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V6 Mustang DD/Autocross - Steeda Sus. Install

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First off, gonna preface this with this is Day 2 today of trying to get this on.
Front went on easy (cambers, springs, shocks, new bumpers), less than 3 hours to get on. (Boxes arrived 11:30am, finished front 2:30ish).
Rear struts easy peasy. 1 hour both sides.

messed up top left and put a crush nut upside down. Now its stuck there and it doesn’t feel good. Suggestions welcome

Rear springs. Wow. The directions and all videos except for CJPony’s video which I didn’t find until I reached the impasse of not being able to get the rear springs out, were COMPLETELY unhelpful.

Ended up dropping the subframe both front sides same time before realizing it made no sense. (Even though the videos all said to. The directions said otherwise, but still only talked about the front two subframe bolts, which confused me as well…I know better now.)

so today going to drop one side at a time and make sure both subframe bolts front and rear come out, then spring should come out. it was too hard only dropping the front and wouldn’t come out.

Tldr; front was easy

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Update:

The subframe dropped and spring came out easy. This suspension is fabulous. (Steeda Non-Adjustable Shocks and Struts/Sport Progressive Lowering Springs/Lightweight Jacking Rails/Camber Plates/Pre-cut Jounce Bumpers)

Still not feeling good about that crush nut, going to have the alignment specialist fix it when I take it in.

However, the car rides on rails, the alignment is barely off (hangs left only a tad), and it is a comfy ride while corners feel like nothing (no more sloshing in seat). Very excited to take this to the track and road rallying!

The drop took me from a four finger wheel-well to a two finger. (about 1.5" I would say)

Install 8/10 (about as easy as installing coilovers on a Honda...ask me how I know)
Look 9/10 (:like:)
Performance (before alignment/settling/actual testing) 10/10
Speedbumps: 9/10 (wow so comfy)
Total Install Time: 6.5 hours, including setup and cleanup (over the course of two-days, one case of Maine Root, and successfully turning my last good hairs gray)
 
 




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