had enough tension to hold. With a stock height spring though, you're going to need a spring compressor. I bought one from oreilly years ago and have used it on probably half a dozen Fox cars, a 2006 Explorer and even my Expedition when did new struts and stuff.
Just take your time, be careful, and mindful of the spring itself....literally tons of potential energy stored when it's squeezed down. Local guy has a nice scar from one that popped out and he'd only barely started putting the heavy on it. I was about 5 feet away working on my own shit when it hit him. Sounded like a someone hitting a side of beef with a hammer. Dropped him, knocked out colder than shit at the south pole. Cut him up, had a concussion, but no lasting effects save for the scar. Every time I work on a suspension I think of what happened to Steve...he's lucky.
The rest of the suspension is in really good shape. The car has sat outside the last 3 winters and All I can come up with is that water got in between the steel and the good ol' Canadian freeze/thaw cycle blew it apart. My daily driver will be coming into the shop after supper and be inspected.
Last post by count -
So after rereading thread I decided to go back to parts yard to pull 96 axles. looking at my TC 8.8 , I started wondering if I should have taken caliper mounting bracket. Do anyone know if the TC caliper mounting bracket will work with sn95 rear disc brake setup?