pst ,i've got a suspension question

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  1. dan juhasz

    dan juhasz FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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    I bought a pair of magnum force upper control arms on ebay ( brand new 200 bucks, couldn't resist) which I plan to install on my 66 coronet. I recently installed borgeson power steering on the car (was manual) . I want to take advantage of the power steering by installing parts that will allow adding 3 or 4 degrees of positive caster when I line it up.
    I see you sell adjustable strut rods. My question is : as the torsion bars are fitted to the lower control arms how much adjustment is possible with the strut rods? Don't they have to be left perpendicular more or less to the torsion bars? I considered adding these to further be able to fine tune the alignment settings.
    Also what front shocks would you suggest with the changes I've outlined. I don't want to ruin the ride by making things too harsh. I've installed many KYB shocks on early Mustangs and always felt they ruined the ride. Too stiff on jounce.
    Look forward to your input.
    dan juhasz
     
  2. 1967coronet440

    1967coronet440 Well-Known Member

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    @PST

    I’ll leave the strut trod question to them and I’ll recommend Viking double adjustable shocks. (I’m sure you’ll get the same answer from pst)
     
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    Hello Dan,

    Pertaining to the adjustable struts:Because both sides of the car can vary in dimension, I only recommend adjusting them to make both sides the same. In addition, the front leading edge of the fender opening is typically the closest point of contact with the tire when steering, so it’s best to not use the strut rods to gain caster. Instead, the use of our fixed tubular arms or tubular adjustable arms would be ideal. Assuming all else is fine, you could probably get an extra 2 degrees out of the adjustable strut rods. These are primarily designed for fine tuning and allowing the suspension to load and unload quicker.

    For shocks if you are looking for a good all around non adjustables I would recommend Bilstiens. Adjustable wise as mentioned above would be Vikings. We offer two lines of Vikings (Warrior and Crusader) and couple of different options on valving depending on what you plan to use the car for such as street, strip or pro-touring.

    Please let me know if you have any questions.

    Thanks
    James From
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    • halojumper

      halojumper FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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      Do your strut rods work with other lower control arms such as stock, or QA1? I know they are a competitor, step away from the voodoo doll
       
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      Yes they should work with them. The mounting locations are the same.

      Thanks
      James
       
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      halojumper FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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      Ok I will give them a try.
       
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