Installing front shocks with aftermarket springs. -

2005-2014 Mustangs Discussions on the latest S197 model Mustangs from Ford.

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-20-2009, 11:49 AM   #1  
5th Gear Member
Thread Starter
MrSandman's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: MO
Posts: 3,234
Default Installing front shocks with aftermarket springs.

About a year ago I had steeda sport springs installed on my mustang.

Last week I installed rear shocks myself... and was surprised at how easy the process was... I was also impressed with the results.

I was going to have someone else install the front shocks.. but am considering doing it myself now.

I know you need a spring compressor and such when taking off the OEM springs.. but I wasn't sure if the shorter Steeda springs would need that kind of "care" during the removal process when I install the front shocks.

My question... with the Steeda springs.. will they be compressed enough to break my face if try to install the shocks myself?... or will it be a simple slide out.. slide back in procedure (like it was with the rear shocks/springs)?
MrSandman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2009, 12:13 PM   #2  
4th Gear Member
Ato's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Buffalo, NY
Posts: 1,083

I know w/ the Steeda springs you can compress them down by hand to install the strut mount so I would imagine you can take them off the same way. On the other hand why not just rent a set of spring compressors from Autozone for free and be safe. As far as the install goes it's very easy to do yourself, I did my front ones twice in the past week....
Ato is offline   Reply With Quote

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Did a few mods this summer... drfister 2005-2014 Mustangs 11 05-03-2018 10:38 PM
"Death Trap" my new 84 GT build thread 67LimeCoupe 5.0L General Discussion 45 11-25-2015 08:55 PM
2002 Mustang GT Premium 5 Speed JonnyBlazeGT Mustangs For Sale 3 11-03-2015 01:10 AM
275 tires in front zachary1988 4.6L General Discussion 10 09-01-2015 07:58 AM
2013 GT500 GB/BS, 3,700K miles, All options except glass roof, 8yr/36k mile ESP inyadreems Mustangs For Sale 2 08-21-2015 09:10 AM

front, instakking, mustang, shocks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:09 PM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.