We bolted the front subframe back into the car and was ready to attack the rear of the car.
The rear axle has these weights mounted just above the rear control arm. When changing the spring rates, ride height and geometry of the suspension, the ‘tuning’ of these weights becomes irrelevant and removing them to reduce unsprung weight is the best solution.
These things are often frozen on and aren’t loosened with an impact gun.
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Removing these weights will help the response and handling of our Mustang on track.
Next we had to remove the stamped steel rear lower control arms.
Page 1 – Panhard Bar vs Watts Link Pros & Cons
Page 2 – Analysis: Panhard Bar Geometry vs Watts Link
Page 3 – Overview & Front S197 Geometry vs Extended Ball Joint LCA
Page 4 – Front LCA Removal
Page 5 – Front LCA Install
Page 6 – Rear Axle Weight Removal
Page 7 – Rear Lower Control Arm & Panhard Bar Install