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.

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