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  1. Cuda Cole

    Cuda Cole Member

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    I've been reading several threads on the disc brake position and I am some what confused on mounting the caliper to the front or rear. With the position of the new hose it fits better in the rear without any interference. Not sure if I swap to the front the hose will be too short. I have read that "always to the front" then another guy said to the rear.

    Another question can't seem to get the camber correct. I replaced all the bushing in the front end and after setting it back down on the ground and taking to have it aligned they could get it moved out enough to plumb the wheel.

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  2. Grady Cain

    Grady Cain Well-Known Member

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    Front brake calipers were ALWAYS installed to the front side from the factory.

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  3. Cuda Cole

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    Thank you will move them to the front where they belong !!
     
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  5. Cuda Cole

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    Adam,
    thank you for the info, those products look better built than the ones I received from the kit i purchased.
     
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    If you have a printout of the alignment? It would help tremendously in helping you decide if your at the point of needing offset upper control arm bushings.
     
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    This may help; install of the off set UCA bushings.
    It is recommended to use mid 2000's Mustang alignment specs with the off set bushings.
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  8. 12sandwich

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    I’ve seen were it’s only necessary to use one bushing, front or back of arm, mounted in or out to correct a geometry problem, whether it was caster, or camber, or a bigger than normal split from one side to the other.
    If I saw a printout I could tell you where the bushing would need to be, or which cam needs moved.
    In the instructions for the Borgeson steering box I installed, they like the caster raised at least 1 degree or 2 degrees higher.
    Mustang spec is probably not a bad baseline, but I prefer an older S-10 2 wheel drive specs as it’s an SLA suspension and the toe number, and caster makes more sense, as well as the camber readings.
     
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