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Forum: performance & modifications 09-23-2020, 12:56 AM
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Posted By BeaverMeat
After some thought and calculation I'm thinking...

After some thought and calculation I'm thinking about going with ~300 front, ~200 rear, to ~350 front, 250 rear ,springs depending on what dampeners I go with. To be honest I am enticed by the Konis...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-20-2020, 11:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,519
Posted By BeaverMeat
What’s the spring rate of those TMEs? From what I...

What’s the spring rate of those TMEs? From what I understand many aftermarket “lowering springs” don’t really add any more rate. It’s just shorter and make the car lower.

By the sounds of it your...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-01-2020, 02:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,519
Posted By BeaverMeat
Yeah, my calculations were wrong. The 5.0L and...

Yeah, my calculations were wrong. The 5.0L and T-5 swap from an 1989 Mustang only adds closer to 100lbs, not 200lbs. It's within 11lbs of the D24 it replaced.

No big deal. This must be the reason...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-30-2020, 09:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,519
Posted By BeaverMeat
It already has a iPD sway up front. Donít know...

It already has a iPD sway up front. Donít know the size as the car is still on the truck making the 1200 mile journey to my driveway.
...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-30-2020, 08:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,519
Posted By BeaverMeat
Dry, complete, short block, long block?

Dry, complete, short block, long block?
Forum: performance & modifications 08-30-2020, 08:16 PM
Replies: 29
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Posted By BeaverMeat
Still waiting for a reply. I think I'll need...

Still waiting for a reply.

I think I'll need a set of corner scales so I can calculate the right f/r rate bias by cross-referencing with 244 Turbos.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-30-2020, 07:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,519
Posted By BeaverMeat
From my calculations with the transmission it’s...

From my calculations with the transmission it’s only ~200lbs heavier up front... it’s probably less than that because I don’t have A/C. That’s not all that hard to compensate for. Essentially it’s...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-30-2020, 05:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,519
Posted By BeaverMeat
It went through an inspection, they are good. The...

It went through an inspection, they are good. The mechanic just noted “It handles like a ‘65 Cadillac Fleetwood”. He knows my idea of “handling” is different then others. lol. To some, that’s ok. I...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-30-2020, 04:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,519
Posted By BeaverMeat
The car only has 80,000 miles on it and, it was...

The car only has 80,000 miles on it and, it was an easy 80,000 miles.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-30-2020, 01:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,519
Posted By BeaverMeat
Suspension for V8 swap

My 264 GL diesel (or, 244 GL D6) with a 1989 Mustang 5.0L is still rocking the stock suspension. The original owner changed out the shocks to KYB units which don't handle the stiffer diesel springs...
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