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mayo 02-27-2012 09:02 PM

Arrow in or arrow out on GT500 strut mounts?
 
Installing my front struts tomorrow (koni str.t) with some frpp p springs. I have read that you can keep the negative camber down by pointing the arrows on the strut mounts in toward the engine as opposed to pointing them out.
Never had an alignment on my stock setup, so should I play the %'s and point them in, assuming that I will have more neg camber than I did before?...or keep them out as recommeded, and wait to see what my camber is when I get it aligned?

Thread with related info...1st page, about 1/2 way down the page.
http://mustangforums.com/forum/s197-...-question.html
Please advise

Andy13186 02-27-2012 09:19 PM

here is a very helpful video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtczXhVnPvs


around 13:20 they say to point an arrow toward the fender, not sure if that is the same part you are asking about but maybe..

mayo 02-27-2012 09:51 PM

Thats the one I am referring to. Arrow out is what the instructions call for, but I have read that pointing it in will reduce neg camber produced from the drop about .5 degrees...thus the question, arrow in or arrow out?

05MustangSOA 03-02-2012 10:37 AM

I read the same thing although those owners had 11 and up gt's. Not sure if they are a different setup. I am installing this weekend with groundforce springs and was wondering the same thing?

mayo 03-02-2012 12:43 PM

So far, so good with them turned in toward the engine. No alignment to confirm yet (next week), but no tire wear so far and everything up front feels good. I would imagine with over 400 miles so far that if anything was that far out of wack, it would show at this point. The guy that suggested the idea originally drove an 06.

HxCGuitars 03-02-2012 02:23 PM

I've been curious about this as well. Even if you are in spec when you get an alignment, the thing is each car's different. But let us know your results Mayo!

Just from eyeballing it does it look like the front wheels are pretty straight up and down? Or do they have a hint of negative camber to them?

Jeffk 03-02-2012 02:31 PM

Here's my experience. Just got my alignment done today.

Installed FRPP K springs with Koni STR.T struts and GT500 mounts.

I installed the mounts with the arrows pointing in.

R- camber was at -2.0*
L- camber was at -1.5*

I don't have the print out in front of me but basically my front end was way out of spec.

with the BMR camber bolts he got it to

R -0.9*
L-0.9*

I do agree that installing the strut mounts in the "reverse" position did help because when you look at the top of the strut you can see that it is offset towards the outside of the car.

mayo 03-02-2012 03:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HxCGuitars (Post 7861466)
Just from eyeballing it does it look like the front wheels are pretty straight up and down? Or do they have a hint of negative camber to them?

Man its tuff to tell. Sometimes the fronts look straight, sometimes they dont. To be honest with you, it drives good and i'm not worried about it :)
I'm just keeping an eye on my tires until I get it aligned...and for now its all good!

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/c...DSC_0028-1.jpg

HxCGuitars 03-02-2012 04:09 PM

Dang that looks good ;)

After doing some research, it does seem that it helps to point the arrow inward, as confirmed by JeffK. I'm interested to see how much it will help my car when I FINALLY lower it.

157dB 03-03-2012 04:06 PM

Service manual says
"THE ARROW MUST FACE THE OUTBOARD SIDE OF THE VEHICLE."


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