in retrospect it puzzled me why the ford racing rear dampers came with mounts as these were already present on the car and are very easy to install. it may be they are a higher spec mount. if anyone could confirm which mounts come on those dampers that would be helpful.
rockauto has two different part numbers listed for rear upper shock mounts. fr3z18a161a or b.
the b part number has a black top as opposed to the silver/aluminum top on the a part number which is on my car and probably most everyone else's. the b number is a little cheaper. does anyone know...
the notch appears to be there to clear a studhead on the underside of the shock tower. in reality it clears just fine even on the sides without the notch so i dont think it really matters.
also read this thread on installing the bearings...
thinking it through, there must be an optimal tbr for a given application. drag racing probably would do best with 100% or essentially a fixed axle. taking turns on a track would need less. the mustang being a mixed use car probably falls somewhere in between-a compromise. this could mean it...
havent heard back from torsen about this yet but i did find a link on torsen website about friction modifiers
digesting it it seems likely that slick 50 would decrease diff temp at the expense of impairing the diffs ability to limit slip
it looks like from the video it would be an all or none phenomenon. either the spur gear could turn the worm gear or not. if it could not then we should be good.
as an aside, the torsen is really a beautiful piece of engineering. after i saw the video i wanted one.
yes i saw that
but it also says it can be used in an open diff
the only way it could cause a torsen to malfunction is if it dropped the friction so low that the spur gear could turn the worm gear which i think is unlikely. in any case its a quick and easy experiment with little downside. i would...
one time i poured some slick fifty thoughtlessly into a motorcycle crankcase forgetting it had a wet clutch. the clutch would slip under hard acceleration. had to drain it and put in new oil. so the stuff is pretty slippery. i suspect if you used it on a clutch pack lsd it would cause problems...
mount the strut on the car and lower the car to the ground
once the weight of the car is sitting on the strut hat you should be able to torque it down with a regular socket and torque wrench
also this video may help