Where is the actual sweet spot on a shock or strut. Is it actually at the half way point of travel? How much on either side of this point is still within range? Example. If a shock has 6" of travel, is the sweet spot midway at 3" ? If so, how much on each side of this 3" measurement is still within the sweet spot? Would 1" or 2" on each side still be acceptable? What if a car is lowered 2"? Are the shocks still ideal or should their mounting position be relocated to accommodate that " sweet spot" ? Thanks.
On my 84, I still have the rear break line running along the passenger side frame rail. I bought the DOT stainless braided kit for a Mustang as no one listed one for the Cougar/Tbird. The kit fit perfect on the front but the back line was for the Mustangs hard line running along the tunnel top to the top of the rear end. I dont want to relocate my existing line. Has anyone found a solution to this senerio that they want to share on what parts they used? Thanks
I'm chasing a drive line vibration which I suspect could be caused by the pinion angle being off. I have the lower arms with the eccentric adjustable oval bushings. When I rebuilt the entire rear end suspension and added lowering springs, I may have not set the angle correctly. Any one have pinion angle specs for an 84 Cougar?
Are the front seat backs supposed to be latched until you unlatch them manually, or are they inertia activated? When I brake hard, the passenger seat back comes forward. I've had upholstery work done and don't know if something is off. Thanks
I've lowered my 84 approx 1.5"s front and back and did the 88 Mustang front brake swap. I had the car aligned years ago after the swap using stock 84 specs and the car came out perfect. Recently, the tires are showing outside edge wear. I want to correct this before I put new BF Goodrich Comps on. What specs do I use and can they be achieved without CC plates? If I need the plates, I'll order a set from MM.
Who is using what for performance motor mounts? All the searching I've done indicates the're unique to 84. I bought an Energy kit for a fox mustang from a guy who sold his car before he installed them,and apparently they won't fit according to my research.
Does anyone know if aftermarket exhaust from a fox Mustang will fit a fox Cougar? I'd like to replace my over the axel pipes. I have OEM replacements on there now but they are 2.25". The rest of my system is 2.5 stainless. I know the tail pipes are shorter on the Mustang, but I already have the proper length and size on there now so that is not an issue. Shorties to that point are a Pypes stainless system for a fox Mustang.
A few years back, I did the 11" brake upgrade on my 84 Cougar. I used spindles and rotors from an 88 LX as well as a new complete poly bushing kit to tighten things up. When I did the alignment, I had the tech use the specs for an 84 Cougar and he remarked on how close the results were after the swap. I recently noticed outside tire wear on my 225/50/16s fronts. Before I get new tires, I want to resolve this issue. What specs should I be using.......84 Cougar or 88 Mustang?
I've searched for close to two hrs for a thread on "wheel pics" and came up empty. I thought there was a thread on here labeled "Let's see those wheels" or something similar. I'm thinking of changing my Cobra Rs to something like a 2003 Cobra black wheel on my 84 Cougar. Thanks
Just to verify,will a 5 bolt axle from a 94 to 98 Mustang swap easily into my 84 Cougar 8.8 if I re-drill the drums to 5 hole? From the axle chart on this forum it looks too simple. Did I miss something? Thanks