How Many Kilometers or Miles do You have on Your Mustang ?

Jkeithnb

Well-known member
Well, the best time to put them in would have been when you did your shocks.
You have to pull your struts out to put them in.

They replace your factory rubber strut mount with a metal spherical bearing.
That’s what makes the big difference.
No more deflection of the top of the strut when you turn.

In your car would likely make big difference because of age.
Rubber disintegrates with time.

The top bolt of your strut goes through them under the chassis.
Remove strut.
Remove factory strut mount.
Put CC plate in.
Put strut back in.
Do alignment.
Now you can change caster and camber.
Camber helps bite in turns.
Caster determines if and how fast steering wheel returns to straight position, by itself or if you want to or have to assist.
Factory spec for caster is always ok.
Negative camber factory limit or slightly more aggressive gives bite.
But if toe is not closed a bit, lots of negative camber will eat inside edge of front tire prematurely.

Regardless, even if you set all factory specs, just having CC plate stop deflection of top of strut will make nice difference.
thank you
 

67 AGAIN

Enthusiast
Forgot to specify.
Your adjustable dampers and CC plates do different things.
Either will complement the other nicely.
Even with new fancy dampers, you will notice sharpness of steering.
Because your new dampers are mounted with your old rubber strut mounts still.

Here’s a good way to compare.
You have a BMW right?
Think BMW steering sharpness but in your Mustang.
Especially with your new dampers.
 
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Jkeithnb

Well-known member
Forgot to specify.
Your adjustable dampers and CC plates do different things.
Either will complement the other nicely.
Even with new fancy dampers, you will notice sharpness of steering.
Because your new dampers are mounted with your old rubber strut mounts still.

Here’s a good way to compare.
You have a BMW right?
Think BMW steering sharpness but in your Mustang.
Especially with your new dampers.
we did replae the shock and strut mounts - I think I will take your advice on the cambers
 

67 AGAIN

Enthusiast
we did replae the shock and strut mounts - I think I will take your advice on the cambers

That was good thinking.
So now you have fresh rubber in your strut mounts.
Should be better than old ones, and maybe slightly less difference detected with CC plates.

But still, difference is rubber versus spherical steel bearing.

I swear by them.
Took me a while to do them on my 2006 but after experiencing them, was first thing I did on my 2015.
And will be among first thing I do if I get a Mach 1.
 
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Jkeithnb

Well-known member
I still cannot get that shelby in amherst outta my mind - that would be the only thing i would replace mine with - although the GT is just like a new car now suspension + rubber + tune + Throttle body + plenum + CAI really transformed it
 

Mcdavis

King of the road trip
So my green 2014 Mustang has just crossed the 100,000 miles mark during our trip to Detroit, so that’s just short of 161,000 km. So that’s about 6,200 miles, nearly 10,000km this season and it’s not over yet ;-)
 
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