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Rear Suspension Staggered Shocks Question
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In the process of installing my new leaf springs and CalTracs. My car did not come with competition suspension/staggered rear shocks. The plates that come with the CalTracs are set up for either. See pics below. Is there anything other than the correct plate involved in setting up staggered shocks? Can I just hook the drivers side shock up to the rearward mounting on the bracket? Is it that simple? Any help on this appreciated.[Image: AED97-EF8-A23-C-4-AB8-814-F-E36-D23-ACFC57.jpg]

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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.

- Jason


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#2
You have to have the upper plate, the angle is wrong to use the existing plate, the shock would likely hit the axle tube.



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#3
I was wondering that. Is the upper plate something that can be added? Does anyone have an upper plate they want to part with?

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.

- Jason


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#4
I believe you also have to add a crossmember to connect the plate to. Here's a discussion about it. I remember seeing some pictures on the forum, but couldn't find them
https://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-wheel-hop?



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(06-24-2019, 09:51 PM)73pony Wrote: I was wondering that. Is the upper plate something that can be added? Does anyone have an upper plate they want to part with?

It's a formed piece of sheet metal that's welded to the bottom of the floor. There is also an oblong opening in the floor with a rubber cap so you can access the top nut, but that might be in all cars. You would have to find a car being parted out that had it and cut it out to obtain the correct piece.
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#6
Thanks for the info. I think with the 4.5 leaf springs and the CalTracs I should be fine without making that change.

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.

- Jason


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#7
Here is picture under one of my cars with Comp. Susp. You could add but would be a pain for sure. Mustang junk yard in N.C. probably had car in his yard.
I put the helper springs on the shocks the week I got the car they sat low in the rear when brand new. That is the original exhaust system on that car.
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#8
Thanks for the pics David. Helps out a lot.

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.

- Jason


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(06-25-2019, 12:20 PM)73pony Wrote: Thanks for the pics David. Helps out a lot.
Jason, I have a couple of Q code Mach 1 I will be parting out
I will have the staggard shock set up

Also are you still looking for OE tooling twist locks
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I am still looking for the OE tooling twist locks. Do you have some?

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.

- Jason


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