Smart thinking!Yeah I’ve just done this mod in reverse as it’s going in to have its cradle dropped - I will keep my black nuts impact free :
After having the black nuts on the car, switching back to silver really made me appreciate this mod again :
At least the black pony centre caps are still trying their hardest to minimise the silver look lol
On the upside, a good inspection of the black nuts confirms absolutely zero issues with the coating and they still look as good as new
Can’t wait to get them back on again
No that’s the funny thing - never used line lock and never launched it off the line I’ve never really seen the point, these things seem comparatively flat in first gear due to all the torque management and in standard form, there not the quickest of things off the line anyway.Oh dear. Launching? What are you doing to it other than replacement or is it covered under warranty?
Hi KermiStang - These are the only part yet to fit to my FP Track Pack Suspension - I'm a bit gun shy for fear of car being stranded on jack stands in the garage if I can't complete job. I have the below ball joint press - Is this install doable at home??????Life restarted. Build continues.
Howdy. It's definitely doable at home, but IMO harder to do on the car than with the Knuckle off the car. I can't speak for your exact kit as I'm not sure of the size of the press cylinders, but its important to have the sizes correct. i.e. one larger (but not too much) on one side to "catch" the bearing, and the one on the pull side just slightly smaller than the OD of the bearing. Since I had to do the LCA as well, it all had to came off anyway. I had tried to do the toe bearing previously on the car but found it very awkward to line it up so decided to wait.Hi KermiStang - These are the only part yet to fit to my FP Track Pack Suspension - I'm a bit gun shy for fear of car being stranded on jack stands in the garage if I can't complete job. I have the below ball joint press - Is this install doable at home??????
Thanks. They are quality replacement parts. The orig' Ford ones on the Toe, LCA, and Camber arms are just complete rubbish. I mean REALLY poor quality. My RH LCA already had a tear and I've only very low KM's. The FP toe bearing is a quality part too, and just another thing that should have been standard on a PP1 car, IMO. (It may be std on a PP2?) I was just writing to someone about the camber arm bushes. Yuk! With everything out I was trying to move them, but they are (like the others) the type that don't rotate and instead just bind up in a very small range of movement. Hence why it is critical if doing this type of work (and not replacing them with real type bearings) to "Clock those bushes" with the suspension loaded. (great thread elsewhere in this site to explain) Still lots of work to do, but had to have a break. After TQ'ing / Re-TQ'ing many of the high TQ bolts, two days later I still can't make a fist. LOL. First morning after I could not even touch my fingers to my palms without screaming. Yep I have cert' girly man hands . Regular ice water treatment, magnesium and fish oil tab's.Hope you love this mod as much as I did. Game changer for me. I reckon the car shrank and lost weight with these!
Happy reading -Washed the car after driving on dirt roads for a few days. The wheels are a PITA to clean, the universe is telling me to get new wheels I think.