How To Lower your Mustang V6
The Mustang V6 is a powerful and sporty car that attracts some of the highest praise from both customers and critics alike. This vehicle is a high performance car that is typically unique on the road for a number of different competitive reasons. If you want to make your Mustang V6 even more unique, however, there are other things that you can do as well. For instance, you should consider lowering the vehicle with a springs kit. These kits are relatively easy to install at home and are an inexpensive way to modify your car and make it truly distinguished and distinctive both. However, installing a springs kit to lower your Mustang V6 can be a dangerous activity, so it's important that you exercise the proper safety precautions at all times, and always stop and ask for help if you're confused at all.
Step 1 -- Gather the Materials
You'll need the following materials in order to lower your Mustang V6 car:
- Lowering springs and kit
- Hydraulic jack
- Jack stands (two)
- Cro bar
- Ratchets and socket wrench set
- Breaker bar
- Spare sockets
- Torque wrench
- Additional person to help out
Step 2 -- Prepare the Car
Park the V6 on a flat, even space with plenty of room around it. You should then use the hydraulic jack to jack up the front end of the car, and mount the two jack stands underneath on the sides to support it. Loosen the lug nuts on the front rims with the torque wrench, but don't go so far as to remove them entirely. Make sure taht the emergency break is on in the car and that it's in either first gear (if it's manual) or park (if it's an automatic transmission).
Step 3 -- Remove the Front Springs
The single most dangerous part of the process is removing the front springs. Turn the steering wheel all the way to the right before you remove the driver's side spring. Use the breaker bar to cut and remove the caliper bolts on that side so that you can remove the spring with your assistant's help. Then repeat this process for the passenger's side, but turn the steering wheel to the left as far as it will go first. Caution is a must at this portion of the process, as the springs are highly compressed and can cause a lot of damage to your car as well as injury to you. Decompress the springs carefully before you remove them.
Step 4 -- Replace the Front Springs
Mount the two front springs on the bottom isolators and then place them in the base of the A-Arms on the sides of the front end of the car. Your friend will need to help by holding the caliper out of the way while you install the front springs in place. be sure that they're fully secured in place before you continue. The two front springs are interchangeable, so it doesn't matter which one you use on which side.
Step 5 -- Replace the Back Springs
The back springs are easier to remove and replace than the front springs. Mount up the rear portion of the car so that the very back is hanging freely. Remove the shocks and then the calipers in the same way that you adjusted the front of the car, then carefully decompress and remove the springs. Mount the replacement springs on the proper top isolators and fix them in place where the previous springs were situated. Make sure that they are securely in place before you continue.
Before you lower the vehicle from the mounted jacks, it's crucial that you determine that every single portion of the car is fully tightened in place and that you haven't left out any of the crucial pieces along the way. Once you've done this, remove the vehicle from the jacks and test it to see how it feels to drive a newly lowered Mustang V6.
For any additional information or assistance with this project, speak with a licensed and certified mechanic near you. They can also help you to secure the proper parts and materials that you'll need.