Originally Posted by mwill00
I am doing a spring swap on my 2012 mustang gt. The car only has 4,500 miles so I am going to do a strut/shock swap later on after I really research which would be best for my preference. I ordered some springs off of AM that are arriving today and I am going to be installing the springs, camber bolts, & adjustable pan hard bar. I was hoping that someone who is very knowledgeable in this area would be able to give me some tips or pointers. Even the bolt sizes or any way of doing something easier would be great as well. I have never done springs on the back before, I have done my fair share of struts and shocks but not rear springs or using a spring compressor from a auto parts store. I have only used a big table top one that holds the strut for you and everything. thanks in advanced.
I just installed springs, shocks, struts on my 2012 GT. It is not hard at all. My best piece of advice is have an air impact wrench to use, as well as a 1/2" torque wrench. The impact wrench saved so much energy and time.
I also would hold off on installing the camber bolts. They are not optimal. Save up for C/C plates. What springs did you get? Most springs can be aligned back to spec without the use of camber bolts or C/C plates.
Rear springs are easy. Remove the brake line bolt on the frame, remove lower shock mount bolts, sway bar end links, and panhard bar. The axle can then be dropped so that the springs are free. Replace the springs and reverse the steps.