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DIY Front Suspension
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All,

My 1971 Sports Roof has the Moog UCA and LCA along with the standard coil spring perches. These were all new when installed, Uh oh, been awhile! Low miles though. For my 1973, I went with the TCP's LCA and strut rods, plus Open Trackers Street Performance (Blueprinted) Later Style 67-73 Upper Control Arms with the rollerized spring perches.

I may want to rebuild my 1971 front suspension with the more modern rollerized setup. We all know that we can drop a pile $$$$, before we get started. I know that Qcode351mach can get the Street and Track UCA and LCA for a forum price.

Has any you out there in the forum installed one of these DIY kits?

OpenTracker Racing Products

DIY Roller Lower Control Arm Kit with bracing -$150.00
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DIY Roller Upper Control Arm Kit (1967-1973) Mustang - $325.00
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Daze Cars-

DIY Roller Spring Perch Kit -$50.00
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http://www.dazecars.com/dazed/TestDIY.html

Just want to see how to enhance the front end with dropping the bank, left, right arms and legs!

Mustang7173 Bravo
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#2
I did not go roller on the LCA's but I did make my own stiffener plates and welded them on.

Here is the link.

http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-lca-s...=stiffener

'73 Grandé H Code. Headman long tube headers, T-5 Transmission, 3.70 Traclok, Lowered 1" all around, Aussie 2v heads w/ 2.19 intake, 1.71 exhaust, screw in studs, full roller cam 608/612 lift 280/281 duration LSA 112, Quick Fuel 750 CFM double pumper, AirGap intake.

'73 F code convertible. Bright red. Needs total restore. (IE HOT MESS)

- Jason
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#3
Hi
How much different does it make, to do this upgrade ?

For knowing your limit you have to pass it thumb
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#4
Did the poor man, urethane bushings on the spring perches on both our 67 and 72. Cheaper and free moving as rollers in my opinion. Just drilled and added grease fitting. Always had problem with top shock bushing being pulled off center using stock rubber perch bushings on our 72. Much better improvement as far as ride also...
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#5
I did the DIY Roller Spring Perch Kit. If I had to do it over again, I'd of just purchased them already done. Was a major PITA.

Mike
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Yellow 1973 Mustang Mach 1
Black 2012 5.0 GT, 6-speed, Brembo brakes, 3.73's
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#6
Hello Jason,

Alright! I did a search on this subject and did not come across your thread. I see that I responded to it also. Can you tell any difference in driving and handling since the upgrade? I am interested in a pair of the plates.

Thanks,

mustang7173 Thankyouyellow

73pony;286225 Wrote:I did not go roller on the LCA's but I did make my own stiffener plates and welded them on.

Here is the link.

http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-lca-s...=stiffener
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#7
Hello Robsweden,

Here is the video that will get your attention. Watch the LCA twist when the brakes are applied! It is something to see how much deflection there is in the suspension!

1966 Mustang Strut Rod Bushing Issue
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPhRhZYLTpI

mustang7173


Robsweden;286226 Wrote:Hi
How much different does it make, to do this upgrade ?
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mustang7173;286268 Wrote:Hello Robsweden,

Here is the video that will get your attention. Watch the LCA twist when the brakes are applied! It is something to see how much deflection there is in the suspension!

1966 Mustang Strut Rod Bushing Issue
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPhRhZYLTpI

mustang7173


Robsweden;286226 Wrote:Hi
How much different does it make, to do this upgrade ?

Great :-)

This is going on my list !

For knowing your limit you have to pass it thumb
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#9
Dynacorn makes a reinforcement plate




CONTROL ARM REINFORCEMENT LOWER
Part #: 3631JF
68-73

Ohio Mustang Supply
440-949-2556

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#10
Don,

Do these weld onto the bottom of the LCA or inside? Do you know how thick they are?

mustang7173

OMS;286272 Wrote:Dynacorn makes a reinforcement plate




CONTROL ARM REINFORCEMENT LOWER
Part #: 3631JF
68-73
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